Nigerian soul music producer and singer, Cobhams Asuquo has shown his rare side during a recent interviwe with Saturday Beats.
Cobhams who recently released tracklist for his forthcoming album ‘For You’ said he would venture into politics later in life.
Giving reasons for his aspirations, the visually impaired musician said Nigeria needs a leader with a good heart and already he is learning some lessons on leadership.
“I would venture into politics later in life. I might also become a preacher. I would want to venture into politics because I feel like someone needs to step up and take position of leadership, someone with the heart for people and one who would do things differently. I am not the most perfect person in the world but I definitely have good intentions and I intend to translate them into results. That is how I live my life. I learn and get better and I think I am building the skills for leadership,” he said.
The singer acknowledged that the Nigerian political space is filled with corrupt people but he advised that it should not stop Nigerians with good intent from indicating interests in being in the helm of affairs in the country.
Cobhams said, “I know a lot of people who are not corrupt and they want to venture into politics. So what should we do? Because the political space is filled with corrupt people we should do nothing about it and let corruption reign? We have to try. We have already hit rock bottom and the only way to go is up; so it is worth trying.”
Speaking on his album, he explained to Saturday Beats why he decided to become a singer after accruing accolades from being a music composer and producer.
“I feel like there comes a time when your own voice has to be heard to share your message. It is not something that must happen but in my case, I feel like there is a mandate to do it, so I am doing it. A lot of musicians I know are not very comfortable with their own voice. I started appreciating my voice about five years ago,” he said.