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Celebrities Born Under The Crab Sign

By Oluwatomiwa Ogunniyi
09 July 2022   |   11:07 am
Cancer or "crab" in Latin is the fourth astrological sign in the zodiac under the tropical zodiac; the Sun transits this area between approximately June 22 and July 22. People born under this sign tend to be emotional and highly intuitive. Like the crab that represents them, they may initially have a tough shell but…

Cancer or “crab” in Latin is the fourth astrological sign in the zodiac under the tropical zodiac; the Sun transits this area between approximately June 22 and July 22. People born under this sign tend to be emotional and highly intuitive.

Like the crab that represents them, they may initially have a tough shell but are deeply empathic and loving when they give up. Here is a list of famous Cancer Celebrities!

Daniel Etim Effiong

He is an actor and film director who was born on 24 June. He featured alongside Kenyan actresses Sarah Hassan and Catherine Kamau Karanja in the 2019 comedy movie, Plan B. The movie got him a nomination in the Best Actor in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series) category at the 7th AMVCA awards 2020. He has starred in quite a number of movies like; The Men’s Club, Castle and Castle, Oloture, Blood Sisters etc.

Ini Dima-Okojie

Ini Dima-Okojie. Photo Credit: Idris Dawodu For Guardian Life

Ini Dima-Okojie born 24 June is an actress who started her career with the first television appearance on Taste of Love and has featured on many films including the multicultural romcom, Namaste Wahala in 2021 and the Netflix Nigerian original thriller, Blood Sisters in 2022.

Lionel Messi

Argentina’s striker Lionel Messi waves to supporters as Argentina’s players celebrate on the pitch after their victory in the ‘Finalissima’ International friendly football match between Italy and Argentina at Wembley Stadium in London on June 1, 2022. – The Azzurri face the South American continental champions in the inaugural Finalissima at Wembley. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

Born 24 June, Lionel Andrés Messi also known as Leo Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and captains the Argentina national team. He is often considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande-Butera, born June 26 is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her four-octave vocal range has received critical acclaim and she has received numerous accolades throughout her career. Grande has a large following on social media; she became the most followed woman on Instagram in 2019 and has also ventured into the cosmetics and fashion industries.

Elsa Majimbo

Born June 29, she is a Kenyan internet comedienne from Nairobi who went viral during the COVID-19 quarantine period by making home-based funny quarantine videos. In February 2021, she partnered with luxury brand Valentino and by the end of the year, she had received endorsements from both Fenty and MAC.

Burna Boy

Born 2 July, Damini Ogulu known professionally as Burna Boy is a singer who rose to stardom in 2012 after releasing “Like to Party”, the lead single from his debut studio album L.I.F.E. His fourth studio album African Giant was released in July 2019; it won Album of the Year at the 2019 All Africa Music Awards and was nominated for a Best World Music Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. In 2020, his album Twice as Tall was nominated for the same category at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, making him the first Nigerian with back-to-back nominations at the Grammys and in 2021, Twice as Tall won the Best World Music Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.

Richard Mofe-Damijo

Born 6 July, Richard Mofe-Damijo popularly known as RMD is an actor, writer, producer, lawyer, and former journalist. He was also a former Commissioner for Culture and Tourism in Delta State in 2009. In 2005, he won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2016.

Rita Dominic

Rita Dominic | Instagram-ritadominic

She is a multiple award-winning actress, producer, model, television personality, investor, a philanthropist and co-founder of the Audrey Silva Company. She has been regarded as one of the best industrious actresses in Nollywood and one of the highest paid actresses in Nigeria. Dominic is currently the CEO of Rita Dominic Productions. She was born on 12 July.

Wole Soyinka

Born 13 July, Oluwole Soyinka known as Wole Soyinka is a playwright, novelist, poet, and essayist in the English language. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first sub-Saharan African to be honoured in that category. In December 2017, Soyinka was awarded the Europe Theatre Prize in the “Special Prize” category awarded to someone who has “contributed to the realisation of cultural events that promote understanding and the exchange of knowledge between peoples.

Dora Akunyili

Dora Nkem Akunyili OFR born 14 July was the Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria from 2001 to 2008. She was a pharmacist and governmental administrator who gained international recognition and won several awards for her work in pharmacology, public health and human rights. Akunyili died at a specialist cancer hospital in India on 7 June 2014 after a two-year battle with uterine cancer.

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu | Image: Instagram/ebuka

Born 14 July, Chukwuebuka Obi-Uchendu is a lawyer and media personality who is known for hosting the reality show Big Brother Naija, the long-running Rubbin’ Minds talk show on Channels TV as well as co-hosting The Spot and Men’s Corner on Ebonylife Television.


Wizkid | Image: Prince Gyasi for GQ

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun born 16 July known professionally as Wizkid is a singer and songwriter. In 2016, Wizkid achieved international recognition following his collaboration with Drake on the hit single “One Dance”, which reached number-one on the US Billboard Hot 100, and topped the charts in 14 additional countries. The song broke multiple records making Wizkid the first Afrobeats artist to appear in the Guinness World Records. In October 2020, he released his fourth album, Made in Lagos, which received commercial success and acclaim, reaching number-one on the Billboard World Album Chart. The album includes the single “Essence” featuring Tems.

Mr Eazi

Oluwatosin Ajibade born 19 July also known by his stage name Mr Eazi is a singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He is a pioneer of Banku music, a fusion of sound he describes as a mixture of Ghanaian highlife and Nigerian chord progressions and patterns. He gained an international audience following the release of the single featuring Efya “Skin Tight”.

Peter Obi


Peter Gregory Obi CON born 19 July is a businessman and politician who served as the Governor of Anambra State three separate times from 2006 to 2014. After leaving office in 2014, Obi gained new status as an advocate for good governance and national political figure after decamping to the Peoples Democratic Party in 2014. By 2022, Obi ran for president himself first in the Peoples Democratic Party until defecting to the Labour Party in May 2022.

Frank Edwards

Frank Ugochukwu Edwards born 22 July is an afro-highlife praise and worship singer and songwriter. He is the founder and owner of the record label Rocktown Records, which is home to recording artists including; Gil, Divine, King BAS, Nkay, David, Dudu, Micah Heavens, Edwards himself among others.

Isreal Adesanya

Isreal Adesanya. Photo Getty

Israel Adesanya who was born 22 July is a Nigerian-born New Zealand professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer and former boxer with multiple championships in all three disciplines. As a mixed martial artist, he is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is the current UFC Middleweight Champion. Adesanya is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in mixed martial arts.