List of Famous people born in Niger

Moussa Maâzou

First Name Moussa
Last Name Maâzou
Born on August 25, 1988 (age 35)
Born in Niger
Height 186 cm | 6'1

Ouwo Moussa Maâzou commonly known as Moussa Maâzou, is a Nigerien professional who plays as a striker, who plays for Jeunesse Esch.

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Lucien Cosiaco

First Name Lucien
Born on December 18, 1961
Died on February 20, 2018 (aged 56)
Born in Niger

Lucien Bouchardeau was a Nigerien football referee. Born in Niamey, he is best remembered for having officiated in 1998 a World Cup first round match between Italy and Chile. He called a penalty against Chile in the 85th minute, which allowed Italy the chance to tie the match 2-2. Following the game he talked to the press about his fear he would be sacked from the tournament, which would mark the end of his career. He also officiated matches at the 1996 Olympics, 1997 Confederations Cup and the 1998 and 1996 African Cup of Nations. He died on 20 February 2018 at the age of 56 from heart failure.

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Aminatou Seyni

First Name Aminatou
Born on October 24, 1996 (age 27)
Born in Niger

Aminatou Seyni is a Nigerien track and field sprinter.

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Zalika Souley

First Name Zalika
Born on October 7, 1947
Died on July 27, 2021 (aged 73)
Born in Niger

Zalika Souley was a Nigerien actress, the first sub-Saharan movie actress, and one of the pioneering actresses of African cinema.

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Amadou Cissé

First Name Amadou
Last Name Cissé
Born on June 29, 1948 (age 76)
Born in Niger

Amadou Boubacar Cissé is a Nigerien politician. He served as the Prime Minister of Niger on two occasions, from 8 to 21 February 1995 and again from 21 December 1996 to 27 November 1997. He has led a political party, the Union for Democracy and the Republic (UDR-Tabbat), since 1999, and he was appointed as Minister of State for Planning in 2011.

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Oumarou Ganda

First Name Oumarou
Last Name Ganda
Born on January 1, 1935
Died on January 1, 1981 (aged 46)
Born in Niger

Oumarou Ganda was a Nigerien director and actor who helped bring African cinema to international attention in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Moustapha Hima

First Name Moustapha
Last Name Hima
Born on January 1, 1992 (age 32)
Born in Niger

Moustapha Abdoulaye Hima is a Nigerien boxer. He competed for Niger in the 2012 Summer Olympics as a welterweight. Abdoulaye Hima was Niger's flag bearer in the opening ceremony. On 29 July Abdoulaye Hima lost a 6-13 points decision in the Round of 32 to Cameron Hammond of Australia.

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Aminatou Maïga Touré

First Name Aminatou
Born on November 4, 1955 (age 68)
Born in Niger

Aminatou Djibrilla Maiga Touré is a Nigerien diplomat. She was Niger's Ambassador to the United States from 2006 to 2010 and has served in the transitional government as Minister of Foreign Affairs since March 2010.

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Djibo Bakary

First Name Djibo
Born on January 1, 1922
Died on April 16, 1998 (aged 76)
Born in Niger, Niamey

Djibo Bakary was a socialist politician and important figure in the independence movement of Niger. Bakary was the first Nigerien to hold local executive power since the beginning of French colonialism. From 20 May 1957 to 14 December 1958, Bakary held the position of Vice President of the Council of Government and from 26 July 1958 to 10 October 1958, Bakary was the President of the Government Council of Niger. He was replaced by his cousin Diori Hamani, who eventually led Niger to independence in 1960.

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