Popular Nigerians Born On Oct 1

Bartholomew Ogbeche

Bartholomew Ogbeche

Bartholomew Ogbeche

Born October 1, 1984 in Ogoja) is a Nigerian footballer who plays for Middlesbrough in England, as a forward. Still a youngster, Ogbeche was bought by French Ligue 1 team Paris Saint-Germain FC, making his debuts with the first team during the 2001–02 season.

In January 2014 Ogbeche moved clubs and countries again, signing for SC Cambuur in the Netherlands. He scored once and provided an assist in his Eredivisiedebut, helping to a 3–1 home win over SC Heerenveen

Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Born October 1, 1962, sometimes credited as “Hakim Kae Kazim”, is an English actor who is best known for his portrayal of Georges Rutaganda in the 2004 motion picture Hotel Rwanda. He also starred as Colonel Iké Dubaku in season 7 of the Fox television series 24 and the TV movie tie-in 24: Redemption

Haruna Babangida

Born 1 October 1982 in Kaduna, is a Nigerian footballer who currently plays for Kapfenberger SV in Austria. Babangida is a hard working, quick right wing who can also play on the left side. He is the younger brother of Tijani Babangida and Ibrahim Babangida. Babangida is the eighth of ten brothers. Haruna Babangida started his youth career at Shooting Stars FC

Olanrewaju Durodola



Born October 1, 1980, he is a Nigerian boxer who qualified for the 2008 Olympics in the Heavyweight division.

In his only previous major event he suffered a 29:29 countback loss to Camille Michel of Seychelles at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Durodola did not compete at the 2007 All-Africa Games but qualified at the 2nd AIBA African 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament by beating among others Awusone Yekeni.

He lost his only Olympic match to Cuban Osmay Acosta, Ascota went on further to obtain a bronze medal. He is noted for his knockout power, even in the amateurs, having stopped the vast majority of his opponents.

In 2011, Durodola has turned professional. His first professional bout was scheduled for February 19 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas, but that fight was canceled when his opponent withdrew from the fight at the last minute. As of 2013, Durodola won the WBC Continentals Americas Cruiser Weight Championship title.

Wasiu Taiwo

Born October 1, 1976 in Lagos, is a Nigerian football player currently with Oluyole Warriors. Taiwo played football in the Netherlands for 10 years and after that he played in Austria for one year. He began his career at Shooting Stars F.C.. In the summer of 2008 he moved from Austria to Oluyole Warriors where he was reunited with his former teammate Edith Agoye.

Idris Ibrahim Mohammed Kuta

(1942–2008), was elected Senator for the Niger East constituency of Niger State, Nigeria at the start of the Nigerian Fourth Republic, running on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform. He took office on 29 May 1999. Kuta was born on 1 October 1942 in Minna, Niger State. He qualified as a Quantity Surveyor. He was a two-time chairman of the Nigeria Polo Association

He also served as a Senator in Nigerian Third Republic on the platform of the National Republican Convention until 1993. After taking his seat in the Senate in June 1999 he was appointed to committees on Rules & Procedures, Aviation (Committee Chairman), Works (Committee Chairman), Banking & Currency, Foreign Affairs, Agriculture and Privatization.[3] He was reelected in 2003, but in 2007 lost the PDP primary election to Dahiru Awaisu Kuta, who went on to be elected.[4] Kuta died on 1 March 2008 in his residence in Abuja, and was buried in Minna

Jeff Unaegbu

Jeff Unaegbu (born Elochukwu Jephthah Unaegbu on October 1, 1979) is a Nigerian writer, actor, artist and documentary film maker, the author of eight books Unaegbu was born in Amankwo-Inyi village, Oji River LGA of Enugu State, Nigeria, the first child of five surviving children to Mr. John Ejike Unaegbu and Mrs. Cecilia Enonanma Unaegbu. He attended the Government Secondary School, Minna in 1990

Unaegbu became an Executive Officer of the Lagos State Council of Tradesmen and Artisans in the Ministry of Commerce at Alausa, Ikeja. Based upon his experiences, he wrote his first book, This Lagos Na Wa (Ode on Lagosand Other Poetic Portraits which was published in January 2006 by Prize Publishers. It is 700 lines long, with 668 lines in iambic pentameter, rhyming ababcdcd. The book was later said to contain a poem which was reviewed as “The longest poem by a Nigerian” in Nigeria’s Newswatch magazine.

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