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Nonso Bobby Fidelis Egemba 'Aproko Doctor' Biography




If you’re regularly on Twitter, chances are you’ve at least run into a tweet by the ‘Aproko Doctor’. His tweets are often about health matters: the importance of exercise, eating healthy, avoiding late-night snaking, first aid tips, and other health management advice.

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He’s been a hit on that platform. Not many Nigerians there—let alone medical doctors –can boast a following of over 900,000 people.
Behind the Aproko Doctor Persona is a man who does attend to patients in real life, as a medical practitioner. Nonso Egemba remains devoted to his day-job, managing to juggle it with his social media content creator and influencer role.

He says he began sharing health and wellness tips on digital channels after realizing that many Nigerians were suffering ailments that they could have avoided if they simply lived healthier lives. While Nonso Egemba was a medical student at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, he encountered numerous patients who fit this category.

Dr. Egemba believed that he could help change this situation by reaching out to people on social media—because it was the easiest way to connect with a large segment of the Nigerian populace.

He’s doing that with his Aproko Doctor brand. His tweets have attracted a huge following, mostly from Nigeria; not a few non-Nigerians have declared their appreciation for his work. Besides the written content he puts out, he also does skits in which he features as a traditional healer tackling client’s health-related complaints.

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There’s evidence that Dr. Egemba’s tweets have proved beneficial to many in his audience. For example, someone was able to save a baby from choking on an earring she had swallowed, by following advice that Dr. Egemba had shared on Twitter in the past.

But the impact of his work extends beyond the tips he drops on social media. He’s launched the 100K Club, which aims to have 100,000 people set aside at least ₦500 every month to help indigent Nigerians pay their medical bills.

Dr. Egemba believes that his healthcare advocacy on social media has made more people aware of the benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle. He says he now intends to take his message beyond new media, to the offline world where a majority of Nigerians are to be found.  

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Aproko Doctor who’s real name is Nonso Bobby Fidelis Egemba is a Nigerian medical doctor, Activist and social media personality. He was was born on October 26th, 1990 and originally hails from Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria.

Aproko Doctor graduated as a medical doctor from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) in 2015. Aproko Doctor came to limelight for giving out medical tips and nuggets on his twitter handle. Aproko Doctor Biography and Net Worth.


Aproko has been involved in campaigns for better governance. In 2020, he was involved in the EndSARS protest and also featured in different skits.

Aproko Doctor Age
As of 2021, Aproko Doctor is 31 years old

Aproko Doctor Net Worth
One of the most Nigerian Influential medical doctor, Aproko Doctor has an estimated net worth of $200,000 – $800,000.

Career
In 2016, Aproko Doctor was employed as a resident doctor at the Imo State University Teaching Hospital, Owerri.

He started Aproko Doctor in 2017. An online health focused outlet aimed at giving health nuggets and tips.

As a medical doctor, he has worked as volunteer in the Red Cross society. He has also been involved in various health campaigns.

He is also the founder of The Healthy Threads, a lifestyle brand that is also dedicated to ensuring that the sick in the society are well taken care of.

Aproko Doctor Biography Age and Wife

Aproko Doctor Wikipedia Profile
Name:
Aproko Doctor
Real Name:
Nonso Bobby Fidelis Egemba
Date of birth: October 26th, 1990
Nationality: Nigerian
Net Worth: $200,000-$800,000
Profession: Medical doctor
Gender: Male
Age: 31 years
Religion: Christian
Wife: Chiamaka Nwakalor
Aproko Doctor Wife
In June 2020, Aproko Doctor got married to his wife, Chiamaka Nwakalor

Aproko Doctor Movie
Aproko Doctor has made his acting debut in a Netflix acquired movie. The health expert stars alongside Nollywood actor, Okey Uzoeshi and Angel Unigwe in a movie titled “Strain” and directed by Uduak-Obong Patrick

Aproko Doctor Twitter and Instagram
His Twitter username is @Aproko_Doctor and his Instagram is also @Aproko_Doctor





 

In an interview with the Guardian, Nonso Bobby Egemba


Nonso Bobby Egemba is not only saving lives at the hospital. Popularly known as Aproko Doctor on social media platforms, a lot of online users have credited their new lifestyle to him. He speaks to The Guardian Life on routine, rewards and daily living.

You started as a doctor giving out medical nuggets on Twitter and has now gained popularity off the platform. What inspired you to start on Twitter?

While a student, I got to see hundreds of people in ill health, most of these diseases could be prevented if only they knew how to. Others would return worse after listening to the doctor and it occurred to me that they did not understand fully the gravity of the situation. I decided to take it upon myself to teach them about their health and general wellbeing starting from the young population. People spend a huge chunk of their time on social media so I took the message to them. Hence the beginning of the Project: Aproko Doctor.





What inspired your creation of The Healthy Threads on twitter?

I understood that there are people who would fall ill by no fault of theirs and would not be able to afford the health bills. The Healthy Threads would kill two birds with one stone: Help spread health messages with inscriptions on the shirts and cater to the poor by using the profits to pay the medical bills of those who cannot afford to pay them

As someone who keeps the lifestyle of people in check, what is your ideal health routine?

This is my daily health routine; exercise is a must. I use my surroundings mostly callisthenics to get my heart rate pumping, try to drink at least 3 litres of water every day, and ensure that I take at least one fruit daily. Sleep early and deeply. On some days, I might skip some, but they have become a habit. I also keep a smartwatch that reminds me from time to time to move around and keep my heart healthy.

How do you balance your life as a health practitioner and a social media influencer?

I must say it is not easy and requires sacrifice, the hardest part is creating the content which has to be engaging enough to catch their attention. Middle of the night, long before dawn, I spend time creating this content and then share during the day. This is to make sure that it does not interfere with the quality of patient care. All these I do in combination with chasing a second degree.


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