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.

Find out more about the greatest Nigerians, including Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Fela Kuti, Chinua Achebe, T. B. Joshua and Olusegun Obasanjo.

The Most Famous Nigerian

Destiny EtikoAugust 12, 1994NigerianDestiny Etiko is a Nigerian actress
T. B. JoshuaJune 12, 1963NigerianT
Agbani DaregoDecember 22, 1982NigerianAgbani Darego is a renowned Nigerian model and beauty queen, who won the Miss World 2001
Olusegun ObasanjoMarch 5, 1937NigerianOlusegun Obasanjo is a former President of Nigeria who held the position from 1999 to 2007
Alex IwobiMay 3, 1996BritishAlex Iwobi is a Nigerian national footballer
Benjamin Nnamdi AzikiweNovember 16, 1904NigerianBenjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe was the first president of Nigeria
Korede BelloFebruary 29, 1996NigerianKorede Bello is a Nigerian singer and songwriter
Hugo WeavingApril 4, 1960Australian, Nigerian, BritishHugo Weaving is an English-Australian actor who is best known to play the main villain Mr
Wole SoyinkaJuly 13, 1934NigerianWole Soyinka is a Nigerian writer, poet and play writer
Mo AbuduSeptember 11, 1964NigerianMosunmola Abudu, better known as Mo Abudu, is a UK born Nigerian famous as a media entrepreneur and philanthropist
Hugo Weaving

Hugo Weaving

Hugo Weaving is an English-Australian actor who is best known to play the main villain Mr

AustralianApril 4, 1960226 views

Enoch Adeboye

Enoch Adeboye is an internationally known Nigerian pastor

NigerianMarch 2, 1942187 views

Korede Bello

Korede Bello is a Nigerian singer and songwriter

NigerianFebruary 29, 1996274 views

Destiny Etiko

Destiny Etiko is a Nigerian actress

NigerianAugust 12, 1994817 views

Ayo Jay

Ayo Jay is a Nigerian singer, and songwriter

NigerianAugust 9, 1989165 views


Wizkid is a Nigerian singer and songwriter

NigerianJuly 16, 1990198 views


Lyrikal is a Trinidadian singer known for the single 'Learn Something'

Fela Kuti

Fela Kuti was a Nigerian musician and composer who pioneered the Afrobeat genre

NigerianOctober 15, 1938174 views

Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi is a Nigerian national footballer

BritishMay 3, 1996381 views