List of Famous people born in Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos, sometimes referred to as Lagos State to distinguish it from Lagos Metropolitan Area, is a state located in southwestern Nigeria. The smallest in area of Nigeria's 36 states, Lagos State is arguably the most economically important state of the country, containing Lagos, the nation's largest urban area. It is a major financial centre and would be the fifth largest economy in Africa, if it were a country.

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1. Israel Adesanya

Israel Adesanya
Male. New Zealand kickboxer and MMA fighter
First Name: Israel
Last Name: Adesanya
Born on July 22, 1989 (age 32)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos
Height: 190 cm | 6'3"
Boxer, Sportsperson

2. Odion Ighalo
Odion Jude Ighalo

Odion Ighalo
Male. Nigerian association football player
First Name: Odion
Born on June 16, 1989 (age 32)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos
Height: 183 cm | 6'0"
Footballer, Sportsperson

3. Agbani Darego

Agbani Darego
Female. Miss World 2001, Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2001 and Top 10 at Miss Universe 2001
First Name: Agbani
Born on December 22, 1982 (age 38)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos
Height: 181 cm | 5'11"

4. Victor Moses

Victor Moses
Male. Nigerian association football player
First Name: Victor
Last Name: Moses
Born on December 12, 1990 (age 30)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos
Height: 177 cm | 5'10"
Footballer, Sportsperson

5. Godwin Okpara

Godwin Okpara
Male. Nigerian footballer
First Name: Godwin
Last Name: Okpara
Born on September 20, 1972 (age 48)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos
Height: 180 cm | 5'11"
Footballer, Sportsperson

6. Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem Olajuwon
Male. Nigerian-American basketball player
First Name: Hakeem
Last Name: Olajuwon
Born on January 21, 1963 (age 58)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos
Height: 213 cm | 7'0"
Basketballer, Sportsperson

7. Alex Iwobi
Alexander Chuka Iwobi

Alex Iwobi
Male. Nigerian association football player
First Name: Alex
Last Name: Iwobi
Born on May 3, 1996 (age 25)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos
Height: 183 cm | 6'0"
Footballer, Sportsperson

8. Damilola Taylor

Damilola Taylor
Male.
First Name: Damilola
Born on December 7, 1989
Died on November 27, 2000 (aged 10)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos

9. Sodiq Yusuff

Sodiq Yusuff
Male. Nigerian mixed martial artist
First Name: Sodiq
Born on May 19, 1993 (age 28)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos

10. Stephen Keshi

Stephen Keshi
Male. Nigerian football defender and manager
First Name: Stephen
Last Name: Keshi
Born on January 23, 1962
Died on June 7, 2016 (aged 54)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos
Height: 185 cm | 6'1"
Footballer, Sportsperson, Football-manager

11. Tony Allen

Tony Allen
Male. Drummer, composer, songwriter
First Name: Tony
Last Name: Allen
Born on August 12, 1940
Died on April 30, 2020 (aged 79)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos

12. Nelson BrickHands Agholor

Nelson BrickHands Agholor
Male. American football player
First Name: Nelson
Last Name: Agholor
Born on May 24, 1993 (age 28)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos
Height: 183 cm | 6'0"
American-football-player, Sportsperson

13. Peter Etebo

Peter Etebo
Male. Nigerian association football player
First Name: Peter
Last Name: Etebo
Born on November 9, 1995 (age 25)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos
Height: 176 cm | 5'9"
Footballer, Sportsperson

14. Victor Anichebe
Victor Chinedu Anichebe

Victor Anichebe
Male. Nigerian association football player
First Name: Victor
Last Name: Anichebe
Born on April 23, 1988 (age 33)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos
Height: 191 cm | 6'3"
Footballer, Sportsperson

15. Alki David

Alki David
Male. Greek billionaire heir
First Name: Alki
Born on May 23, 1968 (age 53)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos

16. Michael Ojo

Michael Ojo
Male. Nigerian basketball player (1993-2020)
First Name: Michael
Last Name: Ojo
Born on January 5, 1993
Died on August 7, 2020 (aged 27)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos

17. Buchi Emecheta

Buchi Emecheta
Female. Nigerian writer
First Name: Buchi
Last Name: Emecheta
Born on July 21, 1944
Died on January 25, 2017 (aged 72)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos

18. David Olusoga

David Olusoga
Male. British historian and television presenter
First Name: David
Last Name: Olusoga
Born on December 31, 1969 (age 51)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos

19. Naira Marley

Naira Marley
Male. Yoruba Nigerian singer
First Name: Naira
Born on May 9, 1994 (age 27)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos

20. Ifeanyi Chiejine

Ifeanyi Chiejine
Female. Nigerian footballer (1983-2019)
First Name: Ifeanyi
Born on May 17, 1983
Died on August 21, 2019 (aged 36)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos
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