Top 11 Igbos That Are Muslims


The Igbos, also known as Ibos are people from the southeastern part of Nigeria. In Nigeria, the Igbo ethnic group is popularly known for having the Christian faith, while the Northerners are known for being Muslim. In the course of this article, we would look at the top 10 Igbos that are Muslims. Without further mouthing, let us delve in.

1. Late Adam Idoko

Adam Idoko was the former Chief Imam of the University of Nigeria Nsukka. Before his passing, he was the Deputy Secretary-General of the Nigerian supreme council for Islamic affairs. Adam Idoko hails from Enugu state.

2. Ustaz Christian Isah Okonkwo

Ustaz is another prominent Igbo Muslim in Nigeria and hails from Akpugo in Nkanu LGA, Enugu state. He turned to Islam when he was a member of the National Youth Service Corps. He is currently the president of the Muslim Corpers Association in Kaduna state and the Muslim Corpers Association of Nigeria.

Back in the 1980s, he was made the Chief Imam of the University of Ibadan. Currently, he is the chief Director of The Administration of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA).

 3. Chibuzo Ude

Chibuzo Ude is a prominent Igbo Muslim who hails from Anambra state. It is important to note that this Muslim is an industrialist, billionaire, and philanthropist. Back in the 1980s, he held a position as the acting chairperson of the board of directors of NEWSWATCH in the 1980s. This notable Igbo Muslim is the founder of Nok Publishers and also the first African Editor at Double Day.

4. Daud Onyeagocha

Onyeagocha is a notable Igbo Muslim that hails from IMO state. Is a lawyer by profession and is the chief Imam of Imo state. It is on record that his grandfather was the first imo state indigent to embrace Islam in 1908.

5. Sheikh Daud Nwagui

Sheikh Daud Nwagui is yet another prominent Muslim who hails from the Ebonyi state. Daud Nwagui is a Muslim by birth and also the founder of the Islamic center, Afikpo. It is on record that he brought Islam to Afikpo in 1958.

6. HRH Dr. Abdulfatai Emetumah

This prominent Igbo Muslim is the Igwe( Traditional Ruler) of Umuofor Kingdom, Oguta LGA of Imo state. He is known to be an Islamic scholar. It is on record that his father Eze Alhaji Abdul Gaffaru converted to Islam during the war and then brought it to his hometown in Imo state.

7. Sheikh Sheu Uthman Anaga

Sheikh Shehu Uthman Anaga is an Igbo man who hails from Ebonyi state. Anaga converted to Islam at the age of 13 back in 1972. This prominent Igbo man worked with JNI as a preacher and has a BA in Islamic studies from King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

He was formerly the provost of the Jama’tu College of Education, Kaduna, and also the former vice-principal and principal of the Jam'atu Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies.

8. Yahaya Ndu

Yahaya Ndu was once the presidential candidate of the African Renaissance Party (ARP). Yahaya Ndu is an igbo Muslim that hails from Ezeagu LGA in Enugu state and is the Imam at Al-Hauda Muslim school.

9. Ustaz Aminu Igwebe Odera


Odera is an Igbo Muslim that converted to Islam at the age of 12 back in the 1970s. Odera studied Islamic studies and went on to have a degree in Food Science Technology at Tripoli University of Libya. He hails from Orlu in Imo State and was the former Imam of Owerri.

10.  Chief Abdulkadir Obiahu

Chief Obiahu is an indigen of Ebonyi state and is the last prominent Igbo Muslim on our list. In 2007, he was conferred the chieftaincy title of ONye Nchekwa Okwukwe Ala Kuba Na Ala Igbo, which means defender of the Islamic faith in Igbo land.

11. Ned Nwoko

Ned Nwoko is a billionaire that hails from the igbo part of Delta state. Just like most Igbo muslims elucidated on this list, Ned Munir Nwoko practises Islam. Ned Nwoko was born into a royal family in delta state.


 Is Orji Uzor Kalu a Muslim ?

The answer is No. There is no evidence from local media that Orji Uzor Kalu is Muslim. In most of his social media posts, he shares conglatulatory messages with the Followers of the Muslim faith and urgers them to pray for the Nigerian Nation. There were recent appearance of His campaign for 2023 Presidency with him dressed in Islamic attire.

top 11 ogbos that are muslims

Back in 2004, while he was the Governor of Abia state, he built a Mosque. For now, we suggest that there is nothing wrong with idenfiying with Muslims, but no evidence suggests that he is one.

David Livingstone

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