Cobhams Asuquo embarked on his musical journey from a unique vantage point – behind the scenes.
Unhappy with the sound of his own voice, he chose to remain in the background, a decision that eventually led him to become one of Nigeria’s most prominent musical producers and singers today.
For the initial 13 years of his musical career, he worked diligently as a producer for some of Africa’s most renowned artists.
Ironically, this path was shaped by his initial discomfort with vocal performance, a discomfort he has now conquered on the global stage.
Transitioning from producing music to performing it, Asuquo now employs his once-disliked voice to sing about the challenges faced by the average Nigerian citizen.
His musical artistry serves as a platform to address issues such as corruption and inadequate leadership.
With a somber and measured tone, he sheds light on these pressing concerns.
His ballad-style compositions carry a dual purpose: they serve as a reminder to the political elite of their responsibilities, and they prompt the general public to remain steadfast in demanding what they rightfully deserve.
Through his songs, Asuquo effectively captures the distress of a heart that senses the escalating state of affairs and the urgency for collective action.
The inspiration for this revolutionary song came from a statement made by Nigerian President Tinubu during a pre-election campaign.
Asuquo’s composition reflects the disillusionment that emerged following Tinubu’s election to office, exposing the dissonance between promises made and actual outcomes.
Cobhams Asuquo, an advocate for morality and good governance, extends his themes to encompass mental health care.
His lyrics resonate deeply with listeners, addressing both their intellect and emotions.
In a society where such issues are often overlooked, Asuquo uses his music to bring them to the forefront of public consciousness.
Asuquo’s musical evolution from a quiet force behind the scenes to a compelling voice on the stage illustrates his commitment to positive change and his dedication to raising critical societal concerns through his art.