Characters - Alphabetical
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Sani AbachaArmy officer, dictator and former de facto President of Nigeria.
Dr.AchufusiFamily doctor.
Mr.AgboIfemelu's former teacher.
Mrs.Akin-ColeOld woman from a famously old family.
LawrenceAniniNigerian bandit who terrorised Benin City in the 80's.
Ibrahim Babangida Retired Nigerian Army General and former President of Nigeria.
Dr.BinghamOne of Laura's doctors.
Miss BrownDike's babysitter.
AuntyChineloObinze's mother's friend.
KayodeDaSilvaThe coolest boy in school.
BabaFlowerUju's gardener.
KelechiGarubaShan's Nigerian friend.
PastorGideonPastor at Guiding Assembly.
Dr.HoffmanOne of Laura's doctors.
ProfessorHunkOne of Ifemelu's teachers.
ObinzeMaduewesiIfemelu's first love. Aka The Zed, Ceiling.
MissMargaretCashier at the cafeteria.
ProfessorMooreIfemelu's teacher.
Olusegun Obasanjo Former President of Nigeria.
VincentObiThe man who sold Obinze his National Insurance number.
Mrs. OjoOne of the members of Miracle Spring.
OkoliOkaforObinze's former classmate. Aka: Okoli Paparazzi.
NgoziOkonkwoOne of Uju's friends.
UcheOkoyeOne of Obinze's friends.
OnenuOnenuPublisher of Zoe.
OnyekaOnwenuNigerian singer.
MekkusPararaUsed to have a crush with Ginika.
TundeRazaqLagos playboy.
CrystalSmithOkoli's soon to be wife.
MervinSmithTaxi driver.
Roy SnellObinze's boss.
Mr. ToluPhotographer.
CristinaTomasMember of the student affair.
DonTurnerKimberly's husband.
KimberlyTurnerIfemelu's propected employer. Aka: Kim.
Mr.WhiteSecurity guard at the library.
Abe  Ifemelu's crush at school.
Adamma One of the guests in Chief's party.
Adamu  Uju's gateman.
Adesuwa One of Uju's friends.
Agnes House help.
Ahmed One of the Big Guys.
Aisha One of Mariama's braiders.
Akunne  Ifemelu's father's almost-cousin.
Alexa One of Emenike and Georgina's friend.
Allison One of Ifemelu's roommates.
Alma Dike's babysitter.
Amara Uju's acquaintance.
Amy  Ifemelu's co-worker.
Araminta Blaine's best friend.
Araminta One of Blaine's friends.
Ashanti Shan's friend.
Ashleigh Curt's cousin.
Athena Laura's daughter.
Augustina House help.
Awka Hezekiah's cousin
Ayo Ifemelu's driver.
Bartholomew Uju's new boyfriend.
Benny Marcia's husband.
Bill A writer.
Bisola  One of Ifemelu's old acquaintances.
Blaine Ifemelu's boyfriend.
Bose One of Ojiugo's friends.
Boubacar Senegalese professor.
Brad One of Curt's friend.
Brown The man who sort out Obinze's driving license.
Buchi Obinze's daughter.
Bunmi Ifemelu's mother's colleague.
Chelcy One of the salesperson.
Chetachi Ifemelu's old neighbor.
Chidi  One of Obinze's friends.
Chief  Very rich man who helped Obinze earn his fortune.
Chijioke Cab driver. One of Aisha's boyfriends.
Chika  One of Ojiugo's friends.
Chikodili One of Uju's house helps.
Chioma Kosi's sister.
Christiana Buchi's nanny.
Christie One of the girls in Guiding Assembly.
Claire Curt's aunt.
Cleotilde Work for the Angolans marriage for papers scheme. Aka: Cleo.
Curtis  Kimberly's cousin. Aka: Curt.
Danny Dike's friend.
Dapo One of Ahmed's visitors.
David  Shan's editor.
Dele  One of Obinze's friends.
Dike Ifemelu's cousin.
Don Ranyinudo's boyfriend.
Doris One of the editors at Zoe.
Dorothy Waitress in Center City.
Duerdinhito One of Brazilian cleaning crew. Aka: Dee.
Edusco  Obinze's business acuaintance.
Elena One of Ifemelu's roommates.
Elizabeth One of Jane's children.
Elohor Kosi's best friend.
Emeka Security guard. One of Aisha's boyfriends.
Emenike One of the Big Guys.
Esther Receptionist at Zoe.
Eze  Owner of oil wells.
Ferdinand One of Chief's acquaintances.
Fred  A guy Ifemelu's met at the bar.
Funke Ranyinudo's friend.
Gabriel Obinze's driver.
Georgina  Emenike's wife.
Ghanaian Cleaning lady.
Ginika Ifemelu's close friend.
Grace  Korean-American woman who taught African-American studies.
Hadome Obinze's schoolmate.
Haley Dike's group leader at camp.
Haley Nigel's girlfriend .
Halima  Mariama's sister.
Hannah  One of Emenike and Georgina's friend.
Hari Ginika's Indian friend.
Hezekiah  One of Obinze's acuaintance.
Ibinabo One of the officers of Guiding Assembly.
Ibrahim A guy Ranyinudo used to date.
Ifemelunamma Lifestyle blog writer. Aka: Ifemelu, Ifemsco, Ifem.
Ijeoma Funke's friend.
Ikenna  One of Ifemelu's old acquaintances.
Iloba Obinze's cousin.
Inyang One of Uju's house helps.
Isioma One of Kosi's friends from church.
Jackie One of Ifemelu's roommates.
Jamal Apartment super.
Jane Uju's neighbor.
Jecinta Ifemelu's former house help.
Jennifer One of the salesperson.
Jerry  Shan's boyfriend who died.
Jessica Ginika's Japanese American friend.
Joan Maribelle's girlfriend.
Jonathan One of Kosi's friends from church.
Jorge Doorman at Shan's apartment.
Junior One of Jane's children.
Kavanagh  Assistant history professor.
Kelsey One of Mariama's customer.
Kemi  One of Uju's friends.
Kofi One of the members of the African Students Association.
Kosi Obinze's wife.
Kweku Divorced Ghanaian doctor.
Laura Kimberly's sister.
Luc French man Shan met at the airport.
Marcia Blaine's friend.
Mariama Owner of Mariama African Hair Braiding.
Maribelle Shan's friend.
Marie Kosi's housegirl.
Mark Georgina's old friend.
Marlon Jane's husband.
Martha Kimberly's former babysitter.
Michael Photographer. One of Blaine's friends.
Mofe Ifemelu's ex-boyfriend.
Mohammed Obinze's gateman.
Morenike Olu's ex-wife.
Morgan Kimberly's daughter. Aka: Morg.
Mwombeki Double major student.
Nathan  Literature professor.
Ndudi A guy Ranyinudo met at Ijeoma's wedding.
Nicholas  Obinze's cousin.
Nigel  One of Obinze's co-workers.
Nkechi  One of Uju's friends.
Nna One of Ojiugo's children.
Nne One of Ojiugo's children.
Nneoma Obinze's cousin.
Nosa One of Obinze's friends.
Obianuju Ifemelu's aunt. Aka: Uju.
Odein Student activist.
Oga  Uju's lover, benefactor. Aka: The General.
Ojiugo Nicholas's wife.
Okwudiba Obinze's closest friend.
Olga Uju's Russian friend.
Olu  One of Ahmed's visitors.
Olujimi Uju's ex-boyfriend.
Omar The sexiest man in New York according to Shan.
Osahon One of the Big Guys.
Ovidio Shan's boyfriend.
Ozavisa  One of Uju's friends.
Patrick  One of Obinze's co-workers.
Paula Blaine's ex-girlfriend.
Pee  Paula's girlfriend also named Paula.
Peter A guy from Wisconsin.
Phillip One of Emenike and Georgina's friend.
Priye One of Ginika and Ifemelu's friends.
Ranyinudo Ifemelu's old friend in Lagos. Aka: Ranyi.
Rob The man Ifemelu cheated with.
Ruth Ifemelu's counselor at the career services office.
Samantha Ifemelu's class friend.
Shan Blaine's sister.
Sike Ahmed's wife.
Sola Uju's driver.
Stephanie Ginika's friend. Aka: Steph.
Stephanie Ginika's Chinese American friend.
Taylor  Kimberly's son.
Tendai The woman Obinze met at a party.
Teresa One of Ginika's friend.
Tochi One of Ginika and Ifemelu's friends.
Uche One of Uju's friends.
Vivian Ifemelu's old classmate.
Wale  One of Obinze's friends.
Wambui President of the African Students Association.
Yagazie One of Ifemelu's old acquaintances.
Yemi Newspaper journalist.
Yinka Kayode's girlfriend.
Zemaye Assistant editor at Zoe.