Cobhams Asuquo needs no introduction in the Nigerian entertainment industry. The visually impaired producer/singer and songwriter managed to what very few Nigerian musicians have been able to achieve in a while. He got pastors and entertainers to enjoy the same music.
The dad of one achieved this when he hosted a select group of the public and media at the concert for his debut album succinctly titled For You at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island Lagos. Note that I said select? Cobhams did not want to invite the whole of Lagos to this event. He would be doing that later in the month. But for his close friends and associates, this was a chance to see what he has been up to.
According to Cobhams, he started making this album in 2005, 12 years ago to be precise and in that time, he has managed to work with almost everyone in the Nigerian music industry from Maintain to Asa. Others include Banky W, Waje, Omawumi, Timi Dakolo, Darey, and most recently Tjan. He has also worked with international stars such as Somi, Common and U2 front man and philanthropist Bono.
You would wander where he would get the chance to make this album but he made it happen. The 14 track album sees Cobhams take the listener on a journey about his life, his relationship with God and how most humans need to form a close relationship with the almighty and how music if used appropriately could be a powerful tool to cause a shift in the way humans especially Nigerians behave and think.