Last Updated on August 14, 2023
How many times do you open up Facebook only to find friend requests pending from people who are very clearly not real? This was a major trend throughout 2017 for me. I received SO MANY fake friend requests, I lost count. There was some serious catfishing going on or something… I reported enough fake profiles that Facebook started sending me “thank you” messages for weeding them out!!! You’re welcome, Facebook.
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Meet Hollie Morrison. She was really sweet for taking the time out of her day to add me.
Bianca was just a young girl looking for positive people to influence her life.
Oh and let’s not forget about Mary Fannin who hopelessly craved sexual desire. She even provided a link if you wanted to casually get to know her. I wonder what Mary Fannin is up to nowadays.
Meet Blessing Dirina
Two weeks before the end of 2017, I received a friend request from someone named “Blessing Dirina.” According to her profile, she claimed to be a member of the Nigerian police force. She had nearly 5,000 friends yet we had 0 mutual friends. Hmm, nothing out of the ordinary there.
I let the friend request sit pending during the holidays assuming it would be gone in a week or two once somebody else reported it. Except, when I checked back on January 1, 2018 it wasn’t gone. It was still pending! I began to further investigate her “profile.” Here is what I found:
Her Facebook account began to feel more real once I realized her history goes back SEVERAL years. This wasn’t just an account someone whipped up out of the blue. It has history. She has a ton of photos of herself too! I started to wonder, if this “Izibeya” guy gets a 2018 full of Blessing, well, why shouldn’t I?!
Dirina even offered me 7 solid reasons to add her as a friend validated with a “yea.”
It was in that moment that a decision was made. 2018 is my year of acceptance and it all begins with saying yes.
I accepted Blessing Dirina’s friend request.
It is like I always say, “It only takes one yes to bless.”
My favorite thing was when I woke up the next morning to a missed video call from Blessing.
Darn it. She could have been sending me my first miracle and I totally missed my window of opportunity!!! I told myself I must ensure my heart remains open to future Blessings. On that same note, the fact she she video called made me honestly wonder if she was, in fact, TRULY a real person. Could Blessing Dirina REALLY be REAL!?
Yesterday, while sitting around at home avoiding the crazy snowstorm, I got a notification on Messenger. It was Blessing Dirina checking in. I asked her to please make the snow go away. She launched a new video call request and I knew the line between us needed to be open for her Blessings to transfer so I accepted.
Just like that, I ACCEPTED AND OFFICIALLY MET BLESSING DIRINA!!!!
Blessing and I shared a wonderful conversation that morning. SHE’S REAL. Not only is she real, she is actually AMAZING! She showed me around Nigeria where she works. I found the stark difference in weather there vs. here so amusing. Everyone in Nigeria was wearing shorts while on my end, I couldn’t show her anything beyond my own house because of the bomb cyclone snowstorm that had me trapped inside.
My favorite was when I asked her, “Dirina, what do you do?” and she goes, “I’m a cop! It is on my profile!” and I responded, “Oh yeah, I think I saw that,” hahahaha and she walks into her Nigerian police station showing me her actual office. AMAZING. I also asked her how she found my Facebook and why she added me in the first place. That was an interesting story all on its own.
I like you too, Dirina. <3 Sorry for ever doubting you!!
I suggested Blessing Dirina add some of my Facebook friends using the “Suggest Friend” feature Facebook offers.
Now, Dirina is everywhere I look. Even when I open Instagram, Dirina is my #1 suggested person to follow.