NELSON MANDELA DIES AT 95: ANTI-APARTHEID LEADER AND ICON OF SOUTH AFRICA

(CNN) — Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday. Mandela was 95. “He is now resting. He is now at peace,” Zuma said. “Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have… [Continue Reading]

NGO OKAFOR STARS OPPOSITE JONAH HILL AND JAMES FRANCO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- NGO OKAFOR STARS OPPOSITE JONAH HILL AND JAMES FRANCO IN “TRUE STORY”, PRODUCED BY BRAD PITT New York, New York, May 13th, 2013—The star meter for the most downloaded black male model,  Ngo Okafor, continues to skyrocket. Okafor’s body of work as an actor is stacking up at a furious pace. Ngo… [Continue Reading]

LOSE WEIGHT WITH HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING

Push your muscles harder: Using heavier weights, in reducing the amount rest between sets,  may help you blast more fat, according to new research in the Journal of Translational Medicine. In the study, scientists had two groups of trained lifters do different workouts. One group performed four sets of 8 to 12 reps of these 8… [Continue Reading]

HOTEL GYM AND HOME WORKOUT: THE JET SETTER GUIDE TO FITNESS

If you’re a businessman or woman, on the go or a frequent vacationer, there’s a good  chance that at some point you’re going to end up away from your gym and on the  hunt for a place to work out. While many assume that every hotel comes equipped  with a gym, this is often not… [Continue Reading]

CHRIS BROWN: ANGER MANAGEMENT MAY NOT BE WORKING!

Shocking, we know. Anger management class graduate Chris Brown apparently forgot to take his chill pills before heading out into the world on Wednesday. The hot-tempered singer was allegedly involved in two separate arguments in the course of one day. First, an incident in Bermuda stalled Breezy’s departure before his private plane finally took off… [Continue Reading]

HIV CURE: BABY BORN WITH HIV CURED

Doctors in the US have made medical history by effectively curing a child born with HIV, the first time such a case has been documented. The infant, who is now two and a half, needs no medication for HIV, has a normal life expectancy and is highly unlikely to be infectious to others, doctors believe…. [Continue Reading]

4 EXAMPLES OF HOW LIST PRICES ARE MEANINGLESS: LIST PRICE=FAKE PRICE

After reading this, I wondered why these practices were not ilegal. When almost no one pays full price, what does “full price” even mean? From  cars to college to health  care, consumers today are  surrounded by huge markdowns—which, when you think about it, wouldn’t exist if  goods and services weren’t marked up so high in… [Continue Reading]

BRAND NEW IMAGES OF BLACK MALE MODEL, NGO OKAFOR

Good Morning All!!! It’s Monday, a brand new day, a brand new week, a brand new opportunity to do something great. Recently, I shot with a new photographer and have posted quite a few of the pics in the photo gallery of my website. Click on the link http://www.getingo.com/ngo-gallery/, then scroll down to to check them… [Continue Reading]

WORK HARDER THAN YOU THINK YOU POSSIBLY CAN: BEN AFFLEC OSCAR ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

Ben Afflec’s Oscar acceptance has stuck with me for quite a while now. I ususally fast-forward acceptance speeches of all kinds, because they are usually self serving and boring, but this time, I listened. I’m glad I did. Not because I like Ben Afflec, but because he has been able to show that hard work pays… [Continue Reading]

VIDEO: MAN SQUATS 905 POUNDS EASILY!!!

Good morning, happy Saturday to you all. It’s been a while since I posted. I found this cool video of this big, black dude, squatting 905 pounds. He almost makes it look easy. Check it out. Posted by Ngo Okafor The most downloaded black male model photo gallery and blog www.getingo.com

AFRICAN MOTHERS: BE PATIENT WITH YOUR UNMARRIED DAUGHTERS

Happy Monday!!! It’s the first day of the week and I hope that we are all ready to grab the bull by the horns today. Speaking of grabbing the bull by the horns, I found an extremely well written article and wanted to share it with all of you. This article speaks to understanding and… [Continue Reading]

A MIDNIGHT WINTER’S RUN: HOW TO GET LEAN FOR A PHOTO SHOOT OR EVENT

I have a video and photo shoot today for a new exercise product, which will hit the market soon. We are negotiating terms for me to become the face of the product on TV and other media. I’ve been preparing for the shoot for a few days. I’ve stepped up my ab and cardio regimens… [Continue Reading]

NIGERIA’S SUPER EAGLES TEAM WINS AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS

The curtain came down on the Orange Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) at the National Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday evening when Nigeria and Burkina Faso dueled to decide the champion team of Africa. After 94 minutes of action, the Super Eagles had secured their third Afcon title by a 1-0 margin. Vuvuzelas blared and… [Continue Reading]

PEGGIELENE BARTELS: FIRST FEMALE KING OF OTUAM, GHANA

When Peggielene Bartels went to bed on a summer night in 2008, she was an ordinary administrative assistant living in a modest one-bedroom condo just outside Washington D.C. But a few hours later, when a persistent ringing phone woke her up in the dead of the August night, the 55-year-old found out she was much… [Continue Reading]

BRAZIL NIGHTCLUB FIRE CLAIMS 233 YOUNG LIVES

Santa Maria, Brazil (CNN) — Guitarist Rodrigo Martins was preparing to launch into the sixth song of his band’s set when he saw embers fall. The acoustic foam insulation on the ceiling of the KISS nightclub in the southern Brazilian city of Santa Maria was on fire, and it was beginning to spread. The hot… [Continue Reading]

NOROVIRUS STOMACH BUG: WHAT IS IT? WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

A new strain of norovirus accounted for 58% of the reported cases of what some people call “stomach flu” last month. As if this year’s robust flu season weren’t enough, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports today that a new strain of the vomiting disease norovirus has reached the USA from Australia. Last… [Continue Reading]

MOVE YOUR BODY!! EXERCISE CAN DRAMATICALLY CURE AND PREVENT DISEASE

It wasn’t too long ago that people with conditions such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar, arthritis, asthma and heart disease, were told by Physicians to “take it easy”,”stay in bed” or ingest several medications in order to stabilize these conditions. Today, there is little doubt how the impact of lifestyle changes, including exercise,… [Continue Reading]

NGO OKAFOR IN THE 40 UNDER 40 FOR APPLAUSE AFRICA MAGAZINE

On the evening of December 8, 2012 approximately 300 people gathered in New York City for the African Diaspora Awards (ADA) at the SVA Theater to celebrate excellence. The star studded event was hosted by actress Ebbe Bassey from Nigeria and South African radio personality Sduduzo Ka-Mbili, with highlight performances by Les Nubians and Nigerian… [Continue Reading]

BLACK MALE MODEL, NGO OKAFOR IN A PHOTO SHOOT AT PEAK PERFORMANCE NYC

Here are the photos and videos from my shoot today at Peak Performance in New York City. Find some of the cool images at the bottom of the post. More images coming from the photographer shortly. Stay tuned By Ngo Okafor The most down loaded black male model photo gallery and blog www.getingo.com ; ;… [Continue Reading]

MANTI TE’O TOLD HIS FATHER AND FAMILY THAT HE MET HIS ONLINE GIRLFRIEND

Manti Te’o — one of the best defenders this season in college football — defended himself in an ESPN interview Friday night, saying there was no way he was part of a hoax involving a deceased girlfriend. “I wasn’t faking it,” he told ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap in an off -camera interview highlighted on the network…. [Continue Reading]

NIGERIA’S SUPER EAGLES FOOTBALL TEAM LINEUP FOR NATIONS CUP IN SOUTH AFRICA

Goalkeepers: Vincent Enyeama (Maccabi Tel Aviv, Israel); Austin Ejide (Hapoel Be’er Sheba, Israel); Chigozie Agbim (Enugu Rangers, Nigeria) Defenders: Elderson Echiejile (SC Braga, Portugal); Juwon Oshaniwa (Ashdod FC, Israel); Joseph Yobo (Fenerbahce, Turkey); Efe Ambrose (Celtic FC, Scotland); Azubuike Egwuekwe (Warri Wolves, Nigeria); Kenneth Omeruo (ADO Den Haag, Netherlands); Godfrey Oboabona (Sunshine Stars, Nigeria) Midfielders:… [Continue Reading]

HOW TO REACH 10 MILLION TWITTER FOLLOWERS: CNN REACHES 10 MILLION TWITTER MILESTONE

CNN marked a milestone Monday. Just before noon, the @cnnbrk account topped 10 million followers on Twitter. That puts our Twitter account in the company of Lady Gaga, President Barack Obama and Cristiano Ronaldo. To mark the occasion, it’s worth reflecting how we got here. The first tweet on @cnnbrk wasn’t news, and it wasn’t… [Continue Reading]

HELICOPTER CRASHES IN CENTRAL LONDON, 2 KILLED

A helicopter crashed into a construction crane atop a new luxury residential building in thick London fog Wednesday, killing the pilot and another person and sparking a line of flames as it plunged to the ground. Thirteen others were injured in the crash that took place at the height of the morning rush hour in… [Continue Reading]

LANCE ARMSTRONG: SET TO CONFESS TO DOPING TO OPRAH WINFREY

Lance Armstrong, who for years vehemently denied cheating while winning a record seven Tours de France, told Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs to advance his cycling career, according to media reports. ABC News, the New York Times and USA Today, citing unnamed sources, reported Monday night that the former cyclist finally admitted to… [Continue Reading]

PORT HARCOURT, NIGERIA: OIL TANKER EXPLDES

I just saw online that an oil tanker exploded in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, yesterday. Port arcourt is one of Nigerias leading oil producing regions. This is sad news because further information from the event says the following there has been loss of life. These are the details: 2 killed, 8 injured, 11 vehicles, 4 motorcycles,… [Continue Reading]

LAGOS, NIGERIA: BOMB SCARE ON LAGOS BOUND AERO FLGHT

A passenger on board a Lagos bound Aero aircraft suspected to be of a strange character caused a bomb scare at the Port Harcourt International Airport on Friday, after he attempted to disembark from the plane which was at the point of taking off. The passenger’s action rose the suspicion of others on board who… [Continue Reading]

THE FLU SHOT: WHAT, WHY AND THE SIDE EFFECTS OF THE FLU SHOT

What is flu? The flu (or common flu) is a viral infection that is spread from person to person in secretions of the nose and lungs, for example when sneezing. Medically, it is referred to as influenza. Flu is a respiratory infection, that is, an infection that develops primarily in the lungs. Respiratory infections caused by other viruses often… [Continue Reading]

2013 ACADEMY AWARDS: AND THE WINNER GOES TO…

Steven Spielberg had a great day at the Academy Awards nominations, where his Civil War saga “Lincoln” led with 12 nominations. It was not so great for Kathryn Bigelow, Tom Hooper and Ben Affleck, whose films did well but surprised — dare we say shocked? — Hollywood by failing to score directing nominations for the… [Continue Reading]

KATHERINE WEBB: ESPN’S FOCUS DURING ALABAMA’S BLOWOUT OF NOTRE DAME

When you get bored, your eyes wander. So when a blossoming blowout between the University of Alabama and some other team in Monday night’s college football championship floated into yawnfest territory, the electronic eyes of ESPN naturally went wandering — settling on a brunette bombshell who just happens to be the girlfriend of Crimson Tide… [Continue Reading]

NIGERIA FLOODS KILL HUNDREDS AND DISPLACES MILLIONS

Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency says 363 people died over months of flooding across the West African nation and 2.1 million others were displaced. The agency made the announcement Monday as Nigeria’s annual rainy season is coming to an end. The report covered July through the end of October. The agency said Adamawa and Kogi… [Continue Reading]