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 191 posts for Afrique Beat

Nthabi: Voice of Hope

On the eve of Valentine’s Day, I had the privilege to be have lunch with a strong, beautiful queen, a warrior, a survivor, Vaal’s radio personality and motivational speaker, Nthabiseng Mosuoe. Nthabi oozes life! She’s so bubbly that you’d never guess the trauma, tragic and pain that marred her childhood. Article by Constance van Niekerk … Continue reading


I found our picture from forgotten years agowhen love and happiness was all we knewwe looked like we were blessed by the hands of foreverbut here I am now reminiscent over our dusty picture tears flood my sad face for my brain is storming with sensitive memoriesI can still hear the sound of terror when … Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day

Memory lane – poem by Tapiwa L Munyari

Going back memory lane,The familiar path we used to walk together,Hand in hand like teenage lovers we went.Alone and teary I trudged along the path,Reminiscing about bygone days,Bygone days spent in bliss. Going back memory lane,My heart had stuck onto yours,A match made in heaven I believed.The world I had promised to give you,Your future … Continue reading

It’s time to divorce

When it’s not working, it’s not working. It’s no union when the other partner leaves the other alone in the cold time and time again. It’s not worth it when you are constantly left in the dark by your partner…. Sometimes, we just got to admit failure and move on in search of more reliable … Continue reading

Monday Motivation

It’s a beautiful morning! The start of another brand new week…. How the rest of the week goes, is all upto you. It’s Valentine’s Day on Friday, whether you are with someone or not, choose to be happy no matter what. Whether your partner celebrates Valentine’s Day or not, just choose to be happy. You … Continue reading

He made a way

I’ve never fancied myself a singer but, I’m so grateful to God for all He has done for me. There are times I thought I had reached the end, but He always made a way. This is just a token of my appreciation to God above. Thank You God. I’m standing here only because You … Continue reading

This Valentine

This Valentine – poem by Gerry Sikazwe ©2020 Five days to Valentine’s Day, wishing all our readers, editors, sponsors, admins, contributors, graphic designers and fellow bloggers a week filled with nothing but LOVE. You’re appreciated ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Five ways to make World Read Aloud Day fun and engaging:

Today, February the 5th is World Read Aloud Day. The day hasn’t ended yet, and the reading continues. If you didn’t do it today, you can also do it tomorrow and the day after and the day after … Switch off your cellphone and dedicate 15 to 20 minutes reading to your little – even big – … Continue reading

5 Valentine’s Day ideas that won’t leave you broke

Valentine’s Day is like a second New Year, but for lovers 😅. It’s the perfect time for the married to rekindle the fire in their marriage. It would be great though if this special day was wery month! With the skyrocketing divorce rates, this might just be the intervention we need for marriages 😁. Many … Continue reading

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Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection by Constance van Niekerk