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Nigeria

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Nigeria ranks 56th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, and Cuba. Memorable people born in present day Nigeria include Wole Soyinka, Dr. Alban, and Hugo Weaving. Memorable people who died in Nigeria include Siad Barre, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, and Fela Kuti. Nigeria has been the birth place of many soccer players and politicians and the death place of many politicians and writers.

Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country in West Africa. It is the most populous country in Africa; geographically situated between the Sahel to the north, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south in the Atlantic Ocean; covering an area of 923,769 kilometres (574,003 mi), with a population of over 211 million. Nigeria borders Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, and Benin in the west. Nigeria is a federal republic comprising 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. The largest city in Nigeria is Lagos, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and second largest in Africa. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1745 and 1999, present day Nigeria was the birth place of 200 globally memorable people, including Wole Soyinka, Dr. Alban, and Hugo Weaving. Additionaly, 23 globally memorable people have passed away in present day Nigeria including Siad Barre, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, and Fela Kuti.

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Most individuals born in present day Nigeria were soccer players (134), politicians (19), athletes (15), writers (10), and musicians (3),  while most who died were politicians (10), writers (3), soccer players (3), explorers (2), and musicians (1).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in present day Nigeria, including Jay-Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, and Taribo West. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Nigeria, including Jay-Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, and Taribo West.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 25 globally memorable people born in present day Nigeria since 1700.