The name Melenial arises from the combination of the words Melenin, Millennial and Azania (the European-resistant name for South Africa).
Melenial is a digital lifestyle content magazine aimed at the black millennials of South Africa and the diaspora, women in particular. The co-founders, Nomvelo Chalumbira and Simbongile Ndlangisa, decided this was a platform that was much needed and non-existent in South Africa.
It was started in order to give local middle class black girls their own Rookie Mag or Saint Heron. We wanted to cover a large spectrum in terms of content but also keep it exclusively black orientated. We are just beginning with much more to come.
Melenial has become a new way to identify for us with hopes that others can self-identify with what we are trying to create here.
To advertise /collab with Melenial
Official stats for our website’s audience will be released a month after the site goes live. If you are a brand, creative or fellow Melenial and would like to pitch advertising or collaborations of some sort in the meantime, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yours in Black Girl Magic,