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List of popular female athletes from Nigeria, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Nigeria has a rich history of competing in sports, and these are the famous females that make that competition so exciting. Some of the best Nigerian female athletes in the world are listed below, some of who have represented Nigeria in the Olympics. You can click on the names of these talented female athletes of Nigeria in order to get more information about each one, such as the birthplace of the athlete and when they were born.

Examples include Igho Otegheri and Charity Opara.

This list answers the questions, "What famous female athletes are from Nigeria?" and "Who are the greatest female Nigerian athletes?"

Florence Ekpo-Umoh is a Nigerian-German sprinter, who specializes in the 400 m. ...more

Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigeria, Germany

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Josephine Onyia Nnkiruka is a Nigerian-born Spanish track and field athlete who specializes in the 100 metres hurdles. She represented Spain at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She changed nationality from Nigeria to Spain in April 2007, following in the footsteps of another hurdler Glory Alozie. Her ...more

Birthplace: Nigeria

Nationality: Spain, Nigeria


Eniola "Eni" Aluko is an English football forward who plays for Chelsea Ladies of the FA WSL. Aluko moved with her family to Birmingham when she was one year old. Since she grew up in England, she chose to represent England at international level. ...more

Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigeria, England

Position: Forward

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Blessing Okagbare is a Nigerian track and field athlete who specializes in long jumping and short sprints. She is an Olympic and World Championships medalist in the long jump, and a world medallist in the 200 metres. She also holds the Women's 100 metres Commonwealth Games record for the fastest ...more

Birthplace: Sapele, Delta, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigeria

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