Acclaimed Nigerian Music producer, Cobhams Asuquo has given lovers of good music something to look forward to this new year by announcing plans to release his first album as a performing artiste.
The album entitled ‘For You’ will be released at an exclusive album launch concert to hold in Lagos on March 12.
For You is a 14 track album all of which was written and produced by Cobhams himself.
On Friday January 20, the talented songwriter and singer, 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.
His creative genius has been felt in the career of artistes within and outside Nigeria including Asa, TuFace, Diamond Platinum, Bez, Omawumi, Angelique Kidjo, Waje, Vanessa Mdee, Dare Art-Alade, Banky W, Timi Dakolo, Shola Allyson among others. Cobhams, 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.
In a statement signed by the talented musician, he noted that the album marks the beginning of a new lease in his music career. “My musical journey as a recording and performing artiste begins with this album. 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.”
He explained further, “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.”