PLEASE GIVE TO THE ROSA PARKS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

BLACK MALE MODEL BOXER CHAMPION NGO OKAFOR I get approached to help promote events and causes, but once in a while, something comes along that we cannot ignore. The Rosa Parks Foundation is one of them. I received a message from Jamal Simmons to help spread the word and get people to give a one… [Continue Reading]

DANCE FOR ME YOU LITTLE MONKEY!

DERON WILLIAMS by Ngo Okafor It was major breaking news last week that Deron Williams, the NBA star point guard for the New Jersey Nets will be playing basketball in Turkey if the NBA lockout takes place and drags on the way it did in the past. This was the one of the smartest business moves that… [Continue Reading]

THINKING OF YOU

Ogbogu Okafor by Ngo Okafor All weekend, thoughts of you run through my head. That is the crazy thing about grief, you don’t know when the pain of loss is going to hit you. It comes and goes like the waves of an ocean. Some waves are big and knock you down, while others are… [Continue Reading]

THE US WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM DEFEATS BRAZIL!!

Wow!! What a game. I was on the edge of my seat for the entire game. Both teams played a great game. This match truly proves that preparation for every phase of the game will defeat pure skill every single time. The US Women’e soccer team clearly was on a different level conditioning and fitness-wise. One of… [Continue Reading]

EVEN A BRICK WANTS TO BE SOMETHING

“Even a brick wants to be something”. This was a line from one of my favorite films, ‘Indecent Proposal’ . If you haven’t seen this film, put it on your Netflix list of must-sees immediately. I was up late last night watching a lot of boxing and classic movies. I happened to catch the last 30… [Continue Reading]

DON’T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER!

PLEASE…PLEASE…PLEASE…I am obligated to begin this post with this disclaimer. Guys…I only say ‘DON’T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER’ when it comes to business, acheiving career and life goals. When a girl says no to you, NO means NO. OK, now that we got that out of the way, lets move on. To survive and succeed in the entertainment business,… [Continue Reading]

YOU WANNA SEE MY WHAT?!

I always wonder why people in relationships send nude pictures with their faces showing. yeah..yeah..yeah…you’re supposed to trust the person you’re in a relationship with, but they are sometimes not the problem. Especially in this day and age where every time we turn around, there is a sex tape or nude pics of some celebrity… [Continue Reading]

4TH OF JULY IDIOTS

Here I sit in my apartment or better yet, here I lay, on the couch, watching TV, movies and dozing off. The guilty pleasures of being stricken with the flu. My body continues to battle the  fever that threatens to take me. Just kidding. I’m speaking this way because I’ve been watching a ‘Game of Thrones’… [Continue Reading]

THAT’S LIFE

I just looked at my blog and sawthat the last post that I wrote was on the 21st of June. Even before then, my writting has significantly diminished as I continue to I get over the death of Ogbogu. I miss Ogbogu, but time has continued the heal the rawness of the pain. I’m learning that… [Continue Reading]

NGO’S NEW ARTICLE ON MODELS OF DIVERSITY WEBSITE

Ngoli Onyeka Okafor is a Nigerian-American male model, two-time Golden Gloves boxing champion and actor.He is also famous for being the most downloaded black male model in the world.Let’s find out what drives this ambitious man who took the time to answer some questions for Suzanne Fatta of Models of Diversity on 5 June, 2011…… [Continue Reading]

TO CARB OR NOT TO CARB? THAT IS THE QUESTION

I would like to thank Carleen, a reader of my blog, for sending in a nutrition and fitness question. The question and my response are below. Please check it out  QUESTION Please make some suggestions on what would work for a seroiusly over weight mother. Would the low carb system work for me? If it is, sould… [Continue Reading]

INTERVIEW AND WORKOUT TIPS IN AN INTERVIEW WITH BONNIE MECHELLE

Ngo Okafor, the most downloaded black male model, actor, championship boxer and business man came on The Healthtopia Radio Show with Bonnie Mechelle in Atlanta,Georgia to talk about getting fit and staying fit for a lifetime. He is well known for his fabulous physique and shared with listeners how to attain the same fitness results… [Continue Reading]

DON’T WASTE YOUR DEATH, BY NOT LIVING YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST

While at the gym last week, I ran into a friend and trainer that I had seen since before I left for London. He offered his condolences for Ogbogu’s death. We had a long chat about life, death and loss. He then told a great quote; “Don’t waste your death, by not living your life… [Continue Reading]

BABY I’M COMING HOME

I woke up this morning after just four hours of sleep, maybe less, still nursing a massive head cold. My nostrils felt like some someone jammed two massive earplugs in them. My head felt like twice its normal size. They leaked all night long. My nostrils are extremely raw from blowing them all night. I… [Continue Reading]

TIME TO GO

It is time to go back home. There is nothing left for me to do in London. We have done it all. We won little battles along the way and came together as a family to give Ogbogu the perfect send off. We mourned him deeply and celebrated his life. We have built a very… [Continue Reading]

WHAT THE HELL….

What hell is going. Be sure to hug all your loved ones today. Tomorrow is truly not promised to us. We always think that tomorrow will come and that we will see our loved ones. We always assume that there will be time to make up and fix things. The truth is that we do… [Continue Reading]

IT PAYS TO BE ON TOP OF YOUR GAME!

I had a great time on the breakfast show on BEN TV on wednesday. The show went so well that I was invited to do the Magazine Show which aired live, today, saturday, at 1pm. It started a out little rocky because there was a little resistance from one of the techs to pull my sizzle… [Continue Reading]

TRIBUTE TO MY FRIEND TONY

At the funeral mass for my brother Ogbogu Anthony Okafor, one of his friends read this very touching tribute to him. It was perfect. Please read below:- First please allow me to again offer my deepest condolences on behalf of my family and I at this such a great loss to our community. Tony was a… [Continue Reading]

WONDER MAN

I had a meeting with my PR rep in London yeaterday and expressed my desire for mre speed and more action with regards to booking me on media outlets. He listened and things have sped up drastically. Today, I had an interview on London’s BEN TV, one of the oldest and leading African TV stations in the UK. It… [Continue Reading]

SIT IN IT

It is such an interesting thing, crying that is. I wonder exactly what chemical reaction goes on in the brain to cause us to cry. Sometimes you know when it’s coming, sometimes you don’t. It could be triggered by a word or collection of words, a scent, a song, a scene in a film, sometimes… [Continue Reading]

BACK DA F*#K UP!

Several people have opinions regarding blogging. Many people feel that baring oneself is dangerous. Many of them feel that me writing such a blog is sharing too much. They say that I should not share such private information. There truly are several schools of thought regarding sharing experiences, thoughts and feelings with potentially millions of people. I… [Continue Reading]

RUNNING….RUNNING….RUNNING

Today was a riduculously hectic day and there’s not much to write. We were running around so much making last minute decisions. Decisions.. decisions..decisions. T- shirts or no T-shirts, what kind of food to serve, what kinds of music etc. Ogbogu’s wife is Tanzanian, so we will have both Nigerian and Tanzanian food served at the funeral…. [Continue Reading]

ADIEU OGBOGU….

Over the past few days, we’ve been gathering pictures of Ogbogu for the funeral. I was hoping to locate a video of him in order to make a requiem video. I knew that it will be difficult to edit this video, but I couldn’t trust anyone else to do a good job with editing this video. This video… [Continue Reading]

STILL IN LONDON, STILL HUSTLING!!

No matter what happens, come what may, we have to keep hustling. We have to keep moving forward. It has now been exactly 3 weeks since I left New York for London. As you’ve been reading on my blog, it’s been a rough ride. In these weeks that have gone by, i have learned a… [Continue Reading]

MY MIND IS PLAYING TRICKS ON ME

I have to say that things have been much better lately. There has not been a lot of crying. Even while praying, there is not a lot of crying. My  parents are doing  better as well. We all still feel the sadness and our hearts are heavy because of the loss of Ogbogu Okafor. I… [Continue Reading]

ENGLAND, THE NEW THIRD WORLD COUNTRY

While dealing with most of the workers here in London, if I were to close my eyes, I would think that I were in Nigeria. There is absolutely no difference. Well, there is, England is run by white people and Nigeria is run by black people. Both countries and people share the same disdain for… [Continue Reading]

OPERATION WORLD DOMINATION IS IN EFFECT!!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, a model’s work is never done. Even though I’m here in London because I lost my brother, Ogbogu, I have been able to clear my head, focus and get some PR work done. I made some phone calls and was able set up meetings with PR reps and agents… [Continue Reading]

CAN’T STOP THE GRIND!!

In the midst of the pain and grief, there is laughter and a lot of support. So many of Maduka and Ogbogu’s friends come over and hang out. So much support. They have so many stories to tell. They talk a lot about Nigerian politics, ideas for business opportunities and the general state of affairs in Nigeria. We… [Continue Reading]

WAKE UP, IT’S TIME TO GO HOME

Today or should I say yesterday was an emotional roller coaster. It’s 2am as I’m writing this now in London and I’ve had a few drinks and I’m going to let my fingers flow on this blog post. Not that I haven’t let my fingers flow on others, but on this one, I’m extra loose. I… [Continue Reading]

THANK GOD FOR SMALL VICTORIES!

Yesterday was a mixed bag. We finally found a pathologist that was willing to perform the second autopsy!! Its crazy that we had to leave England to find a forensic pathologist willing to perform an independent autopsy. There are only 60 forensic pathologists in all of England. It’s like a damn cult. They all pretty much… [Continue Reading]