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Lagos ranks 203rd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Omaha, Nebraska, Bergen, and Mannheim. Memorable people born in Lagos include Tony Allen, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Obafemi Martins. Memorable people who died in Lagos include Siad Barre, Fela Kuti, and Murtala Mohammed. Lagos has been the birth place of many soccer players and basketball players and the death place of many politicians and musicians. Lagos is located in Nigeria.

Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria and the second most populous city in Africa, with a population of 15.3 million as of 2022 within the city proper. The Lagos metropolitan area has a total population of roughly 23.5 million as of 2018, making it the largest metropolitan area in Africa. Lagos is a major African financial centre and is the economic hub of Lagos State and Nigeria at large. Lagos is also among the top ten of the world's fastest-growing cities and urban areas. The megacity has the fourth-highest GDP in Africa and houses one of the largest and busiest seaports on the continent. The Lagos metropolitan area is a major educational and cultural centre in Sub Saharan Africa. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1936 and 1998, Lagos was the birth place of 46 globally memorable people, including Tony Allen, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Obafemi Martins. Additionaly, 6 globally memorable people have passed away in Lagos including Siad Barre, Fela Kuti, and Murtala Mohammed.

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Most individuals born in present day Lagos were soccer players (37), basketball players (2), musicians (1), politicians (1), and actors (1),  while most who died were politicians (4), musicians (1), and athletes (1).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Lagos, including Obafemi Martins, Victor Moses, and Odion Ighalo. Whereas, throughout history, soccer players have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Lagos, including Obafemi Martins, Victor Moses, and Odion Ighalo.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 4 globally memorable people born in Lagos since 1700.