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

List people include Patrick Mouaya, Abdoulaye Diop and more.

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

Emmanuel Dongala age 76 Emmanuel Boundzéki Dongala is a Congolese chemist and novelist. He is currently Richard B. Fisher Chair in Natural Sciences at Bard College at Simon's Rock. In 1997, he was dean of the ...more

age 33 Lucien Yann Sherril Aubey is a Congolese football defender who last played for Cypriot side Olympiakos Nicosia.

Guy Tchingoma Died at 22 (1986-2008) Guy Tchingoma Ngoma was a Gabonese football player. From 2007, he played in midfield for FC 105 Libreville and the Gabon national football team.

Passi age 45 Passi is a French hip hop artist who became famous in the mid-1990s with the group Ministère AMER, which included himself and Stomy Bugsy. He is most widely known, however, as a solo ...more

Fulbert Youlou Died at 55 (1917-1972) Abbé Fulbert Youlou was a laicized Brazzaville-Congolese Roman Catholic priest, nationalist leader and politician.

Ulrich Kapolongo age 28 Ulrich Kapolongo is a Congolese footballer who plays for Teplice in the Czech First League as a striker. He has been capped by Congo at international level.

Oxence M'Bani age 30 Oxence Dorian M'Bani Madzou (born May 5, 1987 in Mougoundou) is a French-Congo football player.

Franchel Ibara age 28 Franchel Ibara is a former footballer from Congo.

Murhyen Kaster Mereck Bindoumou age 29 Murhyen Kaster Mereck Bindoumou is a Congolese footballer.

François M'Pelé age 70 François M'Pelé is a former Congolese professional football player. In 2006, he was selected by CAF as one of the best 200 African football players of the last 50 years.

Tresor Kangambu age 30 Tresor Kangambu, also known as Mohammed Tresor Abdullah is a naturalized Qatari footballer of Congolese descent who currently plays for Lekhwiya as a right winger. He converted to Islam on 17 ...more

Gervais Batota age 36 Gervais Batota is a French-Congolese footballer. He currently plays for FCM Târgoviște. In January 2011 he signed a 2 ¹⁄₂-year contract with FUS de Rabat .

Anges Ngapy age 55 Anges Ngapy is a former Congolese international football forward.

Devilert Arsene Kimbembe age 33 Devilert Arsene Kimbembe is a Congolese sprinter. He competed in the Men's 100m event at the 2012 Summer Olympics where he qualified in the preliminaries with a seasonal best time of 10.68 but ...more

Bhaudry Massouanga age 35 Bhaudry Gildas Massouanga Moldakoldad is a footballer from Republic of the Congo who currently plays in Georgia for FC Olimpi Rustavi. He previously spent two years playing in Algeria.

Xing Han age 28 Xing Han is an athlete from Congo who competes in Table Tennis.

Delvin N'Dinga age 30 Delvin Chanel N'Dinga is a Congolese footballer who plays as a midfielder for Greek club Olympiacos, on loan from French club Monaco.

Jean-Baptiste Tati Loutard Died at 71 (1938-2009) Jean-Baptiste Tati Loutard was a Congolese politician and poet. Having previously served as Minister of Higher Education and Minister of Arts and Culture, he was Minister of Hydrocarbons in the ...more

Ladislas Douniama age 31 Ladislas Douniama is a French-Congolese football player who is currently playing EA Guingamp.

Lys Mouithys age 32 Dyzaiss-Lys Mouithys Mickalad is a Congolese football player, who is currently playing for Raja Casablanca.

Alain Mabanckou age 52 Alain Mabanckou is a novelist, journalist, poet, and academic, a French citizen born in the Republic of the Congo, he is currently a Professor of Literature in the United States. He is best ...more

Barel Mouko age 38 Barel Morial Mouko is a Congolese football goalkeeper. He currently plays for Lille in the French Ligue 1.

Destin Makita age 33 Fabry Destin Makita-Passy is a football defender from the Republic of the Congo for AC Léopards.

age 28 Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila is a Congolese-Spanish professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. Ibaka was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder's ...more

Aminata Aboubakar Yacoub age 28 Aminata Aboubakar Yacoub is a Republic of the Congo swimmer. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Women's 50m freestyle event. Yacoub ranked at 69 and would not advance to the

Ambroise Noumazalaye Died at 74 (1933-2007) Ambroise Édouard Noumazalaye was a Congolese politician who was Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo from 1966 to 1968, under President Alphonse Massamba-Débat. Later in ...more

Ernest Kombo Died at 67 (1941-2008) Ernest Kombo, S.J. was the second bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Owando, in the Republic of the Congo, Africa. Born in 1941 in Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo, Kombo was ordained to ...more

Brice Samba age 23 Brice Samba is a French footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Ligue 1 side Marseille.

Emmanuel Damongo-Dadet Died at 59 (1914-1973) Emmanuel J. Damongo-Dadet was the first Congolese ambassador to the United States and the United Nations. He was born in Brazzaville, at the time Congo was the Middle Congo, a colony that was ...more

Oscar Ewolo age 39 Oscar Ewolo is a Congo-Brazzaville footballer. He signed for Brest from FC Lorient on 15 July 2009. and in July 2012, joined Ligue 2 team Stade Lavallois on a one-year contract. Ewolo is a ...more

Harris Tchilimbou age 29 Harris Brandt Tchilimbou Mavoungou is a Congolese football player who is currently playing for AS Police de Pointe-Noire.

Daniel Chancel Massa age 33 Daniel Chancel Massa is a soccer player who plays for Congo national football team.

Férébory Doré age 29 Férébory Doré is a Congolese footballer who plays as a forward for Liga I side CFR Cluj on loan from Botev Plovdiv.

Jean-Pierre Makouta-Mboukou age 88 Jean-Pierre Makouta-Mboukou is an author.

Saheed Idowu age 28 Saheed Idowu is an athlete from Congo who competes in Table tennis.

Edith Lucie Bongo Died at 45 (1964-2009) Édith Lucie Bongo Ondimba was the First Lady of Gabon as the wife of President Omar Bongo from 1990 to 2009. The daughter of Republic of the Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso, her ...more

Jean Serge Essous Died at 74 (1935-2009) Jean Serge Essous was a Congolese saxophonist, clarinetist, and cofounder of the Afrika Team in Paris, France, the band Bantous de la Capital in Brazzaville, Congo, OK Jazz, and Orchestre Rock a ...more

age 59 Ali Bongo Ondimba is a Gabonese politician who has been President of Gabon since October 2009. Bongo is the son of Omar Bongo, who was President of Gabon from 1967 until his death in 2009. ...more

Patience Dabany age 74 Patience Marie Josephine Kama Dabany, also known by the names Marie Joséphine Kama and Josephine Bongo, is a Gabonese singer and musician. Dabany served as the First Lady of Gabon from ...more

Jean-Jacques N'Domba age 57 Jean-Jacques N'Domba is a former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Djodjo Bomassi age 33 Djodjo Bomassi is a Congolese footballer who plays for Diables Noirs.

Serge Makaya age 34 Serge Makaya is a Congolese footballer.

Theddy Ongoly age 37 Theddy Ongoly is a Congolese defender who played for Angers SCO in Ligue 2. On loan from Reims in 2006/2007, he had been definitely bought before the 2007/2008 season.

Jules Tchimbakala age 47 Jules Tchimbakala is a Republic of the Congo international football player. Tchimbakala spent most of his career playing in the lower levels of French football, primarily with Paris FC. He spent ...more

Lorene Bazolo age 34 Lorene Bazolo born 4 May 1983 is a Congolese athlete from Brazzavill

John Delarge age 27 Dzon Delarge is a Congolese football forward who currently plays for the Gambrinus liga club Slovan Liberec.

Juvhel Tsoumou age 27 Juvhel Fred Tsoumou is a footballer who plays as a striker and is currently a free agent. His previous clubs include TSV Hartberg, FSV Zwickau, Eintracht Frankfurt, Blackburn Rovers, Alemannia ...more

Francky Sembolo age 32 Francky Sembolo is a Congolese international footballer, currently playing for German side VfL Osnabrück as a striker.

Macchambes Younga-Mouhani age 43 Macchambes Younga-Mouhani is a German-Congolese professional football player.

age 27 Bruce Lalombongo is a Swiss footballer who currently plays for Yverdon Sport in the Swiss Super League.