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

Examples of people on this list include Lionnel Franck Djimgou and Frederic Fokejou Tefot.

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

Patrick Baudry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
age 72 Patrick Pierre Roger Baudry, is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the French Air Force and a former CNES astronaut. In 1985, he became the second French citizen in space, after Jean-Loup ...more

Josh Blue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
age 40 Josh Blue is an American comedian. He was voted the Last Comic Standing on NBC's reality show Last Comic Standing during its fourth season, which aired May–August 2006. Blue has cerebral palsy, ...more

Richard Bona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
age 51 Richard Bona is a jazz bassist and musician.

Sokoudjou is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
age 34 Soukoudjou is an actor.

Marc-Vivien Foé is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Dec. at 28 (1975-2003) Marc-Vivien Foé was a Cameroonian international footballer, who played in midfield for both club and country. With success in the French League, and stints in England in the Premier ...more

Jean-Marie Téno is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Jean-Marie Téno age 64 Jean-Marie Téno is a screenwriter, film director and producer.

Alexis Wangmene is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Alexis Wangmene age 29 Alexis Mang-Ikri Wangmene is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for Krka Novo mesto in Slovenia. Wangmene played college basketball at the University of Texas at Austin. He has also ...more

Dominique Barbéris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Dominique Barbéris age 61 Dominique Barberis, born in 1958, is a French novelist, author of literary studies and university professor, specialist in stylistics and writing workshops.

Stéphane Mbia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
age 32 Stéphane Mbia Etoundi is a Cameroonian footballer who plays for Spanish club Sevilla FC and the Cameroon national team as a defensive midfielder. He has represented Cameroon on almost 50 ...more

Rudolf Duala Manga Bell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Rudolf Duala Manga Bell Dec. at 41 (1873-1914) Rudolf Duala Manga Bell was a Duala king and resistance leader in the German colony of Kamerun. After being educated in both Kamerun and Europe, he succeeded his father, Manga Ndumbe Bell, on 2 ...more

Nina Kamto Njitam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Nina Kamto Njitam age 35 Nina Kamto Njitam is a French handball player, born in Cameroon. She plays for the French national team. She participated at the 2008 Summer Olympics in China, where the French team placed

Alex Song is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
age 31 Alexandre Dimitri Song Billong, better known as Alex Song, is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays for English club West Ham United, on loan from Spanish club FC Barcelona, and ...more

Véronique Mang is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
age 34 Véronique Mang is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for France.

Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
age 40 Ruben Bertrand Boumtje Boumtje is a retired Cameroonian professional basketball player. At 7'0" and 260 lbs, he played at center. He is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, ...more

Ferdinand Oyono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Ferdinand Oyono Dec. at 81 (1929-2010) Ferdinand Léopold Oyono was an author from Cameroon whose work is recognised for a sense of irony that reveals how easily people can be fooled. Writing in French in the 1950s, Oyono had ...more

Werewere Liking is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Werewere Liking age 68 Werewere Liking is a writer, playwright and performer based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. She established the Ki-Yi Mbock theatre troupe in 1980 and founded the Ki-Yi village in 1985 for the ...more

Bernardin Kingue Matam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Bernardin Kingue Matam age 28 Bernardin Ledoux Kingue Matam is a French weightlifter who competes in the men's lightweight division. He is part of the La Francaise de Besançon club in Besançon, France. His ...more

Alfred Aboya is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Alfred Aboya age 34 Alfred Aboya Baliaba is a Cameroonian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for the UCLA ...more

Benoît Angbwa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Benoît Angbwa age 37 Benoît Christian Angbwa Osso Emeyang is a Cameroonian footballer. Most recently, he played for Anzhi Makhachkala. He normally plays as a defender in a right back position, but can also ...more

Calixthe Beyala is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Calixthe Beyala age 58 Calixthe Beyala is a Cameroonian-born French writer who writes in French. She grew up in Douala with her sister. In 1978, she left Cameroon for France. She married, and has two children.

Mathias Nkwenti is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Mathias Nkwenti age 40 Mathias Dru Nkwenti is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft and played ...more

Sofoklis Schortsanitis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
age 33 Sofoklis Schortsanitis is a Greek-Cameroonian professional basketball player for Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C. of the Israeli Super League. Listed at 2.08 m and 156.5 kg, he was born in Tiko, Cameroon, ...more

Jacques Zoua is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Jacques Zoua age 27 Jacques Zoua Daogari is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish Süper Lig club Erciyesspor, on loan from Bundesliga club Hamburger SV.

Aloys Nong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Aloys Nong age 35 Aloys Bertrand Nong is a Cameroonian footballer who currently plays as a striker for Iran Pro League side Foolad.

Louis-Paul M'Fédé is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Dec. at 52 (1961-2013) Louis-Paul M'Fédé was a Cameroonian soccer player who played midfield. He spent his playing career with Cameroonian side Canon Yaounde and Olympic Mvolyé, and Stade Rennais ...more