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Famous People From Mali

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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 (born January 26, 1974) is a Malian singer, songwriter and guitarist. She made six albums between 1998 and 2016. Bowmboï (2003) won the Critics Award category at the BBC ...more
Cheick Modibo Diarra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Mali
age 67
Cheick Modibo Diarra (born 1952) 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 ...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 (October 26, 1556 – April 22, 1627), was a medieval Sanhaja Berber writer, scholar, ...more
Oumou Sangare is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Mali
age 51
Oumou Sangaré (born February 25, 1968 in Bamako, Mali) is a Grammy Award-winning Malian Wassoulou musician, sometimes referred to as "The Songbird of Wassoulou". Wassoulou is a ...more
Alpha Oumar Konaré is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Mali
age 73
Alpha Oumar Konaré (born 2 February 1946) is a former President of Mali for two five-year terms from 1992 to 2002 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 (born 4 July 1970) 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, ...more
Balla Moussa Keïta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Mali
Dec. at 67 (1934-2001)
Balla Moussa Keïta (1934 – March 6, 2001) was a Malian actor and comedian, and a West African cinema pioneer who was well known in the West (especially France). Born in the Ségou ...more
Abdou Traoré is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Mali
age 31
Abdoulaye Traoré (born 17 January 1988) is a Malian football player who last played as a midfielder the Mali national team.
Bakary Soumaré is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Mali
age 33
Bakary Soumaré (born 9 November 1985) is a Malian retired international footballer who played as a defender. He played professionally in the United States, France, Germany and Canada, and ...more
Jerry Flannery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Mali
Jerry Flannery age 40
Jeremiah Paul Flannery (born 17 October 1978) 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 ...more
Modibo Maïga is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Mali
Modibo Maïga age 31
Modibo Maïga (born 3 September 1987) is a Malian footballer who plays as a striker for Mali national team. He has also played for Stade Malien, Raja Casablanca, Le Mans, Sochaux, West Ham ...more
Alioune Bâ is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Mali
Alioune Bâ age 60
Alioune Bâ (born 1959) is a Malian photographer.Bâ was born in Bamako. He started working for the Musée National du Mali (National Museum of Mali) in 1983. His art focuses on ...more
Vieux Farka Touré is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Mali
age 38
Boureima "Vieux" Farka Touré (1981) 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 (born 7 July 1985 in Bamako) 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 ...more
Issa Traoré is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Mali
Issa Traoré age 39
Issa Traoré (born September 9, 1979 in Bamako) is a retired Malian footballer who played for Persepolis and Pas. Whilst at Pas, Traore endured a major injury on his right knee, and was ...more
Amadou Sidibé is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Mali
Amadou Sidibé age 33
Amadou Sidibé (born 19 February 1986) is a Malian footballer who plays as a defender.
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 (born 28 January 1990 in Bamako) is a Malian footballer who currently plays for AS Bakaridjan. He was transferred to Slavia's "B" team, then in the ...more
Yahiya Doumbia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Mali
Yahiya Doumbia age 55
Yahiya Doumbia (born 25 August 1963) is a retired professional tennis player from Senegal. He won two singles titles during his career on the ATP Tour, both as a qualifier. Doumbia reached a ...more
Mahamadou Sidibé is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Mali
Mahamadou Sidibé age 40
Mahamadou Sidibé (born October 8, 1978) is a Malian former professional football goalkeeper who played in Greece for the majority of his career.
Adama Traoré is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Mali
Adama Traoré age 30
Adama Traoré may refer to: Adama Traoré (footballer, born 1989), Malian footballer who plays in France Adama Traoré (footballer, born 1990), Ivorian footballer who plays in ...more
Alhassane Touré is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Mali
Alhassane Touré age 35
Alhassane Ousmane Touré (born 5 February 1984 in Baguinéda ) is a Malian footballer, who currently plays for FC La Chaux-de-Fonds.
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 (born 12 November 1983 in Bamako) is a Malian footballer, who is currently playing for FC Sylt.