Cobhams Asuquo

Musician, Producer and Songwriter.

Musician, Producer and Songwriter

Early life


Cobhams Asuquo (Efik pronunciation: '{'ˈko̞bʱäms äsˈuːku:wo̞'}') is a Nigerian musician, producer, and songwriter. In 2005, Asuquo was signed on with Sony ATV London as a songwriter. After working as Head of Audio Productions at a local label, Questionmark Entertainment, he set up his own recording facility in 2006. He is the former CEO/ Head of Productions of CAMP (Cobhams Asuquo Music Productions) represented himself, Bez Idakula and Stan Iyke. He was responsible for Aşa's highly acclaimed international album ASA and has been mentioned on many artists' sleeve credits as producer and writer. He is now the Founder/CEO of Vintage Grey Media.

Music Career


Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo is a Nigerian-born songwriter/music producer/singer who started his academic training as a lawyer, but veered into music full-time to fulfill a lifelong desire he nurtured. Previously signed to Sony/ATV UK publishing as a songwriter, Cobhams formed his first music production and label company Cobhams Asuquo Music Production (CAMP) in 2008. In 2016 He started Vintage Gray Media an all-encompassing entertainment company based in Lekki, with a focus on discovering, nurturing and exposing extraordinary talent as well as creating different forms of audio content for corporations and the media alike. Vintage Gray media currently produces "The Cobhams Top 12" – a music countdown show aimed at showcasing the best new music releases from both Famous and upcoming artistes.

Singles


His Latest single is One Hit release on Jan 6th 2018. Cobham's released his first official single Ordinary People on 1 January 2014 and released the video 1st of jan 2015. Star of Wonder released in December 2014 is his second officially released single. His third single Stronger Than Before was released in 2015 and was sung by Morayo. He released his fourth single Boosit featuring Falz in April 2016

Production work


Asuquo shot to international acclaim with his musical production of the debut album by the Nigerian soul sensation Aṣa. He also wrote and co-wrote several songs on the award-winning album including the hit singles, "Fire on the Mountain", and "Jailer".

Asuquo has likewise produced numerous award-winning songs for Nigerian recording artistes such as Banky W and Omawumi.

He has arranged music, and performed with bands at international music events as The Harare International Festival of Arts, the AFA Sponsored French Cultural Center Concert with Asa and Angelique Kidjo; AFA Sponsored French Cultural Center Concert in Johannesburg, South Africa; Nigeria Week in Paris and the launch of MTV's one hundredth channel (MTV Base Africa) at Abuja, Nigeria.

In the TV and film media, he has composed and arranged film scores to be interpreted for conservatoires as well as for film and stage performances such as ``A Voice for Ella`` by Uche Macaulay, Sunshine (Alpha Vision), "Bent Arrows" by Isang Awah and Communication For Change's "Bayelsan Sillhouttes".

In 2016, Asuquo started a digital radio countdown show Cobhams Top 12. The digital radio show counts down the hottest African/Nigerian songs that Asuquo thinks the Nigerian audience should be listening to. The show was originally called The Top 12 Countdown With Cobhams Asuquo.

Personal life


Asuquo is visually impaired. On 2 December 2010, Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo married Ojuolape Veronica Olukanni. They have a son together.

Reference


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