100 Notable alumni of
University of Lagos

The University of Lagos is 385th in the world, 5th in Africa, and 1st in Nigeria by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the University of Lagos sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Enoch Adeboye

    Enoch Adeboye
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Enrolled in the University of Lagos
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in applied mathematics
    Occupations
    preacherprofessortranslatorauthorpastor
    Biography

    Enoch Adejare Adeboye is a Nigerian pastor, General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God in Lagos.

  2. Genevieve Nnaji

    Genevieve Nnaji
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    actorsingermodelfilm actorfilm director
    Biography

    Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actress, producer, and director. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, making her the first actor to win the award. In 2011, she was honoured as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contributions to Nollywood. Her directorial debut movie, Lionheart, is the first Netflix Originated from Nigeria and the first Nigerian submission for the Oscars. The movie was disqualified for having most of its dialogue in English. After having spent decades in the movie industry, she was profiled alongside some celebrities and business executives in 2020 in two new books by publisher and Editor in Chief of Yes International! magazine, Azuh Arinze.

  3. Yemi Alade

    Yemi Alade
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    singersongwritermusician
    Biography

    Yemi Eberechi Alade, is a Nigerian Afropop singer, songwriter, actress and activist. She won the Peak Talent Show in 2009 after which she signed to Effyzzie Music Group, and had a hit with her single "Johnny" in 2014. Since then Yemi has gained prominence in the music industry and considered one of the biggest artists in Africa. Following the releases of her albums King of Queens and Mama Africa with huge commercial success recorded for both albums, she embarked on world tours consecutively.

  4. Yemi Osinbajo

    Yemi Osinbajo
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    Anwaltuniversity teacherlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo is a Nigerian lawyer, professor, and politician who is the 14th and current Vice President of Nigeria since 2015. A member of the All Progressives Congress, he previously served as Attorney General of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007 and holds the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria. In April 2022, he announced his intention to run for the APC nomination for President of Nigeria in the 2023 presidential election.

  5. Bobrisky

    Bobrisky
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Bobrisky is a Nigerian transgender woman and LGBT personality. She is also known for her presence on the social media apps Snapchat and Instagram.

  6. Funke Akindele-Bello

    Funke Akindele-Bello
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorfilm producerfilm director
    Biography

    Akindele-Bello Olufunke Ayotunde born popularly known, as Funke Akindele or Jenifa is a Nigerian film actress and producer. Akindele starred in the sitcom I Need to Know from 1998 to 2002, and in 2009, she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. She rose to fame for her role in the movie titled Jenifa which earned her the nickname Jenifa. The Omo Ghetto trilogy contributed to her fame. Funke Akindele played the lead role in the show Jenifa's Diary, for which she was named the Best Actress in a Comedy at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

  7. Ramsey Nouah

    Ramsey Nouah
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm director
    Biography

    Ramsey Nouah is a Nigerian actor and director. He won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2010 for his performance in the movie "The Figurine". He made his directorial debut with the film Living in Bondage: Breaking Free in 2019 and also went on to direct Nollywood classic Rattle Snake: The Ahanna Story which is a remake of Rattlesnake (1995).

  8. Linda Ikeji

    Linda Ikeji
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Linda Ifeoma Ikeji is a Nigerian blogger, writer, entrepreneur and former model. She is known for her blog and controversial publications online.

  9. Tony Elumelu

    Tony Elumelu
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    economistbanker
    Biography

    Anthony Onyemaechi Elumelu is a Nigerian economist, and philanthropist. He chairs Heirs Holdings, Transcorp and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation.

  10. Odunlade Jonathan Adekola

    Odunlade Jonathan Adekola
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    actorfilm directorsinger
    Biography

    Odunlade Adekola, is a Nigerian actor, singer, film-maker, producer and director.He gained popularity and was widely known with his lead role in Ishola Durojaye's 2003 movie, Asiri Gomina Wa, and has acted in multiple Nollywood movies since then. He is the founder and CEO of the Odunlade Adekola Film Production (OAFP).

  11. Reekado Banks

    Reekado Banks
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    songwriter
    Biography

    Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon, better known by his stage name Reekado Banks, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He signed with Mavin Records in 2014 and left the label in 2018. He went by the stage name Spicy prior to his record deal with Mavin Records. Reekado Banks was declared Rookie of the Year at The Headies 2014, and won the controversial Next Rated award at The Headies 2015. His debut studio album Spotlight was released on 1 September 2016; it debuted at number 10 on the Billboard World Albums chart.

  12. Lil Kesh

    Lil Kesh
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1995-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    singerrappersongwriter
    Biography

    Keshinro Ololade, known professionally as Lil Kesh, is a Nigerian singer, rapper and songwriter. He rose to limelight after releasing the hit single "Shoki".

  13. Niniola

    Niniola
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriterrecording artist
    Biography

    Niniola Apata, known professionally as Niniola, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. She participated in the sixth season of Project Fame West Africa in 2013. After releasing her debut single "Ibadi", she was nominated for Most Promising Act to Watch at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.

  14. Omoyele Sowore

    Omoyele Sowore
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    businesspersonhuman rights activist
    Biography

    Omoyele "Yele" Sowore is a Nigerian human rights activist, pro-democracy campaigner, former presidential candidate under African Action Congress, and founder of an online news agency Sahara Reporters.

  15. William Kumuyi

    William Kumuyi
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    writeracademicpastor
    Biography

    William Folorunso Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry situated at Gbagada, Lagos, Nigeria. He is the author of several Christian books and devotionals. William Folorunso Kumuyi celebrated his 80th Birthday on the 6th of June 2021.

  16. Kate Henshaw

    Kate Henshaw
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Kate Henshaw, also known as Kate Henshaw-Nuttall, is a professional Nigerian actress. In 2008 she won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in the movie Stronger than Pain.

  17. Joke Silva

    Joke Silva
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    film directoractor
    Biography

    Joke Silva, MFR is a Nigerian actress, director, and businesswoman.

  18. Babajide Sanwo-Olu

    Babajide Sanwo-Olu
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State. He became governor under the platform of the All Progressives Congress after contesting and unexpectedly winning the gubernatorial primaries under the All Progressives Congress against incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State in October 2019. He is a graduate of the University of Lagos, as well as the London Business School, Lagos Business School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Before his gubernatorial ambition, he was the managing director and CEO of Lagos State Property Development Corporation (LSPDC).

  19. Chika Ike

    Chika Ike
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    modelactor
    Biography

    Chika 'Nancy' Ike is a Nigerian actress, television personality, producer, business woman, philanthropist and former model.

  20. Ruth Kadiri

    Ruth Kadiri
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Enrolled in the University of Lagos
    Studied mass communication
    Occupations
    actorscreenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Ruth Kadiri is a Nigerian actress, screenwriter and film producer.

  21. Akinwunmi Ambode

    Akinwunmi Ambode
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in the University of Lagos
    1981-1984 graduated with Bachelor of Science in accounting
    1987-1988 graduated with Master of Science in accounting
    Occupations
    accountant Generalpolitician
    Biography

    Akinwunmi Ambode is a Nigerian politician who served as Governor of Lagos State from 2015 to 2019. He was a civil servant for 27 years and a financial consultant before running for public office.

  22. Wande Coal

    Wande Coal
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriter
    Biography

    Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe, popularly known as Wande Coal, is a Nigerian singer. and songwriter

  23. Richard Mofe Damijo

    Richard Mofe Damijo
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    actorpolitician
    Biography

    Richard Eyimofe Evans Mofe-Damijo, popularly known as RMD, is a Nigerian actor, writer, producer, lawyer, and former journalist. He was also a former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State in 2009. In 2005, he won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2016.

  24. Toke Makinwa

    Toke Makinwa
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    radio personalitytelevision presenterwritertelevision producer
    Biography

    Toke Makinwa is a Nigerian radio personality, television host, vlogger, lifestyle entrepreneur and author. Toke is known for hosting The Morning Drive on Rhythm 93.7 FM and for her YouTube vlog series Toke Moments. She released her book On Becoming in November 2016.She is one of the top 5 African female show hosts.

  25. Femi Gbaja Biamila

    Femi Gbaja Biamila
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Olufemi Hakeem Gbajabiamila, is a Nigerian lawyer and politician. A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gbajabiamila has served as Speaker of the House of Representatives since 2019.

  26. Joeboy

    Joeboy
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1997-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa-Donus, known professionally as Joeboy, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. Mr. Eazi of record label "emPawa Africa" discovered him in 2017. His genre of music is that of Afro pop and R&B. He was born in Lagos State, Nigeria.

  27. Nancy Isime

    Nancy Isime
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    actormodel
    Biography

    Nancy Isime is a Nigerian actress, model and media personality.

  28. Annie Macaulay–Idibia

    Annie Macaulay–Idibia
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    modelactorpresenterbeauty pageant contestant
    Biography

    Annie Macaulay–Idibia is a Nigerian, model, presenter and actress. She was nominated in the "Best Supporting Actress" category at the 2009 Best of Nollywood Awards.

  29. Mayorkun

    Mayorkun
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriter
    Biography

    Adewale Mayowa Emmanuel, known professionally as Mayorkun, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and pianist. He released a cover of Davido's "The Money" single and was discovered by the singer on Twitter. Mayorkun was signed to Davido's record label DMW from 2016 to 2021; his debut single "Eleko" was released under the label. Mayorkun released his debut studio album The Mayor of Lagos in November 2018. After his exit from DMW in 2021; he released "Let Me Know" under Sony Music West Africa. He released his second debut studio album Back In Office in October 2021, under Sony Music West Africa division.

  30. Vector the Viper

    Vector the Viper
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    songwriter
    Biography

    Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, better known by his stage name Vector, is a Nigerian rapper and songwriter. He has released three studio albums, including State of Surprise and The Second Coming. In anticipation of his second studio album, he released a mixtape titled Bar Racks. Lafiaji, his third studio album was released in December 2016. He also released a mixtape in October 2018, The Rap Dialogue, in an effort to keep the spirit of Nigerian hip-hop alive. In November 2019, his fourth studio album, Vibes Before Teslim: A Journey To Self-Discovery, was released.

  31. Willie Obiano

    Willie Obiano
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politicianaccountantbanker
    Biography

    Willie Obiano is a Nigerian politician, banker and technocrat. He served as the fourth democratically elected Governor of Anambra State.

  32. Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili

    Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    economistchartered accountantpolitician
    Biography

    Obiageli Ezekwesili, popularly known as Oby Ezekwesili, is an economic policy expert, an advocate for transparency, accountability, good governance and human capital development, a humanitarian and an activist. She is a former vice president for the World Bank's Africa region, co-founder and founding director of Transparency International, co-founder of the #BringBackOurGirls movement and has also served twice as Federal Minister in Nigeria. She is also the founder of #FixPolitics Initiative, a research-based citizens-led initiative, the School of Politics Policy and Governance (SPPG), and Human Capital Africa.

  33. Helen Paul

    Helen Paul
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    singeractorcomedianradio personality
    Biography

    Helen Paul is a Nigerian comedian, singer and actress. She is also a stand-up comedian, known as Tatafo, characterized by a voice range that makes her sound like a child.

  34. Udom Gabriel Emmanuel

    Udom Gabriel Emmanuel
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Udom Gabriel Emmanuel is a Nigerian politician who is currently the Governor of Akwa Ibom State, in office since 29 May 2015. He contested for the office of governor in the April 2015 elections on the platform of People's Democratic Party. He was re-elected as the governor of Akwa Ibom State on 29 May 2019.

  35. Rilwan Akiolu

    Rilwan Akiolu
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Biography

    Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu is the incumbent traditional Oba of Lagos.

  36. O. C. Ukeje

    O. C. Ukeje
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    modelmusicianactor
    Biography

    Okechukwu Ukeje, known as OC Ukeje is Nigerian actor, model and musician. He came into prominence after winning the Amstel Malta Box Office reality show. He has received several awards including Africa Movie Academy Awards, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Nollywood Movies Awards, Best of Nollywood Awards, Nigeria Entertainment Awards and Golden Icons Academy Movie Awards. He has featured in several award winning films including Two Brides and a Baby, Hoodrush, Alan Poza, Confusion Na Wa and Half of a Yellow Sun.

  37. TY Bello

    TY Bello
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    singerphotographer
    Biography

    Toyin Sokefun-Bello, better known as TY Bello, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, photographer and philanthropist. Prior to pursuing a solo career, she was a member of the now defunct gospel band Kush. TY Bello is also a member of the Nigerian photography collective, Depth of Field. She is best known for her singles "Greenland", "Ekundayo", "This Man", "Freedom" and "Funmise".

  38. Denrele Edun

    Denrele Edun
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Adenrele Oluwafemi Edun popularly known as Denrele, is a Nigerian television host, who has been recognized with many awards. The award-winning TV host has bagged many including The Best TV Personality at the NEAs in New York 2011, Dynamix Award for Best Youth TV Personality 2006/2007/2008, The Future Award for Best Producer 2007.

  39. Angela Okorie

    Angela Okorie
    Born in
    Benin Flag Benin
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    actormodelsinger
    Biography

    Angela Okorie is a Nigerian actress. In 2015, she won the best City People Entertainment Awards for Best Supporting Actress. She is also noted to have acted in more than 100 films between 2009 and 2014.

  40. Regina Askia-Williams

    Regina Askia-Williams
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    nurseactorbeauty pageant contestant
    Biography

    Regina Askia-Williams is a Nigerian-born, American-based family nurse practitioner (FNP), healthcare and educational activist, television producer, writer, and public speaker, who found fame as an actress and model.

  41. Tunde Bakare

    Tunde Bakare
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    televangelist
    Biography

    Tunde Bakare is a Nigerian Prophetic-Apostolic pastor. He was reportedly arrested in March 2002 after preaching sermons critical of then-president Olusegun Obasanjo. He was the running mate of the Nigerian presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari in the 2011 Nigerian presidential election. He was formerly a pastor at the Deeper Life Bible Church before he left to join the Redeemed Christian Church of God which he soon left to form his own.

  42. Kiki Omeili

    Kiki Omeili
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    television presenterphysicianactor
    Biography

    Nkiruka 'Kiki' Omeili is a Nigerian actress, best known for her role as Lovette in the TV series Lekki Wives. She is also known for her role as Blessing in the 2015 crime caper, Gbomo Gbomo Express alongside Gideon Okeke.

  43. Bisi Alimi

    Bisi Alimi
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    LGBTQI+ rights activistHIV/AIDS activist
    Biography

    Bisi Alimi is a Nigerian gay rights activist, public speaker, blog writer and HIV/LGBT advocate who gained international attention when he became the first Nigerian to come out on television.

  44. Abike Dabiri

    Abike Dabiri
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Occupations
    journalistpolitician
    Biography

    Abike Kafayat Oluwatoyin Dabiri-Erewa was born in Jos Plateau State. She is a Nigerian politician and former member of the Nigeria Federal House of Representatives representing Ikorodu Constituency in Lagos State. She was the Chairman of the House Committee on Media & Publicity.

  45. Ousainou Darboe

    Ousainou Darboe
    Born in
    Gambia Flag Gambia
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Ousainou Darboe is a Gambian politician and lawyer who serves as the National Assembly Minority Leader since April 2022. He previously served as Vice-President of the Gambia and Minister of Women's Affairs from June 2018 to March 2019, under President Adama Barrow. He also served as Barrow's Minister of Foreign Affairs from February 2017 to June 2018.

  46. Mercy Aigbe Gentry

    Mercy Aigbe Gentry
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Mercy Aigbe is a Nigerian actress, director, fashionista and businesswoman. She is best known for her Yoruba indigenous movies.

  47. John Momoh

    John Momoh
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    John Momoh is a Nigerian broadcast journalist and the Chairman and CEO of Channels TV, an independent and multiple award-winning 24-hour news and media television channel based in Lagos. He is widely recognized in Nigeria as a transformative industry pioneer with the 37-year-long career in news television broadcasting.

  48. Oluwaseyi Makinde

    Oluwaseyi Makinde
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    engineerpolitician
    Biography

    Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde is a Nigerian businessman, politician and philanthropist who is the Governor of Oyo State since 29 May, 2019. He is an engineer and a subject matter expert on fluid and gas metering. He is the group managing director of Makon Group Limited; an indigenous oil and gas company in Nigeria. He established his first oil and gas private business called Makon Engineering and Technical Services, (METS) at the age of 29 in the year 1997, after earning years of work experience with international oil and gas companies.

  49. Adewale Ayuba

    Adewale Ayuba
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriter
    Biography

    Adewale Ayuba, born on 6 May 1966, commonly known as Mr. Johnson, is a Nigerian singer known for singing Fuji music.

  50. Ogbonnaya Onu

    Ogbonnaya Onu
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politicianchemical engineer
    Biography

    Ogbonnaya Onu is a Nigerian politician, author and engineer. He was the first civilian governor of Abia State and the current Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Federal Republic of Nigeria. Since November 2015 till date, as a two term and longest serving Minister of the ministry in history.

  51. Dakore Akande

    Dakore Akande
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Dakore Egbuson-Akande is a Nigerian actress, humanitarian and founder of the DakoreBeauty skin care brand. She is an ambassador for Amnesty International, Amstel Malta, Samsung Nigeria, 2Sure Nigeria and Oxfam of America.

  52. Gbenga Daniel

    Gbenga Daniel
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    engineerpoliticianacademic
    Biography

    Gbenga Daniel is a Nigerian politician and Governor of Ogun State of Nigeria from 29 May 2003 to 29 May 2011. He is the owner of Kresta Laurel, an Electro-mechanical Engineering company, he started in 1990. He is also the Founder of Conference Hotels with branches in Ijebu-Ode, Sagamu, Abeokuta and Isheri part of Lagos.

  53. Bolanle Austen-Peters

    Bolanle Austen-Peters
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    lawyerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Bolanle Austen-Peters, is a Nigerian movie and theatre director, and lawyer. She is the founder and managing director of Terra Kulture, a Nigerian art and culture centre located in Lagos. Her movie and theatre company, BAP Productions, has produced musicals, including: Saro The Musical, Wakaa The Musical, Moremi The Musical, Fela and the Kalakuta Queens, The Oluronbi Musical, and most recently Death and The King's Horseman. It has also produced films, including 93 Days, Bling Lagosians, Collision Course, and Man of God.

  54. Ufuoma Ejenobor

    Ufuoma Ejenobor
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    modeltelevision presenteractorbeauty pageant contestant
    Biography

    Ufuoma Stacey McDermott is a Nigerian film-maker, actor and former model.

  55. Lara George

    Lara George
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Lara George is a US-based Nigerian gospel recording artiste, songwriter and producer.

  56. Tonye Cole

    Tonye Cole
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Biography

    Tonye Patrick Cole is the co-founder and former Group Executive Director of Sahara Group an energy conglomerate with operations spanning the entire energy chain in Nigeria and neighbouring West African countries to East Africa and beyond. The Group operates in 38 countries around the world with over 4,000 employees and annual turnover of $11 billion. He was directly responsible for building the Group's global expansion and upholding her corporate governance principles, maintaining her status with global institutions like the World Economic Forum, where he was a key member of Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), The United Nations), where he was a pioneer member of the advisory board of the Private Sector Advisory Group for the UNDP Sustainable Development Group Fund (SDG-F), The African Philanthropy Forum amongst others.

  57. Sasha P

    Sasha P
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    singerlawyerfashion designer
    Biography

    Sasha P, also known as the First Lady of Nigerian Hip Hop, is a Nigerian rapper, musician, businesswoman, lawyer and motivational speaker.

  58. Deyemi Okanlawon

    Deyemi Okanlawon
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Occupations
    actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Deyemi Okanlawon is a Nigerian film, television, theatre and voice actor. He is best known for his roles in the TV Series Gidi Up and An African City and featured in Movies, If Tomorrow Comes and Road to Yesterday as well as his cameo appearances in a number of Nigerian music videos including No be You by Waje and Soldier by Falz The Bahd Guy.

  59. Ikedi Ohakim

    Ikedi Ohakim
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Ikedi Ohakim is a Nigerian businessman who became governor of Imo State in the South Eastern region in May 2007, standing for the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA). He later switched to the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

  60. Tayo Aderinokun

    Tayo Aderinokun
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1955-2011 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    businesspersonbanker
    Biography

    Olutayo Aderinokun was a Nigerian entrepreneur who until his death was the CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank. He was also a recipient of the Member of the Federal Republic, one of Nigeria's prestigious national awards.

  61. Emeka Ihedioha

    Emeka Ihedioha
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Rt. Hon Chief Sir Emeka Ihedioha is a Nigerian politician and Businessman. Ihedioha is the immediate former Governor of Imo State and a former Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives. He was removed as the Executive Governor of Imo state on January 14, 2020 by the Supreme Court of Nigeria which declared the APC candidate (Hope Uzodinma) the authentic winner of the 2019 Imo gubernatorial election

  62. Kemi Lala Akindoju

    Kemi Lala Akindoju
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Enrolled in the University of Lagos
    Studied insurance
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Kemi "Lala" Akindoju is a Nigerian actress. She won an Africa Magic trailbrailzer award for her role in the film adaptation of Dazzling Mirage.

  63. Teju Babyface

    Teju Babyface
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    satiristactortelevision actor
    Biography

    Teju Babyface is a Nigerian standup comedian, talk show host, producer and writer. He introduced a new genre of talk to the Nigerian TV space with The Teju Babyface Show in the year 2010. He is also known by many in Nigeria as The King of Talk.

  64. Wale Babalakin

    Wale Babalakin
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Wale Babalakin is a Nigerian businessman, lawyer and philanthropist, and the Chairman of The Bi-Courtney Group of companies. He is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), and received the Nigerian national honour of Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR) in 2007.

  65. Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa

    Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    television presentertelevision personalityradio personality
    Biography

    Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa is a Nigerian radio and television on-air personality. He was known to most just as Wildchild but since his marriage, has been known as simply IK. He is known for his work with Rhythm 93.7 FM, but he is also a presenter on MNet's Studio 53, and is best known as the presenter of Big Brother Africa.

  66. Tope Tedela

    Tope Tedela
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    actorfilm producer
    Biography

    Temitope Christopher Tedela, known as Tope Tedela, is a Nigerian actor and producer. He has received several awards for his work including Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award, Nigeria Entertainment Award, Best of Nollywood Award and Nollywood Movies Award.

  67. Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi

    Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, born Abibat Oluwafunmilola Aofiyebi and known informally as FAR, is a Nigerian actress. She has had a long running radio show. She appeared in the film The Figurine, Tinsel and MTV Shuga.

  68. Mo'Cheddah

    Mo'Cheddah
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Modupe-Oreoluwa Oyeyemi Ola, known by her stage name Mo'Cheddah (sometimes stylized as Mocheeda or Mocheddah), is a Nigerian rapper and singer. She released her debut studio album, Franchise Celebrity (2010), while signed to Knighthouse Entertainment. The album was preceded by the 2009 promotional single "If You Want Me". She parted ways with Knighthouse in February 2012 and established her own label, Cheddah Music.

  69. Olusegun Osoba

    Olusegun Osoba
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Chief Olusegun Osoba is a Nigerian journalist and politician.

  70. Judith Audu

    Judith Audu
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorfilm producerfilm director
    Biography

    Judith Emike Audu-Foght, professionally known as Judith Audu, is a Nigerian film and television producer, director, casting director, actress, presenter, model and blogger. She is widely known for her movie production credits which include Just Not Married, The Family and The Sessions. In 2019, she was listed among the YNAIJA 100 most Influential Nigerians in Film.

  71. Mohammed Dikko Abubakar

    Mohammed Dikko Abubakar
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Biography

    Mohammed Dikko Abubakar, CFR, NPM, mni was a Nigerian Policeman and former Inspector General of Police. He was appointed in 2012 to succeed Hafiz Ringim and was succeeded by Suleiman Abba in 2014. He is currently the Pro Chancellor and Chairman of council Al-Hikma University, Ilorin and also the President of Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI).

  72. Lanre Tejuosho

    Lanre Tejuosho
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Olanrewaju Adeyemi Tejuoso is a Nigerian politician. He was a senator from Ogun State at the 8th Assembly.

  73. Dorcas Shola Fapson

    Dorcas Shola Fapson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Dorcas Shola Fapson is a Nigerian actress and presenter, known for her role in MTV's Shuga as 'Sophie'. In 2020, she returned to the MTV Shuga series as it dealt with coronavirus issues, with the actors doing the filming, over several African countries.

  74. Lisa Folawiyo

    Lisa Folawiyo
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    fashion designer
    Biography

    Lisa Folawiyo is a Nigerian fashion designer.

  75. Henry Odein Ajumogobia

    Henry Odein Ajumogobia
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Henry Odein Ajumogobia is a Nigerian lawyer who served as Minister of State for Petroleum Resources between 2007 and 2009 and Minister of Foreign Affairs from April 2010 to July 2011. He was also Head of Nigeria's delegation to OPEC from July 2007 to December 2008.

  76. Omowumi Dada

    Omowumi Dada
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Omowunmi Dada is a Nigerian actress, best known for her role as Folake in the M-Net television series Jemeji. She was also cast in the 2017 Yoruba language film Somewhere in the Dark, which won the award for Best Indigenous Film at the 2017 AMVCA Awards, and for which she received a nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Best of Nollywood Awards in 2017. In 2018, Dada played the voice of the titular character in Nigeria's first animation full-length feature film, Sade.

  77. Nnenna Elendu Ukeje

    Nnenna Elendu Ukeje
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Nnenna Ijeoma Elendu Ukeje is the former representative for Bende Federal Constituency, Abia State, Nigeria. She was re-elected to this position on 29 May 2011 and also served as the Chairman house committee on foreign affairs. In the 2015 general elections she was also re-elected to the house of representative & once again appointed as the house committee chairman on foreign affairs. In 2019, she was replaced by Benjamin Kalu.

  78. Omowunmi Sadik

    Omowunmi Sadik
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    teacherinventorchemist
    Biography

    Omowunmi "Wunmi" A. Sadik is a Nigerian professor, chemist, and inventor working at Binghamton University. She has developed microelectrode biosensors for detection of drugs and explosives and is working on the development of technologies for recycling metal ions from waste, for use in environmental and industrial applications. In 2012, Sadik co-founded the non-profit Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization.

  79. Jumoke Oduwole

    Jumoke Oduwole
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Olajumoke Omoniyi Oduwole is a Nigerian jurist and academic. She was appointed the Prince Claus Chair holder from 2013–2015.

  80. Oladipupo Olatunde Adebutu

    Oladipupo Olatunde Adebutu
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Oladipupo Olatunde Adebutu is a Nigerian politician from Ogun State. At the Age of 30, he won his seat in the National Assembly in 1992 where he represented the Remo Federal Constituency under the umbrella of the now defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP). He ran for Senate under the United National Congress Party (UNCP) in 1998 and the National Assembly in 2003, 2007 and 2011 as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

  81. Tomi Odunsi

    Tomi Odunsi
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    actorsingersongwriter
    Biography

    Tomi Odunsi is a Nigerian television actress, singer and songwriter best known for playing "Salewa" in the television series, Tinsel.

  82. Muiz Banire

    Muiz Banire
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    academiclawyeractivist
    Biography

    Muiz Adeyemi Banire SAN ph.D is a lawyer and activist. Muiz Banire formed the United Action For Change which serves as a pressure group and think tank with the drive to build a society where people are valued and treated equally, enjoy their rights as full citizens.

  83. Olanrewaju Fagbohun

    Olanrewaju Fagbohun
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    lawyeracademicwriter
    Biography

    Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun is a Nigerian Lawyer, Academic, Author, Investor, Professor of Environmental Law and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (S.A.N). He served as the 8th substantive vice-chancellor of Lagos State University between January 11, 2016 to January 10, 2021. His administration as LASU’s vice chancellor witnessed tremendous gains in research, innovations and infrastructural development - which helped to propel the university from obscurity to the second best university in Nigeria according to the 2021 Times Higher Education ranking. He was appointed by the governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode to succeed professor John Obafunwa, a Nigerian pathologist whose tenure ended on 31 October 2015. His appointment was lauded by the Lagos State University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities. The association through the chapter chairman pledge their full support for good administration.

  84. Onyebuchi Chukwu

    Onyebuchi Chukwu
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Onyebuchi Chukwu is a Nigerian politician who served as Minister of Health from 2010 until 2014.

  85. Lekan Balogun

    Lekan Balogun
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lekan Balogun is a Nigerian dramatist and theatre director. His plays include Moremi Ajaasoro, performed as the Western zone's entry for the Festival of Nigerian Plays (FESTINA 2003); Olofin Ajaye and The Mote in the Eye, NANTAP International Theatre Day, 2008 and 2009/20th Anniversary Play projects; The Rejected Stone, an African retelling of the popular fable Cinderella, Alaafin Kanran, Farewell and Dirty Circle for Royal Court Theatre, London, excerpt performed at the Sloane Square, Jerwood Theatre, London, in 2009 with sponsorship from the British Council, Nigeria & GENESIS Foundation, UK; The Ghost Catcher; Goodbye Yesterday; Our Tomorrow Today; Ijebu 1832; For Heroes and Scoundrels, among others. He wrote and directed a play about Zulu folklore (Izibongo) and history in 2008 with the title Shaka, the Zulu legend.

  86. Ariyike Akinbobola

    Ariyike Akinbobola
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    presenteractorlawyer
    Biography

    Ariyike Lawal-Akinbobola, professionally known as Ariyike Akinbobola, is a Nigerian television presenter, talk show host, model, blogger, trained lawyer and occasional actress. Since 2011, she has worked as an associate producer and TV presenter for Spice TV a fashion and lifestyle channel on the DSTV platform. She hosts Spice TV's flagship programme 'On the Couch' and in addition she has produced and presented the fashion news and has as well presented other TV Shows including Sugar and Spice, Urban Spice, Instant Beauty Queen and Project Swan. She also currently presents the gadget show Spice Toys.

  87. Ude Oko Chukwu

    Ude Oko Chukwu
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Rt. Hon. Sir, Ude Oko Chukwu is a Nigerian accountant and politician who currently serves as the Deputy Governor of Abia State after he was elected into office in 2015 under the platform of the People's Democratic Party. Prior to his swearing-in as Deputy Governor, he had served as the Speaker of the 5th Abia State House of Assembly.

  88. Bolaji Abdullahi

    Bolaji Abdullahi
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Bolaji Abdullahi is a Nigerian Politician and Writer from Kwara State. He served in the cabinet of the Ex-Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, as the Honourable Minister of Youth Development in July 2011, and defunct as the Minister of Sports. He is the author of "Sweet Sixteen" adopted by the JAMB/UME 2019-2020; and "On A Platter of Gold-How Jonathan Won and Lost Nigeria".

  89. Aminu Saleh

    Aminu Saleh
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1933-2015 (aged 82)
    Enrolled in the University of Lagos
    Studied in 1963-1967
    Biography

    Aminu Saleh is a Nigerian administrator, former Finance Minister of Nigeria, and permanent secretary in the Nigerian ministry of Defense. He became the chairman of the National Qu'ranic Recitation Committee in 2006.

  90. Ayisha Osori

    Ayisha Osori
    Occupations
    lawyerjournalistpolitician
    Biography

    Ayisha Osori is a Nigerian lawyer, author, international development consultant, journalist and politician known for her work on good governance, gender equality, women economic and political participation and ending violence against women in Nigeria. Her book Love Does Not Win Elections gives her insight into Nigerian politics. She is the former CEO of the Nigerian Women's Trust Fund. Olufunke Baruwa succeeded her.

  91. Fatimat Olufunke Raji-Rasaki

    Fatimat Olufunke Raji-Rasaki
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politiciancivil servant
    Biography

    Fatimat Olufunke Raji-Rasaki is a Nigerian politician, senator and former first lady of Ogun, Ondo and Lagos states between 1986 and 1981.

  92. Olugbenga Ashiru

    Olugbenga Ashiru
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1948-2014 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Olugbenga Ashiru was Foreign Minister of Nigeria from 2011 to 2013. A graduate of the University of Lagos and career diplomat, he had previously served as Ambassador to South Korea, and High Commissioner to South Africa. He died in South Africa in November 2014 aged 66.

  93. Bola Akindele

    Bola Akindele
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    banker
    Biography

    Adebola Ismail Akindele in Ibadan, Oyo State is a Nigerian entrepreneur, business strategist and philanthropist. He is the Group Managing Director of Courteville Business Solutions, a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services. He is a member of the board of advisors of the East Africa Business Network (EABN). He was recognized as one of the "21 Nigerian tech CEOs at the top of their game" by the African Business Central magazine.

  94. Henry Dele Alake

    Henry Dele Alake
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    journalistpolitician
    Biography

    Henry Dele Alake is a Nigerian journalist, activist and technocrat recognised as one of the heroes of Nigeria's democracy. He is a former commissioner for Information and Strategy in Lagos State between 1999 – 2007 under the then Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. He got involved in active politics in Nigeria as the communication advisor and confidant of Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola - the winner of the annulled June 12 presidential election in Nigeria in 1993. In December 2014, Dele Alake resurfaced in national politics in Nigeria through its appointment as the director of Media and Communication of the Buhari Campaign Organisation to help Nigeria's former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari to victory in the presidential election in Nigeria in February 2015.

  95. Ibukun Odusote

    Ibukun Odusote
    Occupations
    civil servant
    Biography

    Ibukun Odusote is a Nigerian civil servant in IT and administration. She was the first administrative contact person for the.ng top level Nigerian domain name. She has served as the Permanent Secretary for the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and for the Political Affairs Department in the Office of the Secretary to the Federal Government.

  96. Ayo Ayoola-Amale

    Ayo Ayoola-Amale
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Ayo Ayoola-Amale is an African poet and lawyer.

  97. Innocent Umezulike

    Innocent Umezulike
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1953-2018 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    judgeacademic
    Biography

    Innocent Azubike Umezulike OFR was a Nigerian jurist who served as the chief judge of Enugu State for over 13 years. He remains the longest-serving chief judge in South-Eastern Nigeria, and second longest-serving chief judge in Nigeria.

  98. Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon

    Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    art collectorlawyerengineer
    Biography

    Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon is a prince of Ake in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. He hails from the Sogbulu and Ogunfayo lineage of the Laarun ruling house of Ake in Egbaland.

  99. Gbenga Adeyinka

    Gbenga Adeyinka
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    actorcomedian
    Biography

    Gbenga Adeyinka is a multi-award-winning Nigerian actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter, writer, and MC. He hails from Abeokuta in Ogun State and he usually refers to himself as CFR and now GCON (Grand Comedian of Nigeria).

  100. Abayomi Ajayi

    Abayomi Ajayi
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    gynaecologistobstetrician
    Biography

    Dr. Abayomi Ajayi is a Nigerian obstetrician/gynecologist.