Famous People From Nigeria
Hugo WeavingHugo Weaving
(Actor)

04 April 1960

Hakeem OlajuwonHakeem Olajuwon
(Basketball Player)

21 January 1963

Fela KutiFela Kuti
(Multi-instrumentalist)

15 October 1938

Chinua AchebeChinua Achebe
(Nigerian novelist)

16 November 1930

Michael BoulosMichael Boulos
(Tiffany Trump’s Boyfriend)
WizkidWizkid
(Singer-songwriter)

16 July 1990

Olusegun ObasanjoOlusegun Obasanjo
(Former President of Nigeria)

05 March 1937

Wole SoyinkaWole Soyinka
(Author, Poet, Playwright)

13 July 1934

Ime UdokaIme Udoka
(American-Nigerian Basketball Player)

09 August 1977

JidennaJidenna
(Rapper)

04 May 1985

T. B. JoshuaT. B. Joshua
(Televangelist and Faith Healer)

12 June 1963

Enoch AdeboyeEnoch Adeboye
(Pastor)

02 March 1942

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Korede BelloKorede Bello
(Singer-Songwriter)

29 February 1996

Ayo JayAyo Jay
(Singer)

09 August 1989

Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe
(First President of Nigeria)

16 November 1904

Muhammadu BuhariMuhammadu Buhari
(Military personnel, Politician)

17 December 1942

John Obi MikelJohn Obi Mikel
(Nigerian footballer)

22 April 1987

Nwankwo KanuNwankwo Kanu
(Footballer)

01 August 1976

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Jay-Jay OkochaJay-Jay Okocha
(Footballer)

14 August 1973

Obafemi MartinsObafemi Martins
(Footballer)

28 October 1984

Osita IhemeOsita Iheme
(Actor)

20 February 1982

Atiku AbubakarAtiku Abubakar
(Custom officer, Politician)

25 November 1946

Kelechi IheanachoKelechi Iheanacho
(Nigerian footballer)

03 October 1996

Sani AbachaSani Abacha
(Politician, Military personnel)

20 September 1943

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Yakubu GowonYakubu Gowon
(Politician, Military personnel)

19 October 1934

Henry OnyekuruHenry Onyekuru
(Nigerian footballer)

05 June 1997

Bola TinubuBola Tinubu
(Accountant, Politician)

29 March 1952

Umar Farouk AbdulmutallabUmar Farouk Abdulmutallab
(Underwear Bomber)

22 December 1986

Ibrahim BabangidaIbrahim Babangida
(Politician, Military)

17 August 1941

Nnamdi AzikiweNnamdi Azikiwe
(Writer, Politician)

16 November 1904

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Chinedu IkediezeChinedu Ikedieze
(Nigerian actor)

12 December 1977

Bukola SarakiBukola Saraki
(Politician)

19 December 1962

Obafemi AwolowoObafemi Awolowo
(politician, lawyer, trade unionist)

06 March 1909

Sanusi Lamido SanusiSanusi Lamido Sanusi
(Banker)

31 July 1961

Ken Saro-WiwaKen Saro-Wiwa
(Writer, Poet, Screenwriter)

10 October 1941

Isaac SuccessIsaac Success
(Nigerian footballer)

07 January 1996

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Adetomiwa EdunAdetomiwa Edun
(Actor)

04 March 1984

Dr. AlbanDr. Alban
(Musician)

26 August 1957

Joseph YoboJoseph Yobo
(Footballer)

06 September 1980

Abubakar Tafawa BalewaAbubakar Tafawa Balewa
(Former Prime Minister of Nigeria)

01 October 1912

Shehu ShagariShehu Shagari
(Politician)

25 February 1925

Johnson Aguiyi-IronsiJohnson Aguiyi-Ironsi
(Politician)

03 March 1924

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Pete EdochiePete Edochie
(Actor)

07 March 1947

C. Odumegwu OjukwuC. Odumegwu Ojukwu
(Politician, Military personnel)

04 November 1933

Femi KutiFemi Kuti
(Musician)

16 June 1962

Amobi OkoyeAmobi Okoye
(American football player)

10 June 1987

TimayaTimaya
(Nigerian singer)

15 August 1980

Samuel Ajayi CrowtherSamuel Ajayi Crowther
(translator, Bible translator)

1809 AD

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Nkem OwohNkem Owoh
(Actor)

07 February 1958

Ben OkriBen Okri
(Writer, Journalist, Novelist, Author, Poet)

15 March 1959

Ahmadu BelloAhmadu Bello
(Politician)

12 June 1910

Herbert MacaulayHerbert Macaulay
(Politician)

14 November 1864

Abdulsalami AbubakarAbdulsalami Abubakar
(Politician, Military personnel)

13 June 1942

Ernest ShonekanErnest Shonekan
(politician, lawyer)

09 May 1934

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Babatunde OlatunjiBabatunde Olatunji
(Musician, Percussionist)

07 April 1927

Francis ArinzeFrancis Arinze
(Theologian, University teacher, Catholic priest)

01 November 1932

Uzodinma IwealaUzodinma Iweala
(Writer)

05 November 1982

Mike EzuruonyeMike Ezuruonye
(Actor)

21 September 1982

Chris NgigeChris Ngige
(Politician)

08 August 1952

Kayode FayemiKayode Fayemi
(Politician)

09 February 1965

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James IboriJames Ibori
(Politician)

04 August 1949

Ayo FayoseAyo Fayose
(Politician)

13 November 1960

Chidiebere NwakaliChidiebere Nwakali
(Nigerian footballer)

26 December 1996

Wilson OrumaWilson Oruma
(Football midfielder)

30 December 1976

Diepreye AlamieyeseighaDiepreye Alamieyeseigha
(Politician)

16 November 1952

Abubakar AuduAbubakar Audu
(politician)

27 October 1947

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Zack OrjiZack Orji
(Actor)

1960 AD

Allison MaduekeAllison Madueke
(politician)

1944 AD

Alex Ifeanyichukwu EkwuemeAlex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme
(5th Vice President of Nigeria)

21 October 1932

Ogbonnaya OnuOgbonnaya Onu
(Politician)

01 December 1951

Yakubu AiyegbeniYakubu Aiyegbeni
(Nigerian footballer)

22 November 1982

Ibrahim IdrisIbrahim Idris
(politician)

06 April 1949

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Mikel John ObiMikel John Obi
(Footballer)

1987 AD

Nnimmo BasseyNnimmo Bassey

Chibuike AmaechiChibuike Amaechi

27 May 1965

Uche KaluUche Kalu
(Footballer)

16 May 1986

Victor Nsofor ObinnaVictor Nsofor Obinna
(Footballer)

25 March 1987

Taye Ismaila TaiwoTaye Ismaila Taiwo
(Footballer)

16 April 1985

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GangnihessouGangnihessou
(King)