Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo is a man who has made the difference in the Nigerian Music Industry. He’s basically a music producer but also a songwriter and a singer. He was born on the 6th of January 1981 in Jos, Plateau but a native of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. He has a son with Ojuolape Asuquo, his wife.
He’s visually impaired from birth but has remained ever yet undeterred in setting and achieving life’s goals. He graduated from The Pacelli School For The Blind and Partially Sighted, and then The King’s College Lagos.
He has produced some of the best albums/songs and for some of the best artistes in Nigeria and beyond. One of these includes Asa’s debut album in 2007 that spread internationally. Of course he played a major part in writing some of the hit tracks of the album such as “fire on the mountain” & “jailer”. He has headed productions in industries outside the country and now has a record label known as the Cobhams Asuquo Music Production (C.A.M.P) that produces great and award winning arts both on the national and the international scene. Apart from production, Cobhams has also officially released some singles, personally sung by him, of course he’s got a strong and captivating voice. One of these singles is the “ordinary people“, a song well cherished by all who hear it.
Cobhams has contributed greatly to the Nigerian Music Industry and even the Film Industry as well, and has been honored with so many awards. Some of these include: The Future Awards “Producer Of The Year”, in 2006 & 2009, Hip-hop World Awards, and Nigeria Music Awards [NMA] “Producer Of The Year” and Producer Of The Decade” respectively, both in 2007. Also One Gospel Awards in 2008 for “The Gospel Writer Of The Year”.
One striking thing about Cobhams is his placid and ingenious disposition to being blind. In fact, in a speech in one of the TEDx events, he boldly asserted that one of the instruments that fuels his very strong sense of imagination and his ability to dream is “the gift of blindness”.
Mr. Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo has proven to Nigerians and the world at large that: “being cast down in life as result of one’s impairment or any of life’s disadvantages is a thing of the mind”. Your mind has got the greatest vision there is; if you can see it, you can be it!