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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
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 34
Lucien Yann Sherril Aubey is a Congolese football defender who last played for Cypriot side Olympiakos Nicosia.

Guy Tchingoma Dec. 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 46
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 Dec. at 55 (1917-1972)
Abbé Fulbert Youlou was a laicized Brazzaville-Congolese Roman Catholic priest, nationalist leader and politician.

Ulrich Kapolongo age 29
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
Oxence Dorian M'Bani Madzou (born May 5, 1987 in Mougoundou) is a French-Congo football player.

Franchel Ibara age 29
Franchel Ibara is a former footballer from Congo.

Murhyen Kaster Mereck Bindoumou age 30
Murhyen Kaster Mereck Bindoumou is a Congolese footballer.

François M'Pelé age 71
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 31
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 34
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
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 29
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 Dec. 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 32
Ladislas Douniama is a French-Congolese football player who is currently playing EA Guingamp.

Lys Mouithys age 33
Dyzaiss-Lys Mouithys Mickalad is a Congolese football player, who is currently playing for Raja Casablanca.

Alain Mabanckou age 53
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 39
Barel Morial Mouko is a Congolese football goalkeeper. He currently plays for Lille in the French Ligue 1.

Destin Makita age 34
Fabry Destin Makita-Passy is a football defender from the Republic of the Congo for AC Léopards.

age 29
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 29
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