Biography of Akbar Gbajabiamila
Akbar Gbajabiamila is an American journalist and former NFL football player who currently works as a commentator on the television series American Ninja Warrior on NBC and a sports analyst for the NFL Network. He is also the co-host of The Talk on CBS. Akbar is also an author and released his first book, Everyone Can Be a Ninja on May 7, 2019.
He attended Crenshaw High School in South Los Angeles, where he was a star basketball player. Akbar and his teammates won back-to-back City and State Championships in 1996 and 1997. However, he switched to football during his senior year.
He received scholarship offers as a senior from the University of Oregon, the University of California, Berkeley, San Diego State and several other Universities. In the end, he chose to go to San Diego State University, where his older brother was. He graduated with a degree in communication and new media.
Before starting his professional career, he played college football at San Diego State University. Akbar was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2003. As a free agent, he also played for the San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins.
With his playing career over, he turned his focus to broadcasting in addition to his charity work. He began by serving as an analyst for Mtn. Network and CBS Sports Network for two years. During this period, Akbar also took lessons in voice and acting.
He joined NFL Network as a cast member of NFL Fantasy Live in 2012. In 2013, he co-hosted American Ninja Warrior with Matt Iseman. It was announced on 2 September 2021 that she would be joining The Talk as a permanent co-host.
Akbar Gbajabiamila Age
How old is Gbajabiamila? Gbajabiamila is 43 years old from 2022. It was Akbar Oluwakemi Idowu was born on May 6, 1979 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Akbar is his Nigerian and Yoruba originand celebrates his birthday on May 6 Zodiac sign is Taurus.
Height Akbar Gbajabiamila
Gbajabiamila is on average height of 6 feet 6 inches and weighs 119 kg equal to 263 lbs.
Akbar Gbajabiamila Family
Gbayabimila he is his proud son Mustapha (father) and Balatito (mother). Both his parents were Muslim until her mother converted to Christianity. Raised in a Sunni Muslim family, Akbar converted to Christianity while in college. In 2000, his father it was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and his own mother died in a car accident. Akbar has six brothers. Of brother Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila; he is also a former American football defensive end who played nine seasons in the NFL.
Spouse Akbar Gbajabiamila | Children
Gbajabiamila is happily married to his sweetheart wife, Chrystal Gbaja-Biamila; They met in Oakland and married in 2005. They currently reside in California with four children, Elija, Saheedat, and rice twins, and Naomi Biamila.
Akbar Gbajabiamila Net worth
gabajabimila has an estimated net value of 7 million dollars. His main source of income is his successful career as a journalist.
Akbar Gbajabiamila Salary
Gbajabiamila receives an estimated annual salary between $155,000 and $250,000.