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]

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]

FIGHT WEIGHT GAIN AND HEART DISEASE BY SLEEPING

It’s early monday morning and it’s time to get out there and make the donuts!! The sound of the alarm clock symbolizes the start of another day without sufficient sleep. We all go through it. My mom and dad told me to enjoy sleep as a child because when I grow up, I won’t have the… [Continue Reading]

THE HYPOCRITICAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AFRICANS AND BLACK AMERICANS

Beware of those black Americans. They are a wild bunch of people. They all carry guns. They are lazy. These were all words that I was told over and over, as I prepared to embark on my journey to the United States from Nigeria. Lucky for me, I was 18 years old when I came… [Continue Reading]

APPLE COMPUTER…LAPTOP AFRICAN STYLE!!

I found this picture while I was doing some work online and I wanted to share it with you. Once you figure it out, I hope it makes you smile. It made me laugh so hard. Hey, if you can’t afford one, make it yourself!!! Posted by Ngo Okafor The most downloaded black male model photo gallery… [Continue Reading]

WIZKID, NIGERIAN ARTIST WINS 2012 BET AWARD

Nigerian pop star Wizkid was announced winner in the Best International act (Africa) category at the 2012 BET awards. The show aired on Sunday, July 1, 2012. WizKid beat out heavy weights such as Camp Mulla (Kenya), Ice Prince (Nigeria), Lira (South Africa) and Mokobe (Mali) to win the award. Wiz and Sarkodie from Ghana came… [Continue Reading]

WHO IS CNN’S DON LEMON?

You would think that I would have been used to seeing black people on TV by now. The truth is that every time I see a black person…well more specifically, a black man on TV, I look a bit closer. Many people may not understand this, but black men are always portrayed in such a… [Continue Reading]

“AFRICAN ADOPTIONS MUST BE DISCOURAGED AT ALL COSTS”, SAYS THE AFRICAN CHILD POLICY FORUM

I know you’ve seen it. You’ve seen the new trend of African babies adopted by American celebrities and American families. What are your thoughts on this? Is this right or wrong? Or will the children better lives from it? Read more and let me know what you think.  Hong Kong (CNN) — Nyla was just two… [Continue Reading]

IF IT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU, YOU WILL FIND A WAY…. MAKE NO EXCUSES

WOW!!! I love this picture!! It makes me want to pick up a building and throw it…OK… Let me calm the hell down. The picture did me super hyped though. I mean look at it! These are ripped and strong, working out in the backyard. How can you not want to walk through a wall… [Continue Reading]

CHICAGO BULLS CENTER, JOAKIM NOAH ON FELA KUTI- I KNOW WHERE I’M FROM

Chicago Bull’s center, Joakim Noah, whose father is tennis star and singer Yannick Noah, and whose grandfather is Cameroonian soccer star Zacharie Noah, grew up listening to Fela Kuti. In this piece, Joakim talks about Fela’s audacity to speak the truth on behalf of his people. Ha also talks about Tupac as a new generation’s… [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]

MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS….

I was up late last night because I was a guest on a hip-hop radio show in NYC. Shout out to Steph of The Steph Lova Program for having me on the show. We had so much fun. It didn’t feel like the normal stiff radio interview. It felt more like a party. The crew was… [Continue Reading]

RUNNING DOES THE BODY GOOD!!

People always ask me what the secret to maintaining a perfect balance of being muscular and being lean, year round is, and I always tell them that secret is CARDIO!!! Many bodybuilders gain weight and lose their leanness when are not training for a show. I don’t have that luxury. I have to be in shape… [Continue Reading]

TURN EVERY SITUATION INTO A PARTY!!

I woke up a little late today and rushed over to the gym. It was a good thing that I woke up late because by the time I got to the gym, I was the only one there. I had the gym all to myself. The music was always uninspiring in the gym. I planned to do… [Continue Reading]

STAND IN THE PATH OF TRAFFIC

Location or more specifically, positioning is truly everything. In order to meet the right contacts in the field that you would like to conquer, it is imperative to network at the places where the key players in that particular field hang out. When my brother told me how much the hotel he booked would cost, I nearly lost it…. [Continue Reading]

A STRANGER IN NEW YORK

Today started out extremely early. I woke up today so happy that I’m home. Every where I go, I get so much love. All the media outlets have opened their doors to me. It got me thinking about my life and business in the United States. This would never happen in the States. The US… [Continue Reading]

HOME SWEET HOME!!!

What was once a dream is now a reality. I’M HOME!!! It’s been such a long time since I’ve written. It was officially a week, yesterday, since I arrived in Nigeria. It’s been such a hectic ride since I’ve been home. It has been so much fun!!! I can’t even begin to explain the amount of love… [Continue Reading]

KICKSTART YOUR LIFE!!

It’s friiiiiday!!!!!  The weekend is here and I’m extremely excited. I’m excited not because I’m going to be resting, but because offices will be closed. This way, I can focus on my own projects without receiving any calls. I shot a video yesterday which will run as an introduction to my trailer. The video will run on… [Continue Reading]

MIX IT UP

It’s thursday and you know what that means! It means that friday is just a day away and the weekend is here. It also means that thanksgiving is only a week away. Time for turkey and gravy. I’ve never been a turkey person, but I have to do it because it brings families together and… [Continue Reading]

WE HAVE TO FIGHT THE POWER!!

Black Male Model Ngo OKafor Today’s blog will be short and hopefully, sweet, because I have to run out to a sparring session in a few minutes. I didn’t want to run out without leaving you with some food for thought. It’s all about consistency. The past few days have been hectic and I haven’t… [Continue Reading]

WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON OUT HERE!!

Monday was a great day for me. I didn’t want to talk about me yesterday because I felt that news that was bigger than me happened. Joe Frazier passed away on monday. Monday was a great day for me because I ran 7 miles in 58 minutes. That is major for me!! It’s hard for me to… [Continue Reading]

THE ELIXIR OF LOVE

Oh yeah…it’s friday!! This week went by so fast. But I have great news though….I saved a lot of money on my car insurance by switching to GEICO!!! Gotcha!! I had so much to do this week to make sure that I don’t drop the ball regarding the trip to Nigeria and the production of my documentary…. [Continue Reading]

GO GET IT YOURSELF!

It’s been a stressfull couple of days. Sometimes I feel like I’m doing all this preparation for the trip to Nigeria all by myself. I understand that no one can take on such a project without the help of others, but DAMN!! No one understands what it takes to make a project of this magnitude… [Continue Reading]

I’M GOING IN!!

Hooray for starting the week off right. I had so much running around to do yesterday for the charity and for my trip. After my afternoon meeting, I had to run all the way across town to the FEDEX office to mail a package containing marketing materials to Nigeria. When I got there, I found out… [Continue Reading]

IN A DOWN ECONOMY, HIT THE GYM HARD!!

Most people are are concerned and stressed about the state of our economy today. We can’t control that. One thing we can control is how we look and feel. You’ve probably heard countless times how exercise is “good for you.” But did you know that it can actually help you feel good, too? Getting the… [Continue Reading]

GETTING IT IN…NO MATTTER WHAT!

Ngo Okafor for Gatorade I woke up this morning tired and sore as hell. I don’t know why, because I got 7 hours of sleep. No matter what I was feeling, I knew that I had to go running. Running at least 3 miles, 4 times a week is the only thing that ensures that my… [Continue Reading]

HARDWORK!!…..DEDICATION!!!

After my rest day, I had showed up yesterday, monday, at the gym ready to train hard. I worked out at Chelsea Piers in New York city. I got a membership at Chelsea Piers because the many exercise options. Chelsea Piers has a full indoor track, a boxing ring, three basketball courts and an olympic sized… [Continue Reading]

AFTER A DAY OF REST, IT’S TIME TO WORK!

Yesterday, sunday, was a rest day for me. I worked out everyday last week and was very happy to have a day to rest and recover. Many people that work out neglect the importance of rest. Your muscles do not grow in the gym. They grow when they are given time rest, recover and repair…. [Continue Reading]

HOW CAN I MAKE CHANGE IN A STRANGE LAND

I cleared my entire schedule today in preparation for my visit to the Nigerian embassy. I’m taking a trip to Nigeria to make my dream of rebuilding the amateur boxing program in Nigeria, come true. While there I will shoot the entire process as the final piece of my documentary, ‘The Triumph of The Will’…. [Continue Reading]

I WILL DISCOVER MY OWN DAMN SELF!!!

NGOTV’s videos on Dailymotion As you may or may not know, I’m the BIGGEST self promoter out there, hence the whole ‘most downloaded black male model’ thing. The following question was posed to me recently – “Why do you have your picture as the screen saver on your phone?” This question was posed because I… [Continue Reading]