Famous People From Uganda

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Postnet Omony and Okot Odhiambo.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Uganda?" or "Which celebrities were born in Uganda?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Idi Amin
    Dec. at 78 (1925-2003)
    • Birthplace: Koboko, Uganda
    Idi Amin Dada Oumee (; c. 1925 – 16 August 2003) was a Ugandan military officer who served as the President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. Popularly known as the "Butcher of Uganda," he is considered ...more
    • Birthplace: Uganda
    Irshad Manji (born 1968) is a Canadian author, educator, and advocate of a reformist interpretation of Islam. She is a well-known critic of Islamic fundamentalism, which she has argued is in the ...more
  • James K. Makubuya (born in Gayaza, Wakiso District, Uganda) is a Ugandan-born ethnomusicologist, instrumentalist, singer, dancer, and choreographer. He plays several traditional instruments from ...more
  • King Achilla Orru Apaa-idomo is a Juno Awards nominated music artist.