List of Famous people born in Angola

Famous People
Names and Surnames

Eduardo Camavinga

Eduardo Celmi Camavinga
First Name Eduardo
Last Name Camavinga
Born on November 10, 2002 (age 20)
Height 182 cm | 6'0

Eduardo Camavinga is a French professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Rennes and the France national team. Born in Angola to Congolese parents, he represents the France national football team.

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Agostinho Neto

António Agostinho Neto
First Name Agostinho
Last Name Neto
Born on September 17, 1922
Died on September 10, 1979 (aged 56)

António Agostinho Neto was an Angolan politician and poet. He served as the 1st President of Angola (1975–1979), having led the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) in the war for independence (1961–1974). Until his death, he led the MPLA in the civil war (1975–2002). Known also for his literary activities, he is considered Angola's preeminent poet. His birthday is celebrated as National Heroes' Day, a public holiday in Angola.

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José Eduardo dos Santos

José Eduardo Van Dunen
First Name José
Last Name Santos
Born on August 28, 1942
Died on July 8, 2022 (aged 79)

José Eduardo dos Santos is an Angolan politician who served as President of Angola from 1979 to 2017. As President, José Eduardo dos Santos was also the commander in chief of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) and President of the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the party that has ruled Angola since it gained independence in 1975. He was the second-longest-serving president in Africa, surpassed only by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, who took power less than two months before dos Santos.

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William Carvalho

William Silva de Carvalho
First Name William
Last Name Carvalho
Born on April 7, 1992 (age 30)
Height 187 cm | 6'2

William Silva de Carvalho ComM is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Betis and the Portugal national team as a defensive midfielder.

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Hélder Costa

First Name Hélder
Last Name Costa
Born on January 12, 1994 (age 29)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Hélder Wander Sousa de Azevedo e Costa is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Leeds United and the Portugal national team.

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Valter hugo mãe

First Name Valter
Last Name Mãe
Born on September 25, 1971 (age 51)

Valter Hugo Mãe is the artistic name of the Portuguese writer Valter Hugo Lemos. He is also an editor, singer and plastic artist. valter hugo mãe received the José Saramago Prize in Literature in 2007 for his novel o remorso de baltazar serapião.

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Francisca Van Dunem

First Name Francisca
Last Name Dunem
Born on November 5, 1955 (age 67)

Francisca Eugénia da Silva Dias Van Dunem is an Angolan-Portuguese lawyer and politician who has been serving as the Portuguese Minister of Justice since 26 November 2015, in António Costa's XXI and XXII Constitutional Governments. Van Dunem is Portugal's first black government minister in history.

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Leila Lopes

First Name Leila
Born on February 26, 1986 (age 37)
Height 179 cm | 5'10

Leila Luliana da Costa Vieira Lopes Umenyiora is an Angolan model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2011. She had previously won Miss Angola UK 2010 and Miss Angola 2010, and was the first woman from Angola to win Miss Universe.

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Pedro Lima

First Name Pedro
Last Name Lima
Born on April 20, 1971
Died on June 20, 2020 (aged 49)
Height 183 cm | 6'0

Pedro Manuel Barata de Macedo Lima was a Portuguese-Angolan actor, best known for appearing in telenovelas in Portugal. He was also an Olympic swimmer.

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Silvio De Sousa

First Name Silvio
Last Name Sousa
Born on October 7, 1998 (age 24)
Height 206 cm | 6'9

Silvio De Sousa is an Angolan college basketball player for the Kansas Jayhawks of the Big 12 Conference. A native of Luanda, Angola, he competed with Montverde Academy and then IMG Academy in high school. He has played for the Angola national team on multiple occasions at the junior level.

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João Lourenço

First Name João
Last Name Lourenço
Born on March 5, 1954 (age 69)

João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, GColIH is an Angolan politician who has served as President of Angola since 26 September 2017. Previously, he was Minister of Defence from 2014 to 2017. In September 2018 he became the Chairman of the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the ruling party. He was the party's Secretary-General from 1998 to 2003.

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Pedro Emanuel

First Name Pedro
Last Name Emanuel
Born on February 11, 1975 (age 48)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Pedro Emanuel dos Santos Martins Silva, known as Pedro Emanuel, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played mainly as a central defender, and is the current manager of Emirati club Al Ain FC.

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Filipe Duarte

First Name Filipe
Last Name Duarte
Born on June 5, 1973
Died on April 17, 2020 (aged 46)

Luís Filipe Duarte Ferreira da Silva, popularly known as Filipe Duarte, was an Angolan-born Portuguese actor and voice artist. He is best known for the roles in the films Variações: Guardian Angel, Cinzento e Negro and Noise.

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Joana Amaral Dias

Joana Beatriz Nunes Vicente Amaral Dias
First Name Joana
Last Name Dias
Born on January 1, 1975 (age 48)

Joana Beatriz Nunes Vicente Amaral Dias, widely referred to in the media as Joana Amaral Dias is a Portuguese politician and clinical psychologist, with master's and Ph.D. degrees in that area. She is the daughter of psychiatrist Carlos Amaral Dias. Besides clinical practice, university teaching and scientific research, she is the author of numerous papers and scholarly articles. In 2010 she published the book Maníacos de Qualidade, a biographical and psychological analysis of historical figures in Portugal. She was also one of the highest ranked party members of the Bloco de Esquerda, although elected for member of the Portuguese Parliament as an independent (2002–2005). In the Portuguese presidential election, 2006 she was a supporter of Mário Soares with a mandate for the youth. She is also a columnist and political analyst. Joana Amaral Dias collaborated with the Diário de Notícias, TSF, SIC, and SIC Notícias. She authored the political column on RTP N and wrote in the newspaper Correio da Manhã and the blog Frontal Cortex.

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Bruno Fernando

First Name Bruno
Last Name Fernando
Born on August 15, 1998 (age 24)
Height 208 cm | 6'10

Bruno Afonso David Fernandes, known as Bruno Fernando, is an Angolan professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Maryland Terrapins.

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Ana Paula dos Santos

First Name Ana
Last Name Santos
Born on October 17, 1963 (age 59)

Ana Paula Cristovão Lemos dos Santos is the wife of former President of Angola, José Eduardo dos Santos. She served as Angola's First Lady from 1991 to 2017.

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Luis Pedro Cavanda

First Name Luis
Last Name Cavanda
Born on January 2, 1991 (age 32)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Luis Pedro Cavanda is a Belgian professional footballer who last played as a right back for Belgian club Standard Liège. Born in Angola, Cavanda represents Belgian internationally.

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Fernando Nobre

First Name Fernando
Last Name Nobre
Born on December 16, 1951 (age 71)

Fernando José de La Vieter Ribeiro Nobre is a Portuguese doctor who is the founder and president of the Portuguese NGO AMI. In 2007 he was voted as the 25th greatest Portuguese ever in the contest Os Grandes Portugueses, being the 5th most voted among Portuguese living people at that date. He was a candidate to the 2011 Portuguese presidential election.

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Anselmo Ralph

Anselmo Cordeiro da Mata
First Name Anselmo
Last Name Ralph
Born on March 12, 1981 (age 42)

Anselmo Ralf Andrade Cordeiro, better known as Anselmo Ralph, is an Angolan singer. He is one of the better internationally known Angolan singers and is commonly known for producing romantic songs.

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Rui Jordão

First Name Rui
Last Name Jordão
Born on August 9, 1952
Died on October 18, 2019 (aged 67)
Height 179 cm | 5'10

Rui Manuel Trindade Jordão was a Portuguese footballer.

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