List of Yoruba people

This is a list of notable Yoruba people.

Film and cinemaEdit

NollywoodEdit

Actors and actressEdit

Writers and directorsEdit

  • Biyi Bandele
  • Isaac Delano (1904-1979), author, educationist, political activist, radio broadcaster, pioneering linguist and lexicographer of the Yoruba language
  • Kemi Adesoye
  • Kemi Adetiba (b. 1980), filmmaker, television director, music video director
  • Kunle Afolayan (b. 1974), actor, film producer and director
  • Tomi Adeyemi (b. 1993), Nigerian-American novelist and creative writing coach
  • Tunde Kelani (b. 1948), filmmaker, storyteller, photographer, director and producer

Non-NollywoodEdit

AcademicsEdit

MedicineEdit

Journalism and the mediaEdit

  • Adeola Fayehun (b. 1984), journalist
  • Abraham Adesanya (1922-2008), Nigerian politician, lawyer, activist, welfarist and liberal progressive
  • Dele Giwa (1947-1986), journalist, editor and founder of Newswatch magazine
  • Dele Momodu (b. 1960), journalist/publisher, businessman and motivational speaker
  • Dotun Adebayo (b. 1960), British radio presenter, writer and publisher
  • Femi Adesina, journalist
  • Femi Oke (b. 1966), British television presenter and journalist
  • Kehinde Bankole (b. 1985), actress, model and television host
  • Kitoye Ajasa (1866-1937), Nigerian lawyer and legislator during the colonial period, first Nigerian to be knighted
  • Mosunmola Abudu (b. 1964), Nigerian media mogul and philantropist
  • Omoyele Sowore (b. 1971), Nigerian human rights activist, founder of an online news agency Sahara Reporters
  • Reuben Abati (b. 1965), journalist, politician, television anchor and newspaper columnist
  • Seun Osewa (b. 1982), Nigerian internet entrepreneur
  • Tolu Ogunlesi (b. 1982), Nigerian journalist, poet, photographer, fiction writer and blogger
  • Martina Inumidun Iwala

Visual artsEdit

ArtistsEdit

PhotographyEdit

Politics and administrationEdit

PoliticsEdit

AdministrationEdit

Trans-Atlantic descentEdit

BrazilEdit

CanadaEdit

CubaEdit

GuyanaEdit

SurinameEdit

Trinidad and TobagoEdit

United StatesEdit


AristocratsEdit

Kings and queensEdit

Chiefs and princesEdit

SportsEdit

Football (soccer)Edit

  • Anthony Joshua

CoachesEdit

BasketballEdit

BoxingEdit

VolleyballEdit

American footballEdit

Ice hockeyEdit

AthleticsEdit

WrestlingEdit

MusicEdit

AfricanEdit

Pre-2000sEdit

Post-2000sEdit

Directors and DJsEdit

DiasporaEdit

Modelling and fashionEdit

Science and technologyEdit

TheatreEdit

Online influencersEdit

MilitaryEdit

BusinesspeopleEdit

ReligionEdit

ChristianityEdit

AnglicanEdit

CatholicEdit

PentecostalEdit

OtherEdit

IslamEdit

Yoruba ReligionEdit

Law, activism and advocacyEdit

WritersEdit

Yorùbá languageEdit

English languageEdit

ReferencesEdit