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Akbar Gbajabiamila

Inspirational Former NFL Player & Broadcaster

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 Akbar Gbajabiamila Biography

Akbar GbajaBiamila is the host of NBC's three-time Emmy nominated series American Ninja Warrior, Universal Kid’s spin-off show, American Ninja Warrior Jr as well as NFL Networks' highest-rated show, NFL Fantasy Live.

The L.A. native grew up in the Crenshaw district with his mother, father, both who were born and raised in Nigeria, and his 6 siblings. His first name means “great” in Arabic and his last name means “big man come save me”.

Akbar played football for San Diego State all 4 years while receiving his degree in communications & new media studies. He then played 5 years in the NFL as a linebacker & defensive end with the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, and Miami Dolphins before retiring in 2008.

More recently, Akbar made his debut on NBC’s the Night Shift as well as hosted NBC’s 2017 & 2018 Red Nose Day and the Macy’s Day July 4th Spectacular. Akbar is also a frequent guest on the TODAY show, appearing more than 25 times in 2018 alone. He also co-hosts EXTRA! regularly.

Besides being one of TV’s most infectious and energetic hosts, Gbajabiamila currently serves as a board member for the Asomugha Foundation, an organization aimed at creating better educational opportunities for impoverished communities. Akbar also serves on the Board of the Michael J Fox Foundation, which raises millions of dollars for Parkinson’s research. The cause is driven by the fact his own father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the late 1990’s.

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Everyone Can Be a Ninja: Find Your Inner Warrior and Achieve Your Dreams

Everyone Can Be a Ninja: Find Your Inner Warrior and Achieve Your Dreams

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  • Everyone Can Be a Ninja: Overcoming Adversity to be the Best Version of Yourself

    Akbar draws from his upbringing in Crenshaw to inspire others to find their own greatness. He is truly the advocate for the Underdog’s Path to Success and loves to inspire others to overcome their own personal obstacles and be the best versions of themselves. Akbar also pulls from personal stories from his new book, Everyone Can Be a Ninja.

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Akbar Gbajabiamila

Inspirational Former NFL Player & Broadcaster

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Akbar Gbajabiamila Biography

Akbar GbajaBiamila is the host of NBC's three-time Emmy nominated series American Ninja Warrior, Universal Kid’s spin-off show, American Ninja Warrior Jr as well as NFL Networks' highest-rated show, NFL Fantasy Live.

The L.A. native grew up in the Crenshaw district with his mother, father, both who were born and raised in Nigeria, and his 6 siblings. His first name means “great” in Arabic and his last name means “big man come save me”.

Akbar played football for San Diego State all 4 years while receiving his degree in communications & new media studies. He then played 5 years in the NFL as a linebacker & defensive end with the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, and Miami Dolphins before retiring in 2008.

More recently, Akbar made his debut on NBC’s the Night Shift as well as hosted NBC’s 2017 & 2018 Red Nose Day and the Macy’s Day July 4th Spectacular. Akbar is also a frequent guest on the TODAY show, appearing more than 25 times in 2018 alone. He also co-hosts EXTRA! regularly.

Besides being one of TV’s most infectious and energetic hosts, Gbajabiamila currently serves as a board member for the Asomugha Foundation, an organization aimed at creating better educational opportunities for impoverished communities. Akbar also serves on the Board of the Michael J Fox Foundation, which raises millions of dollars for Parkinson’s research. The cause is driven by the fact his own father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the late 1990’s.

Akbar Gbajabiamila Videos

  • Akbar Gbaja-Biamila on American Ninja Warrior Emmy Nomination
    Akbar speaks with the KTLA 5 team about American Ninja Warrior's Emmy Nomination.
  • Akbar Gbaja Biamila Competes On 'Ninja Warrior' For Red Nose Day
    Akbar Gbaja Biamila of “American Ninja Warrior” visits Megyn Kelly TODAY to reveal what he’ll be doing on behalf of Red Nose Day.
  • Jimmy Choi and Akbar Gbajabiamila Interview for Michael J Fox Foundation
    In an interview for the Michael J Fox Foundation, Jimmy and Akbar discuss how exercise can be a critical part of living well with Parkinson's.

Akbar Gbajabiamila Books

Akbar Gbajabiamila Speaking Topics

  • Everyone Can Be a Ninja: Overcoming Adversity to be the Best Version of Yourself

    Akbar draws from his upbringing in Crenshaw to inspire others to find their own greatness. He is truly the advocate for the Underdog’s Path to Success and loves to inspire others to overcome their own personal obstacles and be the best versions of themselves. Akbar also pulls from personal stories from his new book, Everyone Can Be a Ninja.

FAQs on booking Akbar Gbajabiamila

  • How to book Akbar Gbajabiamila?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Akbar Gbajabiamila for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Akbar Gbajabiamila, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Akbar Gbajabiamila or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Akbar Gbajabiamila?

    Booking fees for Akbar Gbajabiamila, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Akbar Gbajabiamila, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Akbar Gbajabiamila?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Akbar Gbajabiamila for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Akbar Gbajabiamila for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Akbar Gbajabiamila or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Akbar Gbajabiamila or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Akbar Gbajabiamila is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Akbar Gbajabiamila for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Akbar Gbajabiamila generally travels from CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Vince Papale, Ethan Zohn, Michael Strahan, Emmitt Smith and Jim Morris. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Akbar Gbajabiamila for an upcoming event.

Akbar Gbajabiamila Speaker Videos

  • Akbar Gbaja-Biamila on American Ninja Warrior Emmy Nomination
    Akbar speaks with the KTLA 5 team about American Ninja Warrior's Emmy Nomination.
    Akbar Gbaja Biamila Competes On 'Ninja Warrior' For Red Nose Day
    Akbar Gbaja Biamila of “American Ninja Warrior” visits Megyn Kelly TODAY to reveal what he’ll be doing on behalf of Red Nose Day.
  • Jimmy Choi and Akbar Gbajabiamila Interview for Michael J Fox Foundation
    In an interview for the Michael J Fox Foundation, Jimmy and Akbar discuss how exercise can be a critical part of living well with Parkinson's.

Akbar Gbajabiamila Speaking Topics

  • Everyone Can Be a Ninja: Overcoming Adversity to be the Best Version of Yourself

    Akbar draws from his upbringing in Crenshaw to inspire others to find their own greatness. He is truly the advocate for the Underdog’s Path to Success and loves to inspire others to overcome their own personal obstacles and be the best versions of themselves. Akbar also pulls from personal stories from his new book, Everyone Can Be a Ninja.

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