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Nigeria’s Blind Pioneer of Sound; CNN Interviews Cobhams Asuquo

Like his long-time hero Stevie Wonder, Nigerian music pioneer Cobhams Asuquo was born visually-impaired. And again, like the American R&B legend, the lack of sight was never enough to stop Asuquo from realizing his ambitions. Instead, it only fueled his optimism and desire to achieve success. “Being blind has played an integral role in forming who I am and I think to some extent is responsible for my optimism,” says Asuquo, an award-winning music producer, song-writer and musician. “When you feel there’s nothing more to lose — if you want to work towards anything, you probably will want to work towards gaining and I think that’s what being blind has done for me.”

A versatile musical talent, Asuquo has been pushing the boundaries of Nigeria’s contemporary sound. His fresh mixture of different styles and beats has helped the west African country become one the continent’s modern music hotspots. “I fuse a lot of stuff to create my music” he says. “It varies — it’s jazz, it’s classical, it’s Afro, it’s whatever, it depends on what best interprets the music.”

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CobhamsWhen you feel there’s nothing more to lose — if you want to work towards anything, you probably want to work towards gaining and I think that’s what being blind has done for me.”


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  • efimilejo December 28, 2011 at 2:09 am

    Yes boss!

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