University of Lagos Notable Alumni

Since its inception in 1962, the University of Lagos (UNILAG for short) has been one of the most sought-after tertiary institutions in the country. UNILAG has a rich cultural atmosphere and provides its students with lots of different experiences, both academic and non-academic.

This aura, combined with the school administration, has trained and molded a number of brilliant minds over the years who went on to become significant individuals in their professions and the society at large. The varsity has a lot of notable alumni in different sector of the economy.

university of lagos notable alumni

Some of them are:

  1. Pastor Enoch Adeboye- the general overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God worldwide.
  2. Wale Adenuga- a veteran cartoonist/publisher in Nigeria’s entertainment industry. He is known for the TV series Ikebe Super, Binta and Super Story.
  3. Tayo Aderinokun- Ex CEO of Guaranty Trust bank. He is now deceased.
  4. Mercy Aigbe Gentry- a popular actress, movie director and businesswoman.
  5. Funke Akindele- popularly known as Jenifa, named after the movie and TV series. She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2009.
  6. Yemi Alade- a sensational music artiste. She came into the limelight with
  7. Bisi Alimi- a gay rights activist, public speaker and blogger. He gained international attention when he came out of the closet on TV, the first Nigerian to do so.
  8. Reekado Banks (real name Ayoleyi Hanniel Solomon)- a notable recording artist, singer and songwriter.
  9. TY Bello- a popular musician and photographer with international recognition.
  10. Wale Babalakin- a businessman, lawyer and philanthropist. He is also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
  11. Pastor Tunde Bakare- the general overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly.
  12. Wande Coal (real name Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe)- a popular song writer and musician.
  13. Abike Dabiri- a Nigerian politician and ex member of the federal house of representatives.
  14. Stella Damascus- a popular actress.
  15. Gbenga Daniel- former Governor of Ogun state.
  16. Tony Elumelu-Nigerian business mogul and CEO of United Bank for Africa, UBA.
  17. Oby Ezekwesili- former Minister of Education.
  18. Kayode Fayemi – former governor of Ondo state. He served as the Minister of solid minerals in the Muhammadu Buhari regime (2015-2019).
  19. Linda Ikeji- popular lifestyle blogger.
  20. Eyitayo Jegede, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and politician.
  21. Lil Kesh- a highly rated Nigerian singer, rapper and songwriter.
  22. Lai Mohammed- former spokesman of the All Progressive Congress (APC). Served as the Information Minister during the Muhammadu Buhari regime (2015-2019).
  23. Toke Makinwa- a radio host personality, tv host, vlogger and author.
  24. Genevieve Nnaji- a popular veteran Nollywood actress. She was the first actress to win the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, in 2005.
  25. Ramsey Nouah- highly rated Nollywood actor. He won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2010
  26. Wole Oguntokun, a playwright, stage and film director. He is also a newspaper columnist.
  27. Bayo Omoboriowo- a cartoonist, photojournalist and documentary photographer. He is known nationally and internationally for his thought-provoking sketches.
  28. Daniel Olukoya- founder of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM). He is also a scientist.
  29. Ogbonnaya Onu- Minister of Science and Technology during the Buhari regime.
  30. Peter Godsday Orubebe – known for disrupting the results collation of the 2015 general elections. He was a Minister during the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
  31. Bimbo Oshin- popular actress, film-maker, director and producer.
  32. Helen Paul- radio personality and comedienne.
  33. Joke Silva- a highly revered and respected veteran actress, director and businesswoman.
  34. Gabriel Suswam- a former governor of Benue state.
  35. Vector (real name Olanrewaju Ogunmefun)- a rapper and hip hop artist.
  36. Funsho Williams- an influential Lagos state politician. He died in 2006.
  37. Yemi Shodimu – a tv presenter, director and film maker. He is known for his lead role in the hit Oleku. He also featured in Ti Oluwa Ni Ile, Saworoide, Ayo ni Mofe and
  38. Udom Emmanuel- Elected governor of Akwa Ibom state (May 2015).
  39. Teju Babyface (real name Gbadewonuola Olateju Oyelakin)- a political satirist, inspirational speaker and talk show host.
  40. Taiwo Afolabi- a Nigerian business magnate and lawyer.

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