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List of famous people who died in Nigeria, with photos when available. These notable Nigeria deaths are loosely ordered by how famous each person was, meaning the most well-known people are at the top of the list. Some of the people mentioned below were celebrities who died in Nigeria, while others were just renowned in their line of work. Either way everyone on this list has Nigeria listed as their official place of death in any public records. Each prominent person who passed away in Nigeria has information about them next to their names, including the year they were born and their place of birth.

Gaston Thierry and Edward Vogel are included in this list.

If you're trying to answer the questions, "Which famous people died in Nigeria?" and "Which celebrities died in Nigeria?" then this list will have you covered.

This list of historic deaths in Nigeria includes athletes, musicians, celebrities and notable local figures.

1
Bola Ige is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 71 (1930-2001)

2
Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 42 (1924-1966)

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Sani Abacha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 55 (1943-1998)

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Murtala Mohammed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 38 (1938-1976)

5
Charles Young is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 58 (1864-1922)

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Ken Saro-Wiwa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 54 (1941-1995)

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Whitney Young is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 50 (1921-1971)

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Nnamdi Azikiwe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 92 (1904-1996)

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Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abio... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 61 (1937-1998)

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Chuba Okadigbo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 62 (1941-2003)

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Fela Kuti is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 59 (1938-1997)

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Hassan Katsina is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 62 (1933-1995)

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Dr Orlando Owoh is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dr Orlando Owoh Dec. at 76 (1932-2008)

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Rashidi Yekini is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 49 (1963-2012)

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Christopher Okigbo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 35 (1932-1967)

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Samuel Oshoffa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Samuel Oshoffa Dec. at 76 (1909-1985)

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Siad Barre is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Siad Barre Dec. at 76 (1919-1995)

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Mary Slessor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Mary Slessor Dec. at 67 (1848-1915)

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Giovanni Battista Belzoni is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Giovanni Battista Belzoni Dec. at 46 (1778-1824)

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Hugh Clapperton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 39 (1788-1827)

21
Babatunji Olowofoyeku is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 86 (1917-2003)

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Jaja Wachuku is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 78 (1918-1996)

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Joseph Fadahunsi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Joseph Fadahunsi Dec. at 85 (1901-1986)

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Joseph Gomwalk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Joseph Gomwalk Dec. at 41 (1935-1976)

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Joseph Nanven Garba is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 59 (1943-2002)

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Cyprian Ekwensi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 86 (1921-2007)

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Les Gray is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Les Gray Dec. at 58 (1946-2004)

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Mustapha Adamu Animashaun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Mustapha Adamu Animashaun Dec. at 83 (1885-1968)

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Amos Tutuola is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 77 (1920-1997)

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Anthony Enahoro is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 87 (1923-2010)

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Ola Rotimi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 62 (1938-2000)

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Philip Effiong is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Philip Effiong Dec. at 78 (1925-2003)

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Isaac Adaka Boro is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Isaac Adaka Boro Dec. at 30 (1938-1968)

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Akintunde Akinsehinwa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Akintunde Akinsehinwa Dec. at 32 (1944-1976)

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Abubakar Rimi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 70 (1940-2010)

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A. Afigbo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
A. Afigbo Dec. at 72 (1937-2009)

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Salami Agbaje is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Salami Agbaje

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Samuel Okwaraji is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 25 (1964-1989)

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Kenneth Murray is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Kenneth Murray Dec. at 69 (1903-1972)

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Usman dan Fodio is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Usman dan Fodio Dec. at 63 (1754-1817)

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Edward Vogel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Edward Vogel Dec. at 27 (1827-1854)

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Eduard Robert Flegel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Eduard Robert Flegel Dec. at 31 (1855-1886)

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Alhassan Dantata is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Alhassan Dantata Dec. at 78 (1877-1955)

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Mudashiru Lawal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 37 (1954-1991)

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Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 78 (1900-1978)

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Muhammadu Maccido is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Muhammadu Maccido Dec. at 78 (1928-2006)

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Beko Ransome-Kuti is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 66 (1940-2006)

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Gaston Thierry is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Gaston Thierry Dec. at 38 (1866-1904)

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Richard Beale Blaize is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Richard Beale Blaize Dec. at 60 (1844-1904)

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Mohammed Yusuf is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Dec. at 39 (1970-2009)