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Authentic Moments With Dr Bola.

Authentic Moments With Dr Bola.

By Bola John

Authentic Moments with Dr Bola (#AMDBpodcast) is a podcast that was created with the intent to share the authentic stories in my life and also share tools that will AWAKEN, INSPIRE, UPLIFT you to live your life to the fullest in Confidence and Purpose by being your true self.

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.
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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)

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A Good news. Diary of A Naija Doctor(DAND Episode 6)
A Good news. Diary of A Naija Doctor(DAND Episode 6)
Sharing a very good news. Listen to find out.
48:50
May 25, 2022
Episode 5 of DAND Series: A new, fresh start| A Big News Shared #DAND Diary of a Naija Doctor.
Episode 5 of DAND Series: A new, fresh start| A Big News Shared #DAND Diary of a Naija Doctor.
Inhale and exhale and Trust in God. That is what I am doing in this new month we are about to enter. Took some really serious decisions in my career. I resigned from my job and in this podcast, I will be sharing some things I have learnt. Go listen to the podcast to know the full story
01:00:35
March 31, 2022
DAND Episode 4: Rough Patches in Life and Moving On
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. 
48:50
January 13, 2022
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)
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.
01:00:28
June 25, 2021
Diary of a Naija Doctor Episode 2 (Discussing the Nigerian Healthcare System with Dr Ojikutu)
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)
01:04:24
May 30, 2021
Diary of a Naija Doctor Episode 1 (Dispelling the myths about Doctors and describing a Doctor's Call shift.)
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
42:28
May 21, 2021
Diary of a Naija Doctor. The Introduction to DAND
Diary of a Naija Doctor. The Introduction to DAND
If you ever wondered how the medical system truly is, how a doctor works in Nigeria and the challenges we face day to day in the hospital, this podcast will be giving you the answers week by week. I will be your personal storyteller concerning this. Here is an introduction to what I will be discussing. Stay tuned to Authentic Moments with Dr Bọlá. Share also whenever you can. Thank you.
10:29
May 13, 2021
Bringing awareness to the Mental Health Crisis in Nigeria.
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.
55:04
February 27, 2021
Rants On Love and Relationships (ROLAR) Part 1
Rants On Love and Relationships (ROLAR) Part 1
In this episode, I shared about all I felt about love. I call them rants about love because I was truly ranting. Lol. Do Enjoy the episode cos it was an authentic one straight from my heart.
01:14:00
December 01, 2020
Speaking on Feminism with Atim John.
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. Malala Yousafzai "Feminism isn't about making women stronger. Women are already strong, it's about changing the way the world perceives that strength." G.D Anderson 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)
01:03:52
August 15, 2020
Body shaming and Body Positivity: Beauty Within and Beyond The Skin, Correcting the wrong notion about BMI and explaining Obesity
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.
55:16
July 14, 2020
Online Market- Your Personal Brand and the need for Transparency, Accountability and Competency.
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.
32:21
July 14, 2020
More on the issue of Rape- Addressing Boy Child Rape and Silencing of Women.
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. 
01:03:12
June 20, 2020
A deep look into the issue of Rape
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.
01:04:53
June 04, 2020
Friendships, Emotional Intelligence and Mental Therapy
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. 
42:41
May 10, 2020
Travelling and Backpacking 101 with Mayowa Blades.
Travelling and Backpacking 101 with Mayowa Blades.
Knowing that many prefer to look ahead to the days coming when Covid-19 will be a thing of the past and we will be back to our normal lives (Of course, we would love to Travel more now as some already have Travel plans written down), So I invited my boyfriend( an avid Traveller and Travel Journalist) to come speak to us about Travelling. The Podcast includes talks on how to plan for travelling, what to note, what to expect and also speaks on Backpacking. It's a very loaded episode which I am sure you will love. Sit back, press play, listen and enjoy.
48:42
April 23, 2020
Covid 19- The Conspiracy theory of 5G and Coronavirus.
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.
35:52
April 11, 2020
Covid 19- Coping with Panic and Anxiety in these times.
Covid 19- Coping with Panic and Anxiety in these times.
Listen to authentic moments with me as I share stories of my Anxiety and Panic as a result of the recent changes in the world due to Covid-19 and also inspiring and uplifting others who may be having series of Panic attacks and overwhelming anxieties at the moment. Song featured- Don't Worry, Be Happy. Special thanks to Bobby McFerrin for the lovely song.
31:37
April 06, 2020
Introduction to the Podcast- Authentic moments with Dr Bola
Introduction to the Podcast- Authentic moments with Dr Bola
Introduction to who I am- The Good, The Savage and The Truth.
10:38
April 04, 2020