Famous Nigerian - Nigerian Celebrities
Nigeria, often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", is a country known for its diverse culture as it is inhabited by over 500 ethnic groups, each with its own unique language and traditions. The nation had been the home of numerous kingdoms and tribes before coming under British colonial rule. Nnamdi Azikiwe emerged as one of the leading figures of modern Nigerian nationalism and served as the first President of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966. Even though Nigeria went through decades of political turmoil, the ever resilient Nigerians continued making new strides in the areas of arts, culture, sports, and literature. The nation has produced poets and writers like John Pepper Clark, Ben Okri, Cyprian Ekwensi, Buchi Emecheta, and Helon Habila who have achieved fame on the international level. Nigerians have excelled in the field of sports, especially in basketball. Hakeem Olajuwon, Yinka Dare, Obinna Ekezie, Festus Ezeli and Olumide Oyedeji are some of the prominent sports stars in the country. Nigeria's human rights record remains poor giving rise to activists like Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi who has been associated with a number of international women's rights and philanthropy organizations. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Nigerians.
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The Most Famous Nigerian
|Destiny Etiko||August 12, 1994||Nigerian||Destiny Etiko is a Nigerian actress|
|T. B. Joshua||June 12, 1963||Nigerian||T|
|Agbani Darego||December 22, 1982||Nigerian||Agbani Darego is a renowned Nigerian model and beauty queen, who won the Miss World 2001|
|Olusegun Obasanjo||March 5, 1937||Nigerian||Olusegun Obasanjo is a former President of Nigeria who held the position from 1999 to 2007|
|Alex Iwobi||May 3, 1996||British||Alex Iwobi is a Nigerian national footballer|
|Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe||November 16, 1904||Nigerian||Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe was the first president of Nigeria|
|Korede Bello||February 29, 1996||Nigerian||Korede Bello is a Nigerian singer and songwriter|
|Hugo Weaving||April 4, 1960||Australian, Nigerian, British||Hugo Weaving is an English-Australian actor who is best known to play the main villain Mr|
|Wole Soyinka||July 13, 1934||Nigerian||Wole Soyinka is a Nigerian writer, poet and play writer|
|Mo Abudu||September 11, 1964||Nigerian||Mosunmola Abudu, better known as Mo Abudu, is a UK born Nigerian famous as a media entrepreneur and philanthropist|