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Famous Nigerians

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.

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  • Rosemary Esehagu writer
  • Ehukwuemeka Jerry "Emeka" Esogbue historian, journalist, writer
  • Helen Esuene civil servant
  • Virginia Ngozi Etiaba politician
  • Nse Ikpe Etim actress
  • Patricia Olubunmi Foluke Etteh politician
  • Akin Euba composer, musicologist
  • Femi Euba actor, dramatist
  • Uche Eucharia football coach
  • Mary Evans artist
  • Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze philosopher
  • Silver Ezeikpe Paralympic medalist, athlete
  • Obiageli Ezekwesili accountant, politician
  • Davidson Ezinwa Olympic medalist, sprinter
  • Mike Ezuruonye actor
F
  • Lawrence Apalara "L.A." Fabunmi scholar, diplomat, ambassador
  • Aliu Babatunde "Babs" Fafunwa educator, politician
  • Akinlabi "Akin" Fakeye woodcarver
  • Azeez Kayode Fakeye sculptor
  • Lukman Alade Fakee sculptor, woodcarver
  • Femi Falana lawyer, human rights activist
  • Adebayo Faleti poet, writer, actor
  • Toyin Omoyene Falola historian, professor
  • Adewunmi Abdulateef "Femi" Fani-Kayode politician, essayist, poet, lawyer
  • Remi Fani-Kayode politician, nationalist, statesman, lawyer
  • Rotimi Fani-Kayode photographer
  • Olusoji Adetokunbo Fasuba Olympic medalist, sprinter
  • Teslim Fatusi Olympic medalist, footballer
  • Abdul-Gaiyu "Gani" Oyesola Fawehinmi author, publisher, lawyer
  • Susan Oluwabimpe "Goldie" Filani singer, songwriter
  • Dan Fulani author
G - H
  • Fidelis Gadzama Olympic medalist, athlete
  • Bashorun Gaha nobleman, military leader
  • Ibrahim Agboola Gambari scholar, diplomat, politician
  • George Adeniji Garrick high jumper
  • Manuela George-Izunwa politician
  • Lemi Ghariokwu artist, designer
  • Dele Giwa journalist, editor
  • Florence Ita Giwa politician
  • James Godday Olympic medalist, athlete
  • Adenike Grange politician
  • Yusuf Grillo artist
  • Ukawsaw Gronniosaw autobiographer
  • Tariq Hanna chef
  • Kate Henshaw actress
  • Dil "Dilomprizulike" Humphrey-Umezulike artist, sculptor
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  • Mfreke Obong "El Mafrex" Ibanga singer, songwriter
  • Onyeka Ibe painter
  • Chinweizu Ibekwe critic, poet, journalist
  • Akanu Ibiam medical missionary
  • Alex Ibru newspaper founder, publisher
  • Innocent Ujah "2Face" Ibidia singer, songwriter, record producer
  • Jimoh Ibrahim lawyer, politician, industrialist
  • Faith Idehen Olympic medalist, sprinter
  • Ene Franca Idoko Olympic medalist, sprinter
  • Felix Idubor sculptor
  • Nosa Igiebor journalist, editor
  • Osita Iheme actor
  • Chika Nancy Ike actress, ambassador
  • Vincent Chukwuemeka Ike writer
  • Chinedu Ikedieze actor
  • Isaac Ikhouria Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen film director, screenwriter, film producer
  • Chidi Imooh Olympic medalist, sprinter
  • Dickson Nnamdi Iroegbu film director, producer
  • Aishat Ismail politician
  • Halimat Ismaila Olympic medalist, athlete
  • Akinwunmi Isola playwright, actor, dramatist
  • Ralph Michael Iwowari traditional ruler
  • Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu politician, statesman
  • Chukwudi "Chuk" Iwuji actor
  • Olufunmilola Aduke "Funmi" Iyanda broadcaster, journalist, columnist
  • Eucharia Njideka Iyiazi Paralympic medalist, athlete
  • David Izonritei Olympic medalist, boxer

J

  • Oludotun "Olu" Jacobs actor
  • Ibukun Jegede model
  • Olymuyiwa Jibowu jurist
  • Chude Jideonwo lawyer, journalist
  • Bankole A. Johnson physician, psychiatrist
  • Uche Jombo actress, screenwriter, film producer
  • Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan president
  • Patience Faka Jonathan first lady
  • Keziah Jones singer, songwriter, musician
  • Ismail Babatunde Jose journalist, editor
  • Muhammadu Junaidu historian, writer, scholar
K
  • Bose Kaffo table tennis player
  • Kanayo O. Kanayo actor
  • Nwankwo Kanu footballer
  • Aloysius Iyorgyer Katsina-Alu jurist
  • Oluyemi Kayode Olympic medalist, sprinter
  • Kenneth Kola Abiola Keazor lawyer, jurist
  • Oby Kechere actress, film director
  • Gloria Kemasuode Olympic medalist, athlete
  • Adesimbo Victor Kiladejo traditional ruler
  • Peter Konyegwachie Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Jide Kosoko actor
  • Marcia Kure artist
  • Zainab Abdulkadir Kure politician
  • Mak 'Kusare film director
  • Femi Kuti musician
  • Ladi Kwali potter
  • Chidi Kwubiri artist
L - M
  • Suleiman "Sule" Ladipo tennis player
  • Rilwanu Lukman engineer, politician
  • Hajiya Zainab Maina politician
  • Nojim Maiyegun Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Joseph Oyeyani Makoju presidential special advisor
  • Michael Chikelu Mbabuike poet, professor, linguist
  • Oliver O. Mbamara filmmaker, actor, writer, lawyer
  • Louis Nwachukwu Mbanefo lawyer
  • Monday Merotohun table tennis player
  • Amanda Mike-Ebeye actress
  • Tony Mmoh tennis player
  • Oliver Udemmadu Ogbnnia Mobisson scientist, activist, professor
  • Isah Adam Muhammad taekwondo practitioner
  • Tony Momoh journalist, politician
  • Ngozi Rosalin Monu swimmer
  • Nick Monu dramatist, actor, director
  • Jude Monye Olympic medalist, athlete
  • Aloma Mariam Mukhtar jurist
  • John Munonye writer
  • Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa traditional ruler
  • Dahiru Musdapher jurist
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  • Ghali Umar Na'Abba politician
  • Usman Bayero Nafada politician
  • Okey Ndibe novelist, columnist, essayist
  • Uche Nduka poet, writer, lecturer, songwriter
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie writer
  • Fidelia Akuabata Njeze ambassador, politician
  • Perpetua Ijeoma Nkwocha footballer
  • Emmanuel Nnadozie economist, professor, writer
  • Bartholomew Nnaji scientist, inventor
  • Genevieve Nnaji actress
  • Kazeem Nosiru table tennis player
  • Ramsey Jokunbo Nouah, Jr. actor
  • Cyril Ikechukwu Nri actor, writer, film director
  • Tony Nsofor painter
  • Obinna "Saint Obi" Nwafor actor, producer, director
  • Nkechi Justina Nwaogu politician
  • Flora Nwapa author
  • Adaobi Tricia Obinne Nwaubani novelist, humorist, essayist, journalist

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.