Trinidadian

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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 1 Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint James, Port of Spain

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.

 2 Brian Lara

Brian Lara.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Trinidadian Cricketer
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.

 3 Winston Duke

Winston Duke.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

 4 Stokely Carmichael

Stokely Carmichael.
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 29, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port of Spain
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.

 5 Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Recording Artist
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.

 6 Dwight Yorke

Dwight Yorke.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football Player
Birthdate: November 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Canaan
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.

 7 Lorraine Toussaint

Lorraine Toussaint
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Trinidad, British West Indies [now Trinidad and Tobago]
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 8 Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: May 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tacarigua, Trinidad

 9 Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: cricketer
Birthdate: May 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Arima

 10 Geoffrey Holder

Geoffrey Holder
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: October 5, 2014

 11 Heather Headley

Heather Headley
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
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.

 12 Trevor McDonald

Trevor McDonald
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 16, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

Trevor McDonald is a Trinidadian-British journalist and newsreader. Over the years, he has been contributing to the success of the Independent Television News' (ITN) Broadcast News division, working as its news presenter. In the 1999 Birthday Honours, McDonald was appointed Knight Bachelor for his services to journalism. At the 2011 BAFTA TV Awards, he was honored with a BAFTA fellowship.

 13 Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago

 14 Haddaway

Haddaway
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: January 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port of Spain

 15 C. L. R. James

C. L. R. James.
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Famous As: Historian
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.

 16 Hazel Scott

Hazel Scott
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Jazz Pianist
Birthdate: June 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Port au Spain, Trinidad
Died: October 2, 1981

 17 Jillionaire

Jillionaire
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Disc jockey
Birthdate: April 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

 18 Eric Williams

Eric Williams
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 25, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: March 29, 1981

 19 Darren Bravo

Darren Bravo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: February 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago

 20 Naz Mitrou-Long

Naz Mitrou-Long
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mississauga, Canada

 21 Ato Boldon

Ato Boldon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: December 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

 22 Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
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.

 23 Adande Thorne

Adande Thorne.
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Listed In: YouTubers
Famous As: YouTuber
Birthdate: July 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago

Adande Thorne is a Trinidadian-American animator, YouTuber, comedian, and actor. Thorne came into prominence in 2016 when he became one of the three people to interview US President Barack Obama. A popular YouTuber, Thorne was honored at the 2016 Streamy Awards. He is also a professional gamer and has competed in the Championship Gaming Series, representing the Los Angeles Complexity.

 24 Stern John

Stern John
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 30, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Trinidad

 25 Lord Kitchener

Lord Kitchener
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Calypsonian
Birthdate: April 18, 1922
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Arima, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: February 11, 2000

 26 Keshorn Walcott

Keshorn Walcott.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: April 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toco

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.

 27 Kenwyne Jones

Kenwyne Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Point Fortin

 28 Learie Constantine

Learie Constantine
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 21, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: July 1, 1971

 29 Gary Goodridge

Gary Goodridge
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: January 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint James, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

 30 Sam Selvon

Sam Selvon
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 20, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: April 16, 1994

 31 Anthony Carmona

Anthony Carmona
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Judge
Birthdate: March 7, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fyzabad

 32 Jason Scotland

Jason Scotland
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: February 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Morvant

 33 Hasely Crawford

Hasely Crawford
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Athletics competitor
Birthdate: August 16, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Fernando

 34 George Maxwell Richards

George Maxwell Richards
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Trinidad and Tobago
Birthdate: December 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: January 8, 2018

 35 George Padmore

George Padmore
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Journalist
Birthdate: June 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arouca, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: September 23, 1959

 36 Tony Martin

Tony Martin
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Academic, Writer
Birthdate: February 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: January 17, 2013

 37 Joey Haywood

Joey Haywood
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: September 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia

 38 Johnny Hamilton

Johnny Hamilton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rio Claro, Trinidad and Tobago

 39 Kertson Manswell

Kertson Manswell
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pembroke, Tobago

 40 Rosa Guy

Rosa Guy
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Trinidad Island, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: June 3, 2012

 41 Khadeen Carrington

Khadeen Carrington
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Trinidad and Tobago

 42 Edric Connor

Edric Connor
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 2, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mayaro, Trinidad
Died: October 13, 1968

 43 Errol John

Errol John
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: July 10, 1988

 44 George Chambers

George Chambers
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: October 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: November 4, 1997

 45 Earl Lovelace

Earl Lovelace
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 13, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toco, Trinidad and Tobago

 46 Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Sprinter
Birthdate: June 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cascade, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

 47 Jeffery Kissoon

Jeffery Kissoon
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Trinidad

 48 Errol Sitahal

Errol Sitahal
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown

 49 George Bovell

George Bovell
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: July 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Guelph, Ontario, Canada

 50 Marlon Asher

Marlon Asher
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Enterprise, Trinidad and Tobago