2020 did not start off well for all, including myself and as of current day, we are still in the apocalypse and the book of Revelations with this coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic. Which we as Africans have entitled ‘Coro Coro’. Although many people are crying because they celebrated their birthday during quarantine, lost loved ones that they couldn’t say their final goodbye, affected by job furlough and STILL to this day have not received unemployment that they submitted for weeks on end, there is some light at the end of the tunnel.
Creativity has gone to SUPERIOR this pandemic. From companies by force being innovative in learning how to work from home to people choosing to finally embark and pursue on side passions/hustles. It’s a BEAUTIFUL thing.
Churches had to become more innovative in performing everything virtual out of the fear in lack of participation. If I tell you how my home pastor has finessed many things he shouldn’t have done…..I still laugh at it. But we serve a BIG GOD!! 🙏🏾🙌🏾 People are now writing and journaling more, some are pursuing to get things published (including myself), some beautiful marriages have been conducted virtually as no delay does NOT stop love (look at Elaine Welteroth’s virtual wedding on her instagram here:), and the list goes on. Adults acting like 5 year olds on Tik Tok even though I do not support in engaging watching people’s tik tok after they refused to allow the #GeorgeFloyd #BLM hashtag on their platform. Many people have received a closer relationship to God or their specific higher being as well in the face of adversity. And let’s not forget the dope graduating class of medical school graduates including my baby sister Belinda and my FOREVER PA Philly Hommie Imanyah. All these beautiful doctors securing the bag into top residencies and fellowships this year in high-end specialties. God is GOOD!!! 🥼👨🏽⚕️👩🏾⚕️ Attention to black lives in America on a GLOBAL standard, which has never been done in history BEFORE!! 🙌🏾
I catch some stuff here and there, from some of my close ones who I watch their tik tok videos on their instagram. And this lady, she has a special place in my heart. To my Qui Qui, Quianna who knew me when I was in the womb. Over 9 years my senior…let me just say that at 40 something…she is DESTROYING the game!! Lookwise and just life in general. Her late mother and my mom were sisters as her mom was very influential in my mothers life when she came to the states and barely knew English. Her mother, Aunty Cat took her in showing her the ropes of American life…and the rest is HISTORY. I thought I’m living life, but BABY were they LIVING in their heydays.
She did this video duet tik tok with Vincent Vianen…entitled #endoftimeduet…and SIS WENT OFF!! I’m so proud that we still all keep in touch just like the good old days when everyone was alive and well.
To follow Quianna on her instagram or watch more of her videos and get a dope glimpse of her life….FOLLOW her: @quiannaagent
From us as little girls to grown women…it’s a MOVEMENT!!!
What is your accomplishments and downfalls of 2020? Remember we are halfway through…keep up the GOOD FIGHT.-Evalina C. Ikpoh, Founder, ‘Your TRANSPARENCY is BEAUTIFUL’