List of Famous people born in Nigeria

Kamaru Usman

First Name Kamaru
Last Name Usman
Born on May 11, 1987 (age 37)
Born in Nigeria, Edo State
Height 183 cm | 6'0

Kamarudeen Usman is a Nigerian-American professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Welterweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is the current UFC Welterweight Champion. Usman is also The Ultimate Fighter 21 tournament winner. As of July 14, 2020, he is #5 in the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings

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Israel Adesanya

Israel Mobolaji Temitayo Odunayo Oluwafemi Owolabi Adesanya
First Name Israel
Last Name Adesanya
Born on July 22, 1989 (age 34)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos
Height 190 cm | 6'3

Israel Mobolaji Temitayo Odunayo Oluwafemi Owolabi Adesanya is a Nigerian-born New Zealand professional mixed martial artist, and retired kickboxer and boxer. As a mixed martial artist, he is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), representing his native Nigeria, where he is the UFC Middleweight Champion and has an undefeated record of 20 wins and no losses. In kickboxing, he is the former Glory middleweight contender winner and King in the Ring two-time cruiserweight and heavyweight champion. As of 29 September 2020, he is #3 in the UFC men's pound-for-pound rankings. Adesanya is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world of mixed martial arts.

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Arnaut Danjuma

Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld
First Name Arnaut
Born on January 31, 1997 (age 27)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld is Nigerian-born Dutch professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Villarreal and the Netherlands national team.

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Victor Moses

First Name Victor
Last Name Moses
Born on December 12, 1990 (age 33)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos
Height 177 cm | 5'10

Victor Moses is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a winger on either flank for Russian club Spartak Moscow on loan from Premier League club Chelsea.

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Sade Adu

First Name Sade
Last Name Adu
Born on January 16, 1959 (age 65)
Born in Nigeria, Oyo State

Helen Folasade Adu, known professionally as Sade Adu or simply Sade, is a British singer, songwriter, and actress, known as the lead singer of her eponymous band. She has been credited as one of the most successful British female artists in history, and is often recognised as an influence on contemporary music. Her services to music were recognised in the UK with an award of the OBE in 2002, and a CBE in the 2017 Birthday Honours.

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Odion Ighalo

Odion Jude Ighalo
First Name Odion
Born on June 16, 1989 (age 35)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos
Height 183 cm | 6'0

Odion Jude Ighalo is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Chinese club Shanghai Greenland Shenhua.

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Lai Mohammed

First Name Lai
Last Name Mohammed
Born on December 6, 1951 (age 72)
Born in Nigeria

Layiwola "Lai" Mohammed is Nigeria's current Minister of Information and Culture. A lawyer and former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress.

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Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Promise Iheanacho
First Name Kelechi
Born on October 3, 1996 (age 27)
Born in Nigeria, Imo State
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Kelechi Promise Iheanacho is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Leicester City and the Nigeria national team. He has made appearances for Manchester City, as well as the Nigeria squad that won the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup and the Nigeria U-20 team at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Iheanacho was called up to the Manchester City senior squad for the 2015–16 season.

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Ahmed Musa

First Name Ahmed
Last Name Musa
Born on October 14, 1992 (age 31)
Height 171 cm | 5'7

Ahmed Musa is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward and left winger for the Nigeria national team.

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Tiwa Savage

First Name Tiwa
Last Name Savage
Born on February 5, 1980 (age 44)
Born in Nigeria, Lagos

Tiwatope Savage, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Isale Eko, she relocated to London at the age of 11 for her secondary education. Five years later, she began her music career doing backup vocals for artists such as George Michael and Mary J. Blige. After participating in the UK edition of The X Factor and graduating from Berklee College of Music, Savage signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2009. Inspired by the growth of the Nigerian music industry, Savage moved back to Nigeria and signed with Mavin Records in 2012. She made an appearance on the label's 2012 compilation album Solar Plexus.

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