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Famous Malians

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.

K continued

  • Adame Ba Konare historian, writer
  • Alpha Oumar Konare former president
  • Amadou Konare coup leader
  • Abdoulaye Konate artist
  • Moussa Konate writer
  • Boubacar Kone footballer
  • Malamine Kone founder Airness sportswear
  • Oumar Kone judoka
  • Assane Kouyate film director
  • Bassekou Kouyate musician
  • Garan Fabou Kouyate politician
  • Kandia Kouyate musician
  • Lamine Badian Kouyate fashion designer
  • Moussa Kouyate musician
  • Seydou Badian Kouyate writer, politician
  • Maghan I former mansa (emperor)
  • Maghan II former mansa (emperor)
  • Maghan III former mansa (emperor)
  • Mahmud II former mansa (emperor)
  • Mahmud III former mansa (emperor)
  • Mahmud IV former mansa (emperor)
  • Choguel Kokalla Maiga engineer, politician
  • Ibrahima Maiga hurdler
  • Mahamane Kalil Maiga scientist, politician
  • Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga politician
  • Hamchetou Maiga-Ba basketball player
  • Bourama Mariko judoka
  • Oumar Mariko doctor, politician, activist
  • Ahmad Baba al Massufi writer, scholar
  • Sara M'Bodji musician, singer
  • Inna Modja singer
  • Musa I former mansa (emperor)
  • Musa II former mansa (emperor)
  • Musa III former mansa (emperor)
N - R
  • Ibrahima N'Diaye politician
  • Tenema N'Diaye footballer
  • Namakoro Niare discus thrower
  • Moctar Oiane diplomat, politician
  • Yambo Ouologuem writer
  • Pioneer Jazz music group
  • Rail Band music group
  • Hmeida Ould Ahmed Taleb politician
  • Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya former president
  • Dahmed Ould Teguedi footballer
  • Khalid Oumar Timbo footballer
  • Mohamed Ould Tolba politician
  • Doudou Toure footballer


  • Ahmadu Sekou Tall ruler
  • Mountaga Tall lawyer, politician
  • Adama Tamboura footballer
  • Tamikrest music group
  • Fousseiny Tangara footballer
  • Tartit music group
  • Tinariwen music group
  • Meiya Tireira basketball player
  • Tereba Togola archaeologist
  • Balla Tounkara singer, musician
  • Djelimady Tounkara musician
  • Ali Ibrahim "Farka" Toure singer, musician
  • Amadou Toumani Toure former president
  • Bassary Toure economist, politician
  • Boureima "Vieux" Farka Toure singer, musician
  • Kadiatou Toure basketball player
  • Sanoussi Toure politician, finance inspector
  • Sidi Toure singer, songwriter
  • Younoussi Toure former prime minister
  • Abdou Traore footballer
  • Aminata Dramane Traore author, politician, activist
  • Boubacar Traore singer, songwriter, musician
  • Demba Traore politician, lawyer
  • Dioncounda Traore acting president
  • Dramane Traore footballer
  • Falaba Issa Traore writer, playwright, theater and film director
  • Lassana Traore politician, diplomat
  • Lobi Traore musician
  • Mamadou Lamine Traore politician
  • Moussa Traore soldier, politician
  • Nassira Traore basketball player
  • Rokia Traore singer, songwriter, musician
  • Tiramakhan Traore army officer
U - Z
  • Uli I former mansa (emperor)
  • Uli II former mansa (emperor)
  • Sheik Sidi Abu Al Barakaat Mahmud ibn Umar judge
  • Wati former mansa (emperor)
  • Ben Zabo musician
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.