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Famous People From Niger

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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.
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Nafissatou Moussa Adamou... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Niger
Nafissatou Moussa Adamou Age: 21

Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

Nafissatou Moussa Adamou is a Nigerien swimmer. She was born in Niamey, Niger's capital. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Adamou would not advance to the semifinals as the ...more
Hamadou Djibo Issaka is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Niger
Hamadou Djibo Issaka Age: 41

Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

Hamadou Djibo Issaka is a rower.
William N'Gounou is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Niger
William N'Gounou Age: 35

Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

William Tonji N'Gounou is a Nigerien international footballer who plays for Swedish club KSF Prespa Birlik, as a midfielder.
Moussa Narry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Niger
Moussa Narry Age: 32

Birthplace: Maradi, Niger

Moussa Narry (born April 19, 1986 in Dansoman as Moses Narh) is a Ghanaian football midfielder who currently plays for Al-Orobah.
Moussa Maâzou is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Niger
Moussa Maâzou Age: 30

Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

Ouwo Moussa Maâzou (born 25 August 1988) commonly known as Moussa Maâzou, is a Nigerien professional who plays as a striker , who last played for RC Lens.
Pascal Anicet is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Niger
Pascal Anicet Age: 35

Birthplace: Zinder, Niger

Pascal Anicet (born March 27, 1983 in Niger) is a Nigerian football midfielder who plays for AS-FNIS in the Niger Premier League and formerly for Alkali Nassara Zinder. He is a member of the ...more
Oumarou Ganda is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Niger
Oumarou Ganda Dec. at 46 (1935-1981)

Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

Oumarou Ganda (1935 – 1 January 1981) was a Nigerien director and actor who helped bring African cinema to international attention in the 1960s and 1970s.
Boubacar Talatou is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Niger
Boubacar Talatou Age: 31

Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

Boubacar Talatou is a Nigerien footballer. He plays as a midfielder for South African side Thanda Royal Zulu.
Boukary Adji is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Niger
Boukary Adji Age: 80

Birthplace: Tanout, Tanout Department, Niger

Boukary Adji (1939– 4 July 2018) was a Nigerien politician. He served as Niger's Prime Minister from 30 January 1996 to 21 December 1996.Adji was born in Tanout in Zinder Department. He studied ...more
Zakari Lambo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Niger
Zakari Lambo Age: 42

Birthplace: Dogondoutchi, Dogondoutchi Department, Niger

Zakari Lambo (born 14 May 1976 in Argoum Doutchi) is a former Nigerien footballer, who played as a striker. He played most of his professional career in Poland and Belgium, appearing for ten ...more
Djibril Moussa Souna is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Niger
Djibril Moussa Souna Age: 26

Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

Djibril Moussa Souna is a Nigerien footballer. He currently plays as a defender for Nigerien side AS GNN. He is a member of Niger national football team, called at 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
Brigi Rafini is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Niger
Brigi Rafini Age: 65

Birthplace: Iferouane, Arlit Department, Niger

Brigi Rafini (born 7 April 1953) is a Nigerien politician who has been Prime Minister of Niger since 2011. A native of Iférouane in Agadez Region and an ethnic Tuareg, Rafini was Minister ...more
Yacouba Ali is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Niger
Yacouba Ali Age: 26

Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

Seydou Ali Yacouba is a Nigerien football player who plays for USM Alger and the Niger national football team.
Ismaël Alassane is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Niger
Ismaël Alassane Age: 34

Birthplace: Niger

Ismaël Eragae Alassane (born 3 April 1984) is a Nigerien footballer, who is currently playing for Al Shabab in Kuwaiti Division One. He plays on position of central back.
Mahamadou Issoufou is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Niger
Mahamadou Issoufou Age: 67

Birthplace: Tahoua Department, Niger

Mahamadou Issoufou is a Nigerien politician who has been the President of Niger since 7 April 2011. Issoufou was the Prime Minister of Niger from 1993 to 1994, President of the National Assembly ...more
Abraham Amkpa is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Niger
Abraham Amkpa Age: 31

Birthplace: Niger, Niamey

Abraham Amkpa is an actor.
Issa Modibo Sidibé... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Niger
Issa Modibo Sidibé Age: 33

Birthplace: Arlit, Niger

Issa Modibo Sidibé is a Nigerien footballer. His latest club was ASM Oran. He is also a member of the Niger national football team.
Kourouma Fatoukouma is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Niger
Kourouma Fatoukouma Age: 34

Birthplace: Niger

Kourouma Fatoukouma is an Nigerien professional footballer who plays as a defender for Chabab Rif Al Hoceima.
Losseny Doumbia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Niger
Losseny Doumbia Age: 26

Birthplace: Niger

Issa Losseny Doumbia is a Nigerien and Ivorian football player who plays for Chippa United and the Niger national football team.
Ali Saibou is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Niger
Ali Saibou Dec. at 71 (1940-2011)

Birthplace: Ouallam, Niger

Ali Saibou (17 June 1940 – 31 October 2011) was the third President of Niger from 1987 to 1993 succeeding the deceased Seyni Kountché. A member of the Djerma people, he was born in ...more
Issiakou Koudize is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Niger
Issiakou Koudize Age: 32

Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

Issiaka Koudize is Nigerien footballer, who playing for the Cameroonian club Coton Sport in the Elite One. He was called to Niger national football team, played all 3 matches for national team ...more
Amadou Cissé is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Niger
Amadou Cissé Age: 70

Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

Amadou Boubacar Cissé (born 1948) is a Nigerien politician. He served as the Prime Minister of Niger on two occasions, from 8 to 21 February 1995 and again from 21 December 1996 to 27 ...more
Mahamadou Danda is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Niger
Mahamadou Danda Age: 67

Birthplace: Tahoua, Niger

Mahamadou Danda (born 25 July 1951) is a Nigerien political figure who was appointed as Prime Minister of Niger by the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy (CSRD) on 23 February 2010 ...more
Bombino is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Niger
Age: 39

Birthplace: Agadez, Tchirozerine Department, Niger

Omara "Bombino" Moctar (in Tifinagh ⴱⵓⵎⴱⵉⵏⵓ; b. 1980) is a Nigerien singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music is sung in Tamasheq and often address geopolitical concerns in Turag. He ...more
Souleymane Dela Sacko is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Niger
Souleymane Dela Sacko Age: 41

Birthplace: Niamey, Niger

Souleymane Dela Sacko (born August 1, 1977 in Niger) is a Nigerien football midfielder who plays for AS Mangasport in Gabon. He plays for Niger national football team. He was part of the team in ...more