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The list of Igbo people includes notable individuals who have full or significant ancestry to the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria. As the Igbo are an ethnicity, people listed come from variety of different nations, and may have other ancestry as well as Igbo.

The Igbo people (who are sometimes referred to as the Ibo(e), Ebo(e),[1][2] Eboans[3] or Heebo)[4] (Igbo: Ndi Igbo) are an ethnic group in West Africa. Most Igbo people live in southeastern Nigeria where they are one of the three largest and most influential groups, the two others being the Hausa and Yoruba people.[5] Further populations live in other nations out of Africa due to migration and to the effects of the Atlantic slave trade. The Igbo peoples involvement in the Nigerian Civil War (6 July 1967 – 13 January 1970) (or the "Nigerian-Biafran War") is well known as they were the main group calling for secession from and recognition by Nigeria of the Buafra.[6]

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Artists and illustrators[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Chike Aniakor 1939
Ifeanyi Chijindu
Ndidi Dike
George Edozie
Ben Enwonwu 1921 1994
Tony Nsofor
Demas Nwoko 1935
Mendi & Keith Obadike 1973
Chris Ofili 10 October 1968
Uche Okeke 1933
Nnenna Okore 1975
Dawn Okoro 1980
Ada Udechukwu 1960
Obiora Udechukwu 1946

Actors and actresses[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Stella Damasus-Aboderin 24 April 1978
Francis Agu 18 February 1965 20 March 2007
Ifeanyi Chijindu
Caroline Chikezie 1979
Chioma Chukwuka 12 March 1980
Rita Dominic 12 July 1975
Megalyn Echikunwoke 28 May 1983
Pete Edochie
Chiwetel Ejiofor 10 July 1974 An award-winning and two-time Golden Globe Award-nominated actor [7]
Osita Iheme
Chinedu Ikedieze
Genevieve Nnaji 3 May 1979 Best Actress in a Leading Role, African Movie Academy Award 2005
Chike Nwoffiah
Stephanie Okereke 1982 Best Actress – English & Best Actress of the year 2003, Reel Awards 2003 – also nominated twice for the African Movie Academy Award 2005 and 2009 for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Onyeka Onwenu
Cyril Nri 1961 [8]
Kanayo O. Kanayo 1 March 1962
Oby Kechere
Tonto Dike
Michael Ezuruonye
Chiké Okonkwo 18 March 1982
Antonia Okonma 24 July 1984
Oge Okoye
Ngoli Onyeka Okafor 30 December 1979
Zack Orji
Phina Oruche 31 August 1975
Nkem Owoh
Paul Robeson 9 April 1898 23 January 1976 A multi-lingual American actor, athlete, Basso cantante concert singer, writer, civil rights activist, fellow traveler, Spingarn Medal winner, and Stalin Peace Prize laureate. [9]
Forest Whitaker 15 July 1961 An American actor, producer, and director who won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the 2006 film The Last King of Scotland'. [10]
Blair Underwood 25 August 1964 An American television and film actor nominated for a 2009 Golden Globe Award for his role on In Treatment [11]
Kenneth Okonkwo Nollywood's first actor in a leading role
Joshua Uzoigwe 1 July 1946 October 2005

Authors[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Chris Abani 27 December 1966 Notable for his first novel, Masters of the Board, which was about a Neo-Nazi takeover of Nigeria. [12]
Chinua Achebe 16 November 1930 21 March 2013 A novelist, poet and critic, Achebe is best known for his award winning novel, Things Fall Apart. [13]
Catherine Obianuju Acholonu October 1951
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 15 September 1977 Best known for Half of a Yellow Sun [14]
Nnorom Azuonye July 1967
William Napolean Barleycorn 1884 1925 a Spanish Guinean Primitive Methodist missionary and author of the first Bube language primer. He was a member of a prominent Fernandino family. [15]
Edward Wilmot Blyden 3 August 1832 7 February 1912 Liberian educator, clergyman and Pan-Africanist. [16]
Ifeanyi Chijindu
Michael Echeruo 14 March 1937
Buchi Emecheta 21 July 1944
E. Nolue Emenanjo 1943
Okwui Enwezor 1963
Cyprian Ekwensi 26 September 1921 4 November 2007
Olaudah Equiano c. 1745 31 March 1797 also known as Gustavus Vassa, was a writer and abolitionist. [17]
Paschal Eze
Africanus Horton 1835 1883 Also known as James Beale, he was a writer and folklorist from Sierra Leone. [18]
Chinweizu Ibekwe
Vincent Chukwuemeka Ike
Uzodinma Iweala 5 November 1982
T.D. Jakes 9 June 1957
Uchechi Kalu
Nnedi Okorafor
Uche Nduka 14 October 1963
Nkem Nwankwo 12 June 1936 12 June 2001
Flora Nwapa 18 January 1931 1993
Onyeka Nwelue 31 January 1988
Okey Ndibe 1960
Onuora Nzekwu 19 February 1928
Ike Oguine
Christopher Okigbo 1932 1967
Obinna Charles Okwelume 20 September 1981
Ifeoma Onyefulu
Ada Udechukwu 1960
F. Nnabuenyi Ugonna 12 October 1936 5 June 1990
Chuka Umunna October 1978
Chika Unigwe 1974

Film makers and producers[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Chico Ejiro
Oby Kechere
Kingsley Ogoro
Izu Ojukwu
Uzo
Ifeanyi P. Dike

Models and beauty pageant contestants[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Adaeze Igwe
Lynda Chuba-Ikpeazu
N.O.P.S.
Munachi Nwanknwo
Chinenye Ochuba
Bianca Odumegwu-Ojukwu Current Nigerian ambassador to Spain and wife of the late Biafran President Odumegwu Ojukwu
Ngoli Onyeka Okafor 30 December 1979 [19]
Ikenna Bryan Okwara [20]
Oluchi Onweagba 1 August 1980 [21]
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu 14 July 1982
Sabina Umeh
 ((Ugwu Chike Chinedu)) 18 September 1986 Winner Odogwu Igbo Cultural Contest 2012

Singers and musicians[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Dr Alban
Stella Damasus-Aboderin 1978, 24 April
Oliver De Coque
Bright Chimezie
Chikezie
Faze
Naeto C 17 December 1982
Nneka 1981, 24 December Afro-German
Ego Ihenacho
Lachi New York City, Singer/Songwriter
Lemar 1978, 4 April
Prince Nico Mbarga
Nné Pearlż
Mendi & Keith Obadike
Jide Obi
Ezebuiro Obinna
Kele Okereke 1981, 13 October He is the vocalist and rhythm guitarist for English indie rock band Bloc Party. [22]
Queen Theresa Onuorah
Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe
P-Square A R&B duo composed of identical twin brothers Peter and Paul Okoye. [23]
Ruggedman
Samsong
Joshua Uzoigwe
Obiwon

Education[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Maria Louisa Bustill 1853, 8 November 20 January 1904 A Quaker schoolteacher; the mother of Paul Robeson; and the wife of the Reverend William Drew Robeson. [24]
Michael Echeruo 1937, 14 March
E. Nolue Emenanjo 1943
Okwui Enwezor
Uche Nduka 1963, 14 October
Eni Njoku 1917 1970
Onuora Nzekwu 1928, 19 February
P. N. Okeke-Ojiudu 1914 1995
Kenneth Dike 1917 1983
John Ogbu 1939, 9 May 20 August 2003

Historians[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Adiele Afigbo 1937, 22 November 9 March 2009
Kenneth Dike 1917 1983
Paul Robeson, Jr. 1927, 2 November [9]

Philosophers[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze 1963 2007

Heads of organizations and business executives[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Leo Stan Ekeh 22 February 1956
Ikechi Uko 1964 Tourism development expert
Joe Maduekwe managing director, Nigerian Railway Company, 1991–1995
Ikechukwu Ndefo 1957
Chukwudi Owo 1965 President/C.E.O, Resourcefield Inc., 2008–
Louis Odumegwu Ojukwu 1909 1966
P. N. Okeke-Ojiudu 1914 1995
Omu Okwei 1872 1943 Merchant queen of the River Niger [25]
C. T. Onyekwelu 1898
John Opara 1 June 1972 International Airline Professional, general manager, Lufthansa German Airlines, Abuja.
Mathias Ugochukwu 1926 1990
Mazi Obi Okoli 1968 Igbo Spokes person in the UK,Director Business Development, TimeLink Consult UK-
Emmanuel Nweke Okafor President of Anambra State Community Association Thailand (ASCAT), 2012–present.

Economists[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Pius Okigbo 6 February 1924
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala 13 June 1954 The former Finance Minister and Foreign Minister of Nigeria, notable for being the first woman to hold either of those positions. She is also a former World Bank managing director and a one-time Presidential candidate of the same institution. [26]
Charles Chukwuma Soludo 28 July 1960 A economics professor and the former Governor and Chairman of the board of directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Obiageli Ezekwesili Former Vice President of the World Bank.
Onyema Ugochukwu 9 November 1944 A economist, journalist, and politician.

Journalists[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Chinweizu
Christina Anyanwu 1951
Chima Simone 28 July 1976
Kizzi Nkwocha
Michael Okwu
Adaora Udoji 1967

Chief Bob Ewuolonu Ogbuagu-25 May 1925-NIPR, Managing editor, Champion Newspapers [rtd.].

Judges[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Chile Eboe-Osuji 2 September 1962 Judge of the International Criminal Court.
Pats Acholonu 15 July 1936 14 May 2006
Eze Ozobu 21 Sep 1931 First Chief Judge Enugu State.

Justice Ikechi Francis Ogbuagu-Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Nigeria

Political figures[edit]

Activists[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Margaret Ekpo 1914 2006 Women's rights activist
Gogo Chu Nzeribe
Okey Ndibe 1960 a novelist, poet, political activist from Yola, Nigeria. He is the author of Arrows of Rain, a critically reviewed novel published in 2000.

Politicians[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Enyinnaya Abaribe
Catherine Obianuju Acholonu
Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi 3 March 1924 29 July 1966 First Military and second substantial Head of State of Nigeria
Igwe Aja-Nwachukwu
Frank Ajobena
Dora Akunyili 14 July 1954 Former Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria and current (since 17 December 2008) Nigerian Minister of Information and Communications.
Rotimi Amaechi 27 May 1965 Current Governor of Rivers State and the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum
Emeka Anyaoku 18 January 1933 Former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations
Nnamdi Azikiwe 16 November 1904 11 May 1996 Nigeria's foremost President and the Owelle of Onitsha
Chukwuemeka Chikelu
Uche Chukwumerije
Edward Wilmot Blyden 3 August 1832 7 February 1912 An Americo-Liberian educator, writer, diplomat, and politician in Liberia and Sierra Leone. [27]
Kema Chikwe
Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme
Martin Elechi
Evan Enwerem 29 October 1935 2 August 2007
Virginia Etiaba
Herbert Eze
Akanu Ibiam
Nneka S. Ijomanta
Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu 4 September 1942
Igwegbe Odum
Orji Uzor Kalu
K. O. Mbadiwe
Ojo Maduekwe
Chinwoke Mbadinuju
Sam Mbakwe
Chris Ngige
Akachukwu Sullivan Nwankpo 1962 Former Special Advisor to the President Goodluck Jonathan on Technical Matters
Nkechi Justina Nwaogu 1956 Senator who represents the People's Democratic Party in Abia State.
Chimaroke Nnamani
Ike Nwachukwu
Frank Nweke
Chinyere Ike Nwosu
Zacheus Chukwukaelo Obi
Peter Obi Governor of Anambra State, the Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum and the Chairman of the Southeast Governors' Forum
George Obiozor
Peter Odili
Frank Ogbuewu
Vincent Eze Ogbulafor
Joy Ogwu
Chuba Okadigbo
Edward Ikem Okeke
Maurice Iwu
P. N. Okeke-Ojiudu
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala 13 June 1954 The current Finance Minister and former Foreign Minister of Nigeria, notable for being the first woman to hold either of those positions. [26]
Richard Okonye 1943 1999
Michael Okpara
Jaycee Okwunwanne 8 October 1985
Ogbonnaya Onu
Nwafor Orizu
Theodore Orji
Edward James Roye 3 February 1815 11 February 1872 Fifth President of Liberia from 1870 to his overthrow and subsequent death in 1871. [28]
Andy Uba
Achike Udenwa
Onyema Ugochukwu
Sylvester Ugoh
Charles Ugwuh
Emmanuel Ukaegbu
Jaja Wachuku 1918 1996
Chukwuemeka Ngozichineke Wogu
Prof.Elochukwu Njaka 1922 1975

Warriors[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Okoro Idozuka

Science[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Philip Emeagwali 1954 Computer scientist/geologist, one of two winners of the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize, a prize from the IEEE, for his use of the Connection Machine supercomputer
Bartholomew Nnaji
John Ogbu 9 May 1939 20 August 2003
Chike Obi 7 April 1921 13 March 2008 Mathematician
F. Nnabuenyi Ugonna 12 October 1936 5 June 1990
Tochi Achunaulo 13 March 1979 Australia based health expert

Sports[edit]

American football players[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Victor Abiamiri 14 January 1986 A defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.
Obed Ariri 4 April 1956 An American football placekicker in the National Football League.
Nnamdi Asomugha 6 July 1981 An American football cornerback for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. [29]
Patrick Chukwurah 1 March 1979
Adimchinobi Echemandu 21 November 1980 An American football running back who is a free agent. He was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft.
Isaiah Ekejiuba 5 October 1981
Buchie Ibeh 4 August 1983
Chidi Iwuoma 19 February 1978
N. D. Kalu 3 August 1975
Chinedum Ndukwe 4 March 1985
Ike Ndukwe 17 July 1982
Chike Okeafor 27 March 1976
Chukky Okobi 18 November 1978
Amobi Okoye 10 June 1987 [30]
Christian Okoye 16 August 1961
Kenechi Udeze 5 March 1983
Tony Ugoh 17 November 1983
Osi Umenyiora 16 November 1981 [31][32]
Iheanyi Uwaezuoke 24 July 1973

Canadian football players[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Uzooma Okeke 3 September 1970 was a Canadian Football League tackle for the Montreal Alouettes.

Athletes[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Chioma Ajunwa
Onochie Achike on 31 January 1975
Kriss Akabusi 28 November 1958
Chinaza Amadi 12 September 1987
Clement Chukwu 7 July 1973
Vivian Chukwuemeka 4 May 1975
Innocent Egbunike 30 November 1961
Uchenna Emedolu 17 September 1976
Obinna Eregbu 9 November 1969
Joy Eze 23 April 1988
Davidson Ezinwa 22 November 1971
Osmond Ezinwa 22 November 1971
Chidi Imoh 27 August 1963
Obinna Metu 12 July 1988
Ngozi Monu 7 January 1981
Ogonna Nnamani 29 July 1983 [33]
Francis Obikwelu 22 November 1978
Chinonye Ohadugha 24 March 1986
Christine Ohuruogu 17 May 1984 MBE an English sprinter who specialises in the 400 metres – the event for which she is the current Commonwealth, World and Olympic Champion. [34][35][36]
Emmanuel Okoli 13 November 1973
Marilyn Okoro 23 September 1984 [37]
Christy Opara-Thompson 24 December 1971
Charity Opara 20 May 1972
Emeka Udechuku 10 July 1979
Chima Ugwu 19 July 1973

Basketball players[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
John Amaechi 26 November 1970 A retired American-born English NBA basketball player who currently works as a broadcaster and political activist in the United Kingdom. [38]
Aloysius Anagonye 10 February 1981
Kelenna Azubuike 16 December 1983
Ike Diogu 11 September 1983 [39]
Obinna Ekezie 22 August 1975
Benjamin Eze 8 February 1981
Ekene Ibekwe 19 July 1985
Ike Nwankwo 27 December 1973
Julius Nwosu 1 May 1971
Chamberlain Oguchi 28 April 1986
Emeka Okafor 28 September 1982 [40]
Daniel Okonkwo 1975
Locker Okorie
Ime Udoka 9 August 1977
Mfon Udoka 16 June 1976

Boxers[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Friday Ahunanya 19 November 1971
Innocent Anyanwu 25 September 1982
Ijeoma Egbunine 30 December 1980
Ike Ibeabuchi 2 February 1973
Emmanuel Nwodo 19 February 1974
Ngoli Onyeka Okafor 30 December 1979 an American model, boxer and actor. [19]
Dick Tiger Richard Ihetu 14 August 1929 14 December 1971 a boxer from Amaigbo, Orlu, Nigeria, was a migrant fighter to Liverpool (and later to America). [41]

Footballers[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Samuel Okwaraji 19 May 1964 12 August 1989
Victor Agali 29 December 1978
Festus Agu 13 March 1975
Chioma Ajunwa, 25 December 1970
Lawrence Akandu 10 December 1974
Chukwuma Akabueze 6 May 1989
Michael Chidi Alozi
Emmanuel Amuneke 25 December 1970
Kevin Amuneke 10 May 1986
Blessing Chinedu 22 November 1976
Kevin Amuneke 10 May 1986
Victor Anichebe, 23 April 1988
Peter Anosike 24 December 1976
Nduka Anyanwu 15 April 1980
Nnaemeka Anyanwu 21 August 1988
Onyekachi Apam 30 December 1986
Chibuzor Chilaka 21 October 1986
Chukwudi Chijindu 20 February 1986
Blessing Chinedu 22 November 1976
Christian Chukwu
Eric Obinna Chukwunyelu 10 June 1981
Ugo Ehiogu 3 November 1972
Eric Ejiofor 17 December 1979
Chijioke Ejiogu 22 November 1984
Caleb Ekwenugo 1 August 1988
Ifeanyi Emeghara 24 March 1984
Hugo Enyinnaya 8 May 1981
Dino Eze 1 June 1984
Victor Ezeji 9 June 1981
Emeka Ifejiagwa 30 October 1977
Amaechi Igwe 20 May 1988
Ugo Ihemelu 3 April 1983
Ikechukwu Kalu 18 April 1984
Maxwell Kalu 23 March 1976
Christopher Kanu 4 December 1979
Nwankwo Kanu 1 August 1976 Nwankwo Kanu (born 1 August 1976 in Owerri, Nigeria), usually known simply as Kanu and nicknamed Papilo, is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for the Nigerian national team and for English club Portsmouth. [42]
Henry Nwosu Kanu 14 February 1980
Ndubuisi Eze 10 May 1984
Usim Nduka 23 September 1985
Chukwuemeka Nwadike 9 August 1978
Obinna Nwaneri 19 March 1982
Onyekachi Nwoha 28 February 1983
Chucks Nwoko 21 November 197
Udo Nwoko 15 October 1984
Henry Nwosu 14 June 1963
Mikel John Obi 22 April 1987 Won the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea in 2012 [43]
Victor Nsofor Obinna 25 March 1987
Chinedu Obasi 1 June 1986
Ibezito Ogbonna 27 March 1983
Bertrand Okafor 4 January 1990
Uche Okafor 8 August 1967 6 January 2011
Uche Okafor 10 February 1991
Uche Okechukwu 27 September 1967
Jay-Jay Okocha, 14 August 1973 [42]
Chima Okorie 8 October 1968
Joseph Okoro 15 July 1989
Stanley Okoro 8 December 1992
Sunday Patrick Okoro 27 April 1986
Digger Okonkwo 30 August 1977
Onyekachi Okonkwo 13 May 1982
Isaac Okoronkwo 1 May 1978
Kelechi Okoye 1984
Tochukwu Oluehi 3 June 1988
Nedum Onuoha 12 November 1986
Iffy Onuora 28 July 1967
Chima Onyeike
Daniel Onyekachi 23 August 1985
Oguchi Onyewu 13 May 1982 [44]
Kelechi Osunwa 15 October 1984
Ikechukwu Uche
Oguchi Uche 1987
John Ugochukwu 20 April 1988
Magalan Ugochukwu 20 June 1990
Ugo Ukah 18 January 1984
Sunday Oliseh
Eke Uzoma 19 July 1989

Martial arts[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Chika Chukwumerije 30 December 1983 Olympic silver medallist
Anthony Njokuani 1 March 1980
Jacob Martins Obiorah
Chukwuemeka Onyemachi 28 July 1974

Religion[edit]

Name Born Death Notability Reference
Francis Arinze 1 November 1932 A Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. [45]
William Napolean Barleycorn 1884 1925 a Spanish Guinean Primitive Methodist missionary and author of the first Bube language primer. He was a member of a prominent Fernandino family. [15]
William Drew Robeson I 27 July 1844 17 May 1918 The father of Paul Robeson and the minister of Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church in Princeton, New Jersey from 1880 to 1901. [46]
Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi September 1903 24 January 1964 Beatified by Pope Benedict XVI [47]

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Activist- Clement Okechuchukwu Nwankwo -HAUMAN Right Activist(co-founder CLO,founder CRP and president international Transition Monitoring group Nigeria

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