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List of famous people from Niger, 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 Niger, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Niger 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 Niger, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

These people, like Mohamed Chikoto and Djibril Moussa Souna include images when available.

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

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Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Niger
Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara Died at 50 (1949-1999) - Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara was a military officer in the West African country of Niger who seized power in a January 1996 coup d'état and ruled the country until his ...more

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Nafissa Souleymane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Niger
Nafissa Souleymane age 23 - Nafissa Souleymane is a Nigerien sprinter. She competed in the 100 metres competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics; she ran the preliminaries in 12.81 seconds, which did not qualify her for Round

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Mahamane Ousmane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Niger
Mahamane Ousmane age 65 - Mahamane Ousmane is a Nigerien politician. He was the first democratically elected and fourth President of Niger, serving from 16 April 1993 until his ouster in a military coup d'état on ...more

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Kamilou Daouda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Niger
Kamilou Daouda age 28 - Kamilou Daouda is a Nigerien footballer. He currently plays as a striker for Cameroonian side Coton Sport.

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Kader Amadou is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Niger
Kader Amadou age 26 - Kader Amadou Dodo is a Nigerien football player, who currently plays for Olympic F.C.

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Alhassane Issoufou is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Niger
Alhassane Issoufou age 36 - Alhassane Dante Issoufou is a Nigerien footballer who is a striker and currently plays for Moroccan club Widad Fez.

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Amadou Sadou is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Niger
Amadou Sadou age 45 - Amadou Sadou is a film director.

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Rabiou Guero Gao is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Niger
Rabiou Guero Gao age 29 - Rabiou Guero Gao is a Nigerien runner who has specialized in various middle-distance and long-distance disciplines. He represented Niger at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Emaniel Djibril Dankawa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Niger
Emaniel Djibril Dankawa Emanuel Djibril Dankawa is a Nigerien football player. He plays for the Niger national football team. He can play all defensive and midfield positions. Dankawa played for the Niger side that ...more

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Ismaël Lô is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Niger
Ismaël Lô age 59 - Ismaël Lô is a Senegalese musician and actor. He was born in Dogondoutchi, Niger on 30 August 1956, to a Senegalese father and a Nigerien mother. Shortly after Lo's birth the family ...more

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Rabo Saminou is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Niger
Rabo Saminou age 29 - Rabo Kabara Saminou Gado is a Nigerien footballer who for FUS Rabat. He is also the member of Niger national team.

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Kassaly Daouda is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Niger
Kassaly Daouda age 32 - Kassaly Daouda is a Nigerien footballer who is a goalkeeper for South African club Chippa United.

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Siradji Sani is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Niger
Siradji Sani age 35 - Siradji Sani is a Nigerien football striker who currently plays for MFK Dolný Kubín.

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Mamadou Tandja is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Niger
Mamadou Tandja age 77 - Lieutenant Colonel Mamadou Tandja is a Nigerien politician who was President of Niger from 1999 to 2010. He was President of the National Movement of the Development Society from 1991 to 1999 ...more

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Issoufou Boubacar Garba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Niger
Issoufou Boubacar Garba age 25 - Issoufou Boubacar Garba is a Nigerien footballer who plays for Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 side ES Hammam-Sousse as a midfielder. He plays national football for his country.

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Lassina Abdoul Karim is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Niger
Lassina Abdoul Karim age 28 - Lassina Abdoul Karim Konaté is a professional Nigerien footballer currently playing for FC Metz in the French Ligue 1.

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Olivier Bonnes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Niger
Olivier Bonnes age 25 - Olivier Harouna Bonnes is a Nigerien international footballer who plays for Bulgarian club Vereya as a defensive midfielder.

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Seidou Idrissa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Niger
Seidou Idrissa age 30 - Saïdou Idrissa, is a Nigerien footballer, who currently plays for Chippa United F.C. of the South African ABSA Premiership.

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Mohamed Chikoto is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Niger
Mohamed Chikoto age 26 - Mohamed Francisco Chikoto is a Nigerien football player, who currently plays for Algerian club ASM Oran.

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Abdoulmoumouni Adamou is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Niger
Abdoulmoumouni Adamou age 30 - Abdoulmoumouni Adamo is a football player for the Niger National Football Team.

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Georges Chamchoum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Niger
Georges Chamchoum age 69 - Georges Chamchoum is a film director and producer.

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Daouda Malam Wanké is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Niger
Daouda Malam Wanké Died at 50 (1954-2004) - Daouda Malam Wanké was a military and political leader in Niger. He was a member of Hausa ethnic group. Wanké's year of birth is disputed. Many sources claim it is 1954 while

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Hamani Diori is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Niger
Hamani Diori Died at 73 (1916-1989) - Hamani Diori was the first President of the Republic of Niger. He was appointed to that office in 1960, when Niger gained independence.

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Zakari Gourouza is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Niger
Zakari Gourouza age 33 - Zakari Gourouza is an athlete.

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Idrissa Laouali is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Niger
Idrissa Laouali age 36 - Idrissa Laouali is a Nigerien football midfielder who plays for Gabon Championnat National D1 side Mangasport. His nickname is Pele.

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Nafissatou Moussa Adamou is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Niger
Nafissatou Moussa Adamou age 18 - Nafissatou Moussa Adamou is a Nigerien swimmer. She was born in Niamey, Niger's capital. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Adamou would not advance to the semifinals as the ...more

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Hamadou Djibo Issaka is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Niger
Hamadou Djibo Issaka age 39 - Hamadou Djibo Issaka is a rower.

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William N'Gounou is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Niger
William N'Gounou age 32 - William Tonji N'Gounou is a Nigerien international footballer who plays for Swedish club KSF Prespa Birlik, as a midfielder.

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Moussa Narry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Niger
Moussa Narry age 29 - Moussa Narry is a Ghanaian football midfielder who currently plays for Al-Orobah.

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Moussa Maâzou is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Niger
Moussa Maâzou age 27 - Ouwo Moussa Maâzou commonly known as Moussa Maâzou, is a Nigerien professional footballer who plays as a striker for Changchun Yatai.

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Pascal Anicet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Niger
Pascal Anicet age 32 - Pascal Anicet is a Nigerian football midfielder who plays for AS-FNIS in the Niger Premier League and formerly for Alkali Nassara Zinder. He is a member of the Niger national football team, he ...more

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Oumarou Ganda is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Niger
Oumarou Ganda Died at 46 (1935-1981) - Oumarou Ganda was a Nigerien director and actor who brought African cinema to international attention in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Boubacar Talatou is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Niger
Boubacar Talatou age 28 - Boubacar Talatou is a Nigerien footballer. He plays as a midfielder for South African side Thanda Royal Zulu.

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Boukary Adji is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Niger
Boukary Adji age 78 - Boukary Adji is a Nigerien politician. He served as Niger's Prime Minister from 30 January 1996 to 21 December 1996. Adji was born in Tanout in Zinder Department. He studied in Poland on a ...more

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Zakari Lambo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Niger
Zakari Lambo age 39 - Zakari Lambo is a former Nigerien footballer, who played as a striker. He played most of his professional career in Poland and Belgium, appearing for ten different clubs.

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Djibril Moussa Souna is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Niger
Djibril Moussa Souna age 23 - Djibril Moussa Souna is a Nigerien footballer. He currently plays as a defender for Nigerien side AS GNN. He is a member of Niger national football team, called at 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.

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Brigi Rafini is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Niger
Brigi Rafini age 62 - Brigi Rafini is a Nigerien politician who has been Prime Minister of Niger since 2011. A native of Iférouane in Agadez Region and an ethnic Tuareg, Rafini was Minister of Agriculture in ...more

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Yacouba Ali is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Niger
Yacouba Ali age 23 - Seydou Ali Yacouba is a Nigerien football player who plays for USM Alger and the Niger national football team.

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Ismaël Alassane is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Niger
Ismaël Alassane age 31 - Ismaël Eragae Alassane is a Nigerien footballer, who is currently playing for Al Shabab in Kuwaiti Division One. He plays on position of central back.

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Mahamadou Issoufou is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Niger
Mahamadou Issoufou age 63 - Mahamadou Issoufou is a Nigerien politician who has been President of Niger since 7 April 2011. Issoufou was Prime Minister of Niger from 1993 to 1994, President of the National Assembly from ...more

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Abraham Amkpa is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Niger
Abraham Amkpa age 28 - Abraham Amkpa is an actor.

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Issa Modibo Sidibé is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Niger
Issa Modibo Sidibé age 30 - Issa Modibo Sidibé is a Nigerien footballer. His latest club was ASM Oran. He is also a member of the Niger national football team.

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Kourouma Fatoukouma is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Niger
Kourouma Fatoukouma age 31 - Kourouma Fatoukouma is an Nigerien professional footballer who plays as a defender for Chabab Rif Al Hoceima.

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Losseny Doumbia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Niger
Losseny Doumbia age 23 - Issa Losseny Doumbia is a Nigerien and Ivorian football player who plays for Chippa United and the Niger national football team.

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Ali Saibou is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Niger
Ali Saibou Died at 71 (1940-2011) - Ali Saibou was the third President of Niger from 1987 to 1993 succeeding the deceased Seyni Kountché. A member of the Djerma people, he was born in Dingajibanda, a village in the Ouallam ...more

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Issiakou Koudize is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Niger
Issiakou Koudize age 28 - Issiaka Koudize is Nigerien footballer, who playing for the Cameroonian club Coton Sport in the Elite One. He was called to Niger national football team, played all 3 matches for national team ...more

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Amadou Cissé is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Niger
Amadou Cissé age 67 - Amadou Boubacar Cissé is a Nigerien politician. He served as the Prime Minister of Niger on two occasions, from 8 to 21 February 1995 and again from 21 December 1996 to 27 November 1997. ...more

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Mahamadou Danda is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Niger
Mahamadou Danda age 64 - Mahamadou Danda is a Nigerien political figure who was appointed as Prime Minister of Niger by the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy on 23 February 2010 and left office on 7 April

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Bombino is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Niger
Bombino age 35 - Omara "Bombino" Moctar is an internationally acclaimed Tuareg guitarist and singer-songwriter from Agadez, Niger. His music frequently addresses Tuareg geopolitical concerns and is ...more

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Souleymane Dela Sacko is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Niger
Souleymane Dela Sacko age 38 - Souleymane Dela Sacko is a Nigerien football midfielder who plays for AS Mangasport in Gabon. He plays for Niger national football team. He was part of the team in World Cup qualifiers.