I came across this TEDx talk by Cohbams Asuquo. For those who do not know him, Cobhams Emanuel Asuquo is a song writer/music producer per excellence who started his professional training as a lawyer, but later branched into music full-time to fulfill a lifelong desire he had though unadmittedly but silently nurtured. His style comprises a wide spectrum of genres based on his careful understudy of such classical, jazz and traditional music greats as Tchaikovsky, Dave Grusin and Haruna Isola respectively.
He is currently signed onto Sony ATV (Sony Publishing) London as a songwriter and has won awards in music as well as his other fields of interest. Cobhams Asuquo likes to say that his music career started when as a child he used to puff his cheeks to play the 12-bar blues. Today, he is known 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 (Cobhams Asuquo Music Productions), an all-encompassing entertainment company that discovers, nurtures and exposes great talents.
Cobhams has won multiple local and international awards for his creative and entrepreneurial contributions to the Nigerian music industry. (Source: Wikipedia). He does this with so much class and without physical sight.
I remember the first time I saw him on stage. It was about 8 years ago at a show called Awesome. I went there because my friend’s group was contesting for the top prize in a singing competition. I must say that since then, only few things have moved me more than Cohbam’s 5 minute performance. In the past few years, he become a father, husband and remained a constant source of inspiration to me.
Watch his TEDx talk titled “The Gift of Blindness” here
Enjoy the rest of your week.
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