Akbar Gbajabiamila, a man in his mid-40s, looking straight at the camera with a soft smile.

Akbar Gbajabiamila is a television host, author and former professional football player. Gbajabiamila played five years of professional football as a linebacker and defensive end in Oakland, San Diego and Miami before retiring in 2008.

A Los Angeles native, Gbajabiamila grew up in the Crenshaw district with his parents, both of whom were born and raised in Nigeria, and six siblings. Gbajabiamila played college football in San Diego and graduated with a degree in communication and new media studies. In 2005 he completed a certified entrepreneurship program.

Gbajabiamila has a long history of volunteering and social consciousness. He currently serves as a board member for several charities and founded Rush the Passer, a year-round athletic, academic and life skills program for youth in Southern California.

Gbajabiamila resides in Los Angeles with his wife, four children and two dogs. His birthday is May 6. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @akbar_gbaja.

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m Akbar Gbajabiamila, a former football player turned on-air host. I’m also a Dad of 4 and husband to my wonderful wife, Chrystal. We have 2 four-legged children as well. I love to workout, stay active and above all else, spend quality time with my family.

What kind of look do you usually love to rock?

Always have a fresh pair of kicks on! I’m from Crenshaw and I take PRIDE in my sneaker game.

What’s your self-care routine?

My self-care routine involves going to the gym. Staying fit and health is a key component to my self-care. It’s very important to show up for myself and take care of myself, so that I can be the best husband to my wife and father to my kids.

What was your reaction the first time you used LUMIFY redness reliever eye drops?

OH! Let me tell you! LUMIFY is a game changer for me. Running around on the schedule I’m on, I count on my LUMIFY drops whenever my eyes are red. They reduce redness to help my eyes to look more awake and refreshed.

What’s your favorite thing about using LUMIFY?

Honestly, how quickly it works! Just one drop of LUMIFY in each eye and *poof! * within one minute, the drops reduce redness to help my eyes look whiter and brighter.


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