Top Notable Alumni in Nigeria Versities

Indeed Nigeria universities have produces Notable Alumni which brought alot of impacts to the society be it home and abroad.

Here are the various universities which have brought notable alumni and worth celebrating.


University of Nigeria are indeed prestigious due to the product of graduates presented to the society.  The are refer to dens of lions, having producing notable alumni. Here are the list of some of them.

Chris Ngige 

Currently minister of labour and employment, former governor of Anambra state, former senate of federal republic of Nigeria.

Ikpan Isemin 

Former governor of Akwa-ibom state

Ousman Jammeh 

Former Gambian foreign minister

Zack Orji 


Bianca Odumegu Ojukwu 

Most beautiful girl in Nigeria as of 1988, miss intercontinental 1989, A diplomat

Chinua Achebe 

Emeritus professor of English

Adiele Afigbo 

Renowned professor of history

Babs Fanfunwa 

Emeritus professor of education, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo university, Ile-ife, former federal minister of education, first Dean of faculty of educational and acting Vice Chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsuka.

Eni Njoku 

Professor of botanist, first Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos (1962-1965) and Vice Chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsuka

Peter Obi 

Former governor of Anambra and presidential candidate for 2023 general election.

Peter Odili 

Former governor of River state

Godwin Emefiele 

Ground managing director/ceo, zenith bank PLC

Charles Chukwuma Soludo 

Former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), current governor of Anambra state.

Abhulimen Richard Anao 

Former Vice Chancellor, University of Benin (1999-2004)

Marcia Kure 

prominent Artists

2. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU).

Amadu Bello University is the second largest in sub-saraha Africa. Ahmadu has produce about 900,000 students yearly.

Here are some of the notable alumni listed below

Adamu Adamu 

Current minister of education

Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice president of Nigeria, GCON, current presidential candidate for 2023 general election.

Aminu Adamu Aliya 

High court politician

Audu Innocent Ogbeh 

Minister of Agriculture and Rural development.

Cornelius Adebayo 

Academic technocrat

Charles Ayo 

Former Vice Chancellor of Convenient University.

Halima Tayo Also 

Architect, former minister of environment and housing.

Ibrahim Garba 

Former Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University.

Ibrahim Bio 

Politicians, former minister of sports.

Jimmy Adegoke 

Climate scientist academic

Joshua m. Lidari 

Politician, lawyer

Kabiru Bela 

Former governor of Kano state

Lucy Surhyel Newman 


Nahu Ribahu 

Former chairman, EFCC

Nkoyo Toyo 

Lawyer, former Nigerians ambassador to Ethiopia.

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi 

Former governor, Central Bank of Nigeria and former emir of Kano

Sadiq Daba 

Actor, former anchor of Nigerian Television Authority (AIT)

Zainab Amed 

Current minister of finance

3. University of Lagos (UNILAG)

University of Lagos is a prestigious institution, everyone loves to go to, in order to further their academic field of study. University of Lagos famous known as Unilag.

Here are list of some notable alumni in University of Lagos;

Kayode Fayemi 

Former governor of Ekiti, state

Linda Ikeji 

Former model and a blogger

Genevieve Nnaji 


Ruth Kadiri 

Film director, actress, screen writer and film producer.

Babjide Sanwo Olu 

A politician and current governor of Lagos state

Koffi Idowu Nuel 


Sarah Jubril 

Nigeria’s first female presidential aspirants

Ifeanyi Chudy Momah 

Politician, lawyer and members of federal house of representatives.

Akinwunmi Ambode 

Accountants, former governor of Lagos state.

Jibola Dabo 

Nigerian actor

Broda Shaggi 


Enoch Adeboye 

Nigerian pastor, General overseer of redeemed christian church of God.


Nigerian transgender entrepreneur

Yemi Alade 

Songwriter, activist, singer

Yemi Osibanjo

Nigerian lawyer, professor and current vice president

Ramsey Nouah 

Actor and film director

Tony Elumelu 

Nigerian economist and philanthropist.

Femi Gbaja Biamila 

A Nigeria lawyer and politician, currently speaker of house of representatives.


A singer and songwriter

Willie Obiano 

Banker and technocrat and former Governor of Anambra state.

Udom Gabriel Emmanuel

Current Governor of Akwa-ibom state.

John Momoh 

Journalist and chairman and CEO of channel Tv.

Oluwaseyi Abiodun Makinde 

An engineer and Governor of Oyo State.

Funlola Aotiyebi 

Nigerian actress

Mohammed Dikko Abubakar

Nigeria police and former inspector general of police

Muiz Adeyemi Banire 

SAN ph.d, is a lawyer and activist

4. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)

University of ilorin is prestigious university established in August 1975. It is indeed better by far compare to some universities in Nigeria.

Here are list of some notable alumni in University of Ilorin;

professor Ishaq Oloyede 

Former Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin and currently registrar and chief executive of Nigeria’s Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

Nkem Owoh (Osuofia).

Comic actor, television personality, comedian and songwriter.

Femi Adebayo

A renowned actor, director, film producer, lawyer, politician and entrepreneur. He is special adviser of the governor of Kwara state Arts, Culture and Tourism.

Abulfatah Ahmed 

Fomer Governor of Kwara State.

Bolaji Ogunmola 

Nigerian actress

Tope Oshin 

Actress, producer and voice actor.

Halima Tayo Alao 

Former minister of environment and housing

Lasisi Elenu 


Johnson Bamidele Olawumi 

Former director general of national youth services corps.

Wumi Toriola 

Movie director, actress and entrepreneur

Aize Obyan 

Former Vice Chancellor, Convenient University and current Vice Chancellor, Landmark University.

Sarah Alade 

Banker, former acting governor of Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN).

Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin 

Nigerian’s women right activist

Pius Adesanmi 

Former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Ezekiel Adebiyi

A prospective and successful computatia biologist and a researcher

5.University of Benin (UNIBEN) 

University of Benin is a prestigious and one of the most competitive university in Nigeria. It’s reputation is quite obvious, due to its outstanding products in labour market.

Here are list of some notable alumni in University of Benin, Edo state.

Babatunde Fashola 

Nigerian lawyer and current federal minister of works and housing, former Governor of Lagos State.

Richard Mode Dannijo 

Former commission for Culture and Tourism in Delta State, Nigeria actor, writer, producer, lawyer and former journalist.

Kefee Obareki Don Momoh 

Gospel musician and composer

Tom Ilube 

A born in united kingdom. Thomas Segun Ilube is a British entrepreneur and educational philanthropist, first black char of sports in England, the most and top enlist powerful people with Africans

Osagie Ize 

Nigerian pastor, politician and former chief of staff and secretary to Edo state government.

Paramanga Ernest Yonli 

A born in Burkina Faso. He is a diplomat, former prime minister and president of economic and social council of Burkina Faso.

Nenna Elendu Ukeje 

Former representative for Bendel federal constituency, Abia state, a formal chairman of House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Peju Layiwola 

Sculpture and academic (art historian and visual from Nigeria)

Mildred Okowo 

Film producer and film director

Ijeoma Uchegbu 

A Nigerian-british professor of pharmacy at university college London, where she hold the position of pro-vice provost for Africa and middle east, a researcher and science communicator.

Charles Romtimi 

A researcher, (director of the trans-national institutes of health (NIA) center for genomics and globally health)

Iyom Josephine Anenih 

Former Minister of Women Affairs, first national women leader of the people’s democratic parties

Bright Okpocha(basket mouth)

Nigerian comedian and actor

Oladipo Agboluage 

British playwright

Emmanuel Udaughan 

Former Governor of Delta State and medical doctor by profession.

Omoni Oboli 

Actress, scriptwriter, director and producer and train digital film maker.

Johny Drille 


Patrick Obahiagbon 

A politician, lawyer and a diplomat

Lauretta Onochie 

Nigerian educator and pastor

Bami Gregs 

Nigerian actress, proucer and scriptwriter.


University of Ibadan are full of notable alumni which can not be down if we are to give complete list.

Here are list of some notable alumni in University of Ibadan.

Wole Soyinka

Novelist, translator, philosopher, playwright and essayist.

Chinua Achebe

Essayist, novelist, literary critics philosopher

Fumilayo Ramsome Kuti

Women’s rights activists, teacher, political campaigner and suffragist

William Kumuyi 

The founder and general superintendent of deeper christian life ministry.

Godwin Obaseki 

Current Governor of Edo State

Benedict Ayade 

Current Governor of Cross river State.

Gabriel Afolayan 

Songwriter and actor

Kashim Shettima

Current senator and former Governor of Borno State, current vice-president candidate for 2023 general election.

Christopher Okigbo 

Nigeria peot, teacher, writer and a soldier who died fighting for Biafra independence.

Emeka Anyaoku 


Mohammed Juldeh Jalloh 

A sierra Leone politician, current vice president of sierra Leone.

Ayo Adesanya 

Nigerian actress, director and film producer.

Oyèrónke Oyewùmi 

Sociologists and teacher

Ivan Koreta 

A born in Uganda who is military personnel, diplomat and politician.

Michael Owolewa 


Sola David Borha 

A banker and business person

Martin Iheoghian Uhomoibhi 


Adebowale Adefuye 

A Nigerian historian and diplomat

Akin Fayomi 


Christian Happi 

A born in Cameroon who is a well known researcher.


Obafemi Awolowo University, has many notable Alumni among them are


Adedamola Adefolahan famously known as fireboy is a muscian, songwriter

Fatou Bensoula 

A born in Gambian who is a lawyer, diplomat and politician

Jimi Agboje 

A politician and Pharmacist

Olajumoke Olufunmilola Adenowo 

A Nigerian architect and writer

Biyi Bandele 

A Nigerian playwright, film director, film producer and screen writer

Oluwarotimi Odunayi Akereodulu 

A lawyer and currently the Governor of Ondo State.

Ibiyinka Alao 

An architect, painter

San Nada – Isaiah 

A columnist

Bola Akindele 

Banker, entrepreneur and business strategist.

 Ayo Ayoola Amale 

An African peot and lawyer

Yemisi Adedoyin 

An engineer, lawyer and art collector

Emmanuel Iduma 

A novelist

Akinn Fayomi

A diplomat

Ambrose Olutayo Somide 

Radio personality

Aderoun Adejumoke 



University of Porthacourt is a prestigious institution with notable alumni. University of Porthacourt is located in choba, river state.

Here are list of some notable alumni in University of Porthacourt

Goodluck Jonathan Ebele 

Former president of Nigeria from 2010-2015, former Bayelsa state governor.

Mecy Chinwo 

Gospel musician and songwriter

Rita Dominic 

Nigerian Actress

Yul Edochie 

Nigerian actor

Rotimi Amaechi 

Currently serving as minister of transportation, former Governor of River State and speaker of state house of assembly.

Timi Dakolo 

A born Ghanaian who is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and music producer.

Patience Jonathan 

The wife of former president of Nigeria, she served as permanent secretary in her native Bayelsa state.

Clem Ohameze 

Nigerian actor

Linda Ejiofor 

Nigerian actress and a model

Timipre Sylva 

Currently minister of state for petroleum resource, former Governor of Bayelsa State

Sandra Ezekwesili 


Prince Tonye Princewill 

Politician and engineer

Cynthia Shalom 

Nigerian actress, producer and business person.

Alex Otti 

Nigerian economist, banker, politician and philanthropist.

Richard Nyong 

Entrepreneurs and savvy estate mogul.


Here are list of some notable alumni in University of Calabar

Ini Edo 

Nigerian actress

Stephanie Okereke 

A Nigerian actress, film director and model.

Unche Jombo 

Nigerian actress, screenwriter and film producer

Godswill Akpabio 

A lawyer and a politician. He is currently minister of Niger Delta. A former senator of federal republic of Nigeria.

Regina Askia Williams

Beauty pegeant contest, nurse and Nigeria actress

Victor Okezie Ipeazu

Politician who serves as the governor of Abia state

Ebele Okaro 

Nigerian actress and film producer.

Wofai Samuel 


Uche Ekwunife 

Politician and members of 9th Nigerian senate representing the people of Anambra central senatorial district of Anambra state.

Alex Ekubo 

A lawyer, actor

Eve Esin 

Nigerian actress


Here are list of some notable alumni in Lagos state university.


Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is a Nigerian singer and songwriter

Desmond Elliot

Politician and film director

Tara fela Durotoye 

Nigerian beauty entrepreneur and lawyer

Annie Macaulay Idibia 

Nigerian actress, model and presenter

Chioma Chukwuka 

Nigerian actress, director and film producer

Gani Adams Abiodun 

Nigerian activist, politician and traditional aristocrat

Olaide Olaogun 

Nigerian actress and model

Tosin “OlorisuperGal” Ajibade 

Writer, blogger

Emeka Esogbue 


Mary Ikoku 

Development consultant


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