Turkish people of Nigerian descent

Posted May 30, 2011
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  1. Nigerian expatriates in Turkey

    Nigerian expatriates in Turkey

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  1. Jay-Jay Okocha

    Jay-Jay Okocha


    Augustine Azuka "Jay-Jay" Okocha (born 14 August 1973) is a Nigerian former professional footballer. He is widely regarded as the best Nigerian player of his generation. He is also known for his stepovers, skill, technique, and being 'so good that they named him twice' (a line immortalised in a terrace chant while Okocha played for Bolton Wanderers). He is a dual Nigerian-Turkish citizen, having acquired Turkish citizenship as "Muhammet Yavuz" while playing for Süper Lig team Fenerbahçe.

  2. Ahmet Ali (Arap Ahmet)

    Ahmet Ali (Arap Ahmet)


    Ahmet Ali Çelikten (born İzmirli Alioğlu Ahmed; 1883–1969), also known as Arap Ahmet Ali or İzmirli Ahmet Ali, was an Ottoman aviator who may have been the first black pilot in aviation history and was one of the few black pilots in World War I, like Eugene Jacques Bullard. His grandmother came from Bornu (now in Nigeria) to the Ottoman Empire as a slave.

  3. Uche Okechukwu

    Uche Okechukwu


    Uche Alozie Okechukwu (born 27 September 1967), known as Uche for short, is a Nigerian retired footballer who played as a central defender.

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