African Inspiration for the Modern Bride: Munaluchi Bridal Magazine

Posted on Friday, June 11th, 2010 at 1:59 PM

By BellaNaija.com

A few months ago, we received an email about a new African-inspired bridal magazine, our curiosity was piqued. After reading through the latest edition of the magazine, we can definitely give it a thumbs up. Munaluchi Bridal Magazine is the first African-inspired bridal magazine to launch in the US. The magazine is tailored for the bride who craves culture and style. It offers content covering a variety of areas including bridal fashion, reception decor and real life weddings with African flair.

According to the Publisher/Editor-In-Chief of Munaluchi, Jacqueline Nwobu – “Munaluchi Bridal is a niche magazine with a worldwide audience. The target market includes African/black females between the ages of 18-34 in the US and abroad. The publication offers readers the opportunity to easily source wedding professionals in its Diamond Directory, a listing of preferred wedding vendors. It also showcases real life African traditional weddings and the latest designs from top notch African designers. In addition, the magazine introduces “The Pearls of Africa,” which encourages honeymoon travel to Africa.

A recent study shows that the buying power of young African consumers is growing 15 times faster in the US than the traditional market. This market is one that is often times overlooked.

Great to see that the magazine has a clear focus and plan to reach their intended target group. You can buy your copy of Munaluchi at Barnes N Noble, Borders, Shoprite, Target, Kmart, HEB, and Safeway and Walgreens locations all across the US. The first issue went on sale on January 5th and by the 21st of January, over 8500 copies had been sold. The current issue, Spring/Summer 2010, will be launched in the UK via 750 stores and is also being launched in Nigeria and Ghana at select locations. Visit www.munaluchibridal.com for more information.

Check out some snippets from the latest issue of Munaluchi

Bridal Fashion & Beauty

African Fashion Editorials

Real Weddings

Travel/Honeymoon Destination Reviews

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  • 26 Comments on “African Inspiration for the Modern Bride: Munaluchi Bridal Magazine”

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    • bukky June 11, 2010 at 2:38 PM

      beautiful magazine!!!but then why must photo shop take over our lives?dang!

    • Ujubaby June 11, 2010 at 2:45 PM

      Nyce!

    • bob-ij June 11, 2010 at 2:47 PM

      I’m so impressed! Good job. Is the brown dress by “Nkwo” or “Ituen Basi” either ways, it’s gorgeous!

    • Funke June 11, 2010 at 3:20 PM

      Nice one!!! where can we buy it in Nigeria???

    • Bigzgelz June 11, 2010 at 4:42 PM

      Good job I say, good job, more grease!

    • morgan June 11, 2010 at 5:04 PM

      Thanks for all the great feedback. We will have locations available for purchase in Nigeria in the coming weeks. Stay tuned by visiting the website, http://www.munaluchibridal.com.

      Btw, the brown dress is by Nkwo.

    • sassycassie June 11, 2010 at 5:09 PM

      i am so loving the name of the magazine! and i know the bride featured in the trad section. chidinma ilonzo. went to high school with her. pertty girl.

    • tatafo! June 11, 2010 at 8:01 PM

      I have been waiting for this feature. Grab your copy ladies and get one for your friends who are getting married. The quality of the mag is on point. Excellent attention to details, I was seriously impressed.

    • Lala June 11, 2010 at 11:45 PM
    • funtizzy June 12, 2010 at 1:46 AM

      lovely pics

    • Bola #1 June 12, 2010 at 2:07 AM

      the dress in the editorial is by Nkwo from last year’s AFW collection.

      amazing idea to launch it. I have a feeling Nigerians will start rushing to get their wedding featured here cuz this mag is distributed on a more global scale than Ovation and the likes.

      Anyways, the mag looks great!

    • TooLegit June 12, 2010 at 2:51 AM

      Impressive! Looks like a quality publication…

    • CEO June 12, 2010 at 1:59 PM

      OMG….see chichi girl…anyway pls where can i get this mag in the UK….for some reason av been planning my wedding( no potential groom yet)…LOL..am just believing. so i need this mag. am loving the attention to detail it has and the fact that it showcases nigeria in a very positive way.xoxo

    • OlucciArmani June 12, 2010 at 5:26 PM

      So so proud of my naijas……I’m short of words!.
      Fabulous

    • Franca O June 12, 2010 at 9:59 PM

      Bella, you should edit it from ‘peek’ to pique.

    • Enyinne O. June 13, 2010 at 2:10 AM

      Congrats Munaluchi team! This magazine is so fab! Very proud of my fellow Naijas! :-)

    • THE AMAKA June 13, 2010 at 11:16 AM

      awwwwwwwwww cute!

    • COTE MINOU June 13, 2010 at 5:41 PM

      We can’t wait to get my copy..This magazine gives you the serious goosebumps.
      We are sooo Proud! Thank you Munaluchi for Representing our beautiful continent!

    • Myne Whitman June 13, 2010 at 8:40 PM

      Lovely pics and magazine.

    • Joy June 14, 2010 at 2:57 PM

      i like how it encourages AFRICAN honeymoon destinations

    • Oladipo June 14, 2010 at 10:43 PM

      Beautiful Beautiful Preview, Cant wait to scroll through a copy

    • Omada June 15, 2010 at 12:41 AM

      @ CEO lol!… the same here… i have even picked the color of my aso-ebi and the number of my bridesmaids.
      i call it Faith!!! :D

    • Africa Travel June 15, 2010 at 9:44 PM

      Thanks for the effort you took to expand upon this topic so thoroughly.
      Many of us dream of taking a wild adventure through an exotic location for a holiday, vacation or trip of self exploration, not many of us actually treat ourselves to such an exciting and wonderful experience. There has never been a better time to fulfill this worthy dream, and traveling through beautiful and enchanting Africa is something everyone should do in their lifetime.
      Booking an african travel safari directly with a local operator in the country you wish to visit can save you a lot on money. But you must be very careful that you are booking with a reliable local safari operator who will give you a stress free vacation. With the internet full of all manner of safari operators, read on and discover how easy it is to vet if your African safari operator is genuine and reliable.

    • Uju June 19, 2010 at 12:01 AM

      Nice……..

    • Kim June 30, 2010 at 11:53 PM

      This magazine is so fab!!!!!!!!!!

    • Christiana Jackson-Yancy March 19, 2014 at 4:40 PM

      Very happy to see this magazine.