40 Nigerian Celebrities Born In March & Famous March Birthdays In History

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Celebrity Birthday In March: Famous Celebrities Born In March

A Celebrity is born every day, every month and every year. March has its own fair share of celebrities born on any of the thirty-one days.

Many people born in the third month are politicians, actors, pastors, musicians, writers, footballers and basketball players. March sure produces notable and high esteemed individuals.

Nigerian Celebrities Born In March

These are 40 Nigerian celebrities born in the third month of the year, March.

Pete Edochie

Chief Pete Edochie, MON is a Nigerian veteran actor who is reputable and one of the most talented actors in Africa. He was born March 7, 1947 in Enugu state, Nigeria.

Olusegun Obasanjo 

Olusegun Matthew Okikola Aremu Obasanjo GCFR, is a former Nigerian Army general and was a Nigerian president from 1999 to 2007. He was born March 5, 1937 in  Abeokuta, Ogun state.

Banky W

Olubankole Wellington, famous as Banky W, is a well known Nigerian singer, actor, rapper and politician. “Mr Capable” was born March 27, 1981 in New York City, New York, United States.

Ben Okri 

Ben Okri OBE FRSL is a Nigerian novelist and poet who is a foremost African author in the post-colonial and post-modern traditions. He was born March 15, 1959 in Minna, Niger state, Nigeria.

Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha –

Chioma Chukwuka Akpotha is a Nigerian actress and movie producer who is recognized in the Nigerian movie industry. She has won several awards over the course of her career. She was born March 12, 1980 in Ekwusigo, Anambra state, Nigeria.

Dele Giwa

Dele Giwa was a Nigerian journalist and editor who founded Newswatch magazine. He was born March 16, 1947 in Ile-Ife, Osun state. He was assassinated October 19, 1986 in Ikeja, Lagos state, Nigeria.

Bola Tinubu

Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu is a Nigerian political leader who was once elected governor of Lagos state. He was born March 29, 1952 in Lagos state, Nigeria.

Kanayo O. Kanayo –

Anayo Modestus Onyekwere, famous as Kanayo O. Kanayo, is a veteran Nigerian actor who has started in over 100 films. He was born on the first of March, 1962.

Ruggedman –

Michael Ugochukwu Stephens, famous as Ruggedman, is a Nigerian rapper who owns the label “Rugged Records”. He was born March 30, 1976 in Ohafia, Abia state, Nigeria.

Lil Kesh –

Keshinro Ololade, popular as Lil Kesh, is a Nigerian singer, writer and songwriter who became famous for the chart topping song “Shoki”. He was born March 14, 1995 in Bariga, Lagos state, Nigeria.

Olamide –

Olamide Adedeji, popular as Olamide, is a Nigerian hiphop singer and rapper who records mostly in Yoruba language. He was born March 15, 1989 in Bariga, Lagos state, Nigeria.

Yemi Alade –

Yemi Eberechi Alade, famous as Yemi Alade, is a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter who won the Peak Talent Show in 2009. She is known for her hit single “Johnny” . She was born March 13, 1989 in Abia state, Nigeria.

Bishop David Abioye –

Bishop David Abioye is a Nigerian senior pastor in Living Faith Church (Winners’ Chapel). He was born March 11 in the late 1950s.

Sunday Rotimi –

Sunday Rotimi is a Nigerian football goalkeeper who plays for Rivers United F.C.. He was born March 9, 1980 in Nigeria.

Wasiu Ayinde –

Wasiu Ayinde Adewale Olasunkanmi Anifowoshe, popular as K1 De Ultimate, is a Nigerian Fuji Musician. He introduced Fuji music to the sounds of keyboards, guitars and saxophones. He was born March 3, 1957 in Lagos Island, Lagos state, Nigeria.

Taribo West –

Taribo West is former Nigerian professional defender-footballer who is known for his awkward and colored hairstyles. He was born March 26, 1974 in Port Harcourt City, Rivers state, Nigeria.

Toyin Lawani –

Toyin Lawani is a Nigerian multimillionaire fashion designer and entrepreneur. She is the CEO of  “Tiannah’s Place Empire”. She was born March 1, 1982.

Pastor E. A. Adeboye –

Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, “Daddy GO”, is a Nigerian pastor and founder of Redeemed Christian Church of Nigeria. He was born March 2, 1942 in Ifewara, Osun state, Nigeria.

Charles Inojie –

Charles Inojie is a Nigerian actor, comedian, movie producer and director who is mostly known for his comedy roles. He was born March 4, 1970 in Edo state, Nigeria.

Chief Obafemi Awolowo –

Chief Obafemi Jeremiah Oyeniyi Awolowo was a Nigerian statesman and nationalist who participated in the Nigeria’s Independence movement. He was born March 6, 1909 in Western Region, British Nigeria and died May 9, 1987 in Ikenne, Nigeria.

Ali Nuhu –

Ali Nuhu is a Nigerian actor in Nollywood and Kannywood who is called the “King of Kannywood” and has featured in numerous movies. He was born March 15, 1974 in Borno state, Nigeria.

Chidi Mokeme –

Chidi Mokeme is a Nigerian actor, model, entrepreneur and designer. He also anchored the TV reality show “Gulder Ultimate Search” in 2004 and 2014. He was born March 17, 1972 in Anambra state, Nigeria.                .

Mary Njoku –

Mary Remmy Njoku is a Nigerian film actress producer and TV personality. She is the founder and CEO of Rok TV Studios. She was born March 20, 1985 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Sarz –

Osabuohien Osaretin, famous as Sarz, is a Nigerian musician and record producer. He is known for putting the “Sarz on the beat” tag at the beginning and end of his music productions. He was born March 17, 1989 in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

Nuella Njubigbo –

Nuella Njubigbo is a Nigerian actress and scriptwriter who has starred in numerous Nollywood movies. She was born March 18, 1984 in Anambra state, Nigeria.

Akin Akingbala –

Akinlolu Akinayi Akingbala is a Nigerian professional basketball player who played college basketball for Clemson University. He also played for Sáenz Horeca Araberri of the LEB Oro. He was born March 25, 1983 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Sunkanmi Omobolanle –

Sunkanmi Omobolanle is a popular Nigerian actor and film director. He is the son of Sunday Omobolanle, known as “Baba Aluwe”. He was born March 1, 1981 in Oyo state, Nigeria.

Terry G –

Gabriel Oche Amanyi, famous as Terry G, is a Nigerian musician and record producer who is known for his controversial lyrics and awkward dress-sense. He was born March 17, 1986 in Lagos state, Nigeria.

Ayo Animashaun –

Ayo Animashaun is a Nigerian entrepreneur in the entertainment industry. He is the owner of the cable television channel “HipTV”. He was born March 17, 1970 in Kwara state, Nigeria.

Kevin McDaid

Kevin McDaid is a Nigerian-born British pop singer who grew up in England and was a member of the British boy band “V”. He was born March 7, 1984 in Nigeria.

Ade Adepitan –

Adedoyin Adepitan MBE is a wheelchair basketball player and a British television presenter. He was born March 27, 1973 in Lagos state, Nigeria.

Chukwudiebere Maduabum –

Chukwudiebere Maduabum, “Chu”, is a Nigerian basketball player who was drafted 56th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2011 NBA draft. He was born March 19, 1991 in Lagos state, Nigeria.

Ifeanyi Emeghara –

Ifeanyi Innocenti Emeghara is a former Nigerian professional defender-footballer. He was born March 24, 1984 in Lagos state, Nigeria.

Femi Opabunmi –

Femi Opabunmi is a former Nigerian footballer who played for a few clubs before he retired in 2006 due to serious Glaucoma. He was born March 3, 1985 in Lagos, Nigeria.

Rita Chikwelu –

Rita Chikwelu is a Nigerian professional footballer who is a member of the Nigeria women’s national football team. She also plays for Swedish Damallsvenskan club Kristianstads DFF. She was born March 6, 1988 in Asaba, Delta state, Nigeria.

Gabriel Afolayan –

Gabriel Afolayan, also called G-Fresh, is a Nigerian actor and musician who is very popular in Nollywood. He was born on the 1st of March.

Edward Ofere –

Edward Ofere is a Nigerian footballer who previously played for Enugu Rangers in Nigeria and FC Rosengàrd in Sweden. He is a striker in Vietnamese club FLC. He was born March 28, 1986 in Lagos state, Nigeria

Chinemelu Elonu –

Chinemelu D. Elonu Jr. is a Nigerian professional basketball player. He plays for Pallacenastro Reggiana of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A. He was born March 11, 1987 in Enugu state, Nigeria.

Solomon Alabi –

Solomon Makfan Alabi is a Nigerian professional basketball player who played College basketball in Florida State University. He plays for Fukushima Firebonds of the B.League. He was born March 21, 1988 in Kaduna, Nigeria.

Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi

Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi was a senior military officer in the Nigerian Army. He was the first Nigerian Military Head of State. He was born March 3, 1924 in Umuahia, Abia state and died July 29, 1966.

Famous March Birthdays In History

Here are 40 Historical March Birthdays.

Albert Einstein –

Albert Einstein was a German-born physicist who developed the theory of relativity. He was referred to as the greatest scientist of the 20th century. He was born March 4, 1879 in Ulm, Germany and died April 18, 1955.

Jean Harlow –

Jean Harlow was an American actress and renowned sex symbol in the 1930s. She was born March 3, 1911 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States and died June 7, 1937.

Johann Sebastian Bach –

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German musician and composer of the Baroque period. He is one of classical music’s greatest composers. He was born March 21, 1685 in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany and died July 28, 1750.

Moms Mabley –

Loretta Mary Aiken, known as Jackie Moms Mabley, was an American stand-up comedian and veteran actress. She was born March 19, 1894 in Brevard, North Carolina, US and died May 22, 1975.

Theodor Geisel “Dr Seuss” –

Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American political cartoonist, animator and children’s books author. He wrote and illustrated under the pen name “Dr. Seuss”. He was born March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States and died September 24, 1991.

Harry Houdini –

Harry Houdini was an American who was born in Hungary. He was a magician, illusionist and stunt performer. He was born March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary and died October 31, 1926.

Liz Claiborne –

Anne Elisabeth Jane Claiborne was an American who was born in Belgium. She was a fashion designer and businesswoman who created affordable and stylish clothes for career women. She was born March 31, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium and died June 26, 2007.

Frédérick Chopin –

Frédérick François Chopin was a Polish virtuoso pianist and composer of the Romantic era. He was born March 1, 1810 in Zelazowa Wola, Poland and died October 17, 1849.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning –

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a very popular English poet of the Victorian era. She was born March 6, 1806 in Kelloe, United States and died June 29, 1861.

Fred Rogers –

Fred McFeely Rogers was an American musician, writer, television personality, puppeteer, producer and Presbyterian minister. He was born March 20, 1928 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, US and died February 27, 2003.

Flannery O’Connor –

Mary Flannery O’Connor was an American short story writer, essayist and novelist. She is one of America’s greatest fiction writers. She was born March 25, 1925 in Savannah, Georgia, United States and died August 3, 1964.

Ralph Waldo Ellison –

Ralph Waldo Ellison was an American scholar, literary critic and novelist. He is famous for the novel “Invisible Man”. He was born March 1, 1914 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States and died April 16, 1994.

Jon Bon Jovi –

John Francis Bongiovi Jr., famous as Jon Bon Jovi, is an American singer, record producer, songwriter, actor and philanthropist. He was the founder and frontman of the Bon Jovi band. He was born March 2, 1962 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States.

Alexander Graham Bell –

Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born innovator, scientist, engineer and inventor of the first practical telephone. He was born March 3, 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom and died August 2, 1922.

Michelangelo –

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, famous as Michelangelo, was an Italian painter, poet, sculptor and architect of the High Renaissance. He was March 6, 1475 in Caprese Michelangelo, Italy and died February 18, 1564.

Bobby Fischer –

Robert James Fischer was the eleventh World Chess Champion. He was referred to as “the best chess player ever”. He was born March 9, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, US and died January 17, 2008.

James Earl Ray –

James Earl Ray was an American felon who was said to have assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee. He was born March 10, 1928 in Alton, Illinois, US and died April 23, 1998.

David Niven –

James David Graham Niven was an English actor, novelist and memoir-writer. He played many well-known roles during his lifetime. He was born March 1, 1910 in Belgravia, London, UK and died July 29, 1983.

Andrew Jackson –

Andrew Jackson was an American statesman and soldier. He was the 7th president of the United States and was in office from 1829 to 1837. He was born March 15, 1767 in Waxhaws and died June 8, 1845.

James Madison –

James Madison Jr. was an American Founder and statesman. He was the 4th president of the United States from 1809 to 1817. He is regarded as “Father of the Constitution”. He was born March 16, 1751 in Belle Grove and died June 28, 1836.

Pat Nixon –

Thelma Catherine “Pat” Nixon, known as Patricia Nixon, was an American educator and wife of Richard Nixon. Her husband, Richard Nixon, was the 37th US President. He was born March 16, 1912 in Nevada, United States and died June 22, 1993.

Nat “King” Cole –

Nathaniel Adams Coles, “Nat King Cole”, was an American jazz pianist and musician. He has over hundred songs which topped the pop charts. He was born March 17, 1919 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States.

Grover Cleveland –

Stephen Grover Cleveland was an American lawyer and political leader. He was the 22nd and 24th US President and was the only President who served twice non-consecutively. He was born March 18, 1837 in New Jersey, USA and died June 24, 1908.

David Livingstone –

David Livingstone was a Scottish Congregationalist and doctor. He was a pioneer Christian missionary with London Missionary Society who explored Africa. He was born March 19, 1813 in Scotland and died May 1, 1873.

Roger Bannister –

Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister CH CBE was a British neurologist and athlete who ran the first sub-4-minute mile. He was born March 23, 1929 in London, UK and died March 3, 2018.

Robert Frost –

Robert Lee Frost was an American poet who first got his work published in England before it published in the US. He was born March 26, 1874 in California, USA and died January 29, 1963

John Tyler –

John Tyler was an American political leader. He was the 10th US President from 1841 to 1845. He was born March 29, 1790 in Virginia, United States and died January 18, 1862.

Sam Walton –

Samuel Moore Walton was an American businessman who founded Walmart and Sam’s club. He was born March 29, 1918 in Kingfisher, Oklahoma, United States and died April 5, 1992.

Vincent van Gogh –

Vincent Willem van Gogh was a famous Dutch painter who created over 2000 artworks including oil paintings. He was born March 30, 1853 in Zundert, Netherlands and died July 29, 1890.

Pete Rozelle

Alvin Ray “Pete” Rozelle was an American businessman. He was the National Football League commissioner for over thirty years. He was born March 1, 1926 in South Gate, California, USA and died December 6, 1996.

René Descartes –

René Descartes was a French philosopher and scientist who served once in the Dutch States Army. He is referred to as “Father of Modern Physics”. He was born March 31, 1596 in France and died February 11, 1650.

Joseph Haydn –

Franz Joseph Haydn, “Father of the Symphony”, was a Austrian composer who participated in the development of “piano trio” chamber music. He was born March 31, 1732 in Rohrau, Austria and died May 31, 1809.

Robert Bunsen –

Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen was a German chemist who was part of the discovery of caesium and rubidium. The laboratory equipment “Bunsen” was named after him. He was born March 30, 1811 in Germany and died August 16, 1899.

Jack Johnson

John Arthur Johnson, “Galveston Giant”, was an American boxer of the Jim Crow era. He was the 1st African-American boxer to become a world heavyweight champion. He was born March 31, 1878 in Galveston, Texas, USA and died June 10, 1946.

Glenn Miller –

Alton Glenn Miller was an American bandleader, composer, arranger and trombonist of the swing era. He led one of the biggest and bestselling bands. He was born March 1, 1904 in Clarinda, Iowa, United States and died December 15, 1944.

Willard Scott –

Willard Herman Scott Jr. is an American TV presenter, author, radio personality, clown and actor. He was the creator of “Ronald McDonald”. He was born March 7, 1934 in Alexandria, Virginia, United States.

Ron Hubbard –

Lafayette Ronald Hubbard was an American author who wrote science fiction and fantasy fiction. He wrote “Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health” in 1950. He was born March 13, 1911 in Nebraska, United States and died January 24, 1986.

Casey Jones

Jonathan Luther Jones, “Casey”, was a American railroad engineer who that worked for the Illinois Central Railroad. He was born March 14, 1863 in Missouri, United States and died April 30, 1900.

Hank Ketcham –

Henry King Ketcham, “Hank”, was an American cartoonist who created “Dennis the Menace” original cartoon strip. He was born March 14, 1920 in Seattle, United States and died June 1, 2001.

Joan Crawford –

Joan Crawford was an American actress who was a dancer before she debuted on Broadway. She then signed a film contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1925. She was born March 23, 1905 in Texas, United States and died May 10, 1977.

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