About | Cobhams Asuquo Last updated(November, 2019)
Cobhams Asuquo's name rings a bell when it comes to ability in disability. He is a musician, songwriter, producer of some outstanding talents in the Nigerian music industry, and the Chief Executive Officer of CAMP (Cobhams Asuquo Music Production).
Early Life - Cobhams Asuquo
Born like other normal children, Cobhmas seemed perfectly normal until about three months after his birth when his very observant mother began noticing his awkwardness.She quickly took him to the University Teaching Hospital in Ibadan State, Nigeria from where they were referred to a hospital in Kano State, Nigeria. There, her worst fears were confirmed; her son had been blind from the womb and nothing could be done to restore his sight.
Rather than cry and blame God for her seeming 'ill' fate, Mrs Asuquo, who was a clerical officer in the army, resigned to take care of her son and prepare him adequately for a future she knew had to be great.
Cobhams's father was an officer in the army and was hardly ever around so it was up to the mother to train and sometimes solely cater for her children. Growing up as a young boy, he organized concerts in his neighborhood, drumming on his mother's barrels of water. unknowingly did he realize at the time that he was preparing himself for what would be his life, career path and destiny.
His musical journey, however seemed to come to a halt a few years later when he gained admission to pursue studies in law. But Asuquo soon realised that he had to follow his musical passion, leaving University to embark on a path that, for a young blind musician in Nigeria, was far from easy. It didn't take long for Asuquo to finally prove himself as his musical talent soon began to shine.
"(I had to)sleep on studio floors all across Lagos, worked at different studios, worked without pay, I've
been out on the road, out on the streets, doing my thing," "I had to convince people that i could do it - i had sessions that were cancelled because they weren't sure i could deliever either because they thought i was too young or maybe as a blind person," Asuquo recalls.
Over the next few years he went on to work closely internationally-remowned artists such as pop sensation Asa and R&B star Darey and today he is in much demand.
Musical Career - Cobhams Asuquo
Cobhams Asuquo music career started when as a child he used to puff his cheeks to play the 12-bar blues. Today, he is for producing some of the finest artistes in Nigeria.
In 2005, Cobhams signed on to Sony ATV London as a songwriter. After working as Head of Audio Productions at a local label, Questionmark Entertainment, he set up his own recording facility in 2006. He is CEO/ Head of Productions of CAMP, an all-encompassing entertainment company that discovers, nurtures and exposes great talents.
Cobhmas shot to international acclaim with his musical production of the debut album by the Nigerian soul sensation Asa. He has likewise produced numerous award-winning songs for many other talented artistes.
He has arranged music, and perfomed with bands at international music events as The Harare International Festival of Arts, the AFA Sponsored French Cultural Center Concert with Asa and Angelique Kidjo; AFA Sponsored French Cultural Center Concert in Johannesburg, South Africa; Nigeria Week in Paris and the launch of MTV's one hundredth channel (MTV Base Africa) at Abuja, Nigeria.
Cobhams Asuquo awards include:
The Future Awards 2006 (Producer of the Year)
Hip-hop World Awards 2007 & 2008 (Producer of the Year)
Nigeria Music Awards (NMA) 2007, (Producer of the decade)
LEAP Africa Award 2007 for his "Creativity".
The Partnership Awards 2008.
One Gospel Awards 2008 for 'Gospel Composer of the Year'.
Personal Life - Cobhams Asuquo
Cobhams Asuquo is married to Ojuolape Veronica (Cobhams Wife) and they are blessed with one son.
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