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 simbongile@melenial.com.

Yours in Black Girl Magic,

Melenial Editors