Famous People From Nigeria
Hakeem OlajuwonHakeem Olajuwon
21 January 1963
Basketball Player
Michael BoulosMichael Boulos
 
Tiffany Trump’s Boyfriend

Ime UdokaIme Udoka
09 August 1977
American-Nigerian Basketball Player

Fela KutiFela Kuti
15 October 1938
Multi-instrumentalist

Muhammadu BuhariMuhammadu Buhari
17 December 1942
Politician

WizkidWizkid
16 July 1990
Singer-songwriter
DavidoDavido
21 November 1992
Singer-Songwriter

Chinua AchebeChinua Achebe
16 November 1930
Nigerian novelist

Olusegun ObasanjoOlusegun Obasanjo
05 March 1937
Former President of Nigeria
Wole SoyinkaWole Soyinka
13 July 1934
Author, Poet, Playwright

JidennaJidenna
04 May 1985
Rapper
T. B. JoshuaT. B. Joshua
12 June 1963
Televangelist and Faith Healer

Enoch AdeboyeEnoch Adeboye
02 March 1942
Pastor

Shola AmeobiShola Ameobi
12 October 1981
Footballer

Obafemi AwolowoObafemi Awolowo
06 March 1909
Political Leader

Osi UmenyioraOsi Umenyiora
16 November 1981
American Football Player
Korede BelloKorede Bello
29 February 1996
Singer-Songwriter

Ayo JayAyo Jay
09 August 1989
Singer

Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe
16 November 1904
First President of Nigeria

Osita IhemeOsita Iheme
20 February 1982
Actor
Jay-Jay OkochaJay-Jay Okocha
14 August 1973
Footballer

John Obi MikelJohn Obi Mikel
22 April 1987
Nigerian footballer
Obafemi MartinsObafemi Martins
28 October 1984
Footballer

Nwankwo KanuNwankwo Kanu
01 August 1976
Footballer

Chinedu IkediezeChinedu Ikedieze
12 December 1977
Nigerian actor
Kelechi IheanachoKelechi Iheanacho
03 October 1996
Nigerian footballer

Sani AbachaSani Abacha
20 September 1943
Military personnel
Ibrahim BabangidaIbrahim Babangida
17 August 1941
Politician, Military

Umar Farouk AbdulmutallabUmar Farouk Abdulmutallab
22 December 1986
Underwear Bomber

Bola TinubuBola Tinubu
29 March 1952
Accountant, Politician
Yakubu GowonYakubu Gowon
19 October 1934
Politician, Military personnel

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Pete EdochiePete Edochie
07 March 1947
Actor
Dr. AlbanDr. Alban
26 August 1957
Musician

Atiku AbubakarAtiku Abubakar
25 November 1946
Custom officer, Politician

Bartholomew OgbecheBartholomew Ogbeche
01 October 1984
Football player

Johnson Aguiyi-IronsiJohnson Aguiyi-Ironsi
03 March 1924
Politician
Usman dan FodioUsman dan Fodio
15 December 1754
Teacher
Henry OnyekuruHenry Onyekuru
05 June 1997
Nigerian footballer

Sanusi Lamido SanusiSanusi Lamido Sanusi
31 July 1961
Banker

Ken Saro-WiwaKen Saro-Wiwa
10 October 1941
Writer, Poet, Screenwriter

Abubakar Tafawa BalewaAbubakar Tafawa Balewa
01 October 1912
Former Prime Minister of Nigeria
C. Odumegwu OjukwuC. Odumegwu Ojukwu
04 November 1933
Military Officer

Adetomiwa EdunAdetomiwa Edun
04 March 1984
Actor

Umaru Musa Yar'AduaUmaru Musa Yar'Adua
16 August 1951
President

Joseph YoboJoseph Yobo
06 September 1980
Footballer

Shehu ShagariShehu Shagari
25 February 1925
Politician
AṣaAṣa
17 September 1982
Singer-songwriter

Femi KutiFemi Kuti
16 June 1962
Musician
Rashidi YekiniRashidi Yekini
23 October 1963
Footballer

Nkem OwohNkem Owoh
07 February 1958
Actor

William OnyeaborWilliam Onyeabor
26 March 1946
Musician
Abba KyariAbba Kyari
23 September 1952
Businessperson

Ahmadu BelloAhmadu Bello
12 June 1910
Politician
TimayaTimaya
15 August 1980
Nigerian singer

Samuel Ajayi CrowtherSamuel Ajayi Crowther
1809 AD
Linguist

Chris NgigeChris Ngige
08 August 1952
Politician

Amobi OkoyeAmobi Okoye
10 June 1987
American football player

Abdulsalami AbubakarAbdulsalami Abubakar
13 June 1942
Politician, Military personnel
Bukola SarakiBukola Saraki
19 December 1962
Politician

Ben OkriBen Okri
15 March 1959
Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Author, Poet

Herbert MacaulayHerbert Macaulay
14 November 1864
Politician

Babatunde OlatunjiBabatunde Olatunji
07 April 1927
Musician, Percussionist
Isaac SuccessIsaac Success
07 January 1996
Nigerian footballer

Uzodinma IwealaUzodinma Iweala
05 November 1982
Writer
Dick TigerDick Tiger
14 August 1929
Boxer

Francis ArinzeFrancis Arinze
01 November 1932
Theologian, University teacher, Catholic priest

Ernest ShonekanErnest Shonekan
09 May 1934
politician, lawyer
Ben EnwonwuBen Enwonwu
14 July 1917
Painter

Samuel AkintolaSamuel Akintola
06 July 1910
Politician
Mike EzuruonyeMike Ezuruonye
21 September 1982
Actor

Allison MaduekeAllison Madueke
1944 AD
politician

James IboriJames Ibori
04 August 1949
Politician
Kayode FayemiKayode Fayemi
09 February 1965
Politician

OvonramwenOvonramwen
1857 AD
King of Benin
Zack OrjiZack Orji
1960 AD
Actor

Amos TutuolaAmos Tutuola
20 June 1920
Writer

Hubert OgundeHubert Ogunde
10 July 1916
Actor

Gabriel OkaraGabriel Okara
24 April 1921
Poet
Ayo FayoseAyo Fayose
15 November 1960
Politician
Diepreye AlamieyeseighaDiepreye Alamieyeseigha
16 November 1952
Politician

Wilson OrumaWilson Oruma
30 December 1976
Football midfielder

Gani FawehinmiGani Fawehinmi
22 April 1938
Author

George Taubman GoldieGeorge Taubman Goldie
20 May 1846
Administrator
Joseph Nanven GarbaJoseph Nanven Garba
17 July 1943
Diplomat

Cyprian EkwensiCyprian Ekwensi
26 September 1921
Author

Christopher OkigboChristopher Okigbo
16 August 1932
Poet

Ogbonnaya OnuOgbonnaya Onu
01 December 1951
Politician

Ola RotimiOla Rotimi
13 April 1938
Playwright
Okwui EnwezorOkwui Enwezor
23 October 1963
Curator

Abubakar AuduAbubakar Audu
27 October 1947
politician
Alex Ifeanyichukwu EkwuemeAlex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme
21 October 1932
5th Vice President of Nigeria

J. P. ClarkJ. P. Clark
06 April 1935
Poet
Daniel O. FagunwaDaniel O. Fagunwa
1903 AD
Author
Chidiebere NwakaliChidiebere Nwakali
26 December 1996
Nigerian footballer