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

This is a list that features people like Sidi Yaya Keita and Cheick Bathily.

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

Rokia Traoré is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Mali
age 45
Rokia Traoré is a Victoires de la Musique award-winning Malian singer, songwriter and guitarist, born in Mali as a member of the Bambara ethnic group. Her father was a diplomat and she ...more

Cheick Modibo Diarra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Mali
age 67
Cheick Modibo Diarra is a Malian astrophysicist, businessman, and politician who was acting Prime Minister of Mali from April 2012 to December 2012. On 11 December 2012, Diarra presented his ...more

Mohammed Bagayogo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Mali
Dec. at 70 (1523-1593)
Mohammed Bagayogo Es Sudane Al Wangari Al Timbukti was an eminent scholar from Timbuktu, Mali. He was the Sheik and professor of highly esteemed scholar, Ahmed Baba and teacher at the Sankore ...more

Ahmad Baba al Massufi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Mali
Dec. at 71 (1556-1627)
Ahmad Baba al-Massufi al-Timbukti, full name Abu al-Abbas Ahmad ibn Ahmad al-Takruri Al-Massufi al-Timbukti, was a medieval Songhai writer, scholar, and political provocateur in the area then ...more

Oumou Sangare is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Mali
age 51
Oumou Sangaré is a Grammy Award-winning Malian Wassoulou musician, sometimes referred to as "The Songbird of Wassoulou". Wassoulou is a historic region south of the Niger River, ...more

Alpha Oumar Konaré is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Mali
age 73
Alpha Oumar Konaré was the President of Mali for two five-year terms, and was Chairperson of the African Union Commission from 2003 to 2008.

Koman Coulibaly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Mali
Koman Coulibaly age 48
Koman Coulibaly is a Malian football referee. He has been a full international referee for FIFA since 1999, and officiated his first international match on 19 April 2000, between Mali and ...more

Balla Moussa Keïta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Mali
Dec. at 67 (1934-2001)
Balla Moussa Keïta was a Malian actor and comedian, and a West African cinema pioneer who was well known in the West. Born in the Ségou Region of Mali, he was originally a radio ...more

Abdou Traoré is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Mali
age 31
Abdoulaye Traoré is a Malian football player who currently plays for French club FC Girondins de Bordeaux in Ligue 1.

Bakary Soumaré is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Mali
age 33
Bakary Soumare is a Malian international footballer who plays professionally for Montreal Impact of Major League Soccer, playing in central defense. Soumaré is tall, quick and rangy, with ...more

Jerry Flannery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Mali
Jerry Flannery age 40
Jeremiah Paul "Jerry" Flannery is a former Irish rugby union player who played for Munster and Ireland. He played as a Hooker. Flannery retired in March 2012 due to injury problems and ...more

Modibo Maïga is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Mali
Modibo Maïga age 31
Modibo Maïga is a Malian footballer who plays as a striker for Metz on loan from West Ham United. He also plays internationally for Mali. Maiga had previously played for Stade Malien, Raja ...more

Alioune Bâ is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Mali
Alioune Bâ age 60
Alioune Bâ is a Malian photographer. Bâ was born in Bamako. He started working for the Musée National du Mali in 1983. In particular, his art focuses on the hands and feet of

Vieux Farka Touré is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Mali
age 38
Boureima "Vieux" Farka Touré is a Malian singer and guitarist. He is the son of Grammy-winning Malian musician Ali Farka Touré.

Drissa Diarra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Mali
Drissa Diarra age 33
Drissa Diarra is a Malian football player. He currently plays as a defender for Budapest Honvéd FC. He played for the Mali national football team at the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship ...more

Issa Traoré is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Mali
Issa Traoré age 39
Issa Traoré is a Malian footballer. He currently plays for Sanat Naft in the Iran Pro League. Whilst at Pas, Traore endured a major injury on his right knee, and was out for a ...more

Amadou Sidibé is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Mali
Amadou Sidibé age 33
Amadou Sidibé is a Malian football defender. He was born in Bamako, Mali, and began his career in his local club, Cercle Olympique de Bamako, recently transferred to AJ Auxerre from ...more

Souheil Ben-Barka is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Mali
Souheil Ben-Barka age 76
Souheil Ben-Barka is a film director and producer.

Bassirou Dembélé is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Mali
Bassirou Dembélé age 29
Bassirou Dembélé is a Malian footballer who currently plays for AS Bakaridjan. He was transferred to Slavia's "B" team, then in the Bohemian Football League, in April

Yahiya Doumbia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Mali
Yahiya Doumbia age 55
Yahiya Doumbia is a retired professional tennis player from Senegal. He won two singles titles during his career on the ATP Tour, both, incredibly, as a qualifier. Doumbia reached a career-high ...more

Mahamadou Sidibé is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Mali
Mahamadou Sidibé age 40
Mahamadou Sidibé is a Malian footballer. He is a goalkeeper. He has previously played for PAS Giannia, Egaleo and Athinaikos. In March 2008, after a controversial match between PAS ...more

Adama Traoré is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Mali
Adama Traoré age 30
Adama Traoré is a Malian footballer who currently plays for Calais RUFC.

Alhassane Touré is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Mali
Alhassane Touré age 35
Alhassane Ousmane Touré is a Malian footballer, who currently plays for FC Portalban/Gletterens.

Djibril Coulibaly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Mali
Djibril Coulibaly age 32
Djibril Coulibaly is a Malian football forward.

Moké Diarra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Mali
Moké Diarra age 35
Abdichi-Moké Diarra is a Malian footballer, who is currently playing for FC Sylt.