Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, a former football player who is now a sports analyst, serves as a co-host of American Ninja Warrior. Additionally, he serves as the host of NFL Fantasy Live on the NFL Network and American Ninja Warrior Jr. on Universal Kids.
He began his professional football career in 2003 as a defensive end and linebacker. He participated in NFL games with the Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers, and Oakland Raiders.
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila: Early Life, Age, Wiki, Parents, Ethnicity
Akbar Oluwakemi-Idowu Gbajabiamila was born Akbar Gbaja-Biamila on May 6, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. His mother, Bolatito Gbaja-Biamila, previously ran a hair salon, while his father, Mustapha Gbaja-Biamila, had owned a plumbing company. His parents are both immigrants from Nigeria. In 2002, he tragically lost his mother in a vehicle accident.
He has six siblings in all; two of them are his brother, former NFL star Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, and Abdul Gbaja-Biamila.
Akbar originally attended Crenshaw High School before continuing his schooling at the Wharton School of Business. He then enrolled at San Diego State University in 1997. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication four years later.
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila’s Married Life
Chrystal Gbaja-Bimila is wed to Akbar Gbaja-Biamila.
The couple exchanged secret wedding vows in front of a small group of their close friends and family members.
They have two boys, Nasir and Elijah Gbaja-Biamila, and two daughters, Saheedat and Naomi Gbaja-Biamila. Together, they are the parents of four children.
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila had a passion for sports at a young age. He used to play basketball for the college squad while still in high school. He even participated in the Nike Extravaganza event with his team.
He later switched to football, though, and his interest. Following graduation, he spent five years playing in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers, and Oakland Raiders.
Akbar worked as a broadcaster for the NFL’s Broadcast Boot Camp, NBC radio’s KSWB, and even co-hosted Football Night during his professional football career.
After quitting football in 2008, he dedicated himself entirely to broadcasting. He then worked as an analyst for CBS Sports and Mtn. Network until joining NFL Network in 2012. Alongside Matt Iseman, he became an American Ninja Warrior co-host in 2013. He then had the opportunity to co-host American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs. Ninja and Team Ninja Warrior.
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, a television personality, and former professional football player has a $7 million net worth, according to Celebrity Net Worth.