Celebrities in Nigeria

Maryam Abacha former first lady
Christopher "Chris" Abani author
Oyinkansola Abayomi nationalist, feminist
Sadiq Abdullahi tennis player
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab "underwear bomber"
Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem politician
Khairat Abdulrazaq-Gwadabe politician
Salawa Abeni singer
Bola Abimbola singer, record producer
Wande Abimbola academician, politician
Hafsat Abiola human rights, civil rights, democracy activist
Iya Abubakar mathematician, politician
Muhammadu Kudu Abubakar etsu (ruler)
Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar etsu (ruler)
Sadiq Abdullahi tennis player
Albert Chinualumogu "Chinua" Achebe novelist, poet, critic
Catherine Obianuju Acholonu writer, researcher, lecturer
Ladipo Adamolekun public administration scholar
Simeon Olaosebikan Abedo administrator, lawyer, diplomat
"King" Sunny Ade singer, musician
Olubayo Adefemi Olympic medalist, footballer
Aderemi Adegbite photographer, filmmaker
Oyin Adejobi dramatist, actor
Elizabeth Adekogbe nationalist, politician, women's rights leader
Mojisola Adekunle-Obasanjo army officer, politician
Abu-Abdullah Adelabu scholar, writer, academic, publisher
Tayo Adenaike painter
Olapade Adeniken Olympic medalist, sprinter
Peter Adeniyi academician, administrator
Olajumoke Olufunmilola Adenowo architect, author
Wale Adenuga cartoonist, publisher
Olywayemi "Yemi" Adenuga television broadcaster
Titus Martins Adesoji Tadeniawo Aderemi I politician, traditional ruler
Adekundo Adesoji Paralympic medalist, athlete
Kunle Adeyemi architect, urbanist
Yinka Adeyemi artist
Abdul Hamid Adiamoh journalist, publisher
Adiele Eberechukwu Afigbo historian
Olabisi "Bisi" Afolabi Olympic medalist, track and field
Segun A. "S.A." Afolabi novelist, writer
Adebiyi Adegboye Adesida Afunbiowo II traditional ruler
Kanu Godwin Agabi lawyer, politician
Olisa Agbakoba lawyer, human rights activist
Biko Agozino criminologist
Chiwetalu Agu actor, comedian, movie producer
Francis Agu actor
Akinola Aguda jurist
Jacob Festus "J. F." Ade Ajayi historian
Toluwalogo "Tolu" Ajayi physician, poet, writer
Michael Collins "Don Jazzy" Ajereh singer, songwriter, musician
Yemi Ajibade actor, playwright
Chioma Ajunwa-Opara Olympic medalist, long jumper
Muhammad Mustapha Adebayo Akanbi lawyer, jurist
Claude Ake political scientist
John Oni Akerele first indigenous surgeon
Mercy Akide footballer
Funke Akindele actress
Oladejo "Dejak" Victor Akinlonu artist, sculptor, philosopher
Samuel Akinsanya trade unionist, nationalist
Hassanat Taiwo Akinwande actress
Isaac Babalola Akinyele traditional ruler
Akinwande Bolaji Akinyemi professor, politician
Mobolaji Akiode basketball player
Rita Akpan teacher, politician
Sunday Jack Akpansculptor
Uwem Akpan author
Dora Knem Akunyili pharmacist, politician
Patricia Naomi Akwashiki politician
Raphael Adeola "Ralph" Alabi engineer, industrialist
Dare Art "Darey" Alade singer, songwriter, musician
Kehinde "Kenny" Aladefa track and field athlete
Adeyemo Alakija lawyer, politician
Abimbola Gbemi Alao storyteller, author, translator
Halima Tayo Alao civil servant
Ibiyinka Olufemi Alao artist
Bisi Alimi gay rights activist, public speaker, blogger
Diezani Alison-Madueke politician
Tony Aladipo Allen musician, composer, songwriter
Taiwo Olubowale Allimi journalist
Olajide Aluko scholar, professor
Mactabene Amachree basketball player
Ifi Amadiume poet, anthropologist, essayist
Judith Amaechi women's, children's rights advocate
Abdulkareem Baba Aminu journalist, cartoonist, comic book artist
Awan Amkpa actor, playwright
Josephine Anenih politician
Chet Anekwe actor, filmmaker
Chike Aniakor painter
Victor Chinedu Anichebe Olympic medalist, footballer
Alexander Obiefoka Enukora Animalu scientist, physicist
Mustapha Adamu Animashaun author, publisher
Christiana "Chris" Anyanwu journalist, publisher, author
Emeka Anyaoku diplomat
Peace Anyiam-Osigwe film critic, producer, author
Asa singer-songwriter
Regina Askia-Williams actress, activist, television producer
Nana Asma'u princess, poet, teacher
Pascal Atuma actor, screenwriter, director, producer
Ishaya Sha'aibu Aubu doctor, professor, politician
Musa Audu Olympic medalist, athlete
Olutoyin "Toyin" Augustus hurdler
Nduka Awazie Olympic medalist, athlete
Ayodele Oluwatuminu Awojobi academic, author, inventor, activist
Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo politician
Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo nationalist, political writer, statesman
Adewale Ayuba singer, songwriter
Benjamin Nnamdi "Zik" Azikiwe first president
Maryam Babangida former first lady
Rotimi Babatunde writer, playwright
Emmanuel Hyacinth Babayaro Olympic medalist, footballer
Sunday Bada Olympic medalist, sprinter
Felix Kolawole Bajomo politician
Ishaya Bako film director, screenwriter
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa former prime minister
Ayodeji Ibrahim "Wizkid" Balogun singer, songwriter
Lekan Balogun dramatist, theater director
Ola Balogun filmmaker, scriptwriter
Ayo Bankole composer, musician
Oladimeji Sabur Bankole politician
Bassey Ekpo Bassey II journalist, politician, traditional ruler
Nnimmo Bassey environmental activist, poet
Olumbe Bassir scientist, author, academic
Philip Begho author, dramatist
Bella Bell-Gam pentathlete
Bernard Olabinjo "Bobby" Benson musician
Elizabeth "Liz" Benson actress
Grace Folashade Bent politician
Saburi Oladerni Biobaku scholar, historian
Minah Ogbeneyealu Bird actress
Yinka Bode-George model
Rosaline Patricia Irorefe Bozimo lawyer, jurist
Saudatu Usman Bungudu politician
JJ Bunny actress
Jimoh Buraimoh artist
Lanre Buraimoh artist
Sokari Douglas Camp artist
Kemafo Nonyerem "Kema" Chikwe politician, ambassador
Lynda Chuba-Ikpeazu politician
Clement Chukwu Olympic medalist, athlete
Chioma Chukwuka actress
Chika Yagazie Chukwumerije Olympic medalist, taekwondo practitioner
Chinwe Chukwuogo-Roy artist
Maryam Ciroma politician
John Pepper "J. P." Clark poet, playwright
Abike Dabiri-Erewa politician
Noel G. DaCosta composer, musician, conductor
Stella Damasus-Aboderin actress, singer
Richard Mofe Damijo actor, politician
Isioma Daniel journalist
Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma army soldier, politician
Andrew Dan-Jumbo television host
Ganiyu Olawale Dawodu politician, democracy activist
David Dejiro Defiagbon Olympic medalist, boxer
Jude Dibia novelist
Andrew Adibo Dick wrestler
Kenneth Dike historian
Ndidi Dike artist
Tonto Charity Dikeh actress, singer
Duncan Dokiwari Olympic medalist, boxer
Rita Domonic actress
Joseph Dosu Olympic medalist, footballer
Andrew Dosunmu photographer, filmmaker
Antera Duke Efik chief, slave trader
Onome Ebi footballer
Offiong Edem table tennis player
Ini Edo actress
Pete Edochie actor
George Edozie painter
Shafi Lawal Edu conservationist, politician
Adetomiwa Edun actor
Jake Okechukwu Effoduh lawyer, human rights activist, actor
Nneka Egbuna singer, songwriter
Aaron Egbele Olympic medalist, sprinter
Innocent Egbunike Olympic medalist, sprinter
Joseph N. C. Egemonye Journalist, writer
Augustine Owen Eguavoen footballer, manager
Mike "Gentlemen" Ejeagha musician
Ufuoma Stacey Ejenobor actress
Lucy Ogecukwu Ejike Paralympic medalist, powerlifter
Eme Ufot Ekaette politician
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde actress, singer
Grace Ekpiwhre civil servant
Efioanwan Ekpo footballer
Felix Ekpo weightlifter
Margaret Ekpo women's rights activist, politician
Cyprian Ekwensi author
Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme architect, politician
Lazarus Ekwueme musicologist, composer
Taslim Olawale Elias jurist
Desmond Elliott actor, director
Buchi Emecheta novelist
Uchenna Emedolu Olympic medalist, athlete
Uwechue "Hao Ge" Emmanuel singer
Joy Emodi politician
Chief Anthony Enahoro anti-colonial, pro-democracy activist
Benedict "Ben" Chuka Enwonwu painter, sculptor
Wuraola Esan teacher, politician
Eyo Ita Esau teacher, trade unionist
Rosemary Esehagu writer
Ehukwuemeka Jerry "Emeka" Esogbue historian, journalist, writer
Helen Esuene civil servant
Virginia Ngozi Etiaba politician
Nse Ikpe Etim actress
Patricia Olubunmi Foluke Etteh politician
Akin Euba composer, musicologist
Femi Euba actor, dramatist
Uche Eucharia football coach
Mary Evans artist
Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze philosopher
Silver Ezeikpe Paralympic medalist, athlete
Obiageli Ezekwesili accountant, politician
Davidson Ezinwa Olympic medalist, sprinter
Mike Ezuruonye actor
Lawrence Apalara "L.A." Fabunmi scholar, diplomat, ambassador
Aliu Babatunde "Babs" Fafunwa educator, politician
Akinlabi "Akin" Fakeye woodcarver
Azeez Kayode Fakeye sculptor
Lukman Alade Fakee sculptor, woodcarver
Femi Falana lawyer, human rights activist
Adebayo Faleti poet, writer, actor
Toyin Omoyene Falola historian, professor
Adewunmi Abdulateef "Femi" Fani-Kayode politician, essayist, poet, lawyer
Remi Fani-Kayode politician, nationalist, statesman, lawyer
Rotimi Fani-Kayode photographer
Olusoji Adetokunbo Fasuba Olympic medalist, sprinter
Teslim Fatusi Olympic medalist, footballer
Abdul-Gaiyu "Gani" Oyesola Fawehinmi author, publisher, lawyer
Susan Oluwabimpe "Goldie" Filani singer, songwriter
Dan Fulani author
Fidelis Gadzama Olympic medalist, athlete
Bashorun Gaha nobleman, military leader
Ibrahim Agboola Gambari scholar, diplomat, politician
George Adeniji Garrick high jumper
Manuela George-Izunwa politician
Lemi Ghariokwu artist, designer
Dele Giwa journalist, editor
Florence Ita Giwa politician
James Godday Olympic medalist, athlete
Adenike Grange politician
Yusuf Grillo artist
Ukawsaw Gronniosaw autobiographer
Tariq Hanna chef
Kate Henshaw actress
Dil "Dilomprizulike" Humphrey-Umezulike artist, sculptor
Mfreke Obong "El Mafrex" Ibanga singer, songwriter
Onyeka Ibe painter
Chinweizu Ibekwe critic, poet, journalist
Akanu Ibiam medical missionary
Alex Ibru newspaper founder, publisher
Innocent Ujah "2Face" Ibidia singer, songwriter, record producer
Jimoh Ibrahim lawyer, politician, industrialist
Faith Idehen Olympic medalist, sprinter
Ene Franca Idoko Olympic medalist, sprinter
Felix Idubor sculptor
Nosa Igiebor journalist, editor
Osita Iheme actor
Chika Nancy Ike actress, ambassador
Vincent Chukwuemeka Ike writer
Chinedu Ikedieze actor
Isaac Ikhouria Olympic medalist, boxer
Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen film director, screenwriter, film producer
Chidi Imooh Olympic medalist, sprinter
Dickson Nnamdi Iroegbu film director, producer
Aishat Ismail politician
Halimat Ismaila Olympic medalist, athlete
Akinwunmi Isola playwright, actor, dramatist
Ralph Michael Iwowari traditional ruler
Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu politician, statesman
Chukwudi "Chuk" Iwuji actor
Olufunmilola Aduke "Funmi" Iyanda broadcaster, journalist, columnist
Eucharia Njideka Iyiazi Paralympic medalist, athlete
David Izonritei Olympic medalist, boxer
Oludotun "Olu" Jacobs actor
Ibukun Jegede model
Olymuyiwa Jibowu jurist
Chude Jideonwo lawyer, journalist
Bankole A. Johnson physician, psychiatrist
Uche Jombo actress, screenwriter, film producer
Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan president
Patience Faka Jonathan first lady
Keziah Jones singer, songwriter, musician
Ismail Babatunde Jose journalist, editor
Muhammadu Junaidu historian, writer, scholar
Bose Kaffo table tennis player
Kanayo O. Kanayo actor
Nwankwo Kanu footballer
Aloysius Iyorgyer Katsina-Alu jurist
Oluyemi Kayode Olympic medalist, sprinter
Kenneth Kola Abiola Keazor lawyer, jurist
Oby Kechere actress, film director
Gloria Kemasuode Olympic medalist, athlete
Adesimbo Victor Kiladejo traditional ruler
Peter Konyegwachie Olympic medalist, boxer
Jide Kosoko actor
Marcia Kure artist
Zainab Abdulkadir Kure politician
Mak 'Kusare film director
Femi Kuti musician
Ladi Kwali potter
Chidi Kwubiri artist
Suleiman "Sule" Ladipo tennis player
Rilwanu Lukman engineer, politician
Hajiya Zainab Maina politician
Nojim Maiyegun Olympic medalist, boxer
Joseph Oyeyani Makoju presidential special advisor
Michael Chikelu Mbabuike poet, professor, linguist
Oliver O. Mbamara filmmaker, actor, writer, lawyer
Louis Nwachukwu Mbanefo lawyer
Monday Merotohun table tennis player
Amanda Mike-Ebeye actress
Tony Mmoh tennis player
Oliver Udemmadu Ogbnnia Mobisson scientist, activist, professor
Isah Adam Muhammad taekwondo practitioner
Tony Momoh journalist, politician
Ngozi Rosalin Monu swimmer
Nick Monu dramatist, actor, director
Jude Monye Olympic medalist, athlete
Aloma Mariam Mukhtar jurist
John Munonye writer
Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa traditional ruler
Dahiru Musdapher jurist
Ghali Umar Na'Abba politician
Usman Bayero Nafada politician
Okey Ndibe novelist, columnist, essayist
Uche Nduka poet, writer, lecturer, songwriter
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie writer
Fidelia Akuabata Njeze ambassador, politician
Perpetua Ijeoma Nkwocha footballer
Emmanuel Nnadozie economist, professor, writer
Bartholomew Nnaji scientist, inventor
Genevieve Nnaji actress
Kazeem Nosiru table tennis player
Ramsey Jokunbo Nouah, Jr. actor
Cyril Ikechukwu Nri actor, writer, film director
Tony Nsofor painter
Obinna "Saint Obi" Nwafor actor, producer, director
Nkechi Justina Nwaogu politician
Flora Nwapa author
Adaobi Tricia Obinne Nwaubani novelist, humorist, essayist, journalist
Onyeka Nwelue writer, filmmaker
Chike C. Nwoffiah actor, theater director, filmmaker
Demas Nwoko artist, architect
Gogo Chu Nzeribe trade unionist
Abiodun Obafemi Olympic medalist, footballer
Alhaji Aliyu Ocheja Obaje paramount ruler
Chinwe Obaji lecturer, teacher, politician
Olusegun Obasanjo former Nigerian Army general, president
Stella Obasanjo former first lady
Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello politician
Chinedu Ogbuke Obasi Olympic medalist, footballer
Lenient Obia swimmer
Amarachi Favour Obiajunwa wrestler
Francis Obiorah Obikwelu Olympic medalist, sprinter
Kingsley Obiekwu Olympic medalist, footballer
Omoni Oboli actress, scriptwriter, producer
Blessing Oborududu wrestler
Pa Benedict Odiase composer national anthem
Nduka Odizor tennis player
Pastor Taiwo Odubiyi author, speaker
Eze Igwegbe Odum politician
Cecilia Otu Offiong table tennis player
Gentle Offoin swimmer
Ruth Ogbeifo Olympic medalist, weightlifter
Kingsley Ogoro film director, screenwriter, film producer
Olu Oguibe artist
Hubert Adedeji Ogunde actor, playwright, theater manager, musician
Funsho Ogundipe musician, music director, composer
Omolara Ogundipe poet, critic, editor, feminist, activist
Tanimowo Ogunlesi women's rights activist
Falilat Ogunkoya Olympic medalist, athlete
Elijah Kolawold "Kola" Ogunmola actor, dramatist, mime, playwright
Wole Oguntokun playwright, stage and film director
Joy Uche Angela Ogwu politician
Tanure Ojaide poet, writer
Izu Ojukwa film director
John "Mr. Ibu" Okafor actor, comedian
Ngoli "Ngo" Onyeka Okafor model, actor, boxer
Blessing Okagbare Olympic medalist, athlete
Uche Alozie Okechukwu Olympic medalist, footballer
Edward Ikem Okeke politician, trade union leader
Patrick Nwokoye "P. N." Okeke-Ojiudu politician, teacher, philanthropist
Uche Okeke artist
Chika Okeke-Agulu artist, historian, curator
Oladayo "Dayo" Okeniyi actor
Odoh Diego Okenyodo writer, pharmacist, poet, journalist
Stephanie Onyekachi Okereke actress, film director
Pius Okigbo economist
Ogbidi Okojie traditional ruler
Chinedu "Flavour N'abania" Okoli singer, songwriter
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala economist, politician
Nnenna Okore artist
Solomon Okoronkwo Olympic medalist, footballer
Samuel Ejikeme Okoye astrophysicist
Ben Okri poet, novelist
Baba Ken Okulolo musician, bandleader
Ikenna Bryan Okwara model
Moses "Buba Sala" Olaiya comedian, dramatist, actor
Gbenga Toyosi Olawepo human rights activist
Olufunmilayo Aduni Olayinka banker, politician
Andy Ologun boxer, martial artist, kickboxer, actor
Dele Olojede journalist, editor, first African-born Pulitzer Prize winner
Olowe of Ise wood sculptor, artist
Bola Kuforiji Olubi noblewoman, banker, politician
Nkiruka "Kiki" Omeili actress
Michael Akhaine Omoighe painter, curator, art critic
Bankole "Kole" Ajibabi Omotosho writer
Stella Omu politician
Aina Onabolu art teacher, painter
Bruce Obomeyoma Onabrakpeya printmaker, painter, sculptor
Nathaniel Kolawole "Kola" Onadipe author
Onyeka Onwenu actress
Ebere Onwudiwe economist, political scientist
Mary Onyali-Omagbemi Olympic medalist, sprinter
Ifeoma Onyefulu author, novelist, photographer
Charity Opara Olympic medalist, relay runner
Mobi Patrick Oparaku Olympic medalist, footballer
Christy Opara-Thompson Olympic medalist, sprinter
Igwe Kenneth Onyeneke Orizu III traditional ruler, spiritual leader
Stephen Osagiede Oronsaye accountant, civil servant
Wilson Oruma Olympic medalist, footballer
Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe singer, songwriter
Dennis Chukude Osadebay politician, poet, journalist
Oludamola Bolanie "Damola" Osayomi Olympic medalist, sprinter
Agnes Osazuwa Olympic medalist, track and field sprinter
Olufunke Oshonaike table tennis player
Babafemi "Femi" Adeyemi Osofisan writer
Niyi Osundare poet, dramatist, literary critic
Oluwakayode Osuntokun tropical neurology researcher
Helen Aiyeohusa Ovbiagele novelist
Dapo Daniel "D'banj" Oyebanjo singer, songwriter
Nkem Owoh actor, comedian
Patience Ozokwor actress
Helen Paul actress, comedienne
Rotimi Peters Olympic medalist, athlete
Susan Peters actress
Isaac Promise Olympic medalist, footballer
Runilayo Ransome-Kuti teacher, women's rights activist
Christopher Oluwole Rotimi army officer, diplomat, politician
Olawale "Ola" Gladstone Emmanuel Rotimi playwright, theater director
Ruqayyah Ahmed Rufa'i politician
Oluwagbenga Abedoyin "Gbenga" Salu film director, editor, visual effects artist
Mohammed Namadi Sambo architect, politician
Samsong singer, songwriter
Abidemi Sanusi author
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi banker, nobleman, scholar
Gbemisola Ruqayyah Saraki politician
Kenule "Ken" Beeson Saro-Wiwa writer, television producer
Zina Saro-Wiwa video artist, filmmaker
Mabel Segun writer, poet
Taiye Selasi writer, photographer
Twins Seven Seven painter, sculptor, musician
Agboola Shadare songwriter, composer, producer
Herzekiah Andrew Shanu photographer
Tidiana Shitou photographer
Mercy Johnson Shola actress
Ayo Shonaiya filmmaker, tv producer
Lola Shoneyin poet, author
Wilson Siewari wrestler
Bisi Silva curator
Joke Silva actress, director
Doris Simeon-Ademinokan actress
Max Siollun military historian
Zulu Sofola playwright, dramatist, professor
Augustus Taiwo "Tai" Solarin educator, social activist, author
Sarah Adebisi Sosan teacher, politician
Bode Sowande writer, dramatist
Olufela "Fela" Obafunmilaro Sowande musician, composer
Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Soyinka Nobel laureate, playwright, poet
Salamatu Hussaini Suleiman lawyer, politician
Baba Suwe actor
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal politician
John Idowu Conrad Taylor jurist
Timaya singer, songwriter
Oluremi Tinubu former first lady, politician
Dapo Torimiro singer, songwriter, musician
Segun Moses Toriola table tennis player
Fatimah Tuggar artist
Amos Tutuola writer
James Iroha Uchechukwu photographer
Ada Udechukwu artist, poet
Obiora Udechukwu painter, poet
Fabian Udekwu cardiac surgeon, pioneer of open heart surgery in Africa
Enefiok Udo-Obong Olympic medalist, sprinter
Egbert Udo Udoma lawyer, jurist
Moses Ugbusien Olympic medalist, athlete
Onyema Ugochwkwu economist, journalist, politician
Frederick Nnabuenyi Ugonna ethnologist, linguist, writer
O. C. Ukeje actor
Adaora Lily Ulasi novelist, journalist
Benedict Uloko weightlifter
Ibrahim H. Umar scientist
Becky Umeh artistic director, choreographer, dancer
Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike author, poet
Dolly Unachukwu actress, writer, producer, film director
Chika Unigwe author
Mariam Usman weightlifter
Nenadi Esther Usman politician
Sunday Uti Olympic medalist, sprinter
Beatrice Utondu Olympic medalist, sprinter
Cynthia Uwak footballer
Okon Uya ambassador, professor
Okey Uzoeshi actor
Joshua Uzoigwe composer, ethnomusicologist
Ambruse Vanzekin Olympic medalist, footballer
Jaja Anucha Wachuku statesman, lawyer, politician, diplomat, humanitarian
Saul Weigopwa Olympic medalist, athlete
Adim Williams film director
Eric Williams swimmer
Ken Wiwa journalist, author
Wunmi singer, dancer, fashion designer
Balaraba Ramat Yakubu author
Shehu Musa Yar'Adua military officer, politician
Turai Yar'Adua former first lady
Umaru Musa Yar'Adua former president
Yellow Yeiyah swimmer
Fatima Yusuf-Olukoju Olympic medalist, athlete