Founder

Christian Okoye

Christian “the Nigerian Nightmare” Okoye is a man of many accomplishments and generosities. The Nigerian-American former football player was the all-time rushing leader for the Kansas City Chiefs’ after playing six seasons with the team. Nicknamed the “Nigerian Nightmare” for his powerful running style and ability to break tackles, Okoye earned a league rushing title in 1989, two Pro Bowl appearances and three playoff appearances throughout his professional football career. Okoye was voted the American Football Conference MVP by the NFL Players Association and received the Mackie award for most touchdowns in the AFC. After retiring, Okoye started the Christian Okoye Foundation to help promote health and athleticism in children, proving them with opportunities internationally to get involved in sports and other fitness events. The Foundation draws at-risk and underprivileged youth by hosting free athletic clinics, where well-known professional athletes coach the children. The Foundation stresses the importance of sportsmanship and a positive attitude in sports, in business, and in life. Now, Okoye is speaking up in favor for America’s most popular controversial plant – marijuana. He’s a new spokesperson for cannabidiol (CBD) company Kannaway, which was the first hemp lifestyle network to offer phyto-cannabinoid botanical products. They offer many innovative topical and edible CBD products that are aimed to help people feed their endocannabinoid systems and lead happier healthier lives. He’s a huge fan because before taking CBD he was taking several pain medications every day and could feel himself becoming dependent. CBD has allowed him to exercise more vigorously like he used to when he was playing for the Chiefs and sleep much better – no pills needed.