Famous Sudanese - Sudanese Celebrities
Sudan, the third largest country in Africa, was home to numerous ancient civilizations, such as the Kingdom of Kush, Kerma, Nobatia, Alodia, Makuria, Meroë and others, and thus has a long tradition of cultural diversity. The culture of the country is the amalgamation of the behaviors, practices, and beliefs of about 578 ethnic groups, communicating in 145 different languages. With such a vast literary tradition, it comes as no surprise that the nation produced Ibrahim 'Ali Salman who is regarded as the most famous contemporary poet of the Arab Manasir and is simple referred to as "Ibrahim the poet". Sudanese music is also very diverse though years of political instability and chaos has deeply affected the country’s rich musical legacy. In the late 20th century, many of the country's most prominent poets, like Mahjoub Sharif, were imprisoned while others, like Mohammed el Amin and Mohammed Wardi fled the country. Well-built, strong and athletic, the Sudanese are known for their love for sports, especially athletics (track and field) and football. Sportsmen like Haitham Mustafa, Hassan El Kashief, and Ismail Ahmed Ismail have made the country proud on a pan-African basis. This section provides you information about the life and works of famous Sudanese people.
Find out more about the greatest Sudanese people, including Amin Elhassan, Omar al-Bashir, Alek Wek, Salva Kiir Mayardit and Muhammad Ahmad.
The Most Famous Sudanese
|Nikki Perkins||April 2, 1990||Sudanese||Nikki Perkins (Nyakuoth) is a Sudanese model and social-media celebrity.|
|John Garang||June 23, 1945||Sudanese||John Garang is a Sudanese politician, who founded and led the 'Sudan People's Liberation Army' in the ‘Second Civil War’|
|Amin Elhassan||April 12, 1979||Sudanese||Amin Elhassan is a Sudan-born sports commentator based in the United States who is currently working as an on-air commentator at the TV channel ESPN|
|Salva Kiir Mayardit||September 13, 1951||Sudanese||Salva Kiir Mayardit is the President of South Sudan|
|Omar al-Bashir||January 1, 1944||Sudanese||Omar al-Bashir is the current President of Sudan|
|Tayeb Salih||July 12, 1929||Sudanese||Tayeb Salih was a Sudanese author who shot to fame through his novel ‘Season of Migration to the North’|
|Alek Wek||April 16, 1977||Sudanese||The famous African supermodel is known for her charitable work with the United Nations for the Sudanese refugees|
|Muhammad Ahmad||August 12, 1844||Sudanese||Muhammad Ahmad was a Sudanese religious leader, who claimed to be deliverer of evil, the ‘Mahdi’, and led a successful ‘jihad’ movement|