Famous Nigerian Spiritual & Religious Leaders

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T. B. Joshua
(Televangelist, Faith Healer)
T. B. Joshua
Birthdate: June 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Arigidi, Nigeria
Died: June 5, 2021

Nigerian charismatic pastor, televangelist, and philanthropist T. B. Joshua is the founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN). He is extremely popular across Africa and Latin America, and his YouTube channel, Emmanuel TV, has over a million subscribers. He is considered one of the most influential people from Africa and is the recipient of several awards. 

Enoch Adeboye
Birthdate: March 2, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ifewara, Osun State, Nigeria

Better known as Daddy Go, Nigerian pastor Enoch Adeboye serves the Redeemed Christian Church of God and has millions of followers. However, the media has often called out his sexist attitude, reflected in his social-media posts, one of which advised men to marry only women who could cook.

Mohammed Yusuf
(Founder of the Islamic Terrorist Group ‘Boko Haram’)
Mohammed Yusuf
Birthdate: January 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yobe, Nigeria
Died: July 30, 2009

Nigerian terrorist Mohammed Yusuf founded the terrorist Islamist group Boko Haram in 2002 and drew followers from unemployed youth. He was reportedly inspired by the controversial Muslim preacher Maitatsine in Nigeria. Yusuf led Boko Haram until he was killed in the 2009 Boko Haram uprising, a conflict between the group and the Nigerian security forces.

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Francis Arinze
(Nigerian Cardinal of the Catholic Church)
Francis Arinze
Birthdate: November 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Onitsha
Francis Arinze is a Nigerian Cardinal of the Catholic Church. One of the leading advisors to Pope John Paul II, Arinze remained close to the pope until his demise in 2005. Francis Arinze has also published many books including God's Invisible Hand and Religions for Peace.