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

These people, like Mohamed Chikoto and Djibril Moussa Souna include images when available.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Niger?" or "Which celebrities were born in Niger?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Ibrahim Baré Ma&i... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Niger
Dec. at 50 (1949-1999)

Birthplace: Dogondoutchi, Dogondoutchi Department, Niger

Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara (May 9, 1949 – April 9, 1999) was a military officer in Niger who seized power in a January 1996 coup d'état and ruled the country until his ...more
Nafissa Souleymane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Niger
Nafissa Souleymane Age: 26

Birthplace: Tahoua, Niger

Nafissa Souleymane is a Nigerien sprinter. She competed in the 100 metres competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics; she ran the preliminaries in 12.81 seconds, which did not qualify her for Round
Mahamane Ousmane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Niger
Mahamane Ousmane Age: 69

Birthplace: Zinder, Niger

Mahamane Ousmane (born January 20, 1950) is a Nigerien politician. He was the first democratically elected and fourth President of Niger, serving from 16 April 1993 until his ousting in a ...more
Kamilou Daouda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Niger
Kamilou Daouda Age: 31

Birthplace: Agadez, Tchirozerine Department, Niger

Kamilou Daouda (born December 29, 1987 in Agadez) is a Nigerien footballer. He currently plays as a striker for Moldovan side FC Dacia Chișinău.
Kader Amadou is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Niger
Kader Amadou Age: 29

Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

Kader Amadou Dodo (born 5 April 1989, in Niamey) is a Nigerien football player, who currently plays for Olympic F.C.
Alhassane Issoufou is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Niger
Alhassane Issoufou Age: 38

Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

Alhassane Dante Issoufou (born January 1, 1981) is a Nigerien footballer who is a striker and currently plays for Moroccan club Widad Fez.
Amadou Sadou is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Niger
Amadou Sadou Age: 49

Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

Amadou Sadou is a film director.
Rabiou Guero Gao is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Niger
Rabiou Guero Gao Age: 31

Birthplace: Dosso, Niger

Rabiou Guero Gao is a Nigerien runner who has specialized in various middle-distance and long-distance disciplines. He represented Niger at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Emaniel Djibril Dankawa ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Niger
Emaniel Djibril Dankawa

Birthplace: Niger

Emanuel Djibril Dankawa is a Nigerien football player. He plays for the Niger national football team. He can play all defensive and midfield positions. Dankawa played for the Niger side that ...more
Ismaël Lô is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Niger
Age: 62

Birthplace: Dogondoutchi, Dogondoutchi Department, Niger

Ismaël Lô (also Ismaël Lo) is a Senegalese musician and actor. He was born in Dogondoutchi, Niger on 30 August 1956, to a Senegalese father and a Nigerien mother. Shortly after ...more
Rabo Saminou is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Niger
Rabo Saminou Age: 32

Birthplace: Agadez, Tchirozerine Department, Niger

Rabo Kabara Saminou Gado (born 23 May 1986 in Agadez) is a Nigerien footballer who for FUS Rabat. He is also the member of Niger national team.
Kassaly Daouda is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Niger
Kassaly Daouda Age: 35

Birthplace: Dosso, Niger

Kassaly Daouda (born 19 August 1983 in Dosso) is a Nigerien footballer who is a goalkeeper for Nigerian club Katsina United.
Siradji Sani is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Niger
Siradji Sani Age: 39

Birthplace: Maradi, Niger

Siradji Sani is a Nigerien football striker who currently plays for MFK Dolný Kubín.
Mamadou Tandja is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Niger
Mamadou Tandja Age: 81

Birthplace: Mainé-Soroa, Diffa Department, Niger

Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Mamadou Tandja (born 1938) is a Nigerien politician who was President of Niger from 1999 to 2010. He was President of the National Movement of the Development Society ...more
Issoufou Boubacar Garba ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Niger
Issoufou Boubacar Garba Age: 29

Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

Issoufou Boubacar Garba (born 2 February 1990) is a Nigerien footballer who plays for Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 side ES Hammam-Sousse as a midfielder. He plays national football for his ...more
Lassina Abdoul Karim is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Niger
Lassina Abdoul Karim Age: 31

Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

Lassina Abdoul Karim Konaté (born 20 May 1987), known as Karim Lancina, is a retired Nigerien professional footballer. He played either as a midfielder or as a left back.
Olivier Bonnes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Niger
Olivier Bonnes Age: 29

Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

Olivier Harouna Bonnes is a Nigerien international footballer who plays for Bulgarian club Vereya as a defensive midfielder.
Seidou Idrissa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Niger
Seidou Idrissa Age: 33

Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

Saïdou Idrissa (born 24 December 1985), is a Nigerien footballer who plays as a striker.
Mohamed Chikoto is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Niger
Mohamed Chikoto Age: 29

Birthplace: Parakou, Benin

Mohamed Francisco Chikoto (born 28 February 1989) is a Nigerien football player, who currently plays for Algerian club ASM Oran.
Abdoulmoumouni Adamou is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Niger
Abdoulmoumouni Adamou Age: 33

Birthplace: Niger

Abdoulmoumouni Adamo is a football player for the Niger National Football Team.
Georges Chamchoum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Niger
Georges Chamchoum Age: 72

Birthplace: Niger

Georges Chamchoum is a film director and producer.
Daouda Malam Wanké... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Niger
Daouda Malam Wanké Dec. at 50 (1954-2004)

Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

Daouda Malam Wanké (May 6, 1946 – September 15, 2004) was a military and political leader in Niger. He was a member of Hausa ethnic group. Wanké's year of birth is disputed. Many ...more
Hamani Diori is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Niger
Hamani Diori Dec. at 73 (1916-1989)

Birthplace: Soudouré, Niger

Hamani Diori (6 June 1916 – 23 April 1989) was the first President of the Republic of Niger. He was appointed to that office in 1960, when Niger gained independence. Although corruption was a ...more
Zakari Gourouza is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Niger
Zakari Gourouza Age: 36

Birthplace: Dosso, Niger

Zakari Gourouza is an athlete.
Idrissa Laouali is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Niger
Idrissa Laouali Age: 39

Birthplace: Maradi Region, Niger

Idrissa Laouali (born September 11, 1979 in Niger) is a Nigerien football midfielder who plays for Gabon Championnat National D1 side Mangasport. His nickname is Pele.