Situated in the westernmost front in the mainland of Eurafrasia, Senegal is a country in West Africa. It takes it name from the Senegal River that borders the country in the east and north. Though the country maintains quite a low-profile as compared to the developed and developing countries of the world, it nevertheless has a large bunch of nationals who have constantly, through their works and achievements, strived to make a name for Senegal on the world map. Interestingly, both men and women have collaboratively contributed to bring fame and glory to Senegal.
Sadio ManéSadio Mané
10 April 1992
Abdou DioufAbdou Diouf
07 September 1935

Léopold Sédar SenghorLéopold Sédar Senghor
09 October 1906
Senegalese Politician

Abdoulaye WadeAbdoulaye Wade
29 May 1926

Blaise DiagneBlaise Diagne
13 October 1872
Political Leader

Mamadou DiaMamadou Dia
18 July 1910
Patrice EvraPatrice Evra
15 May 1981
Association football player

Kalidou KoulibalyKalidou Koulibaly
20 June 1991

Patrick VieiraPatrick Vieira
23 June 1976
Association football player, Association football

Demba BaDemba Ba
25 May 1985
Association football player
Papiss CisséPapiss Cissé
03 June 1985

El Hadji DioufEl Hadji Diouf
15 January 1981
09 December 1976
Rapper, Singer

Macky SallMacky Sall
11 December 1961
Politician, Engineer

Aliou CisséAliou Cissé
24 March 1976
Senegalese football coach
Ali DiaAli Dia
20 August 1965
Senegalese footballer

Oumar NiasseOumar Niasse
18 April 1990
Senegalese footballer
Mame Biram DioufMame Biram Diouf
16 December 1987
Senegalese footballer

Cheikhou KouyatéCheikhou Kouyaté
21 December 1989

Moussa SowMoussa Sow
19 January 1986
Association football player
Henri CamaraHenri Camara
10 May 1977
Senegalese footballer

Diafra SakhoDiafra Sakho
24 December 1989
Senegalese footballer
MC SolaarMC Solaar
05 March 1969
Rapper, Singer

Armand TraoréArmand Traoré
08 October 1989
Association football player

Henri SaivetHenri Saivet
26 October 1990

Khouma BabacarKhouma Babacar
17 March 1993
Senegalese footballer
Diomansy KamaraDiomansy Kamara
08 November 1980
Association football player
Famara DiédhiouFamara Diédhiou
15 December 1992
Senegalese footballer

Keita Baldé DiaoKeita Baldé Diao
08 March 1995

Remember the famous poet Phillis Wheatley and her works, ‘On Imagination’ and ‘Atheism’. Do you know that she was a Senegalese? Wheatley was the first African American woman to become a published writer. From being a slave to a renowned poet, Wheatley travelled a long way. Do you find it hard to wrap up your list of world-famous rap artists without the mention of Akon? Do you know that he is a Senegalese too? A child prodigy, Akon’s single ‘Lonely’ was featured in top five list on Billboard Hot 100 charts. Patrick Vieira, French midfielder, has captained Arsenal in several FA Cup tournaments. A Senegalese, he was also the part of the French world cup victory team of 1998. Know more about famous Senegalese, their life and works with this write-up.