Birmingham doctor launches NHSessions to get the nation through the pandemic

BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat - Hero of the Day

Junior doctor and award-winning DJ Bodalia is excited to have launched NHSessions to celebrate the hard work of our frontline workers and to lift the spirits of those struggling during the pandemic. Specially curated by Bodalia himself, the video series features a string of creatives from all over the UK showcasing their talents on Instagram TV from the world of music, arts and culture.

Bodalia kicked off the series with an energetic disco DJ set and in true fashion style, wearing hospital scrubs whilst performing in his kitchen, followed by artists Martin2Smoove (Eve's tour DJ), Ellie Sax (resident Ibiza saxophonist), Billy Lockett (toured with Lewis Capaldi), Julius Cowdrey (Made In Chelsea) and Jeremiah Asiamah (BBC Radio 1XTRA).


The video series has gained momentum across socials with the likes of Mistajam (BBC Radio 1)Wayne Lineker, James Haskell (England Rugby), Tom Green (KISS FM), Ryan Prescott (Coronation Street), Disciples and DJ Adam K (Tomorrowland Radio) showing support. Bodalia performed on Sky News, was featured by ITV Central News and made BBC Radio 1's 'Hero of the Day'. Adele Roberts (BBC Radio 1) invited Bodalia onto her show as her Resident DJ for the week.

The 25-year old medic has also collaborated with media doctor and chef Dr Rupy on an Instagram live which saw Bodalia perform a DJ set whilst Dr Rupy cooked an impressive Indonesian-style curry, followed by collaborations with Dr Zoe Williams (ITV This Morning), PMacRob Eades and Nathalie Ballout.

Inspired by his daily role as a vital player on the NHS frontline, working tirelessly to look after patients suffering the Coronavirus, Bodalia has created NHSessions to uplift, offer some light-hearted content and help people feel connected during these hard times.


Having performed across the world (notably, at Tomorrowland, the world's most prestigious dance festival), he is also regularly supported on BBC Radio 1 and has signed major label remix deals for world-renowned artists NERVO (highest ranked female DJs in the world) and Lost Frequencies. In 2016, Bodalia received the 'Points of Light' award from former Prime Minister David Cameron for his voluntary work with student-led record label New Street Records, of which he was a co-founder.