Famous Writers from Nigeria

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List of famous writers from Nigeria, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Nigeria is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Nigerian writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Nigeria and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

List writers include Chris Abani, Gbenga Daniel and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Nigerian writers?" and "Which writers are from Nigeria?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Nigeria in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Nigeria, but they're all of Nigeria descent.
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    Abeokuta, Nigeria

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    Lagos, Nigeria

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    Ogidi, Anambra, Nigeria

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    Lagos State, Nigeria

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    Minna, Nigeria

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    Afikpo, Nigeria

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    Dokolo, Uganda

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    Ikenne, Nigeria

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    Northern Nigeria Protectorate

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    Ikorodu, Nigeria

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    Adamawa State, Nigeria

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    Okuku, Osun State

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    Bori^! Rivers

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    Ishaya Bako Kaduna, Nigeria

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    Minna, Nigeria

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    Rivers State, Nigeria

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    Westminster, London, United Kingdom

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    Port Harcourt, Nigeria

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    Kanke, Nigeria

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    Ibadan, Nigeria

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    Makurdi, Nigeria

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    Gombe State, Nigeria

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    Tanure Ojaide is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Nigeria

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    Ekiti State, Nigeria

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    Akure, Nigeria

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    Lagos, Nigeria

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    Ilesa, Nigeria

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    Abeokuta, Nigeria

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    Anambra State, Nigeria

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    Lagos, Nigeria

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    Nigeria, Lagos State, Africa

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    Ilesa, Nigeria

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    Andy Amadi Okoroafor Bauchi, Nigeria

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    Kano, Nigeria

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    Kafanchan, Nigeria

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    Zaria, Nigeria

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    Ogun State, Nigeria

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    Obosi, Nigeria

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    Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States

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