Boxer, Model and Top NYC Trainer Ngo Okafor Chats With Floss Magazine

I would like to thank Th VonBoozer Twins for featuring me in the latest issue of FLOSS Magazine. I’m so happy to share my interview in FLOSS Magazine with. Read more below: Ngo (pronounced En­-Go) is a modern-day renaissance man. He has built a thriving career in no fewer than four fields. He is a… [Continue Reading]

RENT “TRUE STORY”, FEATURING NGO OKAFOR TONIGHT FOR FREE ON HBO

Looking for a movie to watch on this cold night…or maybe not so cold if you don’t live in New York City (lucky you), be sure to rent “True Story”. “True Story” features Ngo Okafor, Jonah Hill and James Franco and is now available for free on Demand, on HBO. Rent it! Rent it!! Rent… [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]

MY PART ON LAW AND ORDER:SVU, SHOOTS TONIGHT: HARD WORK PAYS OFF

As the first full week of normalcy after hurricane Sandy draws to a close, I have a lot to be thankful for. As I pray for the people who lost their lives and property to the storm, I am thankful for making it through without any damage. The climate is changing and we have to… [Continue Reading]

I PRESENT “A DOG NAMED GARY”: THE FIRST FILM THAT I WROTE, PRODUCED AND ACTED IN

I’m excited to present to you my first film – “A Dog Named Gary”. I would like to thank my co-star, Gary, my dog, who was the real star of this film. He was great. With his amazing energy and attitude, Gary is perfect for film. Even though it was hard work making this film happen,… [Continue Reading]

JAMES IROHA AKA GRINGORI, NIGERIAN ACTOR, GOES HOME

I remember James Iroha aka Gringori. I remember James Iroha, a veteran Nigerian actor, who made all Igbo people and actually all Nigerians passed away at 69 recently. He was one of the most famous actors, back when it wasn’t cool to be an actor. I watched him when I was a kid. I watched his soap… [Continue Reading]

TIME TO RUMBLE!

It’s monday morning and time to get going. >>>>We have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs And stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full… [Continue Reading]

BACK IN NEW JACK CITY!!!

I got back to New York City yesterday afternoon with mixed emotions. I miss Nigeria. I miss all the work we were able to do. I miss the weather. I miss Nigerian  food. I miss Maduka, Samantha and Oge and Kaobi. I miss Ogbogu’s kids, Neville, Angel, Neugent and Allethea. I miss Ogbogu’s wife, Agnes…. [Continue Reading]

WE CRY, WE GRIND, WE LIVE!!

What a day yesterday was! Yesterday was the official memorial mass for my brother Ogbogu Anthony Okafor, who passed away on April 24th, 2011. The mass was very nice. There were many friends and family members in the church to remember him. We then went to Ogbogu’s grave in a small motorcade where we laid… [Continue Reading]

YOU LEFT US ONE YEAR AGO

Ogbogu, it was exactly one year ago that you left us. We went to your grave yesterday and it was a bit sad. We were all there. Of course, your beautiful wife, Agnes, was there with your four lovely children. Your children are growing up so fast. Neville is such an intelligent young man.  Angel… [Continue Reading]

WHAT’S IN IT FOR US?

While I was in Nigeria, the 100-days-to London 2012 countdown began. The Olympics come around every 4 years and is biggest entertainment spectacle in the world. Countries beg, borrow and steal to get the opportunity to host the Olympics. I was excited that the Olympics were coming soon. I started watching the Olympics as a… [Continue Reading]

SEPARATION ANXIETY

I woke up this morning a bit disoriented because for a second, I thought that I was in Nigeria. The cold air that I felt was not from an Air Conditioner, so I knew that I was not in Nigeria. I was in cold and rainy London. I got up as my nephew, Kobe, walked… [Continue Reading]

JUST GOT TO LONDON AFTER A LONG GOODBYE TO NIGERIA

I landed in London safely this afternoon. It still doesn’t feel real. It doesn’t feel real that all the hustle and grinding that we did in Nigeria for 16 days is over. The 16 days we invested in Nigeria, yielded resounding success for us and our team. I captured all the footage I needed for documentary. The… [Continue Reading]

10 REASONS TO LOVE NIGERIA

Now that my time in Nigeria is drawing to an end, I am engulfed by a feeling of sadness. I wish that I can Nigeria with me as I leave. I feel the need to share so many of the things I love about Nigeria. I wish that I could bring everyone with with me… [Continue Reading]

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR MATE LOST INTEREST IN YOU SEXUALLY?

I know that I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again, “Today was a good day”. You know what, today was a damn good day!!!! We got out of a meeting with the Commissioner of Youth and Sports in Enugu State. We met at the Enugu State Sports Council, which is where I started… [Continue Reading]

10 WEDDINGS AND ONE LAST CRY FOR HELP

I attended a wedding yesterday in Enugu in which my brother,Maduka, was the best man. I am friends with the groom’s family as well. The wedding itself was really cute and quite interesting at the same time. The church on the other hand was like being in sauna. The only thing missing was my towel… [Continue Reading]

NGO HITS MUSHIN, LAGOS, TO SHED LIGHT ON THE KIDS

Yesterday was one of those days that I liken to jumping out of a plane at 20,000 feet and believing that your parachute will open. It started out with my brother, Maduka and I driving around Victoria Island, Lagos, searching for a gym to get a workout in. Yesterday was good friday and many businesses… [Continue Reading]

SUCCESS TIP – ASSUME YOU KNOW NOTHING

Rise and shine!!! It’s another beautiful morning in Nigeria. I wanted to share a business practice tip with you this morning. One that was sent to me by my business/marketing consultant yesterday. I hope you get something out of it. I was walking around my neighborhood last week and I picked up a Thai menu… [Continue Reading]

MY DREAM FOR NIGERIA IS COMING TRUE!!!

WOOOOOOOOOOOW!!! That’s all I have to say about today. We went to Ogun State to meet with His Royal Highness {HRH}, The Oba Of Odogbolu. For those who don’t know, an Oba means king in Yoruba. Can you believe that me, Ngo Okafor was hanging with one of the kings of Youruba land. Kinda crazy!!… [Continue Reading]

MARY J. BLIGE SINGS ABOUT FRIED CHICKEN, AD IS PULLED FROM TV

A Burger King commercial featuring Mary J. Blige singing about chicken has been pulled. But the fast-food chain is blaming music licensing issues for the decision – not criticism of the ad. The spot premiered this week. In it, Blige sings soulfully about chicken snack wraps. But as the video went viral, some in the… [Continue Reading]

I’M BACK BACK BACK…IN NIGERIA!!!

I arrived in Nigeria yesterday afternoon and hit the ground running. I’m happy that I came to Nigeria back so quickly because this time, I don’t feel like a stranger in my own home. It was nice and warm. Just the way I love it. I wanted to head over to the closest pounded yam… [Continue Reading]

BLACK PEOPLE DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT OCCUPY WALL STREET

Occupy Wall Street might seem like a movement that would resonate with black Americans. After all, unemployment among African Americans is at 15 percent, vs. almost 8 percent for whites. And between 2005 and 2009, black households lost just over half of their median net worth compared with white families, who lost 16 percent, according… [Continue Reading]

WHAT PEOPLE STILL THINK OF AFRICA

When I first came to the United States in the summer of 1993, it quickly became clear to me that many people here need to get out more. They would aske me questions like – “Did you live in a house in Africa”, “What kind of clothes did you wear”, “Does everyone back home look… [Continue Reading]

NIGERIA DREAMING

The countown has begun for my trip home to Nigeria. It’s the only thing on my mind right now. Even though I’m doing good work in Nigeria, it’s a major grind. I have to be on top of my game, every minute of everyday that I’m home. I have to stay one step ahead of everyone and… [Continue Reading]

PLEASE LET ME PLAY

I was writing an article in order to make a case for the importance of my charity, Champion Spirit Foundation in Nigeria. Due to the extreme poverty in parts of Nigeria, many children are idle and as we know, an idle mind is the devil’s workshop. Playing sports offers children more than just physical benefits. Sports typically… [Continue Reading]

TIM TEBOW TO NEW YORK, NOT ABOUT WINNING, BUT ABOUT MONEY

That didn’t take long. NFLShop.com is already selling Tim Tebow Jets jerseys online for $84.99. Tebow’s No. 15 Broncos jersey has been one of the NFL’s best-sellers the past two seasons. Look for sales of his new Jets jersey to take off as he plays in the country’s largest media market. Tim Tebow hasn’t even… [Continue Reading]

NEW VIDEO OF NGO’S VISIT TO NIGERIA

Finally, after going through about 25 hours of tape, my editor and I were able to cut a video which tells the story of my trip to Nigeria. I hope you like it. Before I get to the video, I wanted to share a very powerful powerful poem which my good friend, Mathew Townsend sent to… [Continue Reading]

MAKE A MAN’S DECISION

There is no quality more important in the character of a man than the strength of his word. Leaving a job or making a big move which alters a person’s life, deserves plenty of time in order to make that decision. Dwight howard of the Orlando Magic (NBA Basketball team), had a to make a decision regarding whether to… [Continue Reading]

LIFE IS NOT A DRESS REHEARSAL

I hate being that dude that is always serious or preaching all the time, but sometimes, when I observe a trend, I can’t help but talk about it. Some people think that I’m too intense. I can’t help it, life is serious sometimes. Everything can’t be light all the time. Sometimes we have to face some… [Continue Reading]

MY NEW INTERVIEW ON DISILGOLD.COM

DISILGOLD.COM- Up Close and PerSOULnal with Ngo Okafor, ‘Nigerian Soul of Rock Abs’ On a Mission to Get You In Shape February 24, 2012 INTERVIEW with NGO OKAFOR WITH MISS DISILGOLD.COM Ngo Okafor website is simply entitled, www.getingo.com, which needs no explanation, but it takes the mind of a creative genius at work and one… [Continue Reading]