I. Cobhams Asuquo biography
Let's discover Cobhams Asuquo biography first. Born on the 6th of January, 1981 in Jos, Plateau State, the visually impaired Cobhams Asuquo is a multi-talented Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer. He was signed in 2005 as a songwriter with the Sony ATV London. He decided to set up his own label after working briefly with Questionmark Entertainment, as their Head of Audio Productions. He was reportedly born blind.
Cobhams Asuquo is one of the most talented musicians/producers in Nigeria
Asuquo was the head of production at Cobhams Asuquo Music Production (CAMP), alongside the likes of Stan Lyke and Bez Idakula. He was directly responsible for “ASA”, one of the most successful albums from Asa. The ace producer is now the CEO of Vintage Grey Media.
He attended Kings College in Lagos, Nigeria for his secondary education. Afterwards, he proceeded to Paceli School of the blind. He started music at such a tender age when he was an organist in the church. He was studying Law at the University of Lagos but dropped out to focus fully on music. He revealed that his mother has been his biggest inspiration and support throughout his journey to a professional music career.
Cobhams with his wife Veronica
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He married the love of his life, Ojuolape Veronica Olukanni, on the 2nd of December, 2020. The union has been blessed with two children. His son David Asuquo is also visually impaired and can play the piano excellently.
II. Cobhams Asuquo net worth
The award-winning vocalist and producer, has worked with many agencies and acted as an ambassador to many humanitarian agencies. Being one of the most successful Nigerian entertainers, his net worth is estimated at $1 million.
Cobhams has made a lot of money from what he loves doing, which is music
Cobhams has won several awards, some of them include the 2006 & 2009 Producer of the Year by the Future Awards, 2007 & 2008 Producer of the Year Hip-hop by the Worlds Awards and One Gospel Awards for Gospel Composer/Writer of the Year in 2008. He was also among the music award winners at the 2014 Headies Award for the Best Recordings.
III. Cobhams Asuquo cars and houses
There is no way we will talk about Cobhams biography without mentioning what he drives. However, for a visually impaired person, it will be nearly impossible for him to drive a car by himself. Surprisingly, he was spotted behind the wheel where he drove a MINI Cooper to Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless in Lagos.
Here is a video of the visually impaired Cobhams driving a car.
Watch blind Nigerian producer Cobhams Asuquo drive a car for the first time
The car was said to be owned by Lolu Durojaiye, who happens to be a production consultant in the city. The highly-respected Cobhams shocked many Nigerians recently when he was spotted washing a car all by himself. Well, it appears there is no limit to what he can do as long as he sets his mind on it.
The visually impaired music producer/vocalist spotted washing a car all by himself
He has been spotted beside a Mercedes G-Wagon. We are not sure if it actually belongs to him. Of course, he is more than capable of buying one for himself. There is not much information on where he lives. He is a private man and Cobhams Asuquo wife has been very supportive throughout the journey.
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IV. Cobhams Asuquo career highlights
Asuquo’s first single, “Ordinary People '', was released in December 2014, which was followed by “Star of Wonder”, “Stronger Than Before“ and ''Boosit” featuring Falz, as the second, third and fourth of Cobhams Asuquo songs, respectively.
Cobhams performing at a concert alongside Asa
He became known globally with his influence on ASA, which is an internationally acclaimed album and the first one from Asa. He wrote and co-wrote many songs on the albums such as “Jailer” and “Fire on the Mountain ''. Over the years, Cobhams has worked with the likes of top Nigerian artists such as Yemi Alade, Chidinma Ekile, Seyi Shay, Dare Art-Alade, Lara George, Banky, Asa, Timi Dakolo, Rooftop MC’s and several others.
Asuquo performed alongside Beyonce, Coldplay, Pearl Jam, Ed Sheeran and Common at the Global Citizens Festival New York Central Park to promote the UN Global goals. He was the season 3 producer for Coke Studio Africa and also the producer for Rhythm Unplugged show and Hennessy Artistry.
The visually impaired music genius is one of the most celebrated performers and composers in Africa. Cobhams has performed in international concerts such as the French Cultural Center Concert sponsored by AFA, featuring the likes of Angelique Kidjo and Asa, Harare International Festival of Art, Nigeria Week in Paris and Cultural Center in Johannesburg. He also graced the Society for Performing Arts In Nigeria, where he dazzled the audience with his artistry.
Cobhams has collaborated with several local and international artists over the years
The Nigerian vocalist performed at the World Economic Forum in 2004 at Davos in Switzerland, alongside other op Nigerian artists. He was featured in 2011 on the CNN Africa Voice. The most recent Cobhams song “One Hit” was released on the 6th of January in 2018.
V. Cobhams Asuquo charitable activities
He worked with African musicians like Vanessa Mdee from Tanzania, Victoria Kimani from Kenya, Gabriela from Mozambique, Judith Sephuma from South Africa, Waje from Nigeria, Arielle T from Gabon Selmor Mtukudzi from Zimbabwe, Yemi Alade from Nigerian and the big screen Nigerian diva Omotola Jolade Ekeinde. The group was endorsed by the ONE Campaign to work towards eradicating poverty and other social issues.
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Cobhams has also worked as part of a United Nations Global Goal campaign team, where they produced an anthem “TellEveryne”. The brains behind the campaign song comprised the likes of Yemi Alade, Sauti Sol, Mafikizolo and Diamond Platnumz. He visited the White House during an awareness campaign on Agriculture in Nigeria, in the company of Femi Kuti, Dbanj, Somi and Omawunmi, through the ONE Campaign.
Looking at Cobhams Asuquo biography, it's the story of a man who overcame all tribulations and challenges associated with disability, to become one of the best entertainers on the surface of Africa. He is one of the most talented Nigerian singers of all time and a lot of big brands are competing to get his face on their products.