BBC African Dream Features Cobhams Asuquo One of Nigeria’s Leading Music Producers
Nigeria’s Cobhams Asuquo is one of Nigeria’s leading music producers and has helped propel to stardom singers like Asa, whose 2007 debut album became an international hit.
In addition to producing the album, he wrote and co-wrote several of its songs.
Blind from birth, he says he always had a keen ear for music and would coax a tune from anything he could get his hands on.
“My love for music began to manifest itself from when I was about age six or so, when I started to puff my cheeks and play the 12-bar blues,” he told the BBC’s series African Dream.
Although nobody in his family played an instrument, a friend who noticed his musical inclination gave him a toy piano.
“I pretty much figured out tone and movement and all of that, and I guess music just began to take form in my life from then on.”
His eclectic taste, he says, was partially influenced by his father who had a varied collection of records which ranged from R&B and soul to Nigerian and Caribbean music.
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