Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo, born January 6, 1981, better known as Cobhams Asuquo, is a prolific Nigerian musician, producer, and songwriter. He signed with Sony ATV London as a songwriter in 2005. Cobhams gained recognition after producing Asa’s debut album.
|Full Name:||Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo|
|Date of Birth:||January 6, 1981|
|Place of Birth:||Jos, Plateau|
|State of Origin:||Cross River State|
|Occupation:||Singer, Songwriter & Music Producer|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
|Parent:||Gladys Asuquo (mother)|
|Wife/Spouse:||Ojuolape Veronica Olukanni|
Early Life and Education
Cobhams Asuquo was born in Jos, Plateau State but originally hails from Cross River State, in the South South region of Nigeria.
Cobhams Asuquo attended an elementary school before completing his secondary education at Lagos’ Kings College.
Cobhams Asuquo began studying law in his early years before he established his first music production and label business, Cobhams Asuquo Music Production (CAMP), in 2008.
Cobhams Asuquo was previously a songwriter signed to Sony/ATV UK publishing. He founded Vintage Gray Media Ltd. in 2016.
With the music production of Nigerian soul performer ASA’s debut album, Cobhams gained recognition on a global scale.
The hits “Fire on the Mountain” and “Jailer,” among others, were written and co-written by Cobhams Asuquo.
He has collaborated on the released of several hit songs including Butterflies and If you Ask Me by Omawumi, Ego by Djinne.
He has a large roster of artists whom he has worked with, including Asa, Banky W, Omawumi, Eldee, Sasha, Dare Art-Alade, Waje, Timi Dakolo, Djinne, Faze, Seyi Shay, Korede Bello, Tiwa Savage, Ego, Yemi Alade, Bez, Omolara, Chidinma Ekile, Shola Allyson, Lara George.
Cobhams Asuquo was appointed an MTN Nigeria ambassador for the company’s corporate elite clients.
Cobhams Asuquo has arranged and performed at international stages including The Harare International Festival of Arts, the AFA Sponsored French Cultural Center Concert with Asa and Angelique Kidjo, the AFA Sponsored French Cultural Center Concert in Johannesburg, South Africa, Nigeria Week in Paris, and the launch of MTV’s 100th channel (MTV Base Africa) in Abuja, Nigeria.
He has written and orchestrated film scores for conservatoires, as well as for films and stage productions such “A Voice for Ella” by Uche Macaulay, “Sunshine” (Alpha Vision), “Bent Arrows” by Isang Awah, and “Bayelsan Sillhouttes” by Communication for Change.
Cobhams Asuquo Net Worth
Cobhams Asuquo’s net worth is an estimated $5 million. He is one of the richest songwriters in Nigeria, having wrote songs for top Nigerian singers.
Cobhams visited the White House alongside African singers Dbanj, Omawumi, Femi Kuti, and Somi to promote awareness of agriculture in Nigeria through Bono’s international humanitarian organization, ONE Campaign.
Additionally, he received an invitation to the three-day US-Africa conference. Strong Girl, the song for the “Poverty is Sexist” campaign, was produced by Cobhams at the request of the ONE campaign.
Judith Sephuma (South Africa), Waje (Nigeria), Victoria Kimani (Kenya), Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania), Arielle T (Gabon), Gabriela (Mozambique), Yemi Alade (Nigeria), Selmor Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe), newcomer Blessing Nwafor (South Africa), and video star Omotola Jolade-Ekehinde are just a few of the female artists (Nigeria).
Cobhams Asuquo has vision problem but doesn’t allow it to be a limitation to his music career.
Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo married Ojuolape Veronica Olukanni on December 2, 2010. Together, they have two boys.
His Mother, Gladys Asuquo was supportive of his career while he was young and striving to reach stardom.
- Instagram: @cobhamsasuquo
- Twitter: @cobhamsasuquo
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