Top Most Celebrated People In Ogun State, On our List Today We Have Gathered The Iconic People In Ogun State, Nigeria.
Hollywood actor. He was born on October 1, 1962, in Lagos State to Nigerian parents from Abeokuta, Ogun State.
He has featured in several hit movies such as Hotel Rwandan, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and many TV series: 24, Lost, Law & Order, Criminal Minds amongst others.
US Rapper Wale, real name Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, was born to Nigerian parents both from Yoruba tribe, Ogun State, but grew up in the USA.
Reuben Abati was born November 7, 1965 in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. He was the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity
to former President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria.
Reuben Abati studied Theater Arts at the University of Calabar, where he graduated with first class honors and won the Vice-Chancellor’s prize for the best overall graduating student.
Wale, aside being one of the top rappers in the US, has also become popular in Nigeria.
He has done collaborations with singers like Wizkid in ‘Nobody But You’, Olamide in ‘Make Us Proud’. The Maybach Music superstar, Wale, visited his motherland in December 2013.
Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, also known as Francis Abigail Olufunmilayo Thomas was born on October 25, 1900, in Abeokuta, Ogun State of Nigeria. Her father was a son of a Nigerian slave
who returned from Sierra Leone, and traced his ancestral history back to Abeokuta in what is today known as Ogun State, Nigeria.
Oladunni Liadi is a native of Ijebun-Mushin in Ogun State of Nigeria and a one time Microbiology student of University of Lagos.
Oladunni Liadi is the founder of the popular blog, www.ladunliadinews.com which she founded in August 2010. She started her blog after she met a friend who convinced her that blogging business was lucrative.
Akinwande Oluwole Soyinka popularly known as and called Wole Soyinka was born on July 13, 1934, into the Remo family of Isara-Remo of Abeokuta, Ogun State of Nigeria, in Yoruba Land.
Soyinka’s father, Samuel Ayodele Soyinka was a recognized member of the Anglican Church and the headmaster of St. Peters School, Abeokuta. His mother, Grace Eniola Soyinka was a trader and a member of the Ramsome-Kuti family.
Fela was born as Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, also known as Fela Anikulapo Kuti, on October 15, 1938 in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria in a family of upper middle class. His mother, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti was a feminist and a strong
activist in the anti-colonial movement of those days. His father, Reverend Israel Ransome-Kuti Oludotun, a Protestant pastor and director of a school, was the first president of the Nigeria Union of Teachers. His brothers, Beko Ransome-Kuti and Olikoye Ransome-Kuti were very popular medical doctors in Nigeria. He was the first cousin of Wole Soyinka.
Kemi Adeosun was Born 9th March, 1967. She is an indigene of Ogun State. she is the Ministerial Nominee Representing Ogun State”. Prior to her nominaton, She was the Commissioner for Finance, Ogun State with 22 years experience gained internationally and within Nigeria.
Seun Osewa, a one-time Electrical Electronics student of Obafemi Awolowo Universities is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the popular online forum, nairaland.
Seun is a Yoruba man from Ogun State Nigeria. NairaLand has over one million registered users and generates over 20 million page views monthly.
Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs popularly known as Olu Jacobs is a Nigerian actor who was born on July 11, 1942 to parents from Egba Alake in Abeokuta in Ogun State. Olu Jacobs had his Early Education at Holy Trinity School in Kano, Nigeria.
Late Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo was born in the year 1909 at his home town, Ikenne, Ogun State. After his earliest education, Obafemi Awolowo worked as a pupil teacher. Later he gained admission into Wesley college, Ibadan where he trained as a teacher. At Wesley college, Obafemi Awolowo studied shorthand and typing. Thereafter, he worked briefly in Lagos and later got employed in Wesley College as a Clerk.
Pastor Tunde Bakare is a Nigerian Pastor, Televangelist and Politician. Pastor Tunde Bakare is the founder of Latter Rain Assembly(End Time Church), a church he founded in 1989.
Pastor Tunde Bakare was born to Muslim parents. His mother, Madam Abigail Eebudola Bakare raised him. Pastor Tunde Bakare got married to Mrs. Olayide Bakare in 1984 and their union is blessed with Five Children; two females and three males. Pastor Tunde Bakare’s wife has been a pillar of strength to him in his ministry, life and career.
Olusegun Ọbasanjọ was born on March 5, 1938 in Ogun State, but he was raised up in Owu Abeokuta. Olusegun Obasanjo joined the Nigerian Army in the year 1958 when he was 21 years old. He was trained at the Aldershot and Defence Service Staff College, Wellington. He also trained at the Indian Army School of Engineering.
Adewale Ayuba popularly known as Ayuba, Mr. Johnson and the Bonsue-fuji maestro was born May 6, 1966 in Ikenne Remo,Ogun State Nigeria. He grew up as a child singer. By the age of eight, he started singing at Local Musical Competitions and fiestas in Ikenne. This led to his option for music as a career after his secondary school education at Remo, Secondary School, Sagamu, Ogun State.
Oladapo Olaitan Olaonipekun, also known as Dagrin (21 October 1987 – 22 April 2010), was an award winning Nigerian rapper from Ogun, Nigeria. A film of his life entitled Ghetto Dreamz was released in April 2011.
Phillip Kayode Moses (born June 5, 1994) better known as Pheelz, is a Nigerian audio engineer and record producer who produced the single by Olamide titled “Durosoke” which went on to get him nominated in the “Producer of The Year” category at The Headies 2013. Born and raised in Lagos, Pheelz is credited to have produced all but one song in Olamide’s Baddest Guy Ever Liveth album. He is currently affiliated to YBNL Nation.
D’banj was born in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria to a military officer who commanded an artillery regiment and a church dignitary mother who hailed from Shagamu in Ogun State. Due to his father’s profession he moved several times within Nigeria and later moved to England. D’banj was expected to follow his father’s military career and was enrolled to the Nigerian Military School at age eleven. However, D’banj resisted the system and disenrolled from the school after three years. While at the Military school he was a member of the elite drum corp of the Nigerian Army. From the Nigerian Military School he proceeded to another military owned institution Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Ibara, Abeokuta where he completed his secondary school education.
Obasanjo-Bello attended Corona School in Victoria Island, Lagos, Capital School in Kaduna, and Queen’s College in Lagos. She obtained a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Ibadan in 1988, a master’s degree in Epidemiology from University of California, Davis in Davis, California, United States, in 1990, and a PhD in the same subject from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, in 1994
Ebenezer Obey (born 3 April 1942 as Ebenezer Remilekun Aremu Olasupo Obey-Fabiyi in Idogo, Nigeria), nicknamed the “Chief Commander”, is a Nigerian jùjú musician.
Sir Shina Peters (born 30 May 1958) is a Nigerian Jùjú musician. Born Oluwashina Akanbi Peters in Ogun State, he began his career while playing the guitar with General Prince Adekunle, later forming his own group with Juju Maestro Segun Adewale. Shina Peters, after releasing many albums with Segun Adewale thru the 1980s, went on to form his own band “Sir Shina Peters & His International Stars”.
Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru, known by his stage names Reminisce and ALAGA IBILE, is a Nigerian singer, rapper, and song writer from Ogun State. He performs in both English and his native language, Yoruba.
In the English language, the name Reminisce means to indulge in the enjoyable recollection of past events, and the first four letters are a shortened form of the name Remilekun.
Toyin Sokefun-Bello (born 14 January), 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 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”.
Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, better known by his stage name Vector tha Viper, is a Nigerian Hip hop artist. Lanre was born in Ogun State, the fourth of five children. He schooled in Nigeria attending Command children school, Ijebu-ode grammar school, Government college Victoria Island & Saint Gregory’s college.
Anidugbe Oluwatobiloba Daniel (born 1 May 1994), known as Kiss Daniel, is a Nigerian recording artist, performer and entertainer best known for his chart-topping single “Woju”. He was signed to G-Worldwide Entertainment.