As we celebrate our third year anniversary, we will like to announce to Nigerians and indeed the entire world something fantastic we have up our sleeves.

Coming soon to CMB is what we call, “The CMB Faces Contest”. This contest will produce 3 young Nigerians, between ages 12 and 25, as the faces of Nigeria’s Most Dynamic Leadership Blog for 2 months. The contest is slated to hold every 2 months and it will be strictly by application. The CMB Faces will emerge via public voting.

Fame/online relevance, various opportunities, give-aways and more await these CHOSEN ONES

More details of the contest will be made available soon.


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Independence Day
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Displays of fireworks, such as these over theWashington Monument in 1986, take place across the United States on Independence Day.
Also called The Fourth of July
Observed by United States
Type National
Significance The day in 1776 that theDeclaration of Independencewas adopted by the Continental Congress
Celebrations Fireworks, family reunions, concerts, barbecues, picnics,parades, baseball games
Date July 4
Next time July 4, 2017
Frequency Annual

Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holidaycommemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that thethirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire.[1] Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to […]



Hey everyone.

As you know, the first month of the second quarter of the year is over.

This question came to mind yesterday: What’s up with those resolutions? Then, I began examining me, to know truly, truly, how many of my 2016 plans I have achieved. When I was done examining myself, I felt it’ll be unkind of me not to put the same question out: What’s up with those resolutions?

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, research has shown it’s during this time of the year or a month before, that the fervency in keeping New Year’s resolutions begins to fade out, if not already faded out.

Now, I’m sure some of you reading this (if not most) have come across and applied several theories for keeping New Year’s resolutions. Meaning the problem with keeping New Year’s resolutions isn’t lack of access to helpful materials, rather, it’s not committedly following those materials.

I’ve noticed that people have almost or exactly the same resolutions every year. Why is this? It’s cause they have carry-over resolutions. Permit me to say they’ll continue having such every year, till they consciously and decidedly achieve those recurring resolutions. There’s one thing I tell people, “Until you learn what you should, when you should, life has no choice but to continue teaching you.” (You can find more about how learning leads, by downloading my leadership book – LEONARD Leads – here). So, the solution is to go back to those plans or resolutions and stay on them till you achieve them. That’s where those materials for keeping resolutions come in handy and you can find some here. You can use them to stay on course with your resolutions.

I’ll like to say to you who’s thinking of dropping that plan or resolution because you’ve not seen immediate and/or positive change(s), please don’t. Or perhaps you’ve already dropped it, please revisit it and work on it till fulfillment. To you who has dropped one plan or resolution to pick up a new one, because you lost interest in the previous one, please look at that plan you lost interest in and see why you lost interest in it. Also, to you who has dropped a plan or resolution because you don’t have people around you to motivate you, believe me when I say, “You can motivate yourself”. I’m a living testimony – you can also find my story and experiences in my book.

In conclusion, I’ll like you to constantly remind yourself of this quote: “If you’ve never felt like giving up, then your dream isn’t big enough”. So, if you know your dreams, plans or resolutions are big enough and important to you and you feel like giving up, that’s all the more reason and enough evidence to keep going.

I hope this has helped encourage and inspire someone. All the best with your plans and/or resolutions. Do share this. Thanks.

10 Books Every Young Black Woman Needs to Read in Order to SLAY

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Slay: Killed it. Succeed in something amazing. (urban dictionary)

In a world where the #BeyHive reigns supreme; everyone wants to possess the superpower to SLAY. Whether it’s informing your hairdresser to slay your hair to the Gawds or with a new dress from Forever 21; the objective is always to kill it. With our careers, business, relationships, and spirituality hold no exception to this rule.

When we pick up a book it allows us to stretch beyond our current knowledge and begin to think out of the box. As an African American woman it seems to be more challenging for us as we have to fight against BOTH minorities (woman and ethnicity). Many of us want to SLAY throughout our life but have no idea of how to start. Well girl here is the ammo to slay your year…I mean knowledge IS power.

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1. Fervent by Pricilla Shirer

Is it just me or when I pray I can get in a habit and it becomes very generic. You know, like the little books that you buy for a newborn. (well unless suffering from a major hangover and promise God that I will NEVER do it again…he still working on me).

Based on the movie War Room Pricilla lays out a very practical and strategic plan for prayer. She provides a step by step guide to fight the real enemy (Satan) that includes scripture, relatable situations (even the friend that you can’t stand), and cards in which you are able to create your own prayer wall. After completion you will feel equiped to guard yourself from any attack that heads your way.


2. The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America by Tamara Winfrey Harris

“What’s wrong with the black woman? Simple answer: Not a damned thing. We’re not perfect, but we’re no more flawed than anyone else…..We have facets like diamonds. The trouble is the people who refuse to see us sparkling.” – Tamara Winfrey Harris

Seriously if I could Oprah this book (you get this book, you get this book, evvvvvveerrry body gets this book) for every Black woman I really would (let me put this on my to do list). Why? If you don’t understand your history you allow ANYONE (the media especially) to tell you who you are, how you’re supposed to feel and act. So instead of embracing it…self-hate takes over.

Tamara Winfrey Harris takes us on a trip back in history and acquaints us with the origins of the stereotypes: Mammy, Sapphire, and the Jezebel. She explores deep into the various connotations within every aspect of life; from beauty, sex and marriage to strength. Interviewing women with different backgrounds, ages, and walks of life you see that we all face the same -ish.

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3. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes the creator of everyone’s’ favorite shows (Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, and Grey’s Anatomy) shares as only she can how one statement from her sister changed her life. In a very transparent, witty way, and along with the right dash of humor, Shonda shows us how to become comfortable with the uncomfortable.

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4. The Little Black Book of Success: Laws of Leadership for Black Women by Elaine Meryl Brown Marsha Haygood, Rhonda Joy McLean

With so many strikes against us from the jump; navigating the business world is a little different for us than what our counterparts face. You don’t want to get the label of being a mad black woman but you don’t want to be a doormat either. These three highly successful African American executives share their advice on how to make it to the top. As they describe it “a mentor in your pocket.”

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5. The Personal Touch by Terrie Williams

When at the bottom our dreams can seem as if they are too far out of reach. Terrie Williams shows how she created a powerhouse PR firm representing large names such as Eddie Murphey from nothing but a dream. It doesn’t matter where you start from but you can make your goals and dreams reality with just a little bit of the personal touch.

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6. All the Joy You Can Stand: 101 Sacred Power Principles for Making Joy Real in Your Life by Debrena Jackson Gandy

Girl, after I read this book I wanted to run outside and hit a number from “You Got Served” in the rain. Filled with personal stories Debrena Jackson Gandy instructs us on how to transform our life. Not just any transformation but starting on the inside to free yourself in order to reach your highest potential.

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7. What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey

How could this be a list to slay your year without including Auntie O (Well Oprah is my Aunt in my head). Even years after the Oprah Show concluded she continues to drop several gems in this easy to read goodie. Oprah shares from past life lessons in an essay format divided into several themes to encourage us to be the best version of ourselves.

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8. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter – And How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay

This book was one of the first to let me know “hey girl you need to get your life together.” Even though it low key called me out it also showed me that I was not alone. People continue to rely the message that our 20 something years are a time to turn up and be wild. But Meg Jay communicates that we should make the most of our time instead of throwing down the drain. Why wait later when you can act NOW. The stories from her clients are so relatable that I saw myself in each one (talk about being all in my Kool aid).

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9. Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich: 75 Avoidable Mistakes Women Make with Money by Lois P. Frankel

Nobody wants to be broke? Well at least that is what we say. But do our words match our actions (let me answer for you…NO). Especially as women we are taught negative messages regarding money at an early age; i.e. to let the man handle finances. Lois Frankel provides us with tips to get our finances all the way together. My favorite part was how to negotiate for the pay that we DESERVE rather than accept anything.

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10. You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

I’m pretty sure that I have given my copy of this book out close to 34032895 times. To say that I loved it would be an understatement.  In hilarious chapters Jen teaches us to identify bad self-talk, and to take action in order to create the life that we want NOW! And to never forget to always LOVE YOURSELF!

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Whoop there it is! Pick up a copy of these options and let me know what you think. I know there are TONS more that are out there; feel free to share what books have allowed you to succeed AMAZINGLY!  Would love to hear from you…drop your suggestions in the comment section!

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Source: Life Hack


As we promised on Friday, we have saved the best movie for the last. Check it out. Happy viewing.

Easter Christian movies 2016


Release Date:February 19, 2016
Rating: PG-13
Plot: After the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Clavius, a non-believer and a Roman Centurion, is required to investigate the rumors about a risen Messiah. During his mission to unfold the mystery of the Resurrection, he finds that he is facing with more questions.
Early Review: Just another piece of new 2016 Christian movies for Easter? Not exactly. Taken in the point of view of a non-believer, Risen delivers something different, something that whether you believe in Jesus or not, will want to see it.

Sources: macxdvd.com & YouTube



Good day Ladies and Gentlemen.

On behalf of ROC Akomolede, his parents – PstFemi & Mrs. Tinu Akomolede – and siblings, Champions’ Meal thanks everyone who showed up at ROC’s Book Launch on Saturday, February 6, 2016. We also appreciate our online viewers.

We specially thank:

The distinguished Chairman, Mr. Segun Oloketuyi (MD Wema Bank Plc.)

Grandparents of the day , Engineer Shyngle Wigwe (Fmr. Director General NTA and a respected Minister of God) and his wife, Mrs. Stella Wigwe.

Father of the day, Rev. (Dr.) ‘Tonye Amaso (Presiding Apostle of Firebrand Assembly Church Int.).

Wonderful Special Guests of Honour:

  1. Femi Falana (SAN)
  2. Kola Olayinka (British Airways, West Africa)
  3. Bala Yesufu (Director Cadbury Plc.)
  4. Akinolu Ayileka (Wema Bank)

Other Special Guests of Honour, the brilliant Book Reviewer, Apostle Doyin Ilawole, Donors, other dignitaries & Members of the Press.

God bless you all tremendously. YOU ROCK!

Pictures of the event will be posted online soon.


Happy New Year 4


Thanks for making 2015 a success for us. We hope to have even more support from you this New Year. God bless you as you continue with us.

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