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Famous Congolese

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - C

  • Rodolphe Adada politician, diplomat
  • Yolande Motse Akanati fashion designer, jewelry designer, painter
  • Francois Ayayen politician
  • Rhode Makoumbou Bathsheba painter
  • Sylvain Bemba novelist, playwright, essayist
  • Adele Caby-Livannah writer
D - I
  • Cecile-Ivelyse Diamoneka author
  • Emmanuel Boundzeki Dongala chemist, novelist
  • Jean Serge Essous musician
  • Paula Etoumba poet
  • Serge Jonas Ibaka basketball player
K - L
  • Sebastien Kamba filmmaker
  • Bill Kouelany artist
  • Goma Lambu footballer
  • Francine Laurans author
  • Francis Litsingi footballer
  • Paul Lomami-Tshibamba journalist, author
  • Henri Lopes writer, diplomat, former prime minister, ambassador
M
  • Alain Mabanckou novelist, journalist, poet
  • Elsie Fortunat Mafouta painter
  • Jean Pierre Makouta-Mboukou author
  • Jean Malonga writer
  • Annette Kouamba Matondo film director, journalist
  • Guy Mendga playwright
  • Andre Ntsatouabantou Milongo former prime minister
  • Edson Dico Minga footballer
  • Ferdinand Mouangassa playwright
  • Barel Morial Mouko footballer
  • Isidore Mvouba former prime minister
N - O
  • M. Ndebeka poet
  • Delvin Chanel N'Dinga footballer
  • Denis Sassou Nguesso politician
  • Alain Nkodia filmmaker
  • Burnel Okana-Stazi footballer
  • Henri Ossebi politician, sociologist
R - Y
  • Curd Ridel cartoonist, comics writer
  • Jeannette Balou Tchichelle author
  • Jean-Michel Tchissoukou filmmaker
  • Tchichelle Tchivela author
  • Jerome Tsila filmmaker
  • Tatiana Tsolo painter
  • Claudia Haidara Yoka filmmaker
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.