Authentic Moments With Dr Bola.
By Bola John
By bringing you talks on the changes that occur in the Brain in simpler terms and how it affects you and also talking on real life issues(like Adulthood, Long Distance Relationships and my faith in Jesus) in a funky way, I hope to hit home on these matters that you are dealing with in ways that will be helpful to you.
Authentic Moments With Dr Bola. Apr 08, 2023
Went through some changes like a butterfly. METAMORPHOSIS (Episode 1)
This podcast episode is an introduction to my new series called Metamorphosis. Changes in life can be unprecedented. It could be hard sometimes and it could also be a delightful ride but whatever it is, it's okay. You are meant to face it head on with confidence, hope and patience. In this episode, I share about some recent changes in my life. Stay tuned.
A Good news. Diary of A Naija Doctor(DAND Episode 6)
Episode 5 of DAND Series: A new, fresh start| A Big News Shared #DAND Diary of a Naija Doctor.
DAND Episode 4: Rough Patches in Life and Moving On
Happy New Year to my dear listeners. In this episode, I share the reason why I was away for a long time; the rough patches I face, lessons learned and moving on after facing a major trauma.
Diary of a Naija Doctor Episode 3 ( Discussion about the Stages of Grief after the Loss of a Loved One+ Call gist of its not all what you hear from a patient or their relative that you should believe)
In this episode, I discussed some details about my last call before my leave started and mentioned how a patient relative can give the wrong information about their patient's treatment while I gave a real-life example and discussed the 5 stages of grief after losing a patient loved one.
Diary of a Naija Doctor Episode 2 (Discussing the Nigerian Healthcare System with Dr Ojikutu)
In this episode, we discussed the challenges the healthcare system in Nigeria is currently facing and we addressed the need for policy changes and setting up a good structure i.e foundation for the healthcare system to thrive in Nigeria.
Song- Beautiful Rain by The Cavemen. (Commemorating The Biafran Day)
Diary of a Naija Doctor Episode 1 (Dispelling the myths about Doctors and describing a Doctor's Call shift.)
Welcome to the first podcast episode in Diary of a Naija Doctor. My aim is that you may understand your doctor more- Who a doctor is and who a doctor is not. What does it mean when a doctor is on a call. In the podcast, I will also dispel some untrue beliefs about who a doctor is, what a doctor should be, or who a doctor is.
Music- "It is What it is" by Adekunle Gold
Diary of a Naija Doctor. The Introduction to DAND
Bringing awareness to the Mental Health Crisis in Nigeria.
Do you know that one in four Nigerians suffers from mental illness? Do you know that help to this great number of people is hampered by tight budgets and a lack of skilled staff?
"The seventh-largest country in the world, Nigeria has Africa’s highest caseload of depression and ranks 15th in the world in the frequency of suicide, according to WHO. There are less than 150 psychiatrists in this country of 200 million, and WHO estimates that fewer than 10 per cent of mentally ill Nigerians have access to the care they need." - (Source: Aljazeera, 2019.)
With a guest speaker on this episode with expert knowledge in Mental Health Therapy, we both addressed the mental health crisis in Nigeria and sought to bring to the hearts of many the awareness of this. Listen in as we discuss such a crucial matter.
Intro Speech by Chadwick Boseman, 2018
Music- Lecrae ft Tori Kelly- Find You
Tori Kelly- Soul Anthem.
I do not own the rights to the songs listed above.
Rants On Love and Relationships (ROLAR) Part 1
Speaking on Feminism with Atim John.
I raise up my voice—not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. … We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.
"Feminism isn't about making women stronger. Women are already strong, it's about changing the way the world perceives that strength."
I feel like Feminism has been misunderstood by the world for a while and there is a certain notion with which people have taken Feminism to be equal to hating of the male gender and that is far from what Feminism is truly about. In this podcast, Atim and I address if Feminism is demonic and if its a thing to be ignored totally and we also speak on Patriarchy(especially in Africa, taking Nigeria as a case study) and we go over various forms of Oppression we have faced, experienced or witnessed being a woman.
Song by Kelly Clarkson(Invincible)
Body shaming and Body Positivity: Beauty Within and Beyond The Skin, Correcting the wrong notion about BMI and explaining Obesity
In this life, Our Body is our home. Its what we live in and unlike any other home, we can't move out of it. We will always have it with us from birth to death. This is the more reason why we need to be comfortable in our skin and love our body. Due to the beauty standards in the media and the relative beauty standards of different people, some body sizes or shapes(depending on the geographical region) have been looked down on and spoken ill of.
Body shaming is known as the action or practice of expressing humiliation about another individual’s body shape or size; a form of bullying that can result in severe emotional trauma, especially at a young age. Body shaming is done by parents, siblings, friends, enemies, and schoolmates and is often portrayed in the media. “Why is she wearing that? It is not flattering at all.” Or “I am so ugly compared to her I will never find a date” are common thoughts and phrases used that are examples of body shaming. Negatively commenting about the size or shape of anyone’s body can be extremely damaging to them potentially leading to low-self esteem, anger, self-harm and even mental health disorders, specifically body dysmorphic disorder.
In this Podcast Episode, I will be speaking on the effects of Body Shaming and why such nonsensical act needs to be stopped. I will also be making clear the truth that can never be substituted about the Beauty of every body size and the truth that bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and that all bodies are valuable no matter what they look like or how healthy they are.
Online Market- Your Personal Brand and the need for Transparency, Accountability and Competency.
“Give them quality. That is the best kind of advertising.” –Milton Hershey.
I will say it this way- Give them quality and they will come back again. Your goal shouldn't be to only sell your market but to ensure that what you are putting out as your work/product or content should be authentic and of good quality. You are selling your brand also. It matters what you put out there. “Your personal brand is a promise to your clients… a promise of quality, consistency, competency, and reliability.”- Jason Hartman. In this podcast episode, I will be sharing about some of my personal experiences with Online Marketers and the need for Online Marketers to be much more concerned about their Personal Brand and also the satisfaction of their Customers.
More on the issue of Rape- Addressing Boy Child Rape and Silencing of Women.
In this episode, I will be speaking more on the issue of Rape. You will hear about the sad, shocking and painful responses mostly gotten from the public when rape victims comes out with their stories and the need to stop this, the issue of boy child rape which we normally choose to ignore and disbelieve its occurrence as I also briefly talk about the role of Parents in all this. . .
If you have not listened to the last episode of Rape, Go and listen to it because we touched more on the Rape Culture, the Untouchability of Celebrities, Pastors, Imams and Politicians in Nigeria, the impact the Family plays on the Society, the need for everyone to learn Emotional Intelligence and for rape victims to seek Mental Therapy.
A deep look into the issue of Rape
A podcast episode that looks deeply into the horror of Rape and its effects.
This episode also addresses the Culture of mocking, silencing and shaming rape victims; a culture which takes lightly the issue of Rape and the Untouchability of Pastors, Imams, Politicians and Celebrities who condone or engage in Rape. With an Insightful, sounded mind like Jessica Aike who joined on this episode, we also spoke on the importance of Mental Therapy for everyone in general and also the need of Emotional Intelligence as a skill to have so as to relate well with others.
Friendships, Emotional Intelligence and Mental Therapy
Knowing how Friendships can be bitter-sweet, I decided to share on my experience of Friendships and my lessons learnt from Friendships. I also spoke on the need for everyone to develop the skill of Emotional Intelligence and explained why Mental Therapy needs to be seen from a different light( a more positive way) in Nigeria.
Travelling and Backpacking 101 with Mayowa Blades.
Covid 19- The Conspiracy theory of 5G and Coronavirus.
Of recent, the news of the 5G being linked to the cause or spread of Coronavirus has swept across the Social media and is on the lips of almost every Nigerian and maybe 60% of people worldwide. I do not know fully where this theory comes from but its over almost every form of Social media and I felt I should address it with you here by sharing the Facts about 5G, Coronavirus and dispelling the myths and rumors being shared by many.