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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Ibadan and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Ibadan, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Ibadan include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Ibadan alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Ibadan are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Ibadan.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Wole Soyinka and Bola Ige.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Ibadan?” and “Which celebrities are University of Ibadan alumni?”

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Bola Ige is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Bola Ige Politician, Lawyer James Ajibola Idowu Ige, SAN simply known as Bola Ige was a Nigerian lawyer and politician. He became Federal Minister of Justice for Nigeria. He was murdered in December 2001.

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James Meredith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
James Meredith James Howard Meredith is an American Civil Rights Movement figure, writer, political adviser and Air Force veteran. In 1962, he became the first African-American student admitted to the ...more

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Chinua Achebe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Chinua Achebe Poet, Literary critic, Professor Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His first novel Things Fall Apart was considered his magnum opus, and is the most widely read book in modern African ...more

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Wole Soyinka is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Wole Soyinka Poet, Professor, Novelist Akinwande Oluwole "Wole" Babatunde Soyinka is a Nigerian playwright and poet. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first African to be honored. Soyinka was born into ...more

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Ken Saro-Wiwa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Ken Saro-Wiwa Author, Writer, Trade unionist Kenule "Ken" Beeson Saro Wiwa was a Nigerian writer, television producer, environmental activist, and winner of the Right Livelihood Award and the Goldman Environmental Prize. ...more

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Bimbo Odukoya is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Bimbo Odukoya Televangelist, Pastor Abimbola Rosemary "Bimbo" Odukoya was a Nigerian pastor and televangelist who was married to the founder of the Fountain of Life Church, Taiwo Odukoya. Odukoya, often called ...more

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Iya Abubakar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Iya Abubakar Mathematician, Politician, Professor Iya Abubakar is a Nigerian mathematician and politician who was Federal Minister of Defence during the Nigerian Second Republic, and Senator for Adamawa North from May 1999 to May 2007.

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Kole Omotosho is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Kole Omotosho Writer Bankole Ajibabi Omotosho, also known as Kole Omotoso, is a Nigerian writer and intellectual best known for his works of fiction and in South Africa as the "Yebo Gogo man" in adverts ...more

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Christopher Okigbo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Christopher Okigbo Librarian, Poet Christopher Ifekandu Okigbo was a Nigerian poet, who died fighting for the independence of Biafra. He is today widely acknowledged as the outstanding postcolonial English-language African poet ...more

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Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello Politician, Physician Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello is the daughter of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Oluremi Obasanjo.

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Joseph Gomwalk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Joseph Gomwalk Politician Joseph Dechi Gomwalk was a Nigerian police commissioner and the first Military Governor of Benue-Plateau State after it was formed from part of Northern Region. He was executed due to his ...more

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Olagunsoye Oyinlola is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Olagunsoye Oyinlola Politician Ọlagunsoye Oyinlọla, alias Omoba, became governor of Osun State in Nigeria in May 2003, and was reelected in 2007. He is a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party. On 26 November 2010 a ...more

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Tekena Tamuno is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Tekena Tamuno Historian Tekena Tamuno was a Nigerian historian and Vice-chancellor of the University of Ibadan. He was the President of the Board of Trustees of Bells University of Technology.

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Owoye Andrew Azazi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Owoye Andrew Azazi General Owoye Andrew Azazi was the National Security Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria. During the tenure of former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo he was appointed Chief of ...more

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Ishaya Audu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Ishaya Audu Politician, Physician Ishaya Sha'aibu Audu was a Nigerian doctor, professor, and politician. A Hausa Christian, he served as Minister of External Affairs from 1979 to 1983 under Shehu Shagari.

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J. P. Clark is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
J. P. Clark Writer John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo is a Nigerian poet and playwright, who has also published as J. P. Clark and John Pepper Clark.

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Christopher Oluwole Rotimi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Christopher Oluwole Rotimi Politician, Soldier, Diplomat Christopher Oluwole Rotimi is a Nigerian Army officer, diplomat and politician. A distinguished officer, he eventually rose to the rank of Brigadier General. He served during the Nigerian Civil ...more

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Jude Dibia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Jude Dibia Writer Jude Dibia is a Nigerian novelist.

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A. Igoni Barrett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
A. Igoni Barrett Writer Adrian Igonibo Barrett is a Nigerian writer.

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Mabel Segun is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Mabel Segun Poet, Writer Mabel Segun is a Nigerian poet and writer. Born in Ondo, Nigeria, she attended the University of Ibadan, graduating in 1953 with a BA in English, Latin and History. She taught these subjects in ...more

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Elechi Amadi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Elechi Amadi Novelist, Author Elechi Amadi is a Nigerian author of plays and novels that are generally about African village life, customs, beliefs and religious practices, as they were before contact with the Western world. ...more

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Emeka Anyaoku is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Emeka Anyaoku Politician Chief Emeka Anyaoku, GCVO, CON, was the third Commonwealth Secretary-General. He is a Nigerian of Igbo descent.

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Flora Nwapa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Flora Nwapa Novelist Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru Nwapa was a Nigerian author best known as Flora Nwapa. Her novel Efuru is among the first English-language novels by a woman from Africa.

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Tanure Ojaide is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Tanure Ojaide Writer Tanure Ojaide is a prolific Nigerian poet and writer. He is noted for his unique stylistic vision and for his intense criticism of imperialism, religion, and other issues. Ojaide, a Ph.D., has ...more

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Vincent Chukwuemeka Ike is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Vincent Chukwuemeka Ike Professor Vincent Chukwuemeka Ike, born in Anambra state, Nigeria is a Nigerian writer known for a mixture of lampoon, humor and satire. He owes a little bit of his style to his Igbo cultural upbringing. ...more

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Aniru Conteh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Aniru Conteh Aniru Sahib Sahib Conteh was a Sierra Leonean physician and expert on the clinical treatment of Lassa fever, a viral haemorrhagic fever endemic to West Africa caused by the Lassa virus. Conteh ...more

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Dr SID is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Dr SID Singer-songwriter Sidney Onoriode Esiri, known commonly as, Dr SID is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and dentist, who is originally from Delta state, but was raised in Lagos. His mother a successful fashion ...more

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Grace Alele-Williams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Grace Alele-Williams Mathematician, Professor Grace Alele-Williams, made history as the first Nigerian woman to become the head of a Nigerian university, the University of Benin.

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Wande Abimbola is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Wande Abimbola Professor Wándé Abímbọ́lá is a Nigerian academician, a professor of Yoruba language and literature, and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ife, and has also served as ...more

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Adebayo Faleti is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Adebayo Faleti Actor, Writer Adebayo Faleti is a well-known Nigerian poet, writer and actor. He is also known for being a successful Yoruba translator, a broadcaster, TV exponent and a pioneer of the first television ...more

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Farida Mzamber Waziri is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Farida Mzamber Waziri Police officer, Lawyer Chief Farida Mzamber Waziri was appointed Executive Chairperson of the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in May 2008. She succeeded Nuhu Ribadu in this post.

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Niyi Osundare is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Niyi Osundare Poet, Professor Niyi Osundare is a prolific poet, dramatist and literary critic. He gained degrees at the University of Ibadan, the University of Leeds and York University, Canada. Previously professor and Head ...more

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Tam David-West is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Tam David-West Politician, Professor Tamunoemi Sokari David-West, popularly known as Tam David-West, is a Nigerian academic, social critic, and former federal minister.

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Gamaliel Onosode is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Gamaliel Onosode Gamaliel Offoritsenere Onosode is a Nigerian technocrat, administrator and a former presidential candidate of the All Nigeria People's Party of Nigeria. Educated at the Government College, ...more

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Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga Chartered Accountant Olusegun Olutoyin Aganga is the current Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment of Nigeria. He was first nominated by General Obasanjo and appointed by President Jonathan as Minister of ...more

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Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi is a Nigerian diplomat. He is best known as the former President of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Uhomoibhi's term as President was from 19 June 2008 to 18 ...more

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Jubril Martins-Kuye is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Jubril Martins-Kuye Jubril Martins-Kuye was appointed Nigerian minister of Commerce and Industry on 6 April 2010, when Acting President Goodluck Jonathan announced his new cabinet.

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Lam Adesina is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Lam Adesina Educator Alhaji Lamidi Ona-Olapo Adesina was an educator who became governor of Oyo State in Nigeria on 29 May 1999 as a member of the Alliance for Democracy party. Adesina was born on 20 January 1939. ...more

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Olufunmilayo Olopade is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Olufunmilayo Olopade Oncologist Olufunmilayo I. Olopade is an hematology oncologist, Associate Dean for Global Health and Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor in Medicine and Human genetics at the University of ...more

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Babatunde Osotimehin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Babatunde Osotimehin Professor Babatunde Osotimehin, a national of Nigeria, was appointed on 19 November 2010 as the new Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, for a four-year term. He was ...more

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Komba Mondeh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Komba Mondeh Soldier Brigadier General Komba Sylvester Mansa-Musa Mondeh psc, fwc, MSc is a former top-ranking officer in the Sierra Leonean army. Mondeh was one of six young soldiers in the Sierra Leonean Army that ...more

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Teslim Folarin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Teslim Folarin Teslim Folarin was elected Senator for the Oyo Central constituency of Oyo State, Nigeria, taking office on 29 May 2003, and was reelected in 2007. He is a member of the People's Democratic ...more

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Robert Ajayi Boroffice is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Robert Ajayi Boroffice Professor Robert Ajayi Boroffice is a Nigerian academic and public servant who was elected Senator for Ondo North, in Ondo State, Nigeria on 9 April 2011.

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Funmi Iyanda is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Funmi Iyanda Olufunmilola Aduke Iyanda, better known as Funmi Iyanda, is an award-winning broadcaster, journalist, columnist and blogger. She produced and hosted Nigeria’s popular and authoritative talk show ...more

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Alexander Animalu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Alexander Animalu Alexander Obiefoka Enukora Animalu, PhD is Professor Emeritus of Physics at University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He holds a B.Sc., M.A. and Ph.D., FAS, NNOM, IOM A pioneer of solar energy in Nigeria, ...more

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Jim Nwobodo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Jim Nwobodo Businessperson, Politician James Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo is a Nigerian businessman and politician who was governor of Anambra State during the Nigerian Second Republic and was Senator for Enugu East in Enugu State. In 2003, ...more

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John Odigie Oyegun is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
John Odigie Oyegun John Odigie Oyegun is the first national chairman of All Progressives Congress in Nigeria. He was also the Executive Governor of Edo State between 1992 and 1993, during the aborted Nigerian ...more

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Anietie Isong is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Anietie Isong Anietie Isong is a Nigerian author of poetry and short stories. A graduate of the University of Ibadan, where he studied Communication Arts, Isong worked in broadcasting for Metro FM, also ...more

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Abimbola Adelakun is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Ibadan Alumni
Abimbola Adelakun Abimbola Adunni Adelakun is a Nigerian writer.