My Lockdown Story – Prisca Nosike

by Prisca Nosike

A Lockdown Story

By: Prisca Nosike

From watching the media analyze the impact of a novel virus ravaging China through the West to hearing it’s in the neighborhood…

I wasn’t aware of the reality on ground, just enervated with the stress of my daily schedule and all I needed was a break.

Then the break came, work and public life was shuttered till further notice.

Almost excited, I took the time off as a vacation!
It was cool for sometime until reality began to dawn on me.

The heightened uncertainty.
Not knowing if or when it’ll end.
Not knowing when normal life will begin or what the new normal will be like.

In all this time, we’ve all been almost compelled to understand that most things we chase about are not as important as our health, family and humanity.

Still, I’m grateful for life and the privilege to be part of it all.
I’m hopeful that just like every other season of life:
This too will pass…

A Note From Eden: Dear Prisca,
I see you, I see a masterpiece of beauty, brilliance and truth. And these three are all reflected in your lockdown story. As you stay “grateful for life and the privilege to be part of it all.” I am grateful for you, the giftedness of life. I am grateful because the world is blessed to have you shine your light in hearts and minds, through this seemingly dark times. Thanks for sharing your truth with us at Express-Shun. The world is dark enough. Continue to shine the light that you are.


Much love!!


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Chizoba Kele June 14, 2020 - 12:12 am

Yeah, yeah. We all needed a break. But like they say, “too much of everything…” I’m glad everything is gradually easing up now. This too will pass indeed and we will come out stronger.

Sheila June 14, 2020 - 12:21 am

So true, the things that matter most is everything okay learn in this season. I pray we learn and live by them afterwards.

Jerry Bright June 14, 2020 - 12:26 am


Tanith JP June 14, 2020 - 6:52 am

The uncertainty was just the height of everything. Like not knowing when it will end, rather waking up to see the rise in numbers. At this point, I have chosen to live my best life regardless. Rather than worrying over things beyond my control.

Saint Michael June 14, 2020 - 9:14 am

It’s a privilege to be part of it indeed. Because when there is life. There is hope.

Adebiyi Josh June 14, 2020 - 3:18 pm



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