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Femi is a common Nigerian given name of Yoruba origin, meaning "love me". It is a short form of a longer name that portrays love from an entity to the bearer of the name. Full forms of the name include Olufemi, Olorunfemi, Jesufemi etc.

People named Femi includes:

  • Femi, nickname of Oluwafemi Ajilore (born 1985), footballer now playing for FC Groningen
  • Femi Babatunde (born 1986), Nigerian footballer now playing for Kwara United F.C.
  • Femi Ilesanmi (born 1991), English professional footballer
  • Femi Joseph (born 1990), Nigerian footballer now playing for Liberty Professionals F.C.
  • Femi Opabunmi (born 1985), footballer now playing for Shooting Stars FC
  • Femi Orenuga (born 1993), English footballer now playing for Everton
Writing and journalism
  • Femi Osofisan (born 1946), Nigerian writer
  • Femi Euba, Nigerian actor and playwright
  • Femi Oguns, British playwright
  • Femi Oke (born 1966), British TV journalist, now in New York
  • Femi Johnson, Nigerian TV journalist with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)
  • Femi Falana, Nigerian Lawyer and human rights activist.
  • Femi Otedola (born 1967), Nigerian billionaire businessman
  • Femi Kuti (born 1962), Nigerian musician and the eldest son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti
  • Femi John Femi (born 1945), Chief of Air Staff of the Nigerian Air Force
  • Femi Temowo, British jazz musician

See also[edit]

  • Femi-nazi, a Rush Limbaughism
  • La Fémis the École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l'Image et du Son