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Famous Nigeriens

Niger's Information

Flag of Niger
Land Area 1,266,700 km2
Water Area 300 km2
Total Area 1,267,000km2 (#21)
Population 18,638,600 (#60)
Population Density 14.71/km2
Government Type Semi-presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $20.15 Billion
GDP Per Capita $1,100
Currency Franc (XOF)
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.


  • Aboubacar Ibrahim Abani diplomat
  • Mohamed Abdoulahi politician
  • Souley Abdoulaye politician, former prime minister
  • Albade Abouba politician, former acting prime minister
  • Nafissatou Moussa Adamou swimmer
  • Boukary Adji politician, former prime minister
  • Mounkaila Aissata politician
  • Ismael Eragae Alassane footballer
  • Moustapha Alassane filmmaker
  • Hamid Algabid politician, former prime minister
  • Mohamed Alhousseini Alhassan swimmer
  • Yacouba Ali footballer
  • Alphadi fashion designer
  • Hama Amadou politician, former prime minister
  • Kader Amadou footballer
  • Kalla Ankourao politician
  • Issoufou Assoumane politician

  • Oumar Ba politician
  • Falke Bacharou politician
  • Djibo Bakary politician
  • Mariama Souley Bana swimmer
  • Karim Bare swimmer
  • Nnimmo Bassey environmentalist activist, poet
  • Salifou Fatimata Bazeye jurist, magistrate
  • Amina Bazindre diplomat, politician
  • Mohamed Bazoum politician
  • Abdou Alassane Dji Bo judoka
  • Group Bombino music group
  • Gremah Boucar journalist
  • Rhissa Ag Boula politician
  • Amadou Cheiffou politician, former prime minister
  • Amadou Boubacar Cisse politician, former prime minister
  • Barcourgne Courmo politician, diplomat
  • Issake Daborg Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Mahamadou Danda politician, former prime minister
  • Abdou Daouda politician
  • Kassaly Daouda footballer
  • Dary Dasuda boxer
  • Mano Dayak freedom fighter, Taureg leader
  • Abdoulaye Hamani Diori politician
  • Hamani Diori first president
  • Moumouni Adamou Djermakoye politician
  • Moussa Moumouni Djermakoye army officer, politician
  • Amadou Ali Djibo politician
  • Hamidou Djibo footballer
  • Salou Djibo military leader
F - J
  • Etran Finatawa music group
  • Harouna Doula Gabde football manager
  • Foumakoye Gado politician
  • Ali Badjo Gamatie politician, former prime minister
  • Oumarou Ganda actor, film director, screenwriter
  • Rabiou Buero Gao middle distance runner
  • Harouna Garba track hurdler
  • Issoufou Boubacar Garba footballer
  • Zakari Gourouza judoka
  • Issoufou Habou boxer
  • Boubou Hama author, historian, politician
  • Abdoulaye Adamou Harouna military leader
  • Salamtou Hassane sprinter
  • Moustapha Abdoulaye Hima boxer
  • Adamou Ide poet, novelist
  • Zodi Ikhia politician
  • Hamadou Djibo Issaka swimmer, sculls rower
  • Alhassane Dante Issoufou footballer
  • Mahamadou Issoufou president
  • Sanoussi Tambari Jackou politician
K - L
  • Moussa Kaka journalist
  • Mamar Kassey music group
  • Seyni Kountche military officer, former head of state
  • Abdou Labo politician
  • Harouna Lago boxer
  • Zakari Lambo footballer
  • Issa Lamine politician
  • Idrissa Laouali footballer
  • Lailatou Amadou Lele taekwondo practitioner
  • Garba Lompo politician

M - N

  • Ouwo Moussa Maazou footballer
  • Issouf Ag Maha writer
  • Karidjo Mahamadou politician
  • Ouhoumoudou Mahamadou politician
  • Aliou Mahamidou politician, former prime minister
  • Mamadou Maidah politician, diplomat
  • Mohamadou Djibrilla Maiga politician
  • Rachidatou Seini Maikido track and field athlete
  • Ibrahim Bare Mainassara military officer, former president
  • Ibrahim Maliki swimmer
  • Abdoulaye Mamani poet, novelist, trade unionist
  • Daouda Mamadou Marte politician
  • Hassoumi Massaoudou politician
  • Adamou Assane Mayaki politician, diplomat
  • Ibrahim Assane Mayaki former prime minister
  • Aichatou Mindaoudou politician, diplomat
  • Mdou Moctar musician, songwriter
  • Omara "Bombino" Moctar musician, singer, songwriter
  • Yacouba Moumouni singer, musician
  • William Tonji N'Gounou footballer
O - R
  • Ousmane Issoufou Oubandawaki politician
  • Ambroise Ouedraogo bishop
  • Balkissa Ouhoumoudou swimmer
  • Ide Oumarou diplomat, politician, journalist
  • Mamane Oumarou former prime minister, ambassador
  • Seyni Oumarou politician, former prime minister
  • Mahamane Ousmane former president
  • Badie Ovnteni boxer
  • Brigi Rafini politician, prime minister
  • Oum Ramatou writer
  • Nassirou Sabo politician
  • Malam Ibrahim Mahaman Saguirou filmmaker
  • Ali Saibou former president
  • Issoufou Saidou-Djermakoye politician
  • Mahamane Saley politician
  • Andre Salifou politician, diplomat, professor
  • Habi Mahamadou Salissou politician
  • Rabo Kabara Saminou footballer
  • Mayaki Seydou boxer
  • Issoufou Sidibe labor leader, politician
  • Abdou Sidikou politician, diplomat
  • Maman Sambo Sidikou politician
  • Oumarou Sidikou politician
  • Yacouba Sido politician
  • Nafissa Souleymane sprinter
T - Z
  • Mamadou Tandja former president
  • Ibrahim Tondi hurdler
  • Saloum Traore trade union leader, politician
  • Aminatou Djibrilla Maiga Toure diplomat, politician
  • Daouda Malam Wanke military leader, former president
  • Ilguilas Weila human rights activist
  • Ali Mahamane Lamine Zeine politician, economist
  • Damoure Zika actor, broadcaster

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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