Member Spotlight – Oyenuga Abiodun

Our member spotlight this week features Dr. Oyenuga Abiodun a.k.a Doc Lemz. Doc Lemz is a Health Systems Strengthening Specialist and quite an adventurer😁, with a balanced 👌 take on gender differences and societal standards. Enjoy this conversation we had with him.

aha! Trybe: How long have you been a member of aha! Trybe?

Doc Lemz: I’ve been a member of the Trybe for about 9 months now… since February.

aha! Trybe: Why did you join the Trybe?

Doc Lemz: I joined the trybe essentially because I wanted to be part of the community of people who wanted to put their health first. The innovation of paying a token to access healthcare services and medications from wherever you are sounded like a great idea to me.

aha! Trybe: How would you describe your experience with us so far?

Doc Lemz: My experience so far has been wonderful. While I’ve not had to use my subscription yet, I’ve read testimonials from people who have and it’s great to know that if and whenever I need care, I can expect the same responsiveness.

aha! Trybe: What do you like most about the trybe?

Doc Lemz: I love the fact that there are regular updates. It’s a community where we’re constantly learning and then of course, the opportunity to network – getting to know people from various walks of life and knowing that you can build on that relationship however needed. That’s a very great thing about the trybe. The diversity of the community is actually its strength.

aha! Trybe: What did you want to become when you were a child?

Doc Lemz: As a child, I had told my father that I wanted to be a medical doctor. Along the way, some of that changed but he ensured that I held on to that dream and saw me through medical school – even though I had changed my mind initially to study geology. I do not have any regrets that I followed through with that dream. Coming out of medical school and having practised for some years, I can see that there’s a gap in the healthcare sector and filling that gap requires some intentional action.

aha! Trybe: What is your current occupation?

Doc Lemz: Currently, I’m a health systems strengthening specialist. I’ve groomed my career around helping to strengthen the healthcare system, considering the gaps I mentioned earlier.

aha! Trybe: What do you love most about your job?

Doc Lemz: I love that I’m supporting the country to develop strategies, policies to ensure that we have sustainable health commodity supply chain which would ensure that people in the most remote areas of the country have access to quality healthcare.

aha! Trybe: Can you tell us 3 most important rules you live by?

Doc Lemz: 1. Love yourself. 2. Be quick to render help where you can. 3. Always look for an opportunity to learn.

aha! Trybe: Does success for you depend on having a university degree?

Doc Lemz: Not at all. As a matter of fact, most of the people I’ve worked with and felt the most satisfied with are people who have no university degrees. They are people who got into a job and built themselves over the years. A degree does not determine how successful you are.

aha! Trybe: What is your idea of a good music?

Doc Lemz: My idea of good music is the 90’s music – RnB rap, whichever genre. As long as its 90’s, it’s the best kind of music you can listen to. 😁 Many of them very relaxing, educational… They have a certain quality that you may not find in the new generation kind of music.

aha! Trybe: What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done?

Doc Lemz: The most adventurous thing I’ve done is taking a road trip on a bike at neck-breaking speed from Abeokuta to Ibadan and back to Abeokuta. It was the rush of adrenaline for me! Another thing about it is that at time time I left, nobody knew where I was and anything could’ve happened but we saw it through.

aha! Trybe: Do you feel like there are double standards when it comes to rules for men and women?

Doc Lemz: Yes. I really feel like society still has a lot to do in removing the barriers for women. Men somehow have a softer landing, so there are definitely double standards. Sometimes, the women get favoured but it tilts more in the direction of a man than a woman.

aha! Trybe: What advice would you like to share with members of the community?

Doc Lemz: Let’s interact more and enjoy ourselves while we are here.

aha! Trybe: Do you have a business you would like us to patronise?

Doc Lemz: I’m not a businessman but perhaps if anyone of us knows someone who has not subscribed to myAdvantage and may need access to quality medications or healthcare commodities in Ibadan, my wife owns a pharmacy – FEFOCARE PHARMACY. It’s on Oluyole Road in Ibadan.

aha! Trybe: Anything else you would like to share with us?

Doc Lemz: I’d like to appreciate the management of the Trybe for the great work and for consistently trying to ensure that people are engaged on the group.

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