As 2017 draws to a close, we are in a reflective mood! We are extremely thankful for the support from you, our loyal readers, since we launched Melanmag.com in September 2016, and finish off the year looking back at some of the stories that resonated most with you.

We’ve delved into our archives and come up with the stories that got you clicking the most in each month of the past one year. We’d like to take this opportunity to ask you to let us know what type of stories and content you would like to see more of in 2018. Let us know in the comments below.

But in the meanwhile, take another look at your favourite Melanmag.com stories, so far.

January

10 women at the top of their game: “What I would tell my 15-year old self!”

10 women at the top of their gameKicking off the new year of 2017, our contributor, Claire Clottey, interviewed 10 amazing women and asked them to reflect on what they would tell their 15-year-old selves.

Some might say it was the New Year motivation that caught your attention or could it be the advice ringing true, that resonated with you all?

 

February

Where to go: Dinner Dates

Melan Mag: Dinner DatesOn the eve of Valentine’s Day, we offered six foodie suggestions on which restaurants to go to for the best dinner dates! It was clearly the mouth-watering food pictures and vivid descriptions that drew you in.

 

March

Self-promotion: It’s not boasting if it’s true!

Self-promotion: It’s not boasting if it’s true!We were grateful for the wise words from Ronke Lawal, founder of Ariatu PR, a champion of emerging, black-owned businesses, who gave the entrepreneurs among you the confident boost you needed to hear in March on how to be unapologetic about your businesses achievements.

 

April

Top 5 hotels and destinations for an African holiday of a lifetime

Top 5 hotels and destinations for an African holiday of a lifetimeNo matter where we live in the world, for many of us, the motherland is still home. So, it doesn’t surprise us that our selection of five amazing hotels and destinations across the continent caught your eye.

 

May

Mums: How to keep your sanity while launching your business!

Mums: How to keep your sanity while launching your business! 22061969 - african american woman with baby girl working from home
Image credit: www.123rf.com

Juggling many balls whilst trying to run a business is hard but to juggle a business alongside being a mother takes stress levels to another level. We gave you nine tips on how to balance the two whilst keep your sanity in check.

 

June

16 Darker shade foundations for the chocolate-skinned beauty

18 Darker shade foundations for the chocolate-skinned beauty
Image Credit: Marena Beaute.

The struggle is real when it comes to finding your shade in foundation, especially when you are chocolate-skinned beauty. However, you came to us and we hooked you up with 16 brands that offer makeup foundation for the darker toned woman of colour.

 

July

Our photographer went to Jamaica, and all we got was stunning shots

Our resident photographer, Jodine Williams, took us on her trip to Jamaica with snazzy shots and it was stunning! Who doesn’t love to little browse through the vacation pics of other people?

 

August

“I am very grateful to my younger self for making that choice”: Actress Chipo Chung

“I am very grateful to my younger self for making that choice”: Actress Chipo ChungRADA-trained actress Chipo Chung opened up in an exclusive interview with our editor, from her identity to her experiences in the acting world, many of you were eager to see what she had to say.

 

September

Hella interview: When we met Yvonne Orji (Insecure’s Molly)

Hella interview: When we met Yvonne Orji (Insecure’s Molly)Who doesn’t love Insecure actress, Molly? One of the most successful shows of the moment, many of you were keen to find out what makes the beautiful actress, Yvonne Orji, that plays her, tick.

 

October

Why Barbados is the place to be this Autumn

Why Barbados is the place to be this AutumnFrom circuit racing at the Festival of Speed to the annual Barbados Food and Rum Festival, we gave you a list of reasons why you should plan a visit to Barbados in the very near future.

 

November

Courage and beauty: meet the goddesses of the Grace Project

Courage and beauty: meet the goddesses of the Grace ProjectPhotographer, Charise Isis, tastefully depicted the courage and beauty of women who had triumphed in the face of breast cancer in her Grace project. Her photo series of the women in ancient-Goddess poses obviously captured your attention too.

 

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