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Living Legends: 10 Nigerian Celebrities Who Are Over 90 and Still Look Good (Photos)

It may be hard to believe, but several famous Nigerians who were born in 1919, 1920’s and 1930’s are still alive today. All these men and women on this list are now retired but they achieved so much success in their heydays.

Today, Johnniepen will be counting down of some famous Nigerians who are over 90 years and still going fine. Are you ready to see them? Let’s get into it!

1. Charles Olumo

On February 19, 2021, veteran Yoruba actor Charles Olumo, also known as Agbako, turned 96, and was celebrated by actress Foluke Daramola.


At 96, baba still has a bright smile. See more of his pictures below.

2. Blessing Akporode Clark

Blessing Akporode Clark is best known for his time as Nigeria’s permanent delegate to the United Nations in New York. He was born on April 16, 1930, and is still going strong at the age of 91.

3.Solomon Adeniyi Balalola

Rev Dr. Solomon Adeniyi Balalola is a retired Nigerian Baptist pastor. He was born on the 20th of April 1929 and currently 92 years old.

4. Mabel Segun

Mabel Segun, a Nigerian poet, playwright, and author of short stories and children’s books, was born in 1930 and is still alive. She’s currently 91 years old.

5. Saliu Adetunji


Saliu Adetunji, who was born on August 26, 1928 and is now 92 years old, is the 41st Olubadan of Ibadan, having been crowned on March 4, 2016.

6. Abayomi Adebayo Barber

Abayomi Adebayo Barber, a Nigerian contemporary artist and mentor of the Abayomi Barber Art School, was born on October 23, 1928, and is still alive and well. He will be 93 years old this year.


7. Chief Edwin Clark

Between 1966 and 1975, Chief Edwin Clark served as a Nigerian nationalist, Ijaw chief, and politician in the administrations of Military Governor Samuel Ogbemudia and Head of State General Yakubu Gowon. He was born on the 25th of May, 1927, and is now 94 years old.

8. Afe Babalola

Afe Babalola is a Nigerian lawyer and founder of Afe Babalola University. He was born on the 30th of October 1929. He is now 93 years old and still going strong.

9. Rosina Umelo

Rosina Umelo is a writer best known for her short stories, children’s books, and young adult literature. She is well-known for her works such as The House in the Forest and Surviving Biafra.

( Rosina Melo with students, Queens college Enugu 1966)

Regina is currently 91 years old and still full of energy. Check out her photos below:




10. Chief Akintola Williams

Chief Akintola Williams is s Nigerian legendary accountant. He was Africa’s first chartered accountant. Akintola Williams was born on August 9, 1919, a year after World War I ended. He Is currently 101 years old. See more of his pictures below:


Even though they aren’t making headlines anymore, we can’t help but admire these men and women because they all look great in their grey hair. Do you want to live long like these legends? Yes? Then celebrate them!