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Cobhams Asuquo Talks ‘For You’, His New Album

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Cobhams Asuquo Talks ‘For You’, His New Album

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Cobhams Asuquo one of Nigeria’s innovative music producers has dropped a new album that will surely be a game changer in the music industry.

The album titled ‘For You’ is his first as a performing artiste and it will be released at an exclusive album launch concert to hold in Lagos on March 12.

Asuquo said at a media meeting to formally announce the album that ‘For You’ is a 14-track album which was written and produced by the artiste.

Earlier in the year, he shared a creative skit of him driving a Range Rover where he announced to fans across the world, the impending release of the album after five years of writing and recording. The video became a big viral sensation and the news of his debut album has been well received by fans and colleagues.

Recalling how he started his musical l journey as a recording and performing artiste he said it all started with ‘For You.’ “There have been a few times that I wanted to release my own body of work, but I didn’t feel that the time was right. “In the last two years, I’ve put out more of my own singles, and I feel the time is right for the release of my debut album – to transition from a producer to a performing artiste – and share more of my heart and story.

“This will be the first release out of three different albums that I’ve been working on. Over the next couple of years, people can expect to hear more of my work and expressions as an artiste.”

Asuquo started his academic training as a lawyer, but veered into music full-time to fulfill a lifelong desire. 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 out of Lekki, Lagos with a focus on discovering, nurturing and exposing extraordinary talent as well as creating different forms of audio content for corporations and the media. 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.

He has used his talent to uplift the works of musicians like Asa, TuFace, Diamond Platinum, Bez, Omawumi, Angelique Kidjo, Waje, Vanessa Mdee, Dare Art-Alade, Banky W, Timi Dakolo, Shola Allyson among others. Asuquo, who has worked with Bono on the One Campaign, has also shared the stage with international acts such as Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, Common, Cold Play and Pearl Jam.

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For You Album Cover

Cobhams got his production break in the early 2000s after producing Maintains breakaway hits, Maintain in India Catch cold and thereafter produced major hits with artistes like Asa, Banky W, Omawumi, Bez, Eldee, Dare Art-Alade, Waje, Timi Dakolo, Korede Bello, Yemi Alade, Omolara, Chidinma Ekile, Sholla Allyson, Lara Goerge, Flavour, Praiz and so many others. Outside Nigeria,

He has built a name that is synonymous with versatility, musicianship and high-quality in the Nigerian music industry. He is internationally known for his musical collaboration with Nigerian soul sensation ASA with whom he co-wrote and went on to produce her award-winning debut album.

He has worked with Bono (on the One Campaign) Common, Angelique Kidjo, Somi, Vanessa Mdee, Sautisol, Platinum Diamond to mention a few and shared the stage with international acts such as Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, Common, Cold Play and Pearl Jam.


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