Famous People From Niger

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.
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  • Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara
    Dec. at 49 (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 assassination during the military coup of April 1999. Maïnassara, a member of Niger's Hausa ethnic majority, was born in Dogondutchi in 1949, and pursued a military career. Maïnassara was named Army Chief of Staff in March 1995, under a constitution which had moved Niger from military rule in 1991.
  • Nafissa Souleymane

    Nafissa Souleymane

    Age: 30
    • 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 1.
  • Mahamane Ousmane

    Mahamane Ousmane

    Age: 73
    • 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 military coup d'état on 27 January 1996. He has continued to run for president in each election since his ousting, and he was president of the National Assembly from December 1999 to May 2009. He is the president of the Democratic and Social Convention-Rahama (CDS), a major political party that is currently in opposition.
  • Kamilou Daouda

    Kamilou Daouda

    Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Tchirozerine Department, Agadez, 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

    Kader Amadou

    Age: 34
    • 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

    Alhassane Issoufou

    Age: 42
    • 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.