Famous Nigerians Born In October

By Balogun Kamilu Lekan

1. David Ibiyeomie

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Pastor David Ibiyeomie is the founder of Salvation Ministries in Port Harcourt. He was born on October 21, 1962. Ibiyeomie began a house fellowship with his family in Victoria Island, Lagos, before moving to Port Harcourt and establishing Salvation Ministries. His church is well-known for its 5 Nights of Glory program.

2. Ahmed Musa 

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Ahmed Musa is a professional footballer who plays for Sivasspor Kulübü in Turkey and is a member of Nigeria’s Super Eagles.

He was born on October 14, 1992, in Jos, Plateau State. Ahmed Musa is thirty years old (2022).

Musa is a significant member of the super eagle whose influence has propelled the squad to international prominence.

With his braces against Argentina and Iceland in the 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cups, he became the first Nigerian player to score more than one goal in a World Cup match.

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3. John Okafor 

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Mr. Ibu, born John Ikechukwu Okafor on October 17, 1961, is a Nigerian actor and comedian. Okafor is widely considered one of Nigeria’s most talented and well-liked comic actors.

Among his other films are Mr Ibu, Mr Ibu and His Son, Ibu in Prison, Mr Ibu in London, Husband Suppliers, Coffin Producers, International Players, Police Recruit, 9 Wives, and Keziah. In his career, he has appeared in over 200 films.

4. Obafemi Martins 

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Akinwunmi Obafemi Martins, famously called ‘Obagoal’ is a Nigerian professional footballer who currently plays for the Wuhan Yangtze River Football Club.

He was born on the 28th of October 1984. He is 38 years old as of 2022.

Martis is one of the finest footballers who has worn the Super Eagles shirt. His stamina and agility make him a special player.

His nickname “Obagoal” means “King of goals”. He earned this moniker from football lovers fascinated with how seamless the striker goes for goals in football matches.

Martins has played in North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.

He also holds the record for being the first teenager to score in three consecutive Champions League seasons.

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5. Falz

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Falz is a rapper, actor, songwriter, producer, and activist, born Folarin Falana.

Falz was born in Ekiti state on October 27, 1990, to Chief Femi Falana, a well-known lawyer and human rights campaigner. He is currently 32 years old (as of 2022).

He is a multitalented guy whose abilities cover several sectors of the Nigerian entertainment business.

Aside from being involved in these fields, he has also demonstrated his expertise in the craft by winning various honours.

Falz presently owns the recording label ‘Bahd Guys.’

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6. Small Doctor

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Temitope Adekunle, aka ‘Small Doctor’ or ‘Akeweje Oganla.’, is a Nigerian Fuji pop artist and entertainer.

He was born on October 19, 1996, in Ondo State. In 2022, Small Doctor will be 26 years old.

Small doctor is one of Nigeria’s rising music stars who has worked with famous Nigerian artists such as Pasuma Wonder, Reminisce, Ycee, Wizkid, Don Jazzy, Davido, Olamide, Phyno, Dre San, Terry G, Oritse Femi, Seriki, and Side One on music projects.

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7. Phyno

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Phyno (Real Name: Chibuzor Nelson Azubuike) was born on 9 October 1986  in Enugu State.

Azubuike is an indigenous singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor.

He is famous for rapping in Igbo language, making him one of the most influential indigenous rappers of all time in Nigeria. With the incorporation of Pidgin and English, he has reached a larger audience and captivated their attention.

Aside from music, Phyno is also a record producer and an actor.

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8. Nse Ikpe-Etim

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Nse Ikpe-Etim is a well-known actress from Nigeria born on the 21st of October, 1974. She rose to prominence in 2008 thanks to her performance in Reloaded. She received nominations for her roles in Reloaded and Mr. and Mrs. at the 5th and 8th Africa Movie Academy Awards, respectively, for Best Actress in a Leading Role. For playing “Nse” in Journey to Self, she received the Most Effective Actress in a Drama category at the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

9. Tope Alabi 

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Tope Alabi, a Nigerian gospel artist, actress, singer, and songwriter, is known as Ore Ti O Common and Agbo Jesu. She is well-known for her hit song, “Ore Ti o Common.” Tope Alabi was born in Lagos State, Nigeria, on October 27, 1970.

10. Kelechi Iheanacho

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The Nigerian professional footballer Kelechi Promise Iheanacho was born on October 3, 1996. He plays forward for Premier League team Leicester City and the Nigerian national team.

Iheanacho started his senior career in 2015–16 at Manchester City. For a rumoured £25 million transfer price, he went to Leicester City in 2017.

Iheanacho was a member of the Nigerian teams who won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2013 and the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2015. He competed at both the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, making his senior debut for Nigeria in 2015


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