Has the African Sports System Failed Aspiring Young Athletes?

The sports industry is and has become one of the largest and well-financed industries to date. Its success is accounted for by a gush of sponsorships from reputable brands, and loyal sportsmanship that contributes to the growth and sustainability of the industry. According to the Business Research Company, in 2020, the global sports market generatedContinue reading “Has the African Sports System Failed Aspiring Young Athletes?”

Awakening Through Vulnerability

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change” Dr. Brené Brown During a moment of introspection, I became aware of how weak and “unprotected” I am in this season. Whether it is in my faith, professionally or family-wise. I felt a sense of void about this present stage of my life. A sense ofContinue reading “Awakening Through Vulnerability”

This is your sign to move on!

“One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised. ” ― Chinua Achebe By Andréas RB Deolinda Have you ever been a situation that has left you in a state of disbelief? That “What the flamingo?” Moment… There comes a time in one’s life where the moment that offered that breakthroughContinue reading “This is your sign to move on!”

Distorted Reality or A New Era?

Everything literally took a turn when the number went from ’19 to ’20. This new decade…I don’t want it. Uh uh. Honestly, it’s too much at this point! From one restriction level to another; when you think we’re close to no restriction level … BOOM … back to level three. I believe for many ofContinue reading “Distorted Reality or A New Era?”

A Very Warm Welcome to You!

By Andréas Deolinda It’s so refreshing to be writing this post.I can honestly say: “it’s about time!” I’ve postponed this long enough. Poetry and writing have been such an intricate part of me. A gift that for so long I’ve kept on the back burner. But it was a nagging feeling to say the least.Continue reading “A Very Warm Welcome to You!”

An ode to love

By Andréas Deolinda Can I write a poem about you? Lay down every feeling every emotion, every heart-stopping grip you have on me; and transform them into words. Every word matching every sensation. Will it ease the process? You’re like a breath of fresh air – yet somehow you suffocate me and I lose senseContinue reading “An ode to love”

Plus belle la vie

écrit par Andréas Deolinda Cheers! À ces moments de bonheur absolu . Allons-y sur des routes dépourvue de l’angoise que ce monde nous apporte. Et prenons le chemin sur les longues routes pavées. Bras ouverts en criant au sommet des poumons: “Plus belle la vie !” En ces temps, je me souviens des jours plusContinue reading “Plus belle la vie”

Silent screams

By Andréas RB Deolinda Stone walls don’t talk. But if they could what would they say? Sacred engravings carved in rough stones laced in patterns. What lies beyond, no one can fathom what phantom lies behind those walls. Or is my heart too wicked to allude a perhaps better reality. Yet somehow, those walls standContinue reading “Silent screams”