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List of famous people from Cameroon, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Cameroon, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Cameroon you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Cameroon, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

Examples of people on this list include Lionnel Franck Djimgou and Frederic Fokejou Tefot.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Cameroon?" or "Which celebrities were born in Cameroon?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Patrick Baudry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Patrick Baudry age 71 - Patrick Pierre Roger Baudry, is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the French Air Force and a former CNES astronaut. In 1985, he became the second French citizen in space, after Jean-Loup ...more

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Josh Blue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Josh Blue age 37 - Josh Blue is an American comedian. He was voted the Last Comic Standing on NBC's reality show Last Comic Standing during its fourth season, which aired May–August 2006. Blue has cerebral palsy, ...more

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Richard Bona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Richard Bona age 48 - Richard Bona is a jazz bassist and musician.

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Sokoudjou is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Sokoudjou age 32 - Soukoudjou is an actor.

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Marc-Vivien Foé is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Marc-Vivien Foé Died at 28 (1975-2003) - Marc-Vivien Foé was a Cameroonian international footballer, who played in midfield for both club and country. With success in the French League, and stints in England in the Premier ...more

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Jean-Marie Téno is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Jean-Marie Téno age 61 - Jean-Marie Téno is a screenwriter, film director and producer.

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Alexis Wangmene is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Alexis Wangmene age 26 - Alexis Mang-Ikri Wangmene is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for Krka Novo mesto in Slovenia. Wangmene played college basketball at the University of Texas at Austin. He has also ...more

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Dominique Barbéris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Dominique Barbéris age 59 - Dominique Barberis, born in 1958, is a French novelist, author of literary studies and university professor, specialist in stylistics and writing workshops.

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Stéphane Mbia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Stéphane Mbia age 29 - Stéphane Mbia Etoundi is a Cameroonian footballer who plays for Spanish club Sevilla FC and the Cameroon national team as a defensive midfielder. He has represented Cameroon on almost 50 ...more

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Rudolf Duala Manga Bell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Rudolf Duala Manga Bell Died at 41 (1873-1914) - Rudolf Duala Manga Bell was a Duala king and resistance leader in the German colony of Kamerun. After being educated in both Kamerun and Europe, he succeeded his father, Manga Ndumbe Bell, on 2 ...more

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Nina Kamto Njitam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Nina Kamto Njitam age 32 - Nina Kamto Njitam is a French handball player, born in Cameroon. She plays for the French national team. She participated at the 2008 Summer Olympics in China, where the French team placed

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Alex Song is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Alex Song age 29 - Alexandre Dimitri Song Billong, better known as Alex Song, is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays for English club West Ham United, on loan from Spanish club FC Barcelona, and ...more

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Véronique Mang is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Véronique Mang age 32 - Véronique Mang is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for France.

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Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje age 37 - Ruben Bertrand Boumtje Boumtje is a retired Cameroonian professional basketball player. At 7'0" and 260 lbs, he played at center. He is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, ...more

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Ferdinand Oyono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Ferdinand Oyono Died at 81 (1929-2010) - Ferdinand Léopold Oyono was an author from Cameroon whose work is recognised for a sense of irony that reveals how easily people can be fooled. Writing in French in the 1950s, Oyono had ...more

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Werewere Liking is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Werewere Liking age 65 - Werewere Liking is a writer, playwright and performer based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. She established the Ki-Yi Mbock theatre troupe in 1980 and founded the Ki-Yi village in 1985 for the ...more

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Bernardin Kingue Matam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Bernardin Kingue Matam age 26 - Bernardin Ledoux Kingue Matam is a French weightlifter who competes in the men's lightweight division. He is part of the La Francaise de Besançon club in Besançon, France. His ...more

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Alfred Aboya is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Alfred Aboya age 30 - Alfred Aboya Baliaba is a Cameroonian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for the UCLA ...more

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Benoît Angbwa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Benoît Angbwa age 33 - Benoît Christian Angbwa Osso Emeyang is a Cameroonian footballer. Most recently, he played for Anzhi Makhachkala. He normally plays as a defender in a right back position, but can also ...more

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Calixthe Beyala is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Calixthe Beyala age 56 - Calixthe Beyala is a Cameroonian-born French writer who writes in French. She grew up in Douala with her sister. In 1978, she left Cameroon for France. She married, and has two children.

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Mathias Nkwenti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Mathias Nkwenti age 37 - Mathias Dru Nkwenti is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft and played ...more

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Sofoklis Schortsanitis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Sofoklis Schortsanitis age 30 - Sofoklis Schortsanitis is a Greek-Cameroonian professional basketball player for Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C. of the Israeli Super League. Listed at 2.08 m and 156.5 kg, he was born in Tiko, Cameroon, ...more

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Jacques Zoua is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Jacques Zoua age 24 - Jacques Zoua Daogari is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish Süper Lig club Erciyesspor, on loan from Bundesliga club Hamburger SV.

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Aloys Nong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Aloys Nong age 33 - Aloys Bertrand Nong is a Cameroonian footballer who currently plays as a striker for Iran Pro League side Foolad.

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Louis-Paul M'Fédé is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Louis-Paul M'Fédé Died at 52 (1961-2013) - Louis-Paul M'Fédé was a Cameroonian soccer player who played midfield. He spent his playing career with Cameroonian side Canon Yaounde and Olympic Mvolyé, and Stade Rennais ...more

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Adolphe Teikeu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Adolphe Teikeu age 25 - Adolphe Teikeu Kamgang is a Cameroonian footballer who plays for Terek Grozny in the Russian Premier League,on loan from FC Chornomorets Odesa of the Ukrainian Premier League.

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Herve Xavier Zengue is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Herve Xavier Zengue age 31 - Herve Xavier Zengue or simply Xavier is a Cameroonian football player who last played for FC Terek Grozny. He holds Burkinabe citizenship as he is married to a Burkinabe women. His participation ...more

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Joseph Boum II is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Joseph Boum II age 26 - Joseph Boum is a Camoronese footballer who plays for Antalyaspor as a center back.

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Mathias Chago is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Mathias Chago age 32 - Mathias Dellgoue Chago de Confiance, commonly known simply as Chago, is a Cameroonian professional footballer who is also a Croatian citizen as from January 2006. He currently plays for Foolad. ...more

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Vincent Ngongang is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Vincent Ngongang age 36 - Vincent Ngongang is a Cameroonian footballer who currently plays for FK Crvenka.

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Patrick Leugueun is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Patrick Leugueun age 34 - Patrick Leugueun is a Cameroonian football defender currently playing for the French side Stade Bordelais. His brother Serge Leugueun is also a footballer, but never played on a ...more

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Matt Berg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Matt Berg age 37 - Matt Berg is the director of ICT for the Millennium Villages Project at the Columbia University’s Earth Institute and member of its Department of Mechanical Engineering research group in ...more

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Gautier Bello is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Gautier Bello age 32 - Gautier Bello is a Cameroonian footballer.

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Vincent Péricard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Vincent Péricard age 33 - Vincent de Paul Péricard is a French-Cameroonian former professional football player, who played in France with Saint-Étienne and in Italy with Juventus before moving to England, ...more

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Amadou Rabihou is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Amadou Rabihou age 31 - Amadou Dangadji Rabihou is a Cameroonian footballer currently playing for SV Waldhof Mannheim.

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Jean Bouli is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Jean Bouli age 35 - Jean Blaise Bouli in Douala is a Cameroonian footballer who currently plays for FC Olimpia in Moldova. Previously he played for FC Jūrmala in Latvia. He played 9 games, scoring no goals.

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Bassey William Andem is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Bassey William Andem age 47 - Bassey William Andem is a Cameroonian retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper. In spite of a very large frame he was known for his above-average reflexes, and spent most of his career ...more

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Edet Otobong is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Edet Otobong age 29 - Ene Edet Otudor Otobong is a Cameroonian footballer who currently plays for Egyptian club Misr El-Makasa.

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William Modibo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
William Modibo age 36 - William Paul Modibo is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays for Osotspa Saraburi F.C. in the Thai Premier League, as a central defender.

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Valery Noufor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Valery Noufor age 30 - Valery Noufor is a professional Cameroonian footballer currently playing for Espérance Guider.

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Bernard Tchoutang is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Bernard Tchoutang age 39 - Bernard Samuel Tchoutang is a retired Cameroonian football player who last played for KS Elbasani. He was part of the victorious Cameroonian 2000 African Nations Cup team. He also took part at ...more

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Daniel Wansi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Daniel Wansi age 33 - Daniel Wansi is a Cameroonian football striker.

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Halidou Douva Abdou is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Halidou Douva Abdou age 29 - Abdou Halidou Douva is a Cameroonian footballer who is a Midfielder who currently plays for US Douala.

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Raymond Ndong Ndong is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Raymond Ndong Ndong age 27 - Raymond Victorien Ndong Ndong is a professional Cameroonian footballer who is currently free agent.

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Didier Angibeaud is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Didier Angibeaud age 41 - Didier Angibeaud-Nguidjol is a former Cameroonian football player. He played for Le Havre, FC Istres, Toulon and OGC Nice in France and also for Sturm Graz in Austria. He played for Cameroon ...more

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Olivier Boumale is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Olivier Boumale age 26 - Olivier Boumale is a Cameroonian professional footballer who currently plays for Superleague Greece club Panionios as a midfielder.

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Benjamin Moukandjo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Benjamin Moukandjo age 27 - Benjamin Moukandjo Bilé is a Cameroonian footballer who plays for Stade de Reims in Ligue 1, as a forward.

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Émile Mbamba is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Émile Mbamba age 33 - Émile Bertrand Mbamba is a Cameroonian football striker, who currently plays for Indonesia Super League side Persebaya Surabaya. He also played for Vitesse, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Maccabi ...more

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Dieudonné Owona is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Dieudonné Owona age 29 - Dieudonné Owona is a Cameroonian footballer. He currently plays as a defender for Maccabi Umm al-Fahm in Israel.

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Tchoumi Houmi Elvis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Tchoumi Houmi Elvis age 37 - Elvis Tchoumi Houmi is a Cameroonian footballer, who plays for Thailand Premier League club side Samut Songkhram FC.