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]

MARLEN ESPARZA: FIRST AMERICAN FEMALE BOXER TO WIN OLYMPIC BOXING MATCH

Marlen Esparza’s CoverGirl smile lit up the room as she posed for pictures with family and friends and embraced her newest confidante, BALCO founder Victor Conte. Esparza, a 110-pound boxer, was savoring every moment of what was a historic day for the once-mighty U.S. boxing team, which is now a mess. Esparza, though, became the first… [Continue Reading]

NICHOLAS DELPOPOLO, AMERICAN JUDOKA KICKED OUT OF OLYMPICS FOR FAILING DRUG TEST

American judoka Nicholas Delpopolo has been thrown out of the Olympics after a failed drug test he blamed on inadvertently eating food that had been baked with marijuana. The 23-year-old has been disqualified from the 73-kilogram class competition by the International Olympic Committee, after finishing seventh. Delpopolo is the first athlete at the 2012 Games… [Continue Reading]

SALLY RIDE, FIRST AMERICAN WOMAN IN SPACE, DIES

Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, her company said. She was 61. “Sally lived her life to the fullest, with boundless energy, curiosity, intelligence, passion, commitment and love. Her integrity was absolute; her spirit was immeasurable; her approach to life was fearless,”… [Continue Reading]

“ORGANIC ERECTIONS”!! THE HUNT FOR HIMALAYAN VIAGRA

Ram Bahadur Jafra and his two brothers crouch on a field, picking through blades of grass and staring at the soil. They have traveled five days by foot to a Himalayan meadow at a 4,300 meter elevation deep inside Nepal’s Dolpa district. They came, as tens of thousands do each year, to harvest a highly… [Continue Reading]

BLOOD DONATIONS DECLINE, AMERICA EXAMINES BAN ON GAY DONORS

The American Red Cross says power outages created by recent storms in the East and Midwest cut blood donations, which were already low this summer. In June there was a nationwide shortfall, with donations down more than 10% across the country. “We are asking people to please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit us at redcrossblood.org to… [Continue Reading]

VIDEO: AMERICAN STUDENT MAULED BY CHIMPS IN SOUTH AFRICA

This is a story of another human being forgetting that pound-for-pound, we are one of the weakest species of mammals on earth. The American student in this story was nearly mauled to death by Chimpanzees in South Africa. The University of Texas student, Andrew Oberly, was doing research for his master’s degree when he was… [Continue Reading]

AMERICAN PILOTS FIND HIGH DEMAND, HIGH PAY OVERSEAS

The pilot of the Nigerian jetliner that crashed in Lagos, the country’s largest city, on Sunday was an American, said Oscar Wason, Dana Air’s director of operations, on Monday. Wason did not identify the pilot by name or hometown, but he is among a legion of U.S. pilots now captaining jets for foreign airlines, said… [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]

AMERICAN PILOT ON LAGOS, NIGERIA PLANE CRASH MADE DISTRESS CALL BEFORE CRASH

Lagos, Nigeria — I just found out that the pilot of the Dana Air plane that crashed into a densely populated neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria, was American and radioed that the plane was having trouble just minutes earlier, an airline official told CNN on Monday. The details emerged as search and rescue crews worked to recover… [Continue Reading]

WHAAAAT!!! WOMAN IN PRO-CHOICE T-SHIRT KICKED OFF HER FLIGHT

I have said this before and I will say it again – until a man can get f#@*ked, then get pregnant, carry a baby inside him for 9 months and then push it out of his vagina, only then can he have an opinion regarding women and their choices with their bodies. Once again another republica…**cough**… [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]

MICHELLE OBAMA VISITS ‘GOOD MORNING AMERICA’ AND ‘THE VIEW’

First lady Michelle Obama stops by Good Morning America (GMA) and The View this morning to talk about her new book.  First lady Michelle Obama has become a high-profile spokeswoman for healthy eating and the importance of fitness with her “Let’s Move!” initiative to fight childhood obesity and focus on eating healthy and natural foods. In… [Continue Reading]

JENNIFER LOPEZ RUMORED TO BE LEAVING AMERICAN IDOL?

There is buzz all over the web and in entertainment outlets that Jennifer Lopez may be leaving American Idol. J Lo just topped Forbes magazine’s top 100 entertainment list and much of her comeback can be credited to American Idol. Sources from J Lo and American Idol are mum on the matter. It is said that… [Continue Reading]

JOIN ME FOR THE 10th ANNUAL ‘DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON’ FESTIVAL IN NYC

Tenth Annual Drums Along the Hudson®: A Native American Festival Sunday, May 20th, 2012 – 11:00 am until 6:00 pm Rain or Shine – FREE Inwood Hill Park 218th Street and Indian Road (4 blocks west of Broadway) The Tenth Annual DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON®: A NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL will take place on Sunday, May 20th, 2012 in Upper Manhattan’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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

SLEEP, THE ULTIMATE GAME CHANGER

Ngo Okafor black male model ralaxing, showing the importance of sleep This was a really good weekend. Japan won the Women’s Soccer World Cup. They fought hard and didn’t give up. They were exhausted, but kept on fighting. Mind over matter. That was the only reason why they were able to beat the US Womens Soccer… [Continue Reading]