Christian Okoye talks with me about his fatherhood journey. He shares the values he looked to instill into his kids as they were growing up. After that we talk about the life lessons his kids have taught him. In addition, we talk about his fantastic football career. Christian shares what makes Arrowhead Stadium a unique place to play football. He also talks about his upcoming book, The Nigerian Nightmare: My Journey Out of Africa to the Kansas City Chiefs and Beyond. Lastly, we finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five.
About Christian Okoye
Christian Okoye, former All-Pro running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, in 1990, founded The Christian Okoye Foundation to help underprivileged children assume their role in society through education and sports. “The Nigerian Nightmare”, as he was known, has spent his adult years perfecting the art of sculpting the human body. Growing up in Nigeria, Christian played soccer until he was 17, and was a sprinter and thrower on his high school track team. When he arrived to Azusa Pacific University in 1982, Christian won seven National Titles in shot Put, discus and the hammer and amassed 17 All American honors in track & field and football.
Christian has three children, two daughters Tiana and Laylah, and son Kosi. Follow Christian on Twitter at @ChristianOkoye and Instagram at @christianokoye35. In addition check out his foundation over at his website at christianokoye.com.
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About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast
The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with fantastic dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. You get a unique perspective on fatherhood from guests like Joe Montana, Kevin Smith, Danny Trejo, Jerry Rice, Jeff Foxworthy, Patrick Warburton, Jeff Kinney, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kyle Busch, Dennis Quaid, Dwight Freeney and many more.