Cobhams Asuquo: “Being Blind Hasn’t Stopped Me From Learning To Drive Or Cook” + Addresses Being Most Expensive Producer In Nigeria
The producer behind Asa’s debut album and hits from Banky W, Darey, Waje, Timi Dakolo and pretty much everyone who is anyone in the music industry Cobhams Asuquo is certainly talented. He has overcome disability to ahieve so much!
In a recent interview he spoke about how being blind hasn’t deterred him from doing normal things that people without impaird vision take for granted like driving and cooking.
I have learnt to drive for one! I live a normal life and I do all the things I need to do. Spending more time abroad has made me a lot more self-dependent than I have always been. I like to prepare my son for school in the morning, that is exciting. My wife has been teaching me how to cook, sometimes I am the one who watches over the lasagna she just tells me how many minutes I should leave it in the oven for. I have been learning to boil rice, turn pounded yam. In Nigeria I have a cook and driver but abroad it is pretty much do it yourself so I am learning. We assemble our son’s toys together. I have learnt to be the guy who whips out the tool box and fixes stuff around the house, be the handyman where necessary and I love the feeling it gives me. I don’t know that I do them because I am blind, I do them because they have to be done. There is no time to prove to anybody what I can or cannot do
He also dispels the myth that he is Nigeria’s most expensive music producer…read what he had to say after the jump