Nigeria at 53: Celebrating Naija's Notable Figures

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  • Some of Nigeria's Best
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Fela Kuti
  • Seal
  • Seun Kuti
  • Chinua Achebe
  • Femi Kuti
  • King Sunny Ade
  • Sophie Okonedo
  • Ben Okri
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Genevieve Nnaji
  • Ken Saro-Wiwa
  • Wole Soyinka
  • Sade
  • Nwankwo Kanu
  • Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon

Some of Nigeria's Best

As Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria has exported a plethora of talented individuals from all walks of life. In honor of the West African nation’s 53rd year of independence, keep reading to learn more about a number of remarkable Nigerian writers, activists, athletes, actors and performers.Patrice Peck

(Photos from left: Larry Busacca/Getty Images, Jerod Harris/Getty Images, AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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