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Famous Cameroonians

Cameroon's Information

Flag of Cameroon
Land Area 472,710 km2
Water Area 2,730 km2
Total Area 475,440km2 (#53)
Population 24,360,803 (#53)
Population Density 51.53/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $77.24 Billion
GDP Per Capita $3,300
Currency Franc (XAF)
Largest Cities
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.

  • Patrice Abanda Olympic medalist, footballer
  • Maikano Abdoulaye politician
  • Severin Cecile Abega author, anthropologist, researcher
  • Simon Achidi Achu politician, former prime minister
  • Marie-Therese Assiga Ahanda novelist, chemist, paramount chief Ewondo people
  • Ahmadou Ahidjo former president
  • Andy Allo singer, songwriter,
  • Nicolas Alnoudji Olympic medalist, footballer
  • Charles Assale politician, former prime minister
  • Charles Atangana translator
  • Luc Ayang former prime minister
  • Henri Eyebe Ayissi politician, diplomat
  • Njacko Backo musician
  • Francis Bebey artist, musician, writer
  • Jean –Pierre Bekolo film director
  • Jean-Baptiste Beleoken politician
  • Rudolf Duala Manga Bell former Duala king
  • Alphonse Beni actor, movie director
  • Joseph Bessala Olympic medalist, welterweight boxer
  • Mongo Beti writer
  • Calixthe Beyala writer
  • Mister Bibal musician, producer
  • Bili Bidjocka artist
  • Moni Bile musician
  • Yana Billie actress
  • Chantal Biya first lady
  • Jeanne-Irene Biya former first lady
  • Paul Biya president
  • Diboue Black singer, composer, producer
  • Josh Blue comedian
  • Richard Bona musician
  • Jacques-Roger Booh-Booh politician
  • Serge Branco Olympic medalist, footballer
D - E
  • Manu Dibango musician
  • Henri Dikongue singer, musician
  • Charlotte Dipanda singer, songwriter
  • Mbella Sonne Dipoko novelist, poet, painter
  • Henriette Ekwe Ebongo journalist, publisher, political activist
  • Ntone Edjabe writer, journalist, editor
  • Nzo Ekangaki politician
  • Ben Duala Ekoko politician
  • Jean Marc Ela sociologist, professor, author
  • Mbonda Elie politician
  • Emmanuel Mbela Lifafa Endeley politician
  • Joel Epalle Olympic medalist, footballer
  • Jean-Bernard Ndongo Essomba politician
  • Jean Pierre Essome musician, actor
  • Cornelius Fontem Esua archbishop
  • Fracoise Mbango Etone track and field athlete
  • Samuel Eto'o Olympic medalist, footballer
  • Prince Eyango musician
  • Ndumbe Eyoh theater director, critic, playwright
F - J
  • John Ngu Foncha politician, former prime minister
  • Bernard Fonlon politician
  • Bernard Forlon politician
  • Samuel Fosso photographer
  • Seraphin Magloire Fouda politician, economist
  • Ellie Foumbi actress
  • Mingana Fochiva Danielle Frankie actress
  • Sadou Hayatou former prime minister
  • Ephraim Inoni former prime minister
  • Irma singer
  • Njomgang Isaac politician, administrator
  • Francis Jocky singer, songwriter, producer
K - M
  • Axelle Kabou journalist, author, developmental specialist
  • Kaissa musician
  • Daniel Kamwa filmmaker, actor
  • Daniel N'Gom Kome Olympic medalist, footballer
  • Koko Komegne visual artist
  • Pierre Kotouo politician
  • Augustin Kontchou Kouomegni politician
  • K-Tino singer
  • Therese Kuoh-Moukouri feminist, author
  • Armand Sabal Lecco musician
  • Felix Sabal Lecco musician
  • Goddy Leye artist, intellectual
  • Werewere Liking writer, playwright, professor
  • Wes Madiko musician
  • Bello Bouba Maigari former prime minister
  • Myra Maimoh singer
  • Bebe Manga singer
  • Lauren Etame Mayer Olympic medalist, footballer
  • Modeste M'bami Olympic medalist, footballer
  • Coco Mbassi musician
  • Achille Mbembe philosopher, political scientist
  • Andre-Marie Mbida statesman, former prime minister
  • Emile Abossolo M'Bo actor
  • Patrick Mboma footballer
  • William Eteki Mboumoua politician, diplomat
  • Ousmane Mey politician
  • Albert Meyong footballer
  • Roger Milla footballer
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