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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Niger
Dec. at 50 (1949-1999)
Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara was a military officer in the West African country of 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
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
Mahamane Ousmane is a Nigerien politician. He was the first democratically elected and fourth President of Niger, serving from 16 April 1993 until his ouster in a military coup d'état on ...more

Kamilou Daouda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Niger
Kamilou Daouda age 31
Kamilou Daouda is a Nigerien footballer. He currently plays as a striker for Cameroonian side Coton Sport.

Kader Amadou is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Niger
Kader Amadou age 29
Kader Amadou Dodo 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
Alhassane Dante Issoufou 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
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
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
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
Ismaël Lô 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 Lo's birth the family ...more

Rabo Saminou is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Niger
Rabo Saminou age 32
Rabo Kabara Saminou Gado 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
Kassaly Daouda is a Nigerien footballer who is a goalkeeper for South African club Chippa United.

Siradji Sani is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Niger
Siradji Sani age 39
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
Lieutenant Colonel Mamadou Tandja is a Nigerien politician who was President of Niger from 1999 to 2010. He was President of the National Movement of the Development Society from 1991 to 1999 ...more

Issoufou Boubacar Garba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Niger
Issoufou Boubacar Garba age 29
Issoufou Boubacar Garba is a Nigerien footballer who plays for Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 side ES Hammam-Sousse as a midfielder. He plays national football for his country.

Lassina Abdoul Karim is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Niger
Lassina Abdoul Karim age 31
Lassina Abdoul Karim Konaté is a professional Nigerien footballer currently playing for FC Metz in the French Ligue 1.

Olivier Bonnes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Niger
Olivier Bonnes age 29
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
Saïdou Idrissa, is a Nigerien footballer, who currently plays for Chippa United F.C. of the South African ABSA Premiership.

Mohamed Chikoto is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Niger
Mohamed Chikoto age 29
Mohamed Francisco Chikoto 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
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
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)
Daouda Malam Wanké was a military and political leader in Niger. He was a member of Hausa ethnic group. Wanké's year of birth is disputed. Many sources claim it is 1954 while

Hamani Diori is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Niger
Hamani Diori Dec. at 73 (1916-1989)
Hamani Diori was the first President of the Republic of Niger. He was appointed to that office in 1960, when Niger gained independence.

Zakari Gourouza is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Niger
Zakari Gourouza age 36
Zakari Gourouza is an athlete.

Idrissa Laouali is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Niger
Idrissa Laouali age 39
Idrissa Laouali is a Nigerien football midfielder who plays for Gabon Championnat National D1 side Mangasport. His nickname is Pele.