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Connie V

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a South African-based Zimbabwean-born creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. She is also Editor at ZimOnlineNews. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.
Connie V has written 290 posts for Afrique Beat

Zodwa Wabantu blows a fuse on social media

When people fall in love, they have a tendency of shutting their eyes, then they say love is blind. It’s not. Love’s eyesight is perfectly okay. It sees imperfections and decides to overlook. It sees everything and sometimes ignores. But it does see! The heart maybe, decides to operate free from the mind… who knows … Continue reading

Send A Little Bit Of Love

Send A Little Bit Of Love is a single done by South African based artist, Francis Muleso. Francis had this to say about ‘Send A Little Bit Of Love’: 1. The idea to do the song came mainly to create awareness to people that covid 19 is here and we can only beat it if … Continue reading

Francis Muleso

Francis Muleso is an upcoming artist who was born in Malawi and now based in Johannesburg with his family. He is a song composer and instrumentalist. Professional background  My Professional work started as soon I arrived in South Africa in 2007 when I met with Mawande Stuurman who has worked with big names locally and … Continue reading

The best things in life are free, or are they?

I woke up to discover that #lobola is trending today. Some of the tweets are surprising though, they made me wonder, is lobola an African tradition, is it practiced by blacks only and what is its purpose? Where is its roots? Does it have anything to do with colour and culture? Where does the money … Continue reading

On Age fluidity

In this new world, nothing surprises me anymore. These are indeed ever-changing times. Are we now giving excuses for evil, justifying things that are simply not normal behaviour? Should we turn a blind eye to pedophilia because of something called age fluid? Age fluid, my foot! Do we not have the power to put an … Continue reading

Zimbabwean short film up for international award

A New World is a Zimbabwean short film written and directed by Melgin Tafirenyika who’s often referred to as Zimbabwe’s Denzel Washington. The film was produced on the 14th of July 2020 and features Charles Kamara and Jessica Randazha. It is a 4min film about Covid-19 which depicts the new world after the pandemic. It … Continue reading

Single but, still human

Have you ever seen how single women are treated in society at large, even in church! For some reason single women are not given any respect as human beings, worse if they are single because of divorce. Unfortunately, the widows are not spared of this dehumanizing treatment from society. Young married women speak to senior … Continue reading

Pitch black

Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’ve been reading Ways of Dying by Zakes Mda. In the book, there’s a woman who is described as pitch black. While doing the book review on air, I took the opportunity to talk about colourism. As you have read from some of my previous posts, I was a … Continue reading

Apply the lessons

Last week I started reading Ways of Dying, a book penned by South African award winning prolific author, Zakes Mda. (Book review coming soon). This book is quite a tale with lots of lessons. Two major lessons I’ve learnt from this book are: Live like it’s your last day on earth – do your best … Continue reading

I still love you

I still love youThe same way I’ve loved you since I fell in love with you I still love youThe same way I’ve loved you since I first laid eyes on you I still love youThe same way I’ve loved you since my first‘I love you too’ I still love youEven through the storms and … Continue reading

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Connie V

Connie V

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a South African-based Zimbabwean-born creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. She is also Editor at ZimOnlineNews. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.

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