List of Famous people born in Nigeria

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a sovereign country in West Africa bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Its southern coast is on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. It is a federal republic comprising 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. Lagos is the most populous city in the country and the African continent, as well as one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world.

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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. Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman
Male. Nigerian-American mixed martial artist
First Name: Kamaru
Last Name: Usman
Born on May 11, 1987 (age 34)
Born in Nigeria, Edo State
Height: 183 cm | 6'0"

3. Wunmi Mosaku

Wunmi Mosaku
Female. English-Nigerian actress
First Name: Wunmi
Born on July 31, 1986 (age 35)
Height: 174 cm | 5'9"

4. Kelechi Iheanacho
Kelechi Promise Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho
Male. Nigerian association football player
First Name: Kelechi
Born on October 3, 1996 (age 24)
Born in Nigeria
Height: 185 cm | 6'1"
Footballer, Sportsperson

5. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Female. Nigerian writer
First Name: Chimamanda
Born in Nigeria, Enugu State

6. 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

7. Akwaeke Emezi

Akwaeke Emezi
?. writer and video artist
First Name: Akwaeke
Born on November 30, 1986 (age 34)
Born in Nigeria, Abia State

8. Ahmed Musa

Ahmed Musa
Male. Nigerian association football player
First Name: Ahmed
Last Name: Musa
Born on October 14, 1992 (age 28)
Height: 171 cm | 5'7"
Footballer, Sportsperson

9. Sade Adu

Sade Adu
Female. English singer-songwriter
First Name: Sade
Last Name: Adu
Born on January 16, 1959 (age 62)
Born in Nigeria, Oyo State

10. 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"

11. 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

12. Mikel John Obi
John Michael Nchekwube Obinna

Mikel John Obi
Male. Nigerian association football player
First Name: Mikel
Born on April 22, 1987 (age 34)
Height: 188 cm | 6'2"
Footballer, Sportsperson

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. Hugo Weaving
Hugo Wallace Weaving

Hugo Weaving
Male. English-Australian actor
First Name: Hugo
Last Name: Weaving
Born on April 4, 1960 (age 61)
Born in Nigeria, Oyo State
Height: 188 cm | 6'2"

17. Damilola Taylor

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

18. Osita Iheme

Osita Iheme
Male. Nigerian actor
First Name: Osita
Born on February 20, 1982 (age 39)
Born in Nigeria, Imo State

19. Chinua Achebe
Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe

Chinua Achebe
Male. Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic
First Name: Chinua
Born on November 16, 1930
Died on March 21, 2013 (aged 82)

20. Sodiq Yusuff

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