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Famous Writers from Nigeria

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 items 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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    Minna, Nigeria

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    Sumaila, Nigeria

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    Bauchi, Nigeria

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    Enugu, Nigeria

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    Ogun State, Nigeria

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    Rabah, Nigeria

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    Akilu Aliyu Nigeria

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    Lagos, Nigeria

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    Nigeria

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    Ibadan, Nigeria

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    Akinwunmi Isola

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    Ali Modu Sheriff Ngala

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    Lagos, Nigeria

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    Kano, Nigeria

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    Abeokuta, Nigeria

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    Andy Amadi Okoroafor Bauchi, Nigeria

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    Anezi Okoro

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    Uromi, Nigeria

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    Oguta, Nigeria

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    Adamawa State, Nigeria

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    Attahiru Bafarawa

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    Nigeria

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    Ayo Fayose

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    Oshodi-Isolo

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    Ijebu Ode, Nigeria

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    Lagos State, Nigeria

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    Lagos, Nigeria

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    Bartholomew Nnaji Enugu State, Nigeria

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    Minna, Nigeria

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    Kafanchan, Nigeria

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    Zaria, Nigeria

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    Lagos State, Nigeria

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    Bruce Onobrakpeya Delta State, Nigeria

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    Lagos, Nigeria

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    Zungeru, Nigeria

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    Catherine Obianuju Acholonu Orlu, Nigeria

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    Enugu, Nigeria

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    Anambra State, Nigeria

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    Udi, Enugu

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    Ogidi, Anambra, Nigeria

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    Chinweizu Ibekwe Nigeria

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    Afikpo, Nigeria

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