KRISS KEZIE UCHE CHUKWU DURU AKABUSI MBE MA
Kriss is famous for his achievements in athletics where his greatest individual triumph was his Gold Medal in the 1990 European Championships when he also beat David Hemery’s 22 year old British Record.
He began his international athletic career in 1983 as a member of the 4x400 metre relay squad and will probably always be remembered for helping Britain clinch the Gold and beat the Americans in the World Championships 4x400 metre relay in Tokyo in 1991.
In 1992 as 3 x Olympic medallist, World, European and Commonwealth Champion Kriss was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty The Queen in her Birthday Honours List in recognition of his services to the country through athletics.
His start into television and entertainment began when he presented THE BIG BREAKFAST. This was followed with a full time position as co-presenter with BBC’s RECORD BREAKERS. He has presented various children’s programmes and appears regularly on game and chat shows where the brief is “fun and entertainment”
Kriss is currently the CEO of The Akabusi Company, a corporate communications and training company where his marvellous personality and reputation as a fantastic public speaker has made him a very popular and attractive advocate.
He is also an accredited personal coach, having qualified at the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara. He is one of only four qualified Hudson Institute coaches in the UK.
Kriss Akabusi born in London in 1958 of Nigerian parents. He has four children, three beautiful girls, Ashanti, Shakira and Sakhile and a son, Alannam. Currently living in Bedfordshire where he can be found Teeing off at the local Golf Clubs or avidly supporting his favourite football team West Ham United.
He is the founding Director and Chairman of TACT (The Akabusi Charitable Trust) and a NGO (Non-governmental organisation) in Nigeria, designed to prevent water born diseases, and develop social cohesion. This is done by providing potable water by drilling bore holes and providing workshops and training around health issues and social responsibility.