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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.

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

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

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

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

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Charles Young is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Charles Young Died 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
Ken Saro-Wiwa Died at 54 (1941-1995)

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

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Nnamdi Azikiwe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Nnamdi Azikiwe Died 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
Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola Died at 61 (1937-1998)

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

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

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Hassan Katsina is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Hassan Katsina Died 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 Died at 76 (1932-2008)

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

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Christopher Okigbo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Christopher Okigbo Died 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 Died 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 Died 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 Died 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 Died at 46 (1778-1824)

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

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

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Jaja Wachuku is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Jaja Wachuku Died 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 Died 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 Died 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
Joseph Nanven Garba Died at 59 (1943-2002)

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Cyprian Ekwensi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Cyprian Ekwensi Died 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 Died 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 Died at 83 (1885-1968)

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

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

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Ola Rotimi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Ola Rotimi Died 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 Died 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 Died 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 Died at 32 (1944-1976)

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Abubakar Rimi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Abubakar Rimi Died 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 Died at 72 (1937-2009)

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Salami Agbaje is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
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Samuel Okwaraji is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Samuel Okwaraji Died 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 Died 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 Died 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 Died 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 Died 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 Died at 78 (1877-1955)

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Mudashiru Lawal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Who Died in Nigeria
Mudashiru Lawal Died 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
Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti Died 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 Died 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
Beko Ransome-Kuti Died 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 Died 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 Died at 60 (1844-1904)

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