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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.
  • Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara

    Dec. at 50 (1949-1999)

    BirthplaceDogondoutchi, Dogondoutchi Department, Niger

    Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara (May 9, 1949 – April 9, 1999) was a military officer in Niger...  more
  • Nafissa Souleymane

    Age: 27

    BirthplaceTahoua, Niger

    Nafissa Souleymane is a Nigerien sprinter. She competed in the 100 metres competition at the...  more
  • Mahamane Ousmane

    Mahamane Ousmane

    Age: 70

    BirthplaceZinder, Niger

    Mahamane Ousmane (born January 20, 1950) is a Nigerien politician. He was the first...  more
  • Kamilou Daouda

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceAgadez, Tchirozerine Department, Niger

    Kamilou Daouda (born December 29, 1987 in Agadez) is a Nigerien footballer. He currently plays...  more
  • Kader Amadou

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceNiamey, Niger

    Kader Amadou Dodo (born 5 April 1989, in Niamey) is a Nigerien football player, who currently...  more
  • Alhassane Issoufou

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceNiamey, Niger

    Alhassane Dante Issoufou (born January 1, 1981) is a Nigerien footballer who is a striker and...  more
  • Amadou Sadou

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceNiamey, Niger

    Amadou Sadou is a film director....
  • Rabiou Guero Gao

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceDosso, Niger

    Rabiou Guero Gao is a Nigerien runner who has specialized in various middle-distance and...  more
  • Emaniel Djibril Dankawa

    Emanuel Djibril Dankawa is a Nigerien football player. He plays for the Niger national...  more
  • Ismaël Lô

    BirthplaceDogondoutchi, Dogondoutchi Department, Niger

    Ismaël Lô (also Ismaël Lo) is a Senegalese musician and actor. He was born in Dogondoutchi,...  more
  • Rabo Saminou

    Rabo Saminou

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceAgadez, Tchirozerine Department, Niger

    Rabo Kabara Saminou Gado (born 23 May 1986 in Agadez) is a Nigerien footballer who for FUS...  more
  • Kassaly Daouda

    Kassaly Daouda

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceDosso, Niger

    Kassaly Daouda (born 19 August 1983 in Dosso) is a Nigerien footballer who is a goalkeeper for...  more
  • Siradji Sani

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceMaradi, Niger

    Siradji Sani is a Nigerien football striker who currently plays for MFK Dolný Kubín....  more
  • Mamadou Tandja

    Mamadou Tandja

    Age: 82

    BirthplaceMainé-Soroa, Diffa Department, Niger

    Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Mamadou Tandja (born 1938) is a Nigerien politician who was...  more
  • Issoufou Boubacar Garba

    Age: 30

    BirthplaceNiamey, Niger

    Issoufou Boubacar Garba (born 2 February 1990) is a Nigerien footballer who plays for Tunisian...  more
  • Lassina Abdoul Karim

    Age: 33

    BirthplaceNiamey, Niger

    Lassina Abdoul Karim Konaté (born 20 May 1987), known as Karim Lancina, is a retired Nigerien...  more
  • Olivier Bonnes

    Age: 30

    BirthplaceNiamey, Niger

    Olivier Harouna Bonnes is a Nigerien international footballer who plays for Bulgarian club...  more
  • Seidou Idrissa

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceNiamey, Niger

    Saïdou Idrissa (born 24 December 1985), is a Nigerien footballer who plays as a striker....  more
  • Mohamed Chikoto

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceParakou, Benin

    Mohamed Francisco Chikoto (born 28 February 1989) is a Nigerien football player, who currently...  more
  • Abdoulmoumouni Adamou

    Age: 35


    Abdoulmoumouni Adamo is a football player for the Niger National Football Team....
  • Georges Chamchoum

    Age: 74


    Georges Chamchoum is a film director and producer....
  • Daouda Malam Wanké

    Daouda Malam Wanké

    Dec. at 50 (1954-2004)

    BirthplaceNiamey, Niger

    Daouda Malam Wanké (May 6, 1946 – September 15, 2004) was a military and political leader in...  more
  • Hamani Diori

    Hamani Diori

    Dec. at 73 (1916-1989)

    BirthplaceSoudouré, Niger

    Hamani Diori (6 June 1916 – 23 April 1989) was the first President of the Republic of Niger....  more
  • Zakari Gourouza

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceDosso, Niger

    Zakari Gourouza is an athlete....  more
  • Idrissa Laouali

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceMaradi Region, Niger

    Idrissa Laouali (born September 11, 1979 in Niger) is a Nigerien football midfielder who plays...  more