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Famous People From Congo

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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 77 from Brazzaville, Congo
Emmanuel Boundzéki Dongala (born 1941) is a Congolese chemist and novelist. He was Richard B. Fisher Chair in Natural Sciences at Bard College at Simon's Rock until 2014.In 1997, he was ...more
Age 34 from Brazzaville, Congo
Lucien Yann Sherril Aubey (born 24 May 1984) is a Congolese football defender who last played for Cypriot side Olympiakos Nicosia.
Guy Tchingoma Dec. at 22 (1986-2008) from Pointe-Noire, Pointe-Noire District, Congo
Guy Tchingoma Ngoma (January 3, 1986 – February 9, 2008) was a Gabonese football player. From 2007, he played in midfield for FC 105 Libreville and the Gabon national football team.
Passi Age 46 from Brazzaville, Congo
Passi (French pronunciation: ​[paˈsi]) 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 ...more
Fulbert Youlou Dec. at 55 (1917-1972) from Congo
Abbé Fulbert Youlou (29 June, 17 June or 19 July 1917 – 6 May 1972) was a laicized Brazzaville-Congolese Roman Catholic priest, nationalist leader and politician, who became the first ...more
Ulrich Kapolongo Age 29 from Brazzaville, Congo
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 31 from Congo
Oxence Dorian M'Bani Madzou (born May 5, 1987 in Mougoundou) is a French-Congo football player.
Franchel Ibara Age 29 from Brazzaville, Congo
Franchel Ibara (born July 27, 1989 in Brazzaville) is a former footballer from Congo.
Murhyen Kaster Mereck Bindoumou Age 30 from Brazzaville, Congo
Murhyen Kaster Mereck Bindoumou (born 1 September 1988 in Brazzaville) is a Congolese footballer.
François M'Pelé Age 71 from Brazzaville, Congo
François M'Pelé (born July 13, 1947) 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
Tresor Kangambu Age 31 from Democratic Republic of the Congo
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 from Brazzaville, Congo
Gervais Batota (born 10 March 1982 in Brazzaville) 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
Anges Ngapy Age 55 from Kellé, Kelle District, Congo
Anges Ngapy is a former Congolese international football forward.
Devilert Arsene Kimbembe Age 34 from Brazzaville, Congo
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 36 from Congo
Bhaudry Gildas Massouanga Moldakoldad (born September 8, 1982) is a footballer from Republic of the Congo who currently plays in Georgia for FC Olimpi Rustavi. He previously spent two years ...more
Xing Han Age 29 from Brazzaville, Congo
Xing Han is an athlete from Congo who competes in Table Tennis.
Delvin N'Dinga Age 30 from Pointe-Noire, Pointe-Noire District, Congo
Delvin Chanel N'Dinga (born 14 March 1988) is a Congolese professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Turkish club Sivasspor.
Jean-Baptiste Tati Loutard Dec. at 71 (1938-2009) from Pointe-Noire, Pointe-Noire District, Congo
Jean-Baptiste Tati Loutard (15 December 1938 – 4 July 2009) was a Congolese politician and poet. Having previously served as Minister of Higher Education and Minister of Arts and Culture, he was ...more
Ladislas Douniama Age 32 from Brazzaville, Congo
Ladislas Petre Meyair Douniama (born May 24, 1986 in Brazzaville) is a Congolese footballer, who currently plays for French Championnat National 2 team US Granville.
Lys Mouithys Age 33 from Brazzaville, Congo
Dyzaiss-Lys Mouithys Mickalad (born 4 July 1985) is a Congolese footballer who plays for Angoulême CFC.
Alain Mabanckou Age 53 from Pointe-Noire, Pointe-Noire District, Congo
Alain Mabanckou (born 24 February 1966) is a novelist, journalist, poet, and academic, a French citizen born in the Republic of the Congo, he is currently a Professor of Literature at UCLA. He ...more
Barel Mouko Age 39 from Pointe-Noire, Pointe-Noire District, Congo
Barel Morial Mouko (born 5 April 1979 in Pointe-Noire) is a Congolese football goalkeeper who plays for CS La Mancha.
Destin Makita Age 34 from Brazzaville, Congo
Fabry Destin Makita-Passy (born October 23, 1984) is a football (soccer) defender from the Republic of the Congo for AC Léopards.
Age 29 from Brazzaville, Congo
Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila (; born 18 September 1989) is a Congolese-Spanish professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Ibaka was drafted ...more
Aminata Aboubakar Yacoub Age 29 from Epena, Epena District, Congo
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