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Famous People From Cameroon

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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

Birthplace: Douala, Wouri, Cameroon

Patrick Pierre Roger Baudry (born March 6, 1946 in Cameroon), is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the French Air Force and a former CNES astronaut. In 1985, he became the second French citizen in ...more
Josh Blue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Age: 40

Birthplace: Cameroon

Josh Blue (born November 27, 1978) 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, and ...more

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Richard Bona is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Age: 51

Birthplace: Minta, Cameroon, Cameroon

Richard Bona (born 28 October 1967 in Minta, Cameroon) is a virtuoso Cameroonian Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist.
Sokoudjou is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Age: 34

Birthplace: Cameroon

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou Nkamhoua (French pronunciation: ​[ʁamo tjɛʁi sɔkudʒu]; born April 18, 1984), mostly billed simply as Sokoudjou, is a Cameroonian professional mixed martial artist. A ...more
Marc-Vivien Foé ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Dec. at 28 (1975-2003)

Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Marc-Vivien Foé (1 May 1975 – 26 June 2003) was a Cameroonian international footballer, who played as a midfielder for both club and country. Foé had success in France's Division 1 ...more
Jean-Marie Téno ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Jean-Marie Téno Age: 64

Birthplace: Cameroon

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

Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Alexis Mang-Ikri Wangmene (born March 1, 1989) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the Texas Longhorns and has represented the Cameroon national
Dominique Barbéri... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Dominique Barbéris Age: 61

Birthplace: Cameroon

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

Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Stéphane Mbia Etoundi (born 20 May 1986) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder or defender for Wuhan Zall and the Cameroon national team, whom he ...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)

Birthplace: Douala, Wouri, Cameroon

Rudolf Duala Manga Bell (1873 - 8 August 1914) was a Duala king and resistance leader in the German colony of Kamerun (Cameroon). After being educated in both Kamerun and Europe, he succeeded ...more
Nina Kamto Njitam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Nina Kamto Njitam Age: 35

Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Nina Kamto Njitam (born 25 June 1983) 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 ...more
Alex Song is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Age: 31

Birthplace: Douala, Wouri, Cameroon

Alexandre Dimitri Song Billong (born 9 September 1987), better known as Alex Song, is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays for Swiss side Sion as a central or defensive midfielder. He ...more

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Véronique Mang is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Age: 34

Birthplace: Douala, Wouri, Cameroon

Véronique Ngo Mang (born December 15, 1984) 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

Birthplace: Edéa, Cameroon

Ruben Bertrand Boumtje Boumtje (born May 20, 1978) is a retired Cameroonian professional basketball player. At 7'0" and 260 lbs, he played at center. He is a graduate of Georgetown ...more
Ferdinand Oyono is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Ferdinand Oyono Dec. at 81 (1929-2010)

Birthplace: Ebolowa, Mvila, Cameroon

Ferdinand Léopold Oyono (14 September 1929 – 10 June 2010) was a diplomat, politician and author from Cameroon. His literary work is recognised for a sense of irony that reveals how ...more
Werewere Liking is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Werewere Liking Age: 68

Birthplace: Cameroon

Werewere Liking (born 1950, in Cameroon) 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 ...more
Bernardin Kingue Matam ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Bernardin Kingue Matam Age: 28

Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

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

Birthplace: Cameroon

Alfred Aboya Baliaba (born 2 January 1985) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player who last played for the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA Development League. He played college ...more
Benoît Angbwa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Benoît Angbwa Age: 37

Birthplace: Garoua, Bénoué, Cameroon

Benoît Christian Angbwa Osso Emeyang (born 1 January 1982) is a former Cameroonian footballer. He normally played as a defender in a right back position, but could also play on the right ...more
Mathias Nkwenti is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Mathias Nkwenti Age: 40

Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Mathias Dru Nkwenti (born May 11, 1978) 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 ...more
Sofoklis Schortsanitis ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Age: 33

Birthplace: Tiko, Cameroon

Sofoklis Schortsanitis (Greek: Σοφοκλής Σχορτσανίτης) (born 22 June 1985) is a Greek professional basketball player for Ionikos Nikaias of the Greek Basket League. Born in Tiko, Cameroon, to a ...more
Jacques Zoua is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Jacques Zoua Age: 27

Birthplace: Garoua, Bénoué, Cameroon

Jacques Zoua Daogari (born 6 September 1991) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a striker.
Aloys Nong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Aloys Nong Age: 35

Birthplace: Douala, Wouri, Cameroon

Aloys Bertrand Nong (born 16 October 1983 in Douala) is a Cameroonian footballer.
Louis-Paul M'Féd&... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Dec. at 52 (1961-2013)

Birthplace: Yaoundé, Cameroon

Louis-Paul M'Fédé (26 February 1961 – 10 June 2013) was a Cameroonian soccer player who played midfield. He spent his playing career with Cameroonian side Canon Yaounde and Olympic ...more
Adolphe Teikeu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Cameroon
Adolphe Teikeu Age: 28

Birthplace: Bandjoun, Cameroon

Adolphe Teikeu Kamgang (born 23 June 1990) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a defender for the Cameroon national team and FC Sochaux in Ligue 2.