Holding the spotlight for over 20 years as an R&B megastar, it’s no surprise that MONICA is the Cover Girl of the March/April 2016 Social Media Mania issue. MONICA’s elegant demeanor and sultry music has garnered love from admirers worldwide and her intimate Q&A Twitter sessions only further fans adoration. “What I talk about and share the most is what is important to me, that being first and foremost my faith and next to my faith is my family,” she says.
Social media is the cornerstone of the millennial culture and beauty gurus and novices alike have used this phenomenon to build and/or increase their respective empires. Social influencer, Jan Bonito, gained popularity on Instagram for astonishingly transforming into many celebrities including Snoop Dogg and now he‘s showing us what products he used to turn himself into Rihanna. YouTube sensation Raye Boyce, aka It’sMyRayeRaye, shares how she became one of the leading bloggers in the industry.
Searching the #NaturalHairJourney hashtag? You’ll find the Glam Twinz and Natasha (Naturally Tash) discussing ways to keep your strands in their healthiest state. Is texlaxing the new wave for women who want curly hair, but don’t want to join #TeamNatural? We’re exploring the ins and outs of the controversial technique blowing up the black hair community.
Spring fashion is here! Wardrobe Consultant, Fash, shares her effortless styling tips with us while actress Jasmine Burke shows us her best style as a woman on the move.
In this issue’s Life + Culture section, we speak to Necole Kane on her transition from bitchie to empowering and media mogul Karen Civil on building a brand on her own terms. Family is at the center of multi-talented stars Holly Robinson Peete’s and Rickey Smiley’s lives as they put it all on display on their reality TV shows.
Join the conversation with the Social Media Mania March/April issue on stands March 1, 2016.


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