If you esteem good music then the name Cobhams Asuquo should not be new to you. He is a singer, song writer and music producer extraordinaire who has proven that being born blind is no excuse for mediocrity. He has worked with countless big names like Asa, Banky W, Timi Dakolo, Praiz, Common, Angelique Kidjo, Bez Idakula and has been in the music scene since 1999. You didn’t know that, did you? But then at least you know he is been
married since 2010 with a son and yeah, he has never seen his wife’s face.
However, there are lots of cool things about this talented and visionary man of this time that you should know and trust Deliberate Gist to fill you in.
- This talented producer is the brain that is largely behind the critically acclaimed debut, eponymous album ASA. He wrote and co-wrote many of the songs on the album.
- His album, ‘For You’ which was released on March 12, 2017 is actually his debut album. Yup! All this while he has only been dropping singles and he thinks himself more as a producer than a singer, despite that incredible voice.
- He worked with Faze on his debut solo album 2004 and even the second in 2006 likewise the group called Maintain, which Olu Maintain was part of, before it split in 2004.
- He is ranked as one of the most expensive producers in the Nigerian music industry and we aren’t surprised, are we? If you want good work with such great standards, then you have to be ready to drop the commensurate ‘cheese’.
- He was studying as a lawyer before he delved into music and boy, are we glad he made that decision!