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Find out more about the greatest Trinidadians, including Stokely Carmichael, C. L. R. James, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Keshorn Walcott and Brian Lara.
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Nicki Minaj
(Trinidadian-born Hip-Hop Artist)
Nicki Minaj
114
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Amongst the most influential female rap artists of all time and one of the bestselling artists, Nicki Minaj came to limelight after her collaborations with Dirty Money Record and Young Money Entertainment. With subsequent release of her four albums, Minaj firmly established herself as a chart-topping artist. The Queen of Rap has also dabbled in acting and ventured into business.

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Brian Lara
(Trinidadian Cricketer)
Brian Lara
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Cruz
Legendary Trinidadian cricketer Brian Lara, also known as "The Prince of Port of Spain,” is considered one of the greatest batsmen in history. His 501 not out for Warwickshire in 1994 remains the only quintuple-hundred in first-class cricket. He has also been inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
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Winston Duke
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Birthdate: November 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
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Stokely Carmichael
(Key Leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States)
Stokely Carmichael
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: November 15, 1998

Stokely Carmichael was a significant part of the American civil rights movement and the worldwide Pan-African movement. He was associated with the Black Panther Party and the All-African People's Revolutionary Party. The Black Power movement leader later adopted the name Kwame Ture and traveled extensively through Africa.

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Billy Ocean
(Recording Artist)
Billy Ocean
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fyzabad

Billy Ocean is a recording artist who achieved popularity in the 1980s when he became the most famous Trinidad–British R&B singer. Over the years, he has also been one of the most prominent supporters of the Rastafari movement. In the 2020 New Year Honours, Billy Ocean was appointed MBE for services to music.

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Dwight Yorke
(Football Player)
Dwight Yorke
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Canaan, Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidadian former footballer Dwight Yorke, or the Smiling Assassin, is known for his stint with clubs such as Aston Villa and Manchester United. He also served as the assistant manager of the Trinidadian national team. He helped his country reach the FIFA World Cup for the first time.
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 7 
Sunil Narine
(cricketer)
Sunil Narine
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Arima
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Lorraine Toussaint
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Birthdate: April 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Trinidad, British West Indies [now Trinidad and Tobago]
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Geoffrey Holder
2
Birthdate: August 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: October 5, 2014
 10 
Heather Headley
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barataria, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidadian-American singer-actor Heather Headley is best known for her Tony- and Drama Desk-winning performance in the musical Aida. The Northwestern University drop-out was also part of the theatrical version of Whitney Houston’s movie The Bodyguard and won a Grammy for her gospel album Audience of One.

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Kieron Pollard
(Cricketer)
Kieron Pollard
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tacarigua, Trinidad
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Dwayne Bravo
(Cricketer)
Dwayne Bravo
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
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Kenwyne Jones
(Association football player)
Kenwyne Jones
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Point Fortin
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Hazel Scott
(Jazz Pianist)
Hazel Scott
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Port au Spain, Trinidad
Died: October 2, 1981
 15 
Ato Boldon
(Athletics competitor)
Ato Boldon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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Haddaway
(Singer, Musician)
Haddaway
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port of Spain
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Eric Williams
(Politician)
Eric Williams
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 25, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: March 29, 1981
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Darren Bravo
(Cricketer)
Darren Bravo
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago
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C. L. R. James
(Trinidadian Historian and Journalist Known for His Books: ‘The Black Jacobins’, ‘Beyond a Boundary’ and ‘Minty Alley’)
C. L. R. James
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Birthdate: January 4, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tunapuna, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: May 31, 1989

C. L. R. James, also known as J. R. Johnson, was born in Trinidad and proved himself to be a talented cricketer and high-jump athlete in college. He later took to writing and taught, too, eventually becoming a leading historian. He also delved into Marxist politics and cricket writing.

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Swoozie
(YouTube Star)
Swoozie
3
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: July 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Diego Martin, Trinidad And Tobago
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Stern John
(Association football player)
Stern John
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Trinidad
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Keshorn Walcott
(Javelin thrower)
Keshorn Walcott
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toco, Trinidad and Tobago

Keshorn Walcott is a Trinidadian athlete who participates in the javelin throw. In 2012, he became the first Caribbean male athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in a throwing event. He is also the youngest Olympic gold medalist in men's javelin, having won the medal at the age of 19 years and 131 days.

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Michael X
(Civil rights activist, Revolutionary)
Michael X
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Belmont, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: May 16, 1975
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Jillionaire
(Disc jockey)
Jillionaire
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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Learie Constantine
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 21, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: July 1, 1971
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Ian Hanomansing
(Journalist)
Ian Hanomansing
1
Birthdate: October 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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Lord Kitchener
(Calypsonian)
Lord Kitchener
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 18, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Arima, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: February 11, 2000
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Robin Singh
(All-rounder Cricketer)
Robin Singh
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 14, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Princes Town, Trinidad and Tobago
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Kamla Persad-Bissessar
(Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago)
Kamla Persad-Bissessar
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Penal

Kamla Persad-Bissessar is a Trinidadian and Tobagonian politician who served as the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago from 2010 to 2015. Kamla is Trinidad and Tobago's first female prime minister, leader of the opposition, and attorney general. In 2011, she was named the world's 13th most influential female leader by Time magazine.

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Gary Goodridge
(Mixed martial artist)
Gary Goodridge
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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George Padmore
(Writer, Journalist)
George Padmore
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arouca, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: September 23, 1959
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George Maxwell Richards
(Former President of Trinidad and Tobago)
George Maxwell Richards
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: January 8, 2018
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A. N. R. Robinson
(3rd President of Trinidad and Tobago and Lawyer)
A. N. R. Robinson
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Scarborough, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: April 9, 2014
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Mighty Sparrow
(Vocalist, Songwriter)
Mighty Sparrow
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grand Roy, Grenada
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Hasely Crawford
(Athletics competitor)
Hasely Crawford
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Fernando
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Naz Mitrou-Long
(Basketball player)
Naz Mitrou-Long
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mississauga, Canada

Canadian shooting guard/point guard Naz Mitrou-Long is best known for his stint with the Italian Lega Basket Serie A team Germani Brescia. Once named the 7th-best Canadian player, he has also played for the Sacramento Kings. The son of a Trinidadian father and a Greek-Canadian mother, he also has a basketball player brother.

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Kertson Manswell
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pembroke, Tobago
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Joey Haywood
(Basketball Player)
Joey Haywood
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia

Joey Haywood is a Trinidadian-Canadian basketball player who represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 2010 Centrobasket. Dubbed The King Handles due to his ball-handling expertise, Haywood has appeared in several NBL Canada Finals; he has received two Canadian of the Year Awards. Joey Haywood has also acted in films and aspires to pursue an acting career after retiring from basketball.

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Sam Selvon
(Writer)
Sam Selvon
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 20, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: April 16, 1994
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Errol John
(Actor)
Errol John
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Birthdate: December 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: July 10, 1988
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Tony Martin
(Academic, Writer)
Tony Martin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: January 17, 2013
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Richard Thompson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cascade, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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Gus Logie
(Former West Indies cricket batsmen)
Gus Logie
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sobo, Trinidad and Tobago
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Jason Scotland
(Association football player)
Jason Scotland
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Morvant
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Johnny Hamilton
(Basketball player)
Johnny Hamilton
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rio Claro, Trinidad and Tobago
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Rosa Guy
(Writer)
Rosa Guy
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Trinidad Island, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: June 3, 2012
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Anthony Carmona
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 7, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fyzabad
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Errol Sitahal
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Birthplace: Unknown
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Dole Chadee
(Drug trafficker, Murderer)
Dole Chadee
1
Listed In: Criminals
Birthplace: Trinidad and Tobago
Died: June 4, 1999
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George Chambers
(Prime Minister)
George Chambers
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: November 4, 1997