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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: 79
    Emmanuel Boundzéki Dongala (born 1941) is a Congolese chemist and novelist. He was Richard B....  more
  • Lucien Yann Sherril Aubey (born 24 May 1984) is a Congolese football defender who last played...  more
  • Guy Tchingoma

    Dec. at 22 (1986-2008)
    Guy Tchingoma Ngoma (January 3, 1986 – February 9, 2008) was a Gabonese football player. From...  more
  • Passi

    Age: 47
    Passi (French pronunciation: ​[paˈsi]) is a French hip hop artist who became famous in the...  more
  • Fulbert Youlou

    Dec. at 55 (1917-1972)
    Abbé Fulbert Youlou (29 June, 17 June or 19 July 1917 – 6 May 1972) was a laicized...  more
  • Ulrich Kapolongo

    Age: 31
    Ulrich Kapolongo is a Congolese footballer who plays for Teplice in the Czech First League as...  more
  • Oxence M'Bani

    Age: 33
    Oxence Dorian M'Bani Madzou (born May 5, 1987 in Mougoundou) is a French-Congo football player....
  • Franchel Ibara

    Age: 31
    Franchel Ibara (born July 27, 1989 in Brazzaville) is a former footballer from Congo....  more
  • Murhyen Kaster Mereck Bindoumou

    Age: 32
    Murhyen Kaster Mereck Bindoumou (born 1 September 1988 in Brazzaville) is a Congolese...  more
  • François M'Pelé

    Age: 73
    François M'Pelé (born July 13, 1947) is a former Congolese professional football player. In...  more
  • Tresor Kangambu

    Age: 33
    Tresor Kangambu, also known as Mohammed Tresor Abdullah is a naturalized Qatari footballer of...  more
  • Gervais Batota

    Age: 38
    Gervais Batota (born 10 March 1982 in Brazzaville) is a French-Congolese footballer. He...  more
  • Anges Ngapy

    Age: 57
    Anges Ngapy is a former Congolese international football forward....  more
  • Devilert Arsene Kimbembe

    Age: 36
    Devilert Arsene Kimbembe is a Congolese sprinter. He competed in the Men's 100m event at the...  more
  • Bhaudry Massouanga

    Age: 38
    Bhaudry Gildas Massouanga Moldakoldad (born September 8, 1982) is a footballer from Republic...  more
  • Xing Han

    Age: 30
    Xing Han is an athlete from Congo who competes in Table Tennis....  more
  • Delvin N'Dinga

    Age: 32
    Delvin Chanel N'Dinga (born 14 March 1988) is a Congolese professional footballer who plays...  more
  • Jean-Baptiste Tati Loutard

    Dec. at 71 (1938-2009)
    Jean-Baptiste Tati Loutard (15 December 1938 – 4 July 2009) was a Congolese politician and...  more
  • Ladislas Douniama

    Age: 34
    Ladislas Petre Meyair Douniama (born May 24, 1986 in Brazzaville) is a Congolese footballer,...  more
  • Lys Mouithys

    Age: 35
    Dyzaiss-Lys Mouithys Mickalad (born 4 July 1985) is a Congolese footballer who plays for...  more
  • Alain Mabanckou

    Age: 54
    Alain Mabanckou (born 24 February 1966) is a novelist, journalist, poet, and academic, a...  more
  • Barel Mouko

    Age: 41
    Barel Morial Mouko (born 5 April 1979 in Pointe-Noire) is a Congolese football goalkeeper who...  more
  • Destin Makita

    Age: 35
    Fabry Destin Makita-Passy (born October 23, 1984) is a football (soccer) defender from the...  more
  • Serge Jonas Ibaka Ngobila (; born 18 September 1989) is a Congolese-Spanish professional...  more
  • Aminata Aboubakar Yacoub

    Age: 31
    Aminata Aboubakar Yacoub is a Republic of the Congo swimmer. She competed at the 2012 Summer...  more