Christian Okoye grew up in Enugu the state capital of Enugu State, in the Eastern part of Nigeria; he was brought up in a poor family of 9, three brothers and three sisters. In 1982, he came to Azusa Pacific University, California on a tuition scholarship for Track and Field. In 1984, as a result of no invite to participate in the 1984 Olympics, Christian switched to playing football while maintaining his passion for track and field. In 1987, after graduating and playing 3 years of football at Azusa, the Kansas City Chiefs drafted him in the 2nd round during NFL draft as a running back.
Making the Pro-Bowl two times and first team All-Pro two times without knowing anything about American football prior to his arrival to Azusa Pacific University in 1982, Christian knows a lot about dedication, perseverance, hard work and whatever words you can find to describe impossible made possible. “There is a blue print in life that relates to everything we do” Says Mr. Okoye. His main area of topic is motivation; his motivational words bring home the idea that most things can be simple if approached the right way.
Christian is available for Guest Appearances/Speaking during company meetings, parties and gatherings that require client entertainment or motivation. For inquiries, fill out the Contact Page form for details.