List of Famous People Born in Benin

Benin, officially the Republic of Benin and formerly known as Dahomey, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, Burkina Faso to the north-west, and Niger to the north-east. The majority of its population lives on the small southern coastline of the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country's largest city and economic capital. Benin covers an area of 114,763 square kilometres (44,310 sq mi) and its population in 2018 was estimated to be approximately 11.49 million. Benin is a tropical nation, highly dependent on agriculture, and is a large exporter of cotton and palm oil. Substantial employment and income arise from subsistence farming.

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1. Djimon Hounsou

Djimon Hounsou
Male. Beninese-American actor
First Name: Djimon
Born on April 24, 1964 (age 58)
Born in Benin, Littoral
Height: 187 cm | 6'2
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2. Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo
Female. is a Beninese singer-songwriter, actress, and activis
First Name: Angélique
Last Name: Kidjo
Born on July 14, 1960 (age 62)

3. Steve Mounié
Steve Michel Mounié

Steve Mounié
Male. Beninese association football player
First Name: Steve
Last Name: Mounié
Born on September 29, 1994 (age 28)
Height: 190 cm | 6'3

4. Patrice Talon

Patrice Talon
Male. Beninese president
First Name: Patrice
Born on May 1, 1958 (age 64)
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5. Stéphane Sessègnon

Stéphane Sessègnon
Male. Beninese footballer
First Name: Stéphane
Last Name: Sessègnon
Born on June 1, 1984 (age 38)
Height: 172 cm | 5'8

6. Zomahoun Idossou Rufin

Male. Beninese diplomat
First Name: Zomahoun
Born on June 15, 1964 (age 58)

7. Éric Micoud

Male. basketball player
First Name: Éric
Last Name: Micoud
Born on November 18, 1973 (age 48)
Born in Benin, Littoral
Height: 185 cm | 6'1

8. Jean Sagbo

Male. Russian real estate agent and politician
First Name: Jean
Last Name: Sagbo
Born on May 10, 1959 (age 63)
Born in Benin, Littoral
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9. Éric Blanc

Male. actor, impersonator, comedian
First Name: Éric
Last Name: Blanc
Born on October 10, 1965 (age 56)
Born in Benin, Littoral

10. Jean-Marc Adjovi-Bocco

Jean-Marc Adjovi-Bocco
Male. association football player
First Name: Jean-Marc
Born on December 22, 1963 (age 58)
Born in Benin, Littoral
Height: 184 cm | 6'0

11. Aurélie Adam Soule

Aurélie Adam Soule
Female. Beninese politician
First Name: Aurélie
Born on November 30, 1983 (age 38)

12. Khaled Adénon

Male. Beninese football defender
First Name: Khaled
Last Name: Adénon
Born on July 28, 1985 (age 37)
Height: 181 cm | 5'11

13. Djiman Koukou

Djiman Koukou
Male. Beninese footballer
First Name: Djiman
Born on November 14, 1990 (age 31)
Height: 185 cm | 6'1
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14. Thomas Boni Yayi

Thomas Boni Yayi
Male. Beninese politician and President of Benin
First Name: Thomas
Last Name: Yayi
Born on July 1, 1952 (age 70)
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15. Pascal Koupaki

Male. Beninese politician
First Name: Pascal
Last Name: Koupaki
Born on May 1, 1951 (age 71)
Born in Benin, Littoral
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16. Romuald Wadagni

Romuald Wadagni
Male. Beninese minister, finance and politician
First Name: Romuald
Born on May 31, 1976 (age 46)
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17. Dorothé Sossa

Male. Beninese lawyer and politician
First Name: Dorothé
Born on February 5, 1956 (age 66)

18. Marc Aillet

Marc Aillet
Male. Bishop of Bayonne
First Name: Marc
Last Name: Aillet
Born on April 17, 1957 (age 65)
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19. Coffi Codjia

Male. Beninese association football referee
First Name: Coffi
Born on December 10, 1967 (age 54)
Born in Benin, Littoral
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