Famous Nigerian Women

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 1 Sade Adu

Sade Adu
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: January 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ibadan, Nigeria

Nigerian-British singer Helen Folasade Adu, or Sade Adu, often blends Afro-Cuban tunes with soul and smooth jazz in her music. The Grammy Award winner had initially studied fashion designing and been a model. The founder of the band Sade, she has released iconic tracks such as No Ordinary Love.

 2 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Enugu, Nigeria

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian writer and feminist. She is popular for writing novels, such as Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun. She is credited with popularizing African literature among a new generation of readers, especially in the United States. In 2015, she was named in Time magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People.

 3 Yvonne Orji

Yvonne Orji
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 2, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Port Harcourt, Rivers State Rivers, Nigeria
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 4 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
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Famous As: 7th Director-General of the World Trade Organization
Birthdate: June 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ogwashi Ukwu, Nigeria

 5 Folorunsho Alakija

Folorunsho Alakija
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Famous As: Business Women
Birthdate: July 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria Protectorate

 6 Rema (singer)

Rema (singer)
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Famous As: Nigerian singer and rapper
Birthdate: May 1, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Benin City, Nigeria

 7 Rema

Rema
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 1, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Benin City, Nigeria
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 8 Genevieve Nnaji

Genevieve Nnaji
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Famous As: Nigerian actress
Birthdate: May 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mbaise

 9 Funke Akindele

Funke Akindele
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Famous As: Nigerian actress
Birthdate: August 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ikorodu

 10 Toks Olagundoye

Toks Olagundoye
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria

 11 Hausa Queen Amina

Hausa Queen Amina
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Famous As: Queen of Nigeria
Birthdate: 1533 AD
Birthplace: Zaria, Nigeria
Died: 1610 AD

Nigerian warrior queen Amina ruled the 16th-century city-state Zazzau at a time when women leaders were hard to come by. Her 34-year-old reign saw her expanding her kingdom and developing trade routes. Some believe she was merely a mythical figure, but remnants of the walls she had built prove otherwise.

 12 Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 7, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lagos

 13 Agbani Darego

Agbani Darego
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Famous As: Model & Beauty Queen
Birthdate: December 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Abonnema, Nigeria

Nigerian beauty queen Agbani Darego made headlines with her Miss World win in 2001, when she became the first indigenous African to win the pageant. A bright computer science student back then, she was also the first from her country to make it to the Miss Universe Top 10.

 14 Adepero Oduye

Adepero Oduye
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York (state) New York, U.S.

 15 Diezani Alison-Madueke

Diezani Alison-Madueke
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Famous As: Nigerian Politician
Birthdate: December 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Port Harcourt

 16 Ini Edo

Ini Edo
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Famous As: Nigerian actress
Birthdate: April 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Akwa Ibom State

 17 Patience Ozokwor

Patience Ozokwor
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ngwo, Nigeria

 18 Joke Silva

Joke Silva
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Famous As: Nigerian actress
Birthdate: September 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lagos, Lagos State

 19 Buchi Emecheta

Buchi Emecheta
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Famous As: Writer, Novelist, Sociologist, Playwright, Editor, Children's writer
Birthdate: July 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yaba Department
Died: January 25, 2017

 20 Mo Abudu

Mo Abudu
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Famous As: Talk Show Host, Media Proprietor
Birthdate: September 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria

Born in London, Nigerian media magnate Mo Abudu is known for her pathbreaking contribution to the African media. She launched EbonyLife TV, Africa’s first global all-black lifestyle channel, and executive-produced Fifty, the highest-grossing Nigerian film of 2015. A former recruitment consultant, she is also part of the British Psychological Society.

 21 Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti

Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti
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Famous As: Teacher, Politician, Activist
Birthdate: October 25, 1900
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Abeokuta
Died: April 13, 1978

 22 Yvonne Okoro

Yvonne Okoro
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tamale, Ghana

 23 Nicole Moudaber

Nicole Moudaber
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Famous As: Disc jockey
Birthdate: January 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria

 24 Ayo

Ayo
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: September 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Frechen, Germany

 25 Abi Olajuwon

Abi Olajuwon
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Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: July 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 26 Temi Fagbenle

Temi Fagbenle
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Barnet, London, England

 27 Demi Isaac Oviawe

Demi Isaac Oviawe
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 2, 2000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Benin City, Nigeria

 28 Dencia

Dencia
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cameroon

 29 Flora Nwapa

Flora Nwapa
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: January 13, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oguta, Nigeria
Died: October 16, 1993

 30 Kristine Anigwe

Kristine Anigwe
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England

 31 Simidele Adeagbo

Simidele Adeagbo
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Famous As: Skeleton racer
Birthdate: July 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 32 Destiny Etiko

Destiny Etiko
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Udi, Enugu

 33 Princess Peters

Princess Peters
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: October 1, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edo State, Nigeria