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Famous Gambians

Gambia's Information

Flag of Gambia
Land Area 10,120 km2
Water Area 1,180 km2
Total Area 11,300km2 (#159)
Population 2,009,648 (#146)
Population Density 198.58/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $3.39 Billion
Currency Dalasi (GMD)
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.

B - C

  • Janet Badjan-Young playwright
  • Hamat Bah politician
  • Musa Bah teacher, writer
  • Lamin Kaba Bajo politician, diplomat
  • Fodeh Baldeh teacher, editor, journalist
  • Michael Ba Banatu-Gomez professor, writer
  • Fatou Bensouda lawyer, civil servant
  • Kenneth Y. Best journalist
  • Belinda Bidwell politician, teacher
  • Assan Musa Camara politician
  • Juldeh Camara musician
  • Alhaji Abdoulie Cham politician
  • Hassoum Ceesay economist, writer
  • Madi Ceesay journalist
  • Momodou Ceesay author
  • Angela Bernadette Colley educator, politician
  • Saruba Colley sprinter
  • William Dixon Colley journalist, publisher, editor
  • William Farquhar Conton educator, historian, novelist
D - H
  • Ousainou Darboe human rights lawyer, politician
  • Ebou Dibba novelist, teacher
  • Sheriff Mustapha Dibba politician
  • Bakary Gassama football referee
  • Malando Gassama musician
  • Ebou Gaye writer
  • Musa Gibril Bala Gaye diplomat, economist, banker
  • Crispin Grey-Johnson politician, ambassador
  • Deyda Hydara editor, journalist
  • Baboucarr-Blaise Jagne politician
  • Bala Garba Jahumpa politician, diplomat
  • Hassan Bubacar Jallow lawyer, politician, jurist
  • Ousman Jammeh politician
  • Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jammeh president
  • Abdoulie Janneh politician
  • Daniel Laemouahuma Jatta scholar, musician
  • Famara L. Jatta politician, economist
  • Ousman Rambo Jatta politician
  • Sidia Jatta politician, academic, writer
  • Dawda Kairaba Jawara former prime minister, former president
  • Hannah Augusta Darling Jawara nurse, playwright, women's rights activist
  • Alhafi Jeng pole vaulter, actor
  • Sona Jobarteh singer, musician, composer
  • Maba Jahou Jobe army officer, politician
  • Momodou Lamin Sedat Jobe politician
  • Julia Dolly Joiner politician
  • Isaac Jones sprinter
  • Alhaji Bai Modi Joof lawyer, champion of free speech
  • Alieu Ebrima Cham Joof historian, politician, lecturer, activist, nationalist
  • Joseph Henry Joof lawyer, politician, writer
  • Abdou Kolley politician
  • Alhaji Bai Konte singer
  • Dembo Konte musician
  • Omar Alieu Koroma footballer
  • Kausu Kuyateh musician


  • Ebrima Manneh journalist
  • Abdoulie Mansally footballer
  • Musa M'Boob musician
  • Patrick Mendy boxer
N - P
  • Jaysuma Saidy Ndure sprinter
  • Adama Njie middle distance runner
  • Isatou Njie-Saidy politician
  • Momodou Baboucar Njie politician
  • Pierre Sarr N'Jie politician
  • Sulayman S. Nyang professor, politician, consultant
  • Lenrie Leopld Wilfred Peters surgeon, novelist, poet
  • Pap Saine editor, publisher
  • Halifa Sallah politician
  • Tijan Sallah poet, economist
  • Lamin Sanneh professor, author
  • Sidi Moro Sanneh economist, politician, diplomat
  • Suwaibou Sanneh sprinter
  • Nyimasata Sanneh-Bojang politician
  • Kukoi Samba Sanyang leader 1981 rebellion
  • Pap Cheyassin Secka lawyer, politician
  • Omar Sey politician
  • Farimang Mamadi Singateh former head of state
  • Sally Sadie Singhateh poet, novelist
  • Edward Francis Small trade unionist, politician
  • Patience Sonko-Godwin historian, writer
  • Laba Badara Sosseh singer, composer
  • Soto Koto Band music group
  • Modou Sowe football referee
  • Foday Musa Suso musician, composer
  • Jali Nyama Suso musician
  • Alhaji Papa Susso musician, music director
T - W
  • Lang Tombong Tamba armed forces chief of defense
  • Fatou Tiyana track and field sprinter
  • Njogu Touray artist
  • Omar Alieu Touray diplomat
  • Pa Dembo Touray footballer
  • Phillis Wheatley poet

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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