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 219 posts for Afrique Beat

Lekoa FM gala dinner

Constance van Niekerk, SA All roads lead to Emerald Resort and Casino on the 4th of April 2020 as Vaal’s Lekoa FM 91.0 hosts its first ever couples’ and singles’ gala dinner. They’re putting out all the stops on this event with esteemed guest speakers lined up who include The Marriage Champion, Pastor Tshabalala; Apostle Ranyane; … Continue reading

Alexio, my pick me up

by Constance van Niekerk, SA What a morning! The weather is cloudy and the mood is sombre. Getting out of bed was a duty I unwillingly obliged to today. Even my usual mood boosters disappointed me today, but Alexio effortlessly put a bounce in my step. I’m in love…. First on the line-up was Shaina. … Continue reading

WCW- Seipati Koko Dinah

As I stated last week, I will choose one female from the people who liked our Facebook page, Afrique Beat. Today’s WCW is none other my own personal person, my soul sister, Seipati Koko Dinah from Vereeniging, South Africa. I appreciate this special soul who supports me in everything I do. This is what sisters … Continue reading


We loved so much before February 13thEyes so love-sweet and come-finishWe made love on the veranda of our heartsBeautifully carved to fit more love wattsWe sacrificed to make us…I sacrificed everything to sum usA pillar to each other, we were crowned REALYet you crashed our creation, you embraced betrayal,On that 14th love of February…And I … Continue reading

‘Coronavirus’ trending

Coronavirus is trending on social media, not the outbreak itself, but the ZCC song! Watch the video on coronavirus that is trending on social media, ‘Coronavirus’.

Happy International Women’s Day

Our globe

this is our globewhere sanity is rare and humility is madnesswe once were toldto respect others and clean our own mess phases we faceglittering black shoes to glitter untilall steps are madeshoot for the stars and shoot to kill due pain awaitswe who rejoice while others are sufferingnever too latemending our ways embracing the love … Continue reading

Freedom fight

freedom fightthe pen at warkingdom knightserve my lord stress let passaim for peacewhile it lastsstay at ease that is whenvulnerable you are deemedan uncut gemadorable how it all seemed cut later then highly pricedincluding its remnantsset minor backing more liesenjoyed the dividends freedom fightwords on showday to nightthe seed i sow. © ISAAC RAMOSHIDI BOKABA

How To Get Over Hurt And Pains

Article written by Precious Sogunro There’s one strong weapon used to eliminate a man, it’s the absence of joy and happiness replaced with the presence of pain and bitterness. This is so strong it evolves with time and becomes even much stronger and present in the life and daily basis of a person if not treated … Continue reading

Dear fellow blogger

This is just to say ‘thank you’ to those who take the time to like my posts, comment and reblog… I really appreciate your support. If I have not reciprocated, my apologies. Do email me on info.afriqueat@gmail.com so I can rectify it. However, there are those who I have liked and liked their posts, and … Continue reading

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