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Famous Guyanese

Guyana's Information

Flag of Guyana
Land Area 196,849 km2
Water Area 18,120 km2
Total Area 214,969km2 (#83)
Population 735,909 (#165)
Population Density 3.74/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $6.05 Billion
GDP Per Capita $7,900
Currency Dollar (GYD)
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.

A - B

  • Bonny Alves music video producer
  • Rudy Bishop musician
  • Ron Bob-Semple actor
  • Johnny Braff musician
  • Wayne "Big Truck" Braithwaite boxer
  • E. R. Braithwaite teacher, diplomat
  • Art Broomes jazz drummer
  • Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham former president, former prime minister
  • E.R. Burrows father of art education
  • Basil Fitzherbert Butcher cricketer
C - D
  • Pat Cameron broadcaster
  • Jan Carew poet, author educator, playwright
  • Bertie Chancellor Guyana's "Dick Clark"
  • Nathaniel Critchlow founded Labor Union
  • Colin Croft cricketer
  • Aubrey Cummings musician
  • David Dabydeen author
  • Wrickford Dalgetty musician
  • Victor Davson artist
  • Andrea Douglas dancer
  • John Slingshot Drepaul dancer
E - G
  • Juliet Emanuel professor
  • Francis Quamina Farrier playwright, documentary producer
  • Phillip Forrester musician
  • Victor Forsythe broadcaster
  • John Fredericks bagpipe player
  • Terry Gajraj innovator Chutney music
  • Lance Gibbs cricket player
  • Michael Gilkes author
  • Des & Combo 7 Glasford music group
  • Eddie Grant musician
  • Linda Griffith dancer
H - J
  • Roger Harper cricket player
  • Carl Hazlewood artist
  • Roy A K Heath author
  • Bernard Heydorn columnist
  • Basil Hinds broadcaster
  • Ramjohn Holder singer, actor
  • Loris Holland musical producer
  • Winston Hoppie musician
  • Hugh Desmond Hoyte former president
  • Cheddi Jagan former president
  • Ruel Johnson author
K - M
  • Rohan Kanhai cricket player
  • Peter Kempadoo singer
  • Rafiq Khan broadcaster
  • Clive Lloyd cricket player
  • Dame Olga Lopes-Seale radio broadcaster, singer, community worker
  • Vesta Lowe music historian
  • Sister Rose Magdeline National Anthem author
  • Dave Martins musician
  • Ian McDonald poet, author cultural critic
  • Sister Noel Menezes educator, historian
  • Edgar Mittelholzer author
  • Colin Moore lawyer, activist
  • Henry Muttoo actor
N - R
  • Clement E. Nichols composer
  • Phillip Nichols musician
  • Roland Phillips lyricist
  • Billy Pilgrim educator, composer
  • Frank Pilgrim journalist
  • Sandra Primus dancer
  • Keith Proctor musician
  • Ustad Ramdhani musician
  • James Richmond poet
  • John Rickford author
  • Dr. Walter Rodney historian, activist
  • Basil Rodrigues songwriter
  • Bert Rogers musician
  • Akoyah Rudder drummer
  • Sheik Sadeek writer
  • Boysie Sage band leader
  • Hugh Sam composer
  • A. J. Seymour author, poet
  • Rudolph Shaw actor
  • Eon Sinclair musician
  • Pritha Singh dancer
  • Rajkumari Singh poet, political activist, educator
  • Andre Sobryan actor
T - W
  • Trev Sue-A-Quan historian
  • Clairmonte Taitt broadcaster
  • Helen Taitt performer
  • Sean Patrick Thomas actor
  • Ian Valz author
  • Ivan Van Sertima educator, author
  • Keith Waithe musician
  • Verna Walcott dancer
  • Aubrey Williams artist
  • Denis Williams artist
  • Ras Como Williams musician

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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