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Nnamdi Asomugha

 

Nnamdi Asomugha is an actor, producer, philanthropist and former All-Pro NFL Player. Following a successful 11 years career in the NFL, Asomugha channeled his passion for film and television into a career in the entertainment industry.

In 2015, he founded iAm21 Entertainment (www.iAm21.com), a production company whose mission is to create entertainment that illuminates important social issues and influences social change.

Prior to his work in the entertainment industry, Asomugha was a highly successful professional football player, who spent 11 seasons in the NFL. He was considered one of the best defensive players in the league, receiving multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowl selections over the course of his career.

 

Asomugha has consistently used his platform to enact positive change in the community, and with his family established The Asomugha Foundation in 2010, a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to positively impact disadvantaged youth in the U.S.A. and underprivileged orphans and widows in Africa through education and empowerment. As part of the foundation, Asomugha established ACTS (Asomugha College Tour for Scholars) a mentorship program through which he annually takes a group of high-achieving High School students from underprivileged communities on a week-long trip to a different US city, to visit local colleges and universities. He has been honored for his philanthropic work with the NFL Players Association’s Man of the Year Award, The Jefferson Award for Public Service, and the President’s Volunteer Service Award, to name a few. He is also a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Finance.


 

Dr. Lilian I. Asomugha

 

Dr. Lilian I. Asomugha, the President of The Asomugha Foundation, holds two doctorate degrees in Pharmacy and Naturopathic Medicine from The University of Texas in Austin and the College of Naturopathy in Warsaw Indiana. She is best known for her kindness and willingness to reach out and make a difference in the lives of others. Her passion for helping less advantaged widows and orphans led to her founding of OWIN – Orphans and Widows In Need Association and co-founding of many other non-profit organizations that support individuals in need. She is a motivational speaker who has spoken internationally and at home on issues affecting women and girls.

Dr. Asomugha is a widow and a renowned prayer warrior who has lived beyond her grief and uses her experiences to inspire others. She is a published author of five inspirational books (www.lilieforinspiration.org) and a devoted advocate for women and children.  Her compassion to help, educate and empower the needy and helpless has no boundaries and has earned her several awards including, The Ambassador of Goodwill Award, Life and Times Achievement Award and the Woman of Proverb Award. She is the first woman to receive the Akanu Ibiam (Nigerian) Humanitarian Award in diaspora. She has also been recognized and honored by several past and present members of the California assembly, congress, and senate, including mayors and govenors. She is a mother and grandmother of many. Her friends call her the “Woman after God’s heart”.

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