My Lockdown Story – Vivian Okafor

by Vivian Okafor

A Lockdown Story

By: Vivian Okafor

It’s been crazy so far, like each day feels like the same day all over again. Waking up. Eating. Sleeping.

Although I tried to practice more on my makeup and online classes on content creation, the electricity here was epileptic all the way.

On trying to push through, regardless, I rested well and tried to think and make positive decisions in my life.

Also, family bonding made the whole situation unique even without electricity.

The pandemic has not been easy and my heart goes out to all the victims and their families.
I even lost someone who was waiting for the lockdown to be over in order to have a heart surgery abroad. However, within the two weeks lockdown, she died at the age of 24. Someone with a very bright life already!

In all, I believe this phase will pass away and life will be better again❤️

A Note From Eden: Dear Vivian,
In the way your heart is beautifully structured. In the way you reflect love, courage, brilliance and strength, even on days you barely realize this. In all these and more.- You. Are. Everything. Beautiful. On beauty. You are the art. You are the artist. And you do not just colour faces (as a makeup artist), but you also shine the brightness of your heart into the dark phases of those around. You are an essence of life. Please know this, and continue to work/walk in the consciousness of these words. Thanks for sharing your truth with us at Express-Shun. The world is dark enough. Continue to shine the light that you are.

Cheers!

Much love!!

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5 comments

Matthew Adebiyi May 27, 2020 - 9:35 pm

This is so sad. It just further shows the loopholes in this country. She had to travel abroad for the heart surgery. Maybe her soul rest in perfect peace.
God bless your beautiful heart for sharing.

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Pearl Eze May 27, 2020 - 9:55 pm

We have a long way to go. Aside the Lockdown, how long would we keep losing our people to the delays of sending them abroad for treatment? This is so touching and at the same time insightful.

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Toby May 28, 2020 - 9:34 am

May her soul rest in peace. Amen.
On the power supply, that has been one of the most frustrating issue during the lockdown. It’s not like it was good before now, but one would have thought it will be managed better knowing that all work and lives were at home.

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Joy Agada May 28, 2020 - 10:14 am

So touching and inspiring. And you’re so beautiful too

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Dayo May 28, 2020 - 8:04 pm

Wow! This too will pass

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