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Famous Obafemi Awolowo University Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Obafemi Awolowo University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Obafemi Awolowo University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Obafemi Awolowo University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Obafemi Awolowo University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Obafemi Awolowo University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Obafemi Awolowo University.

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates in it, like Fatou Bensouda and Biyi Bandele.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Obafemi Awolowo University?” and “Which celebrities are Obafemi Awolowo University alumni?”
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    Awam Amkpa is a Nigerian actor, playwright, and professor of dramatic arts....  more
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    BirthplaceNigeria, Okuku, Cross River State, Africa

    Omoba Ọlagunsoye Oyinlọla (born 3 February 1951) became governor of Osun State in Nigeria in May 2003, and was reelected in 2007. He was a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). On 26...  more
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    Writer, Playwright

    AgeDec. at 62 (1938-2000)

    BirthplaceNigeria, Ilesa, Africa

    Olawale Gladstone Emmanuel Rotimi, best known as Ola Rotimi (13 April 1938 – 18 August 2000), was one of Nigeria's leading playwrights and theatre directors. He has been called "a complete man of the...  more
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    Businessperson, Investor


    BirthplaceOndo State, Nigeria

    Jimoh Ibrahim is a lawyer, politician, businessman, and philanthropist in Nigeria. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Global Fleet Group, a diversified conglomerate based in Nigeria,...  more
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    Novelist, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceKafanchan, Nigeria

    Biyi Bandele (born Biyi Bandele-Thomas; 13 October 1967) is a Nigerian novelist, playwright and filmmaker. Bandele is a UK-based Nigerian writer for fiction, theatre, journalism, television, film and...  more
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    Film Score Composer, Musician


    Omoba Francis Awe is a prince of the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria. He is said to be a master of the Nigerian talking drum....  more
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    Toyin Adewale-Gabriel (born 1969) is a Nigerian writer. She writes poetry and has worked as a literary critic for The Guardian, Post Express and The Daily Times. Adewale-Gabriel writes in both...  more
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    BirthplaceBanjul, Gambia

    Fatou Bom Bensouda (; née Nyang; born 31 January 1961) is a Gambian lawyer and international criminal law prosecutor. She has been the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor since June 2012,...  more
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    Chief Dele Momodu (born Ayòbámidélé Àbáyòmí Ojútelégàn Àjàní Momodu; 16 May 1960) is a Nigerian journalist/publisher, businessman, philanthropist and motivational speaker. He is the CEO and...  more
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    BirthplaceIbadan, Nigeria

    Professor Oladapo Afolabi CFR, is a former academic who was sworn in as Head of Service of the Federation of Nigeria by President Goodluck Jonathan on 18 November 2010. In this position, he is...  more
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    Brigadier-General Dominic Obukadata Oneya was Administrator of Kano State, Nigeria from August 1996 to August 1998 during the military regime of General Sani Abacha, then Administrator of Benue State...  more
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    Olusegun Mimiko (Yoruba: Olúṣẹ́gun Mímikò;) born 3 October 1954, is the senatorial candidate of the Zenith Labour Party for Ondo Central District. He is a Nigerian politician who served as the 16th,...  more