Born blind, this sound genius refused to let the world define him as disabled and was determined to step out of his history and create a better one. Cobahms probably has a million secrets to his success, but one that stands out is his childlike ability to trust and believe. Several awards and lots of international recognitions later, this just seems to be the beginning for him. In this interview with KONYE CHELSEA NWABOGOR, Cobahms talks about his everyday life, his relationship with music, and his debut album “For You”.
When one of my team members told me we were getting Cobahms Asuquo for cover, a thousand and one questions sprung to mind that I have always wondered about the visually impaired. I voiced these questions to a very dear friend of mine who told me it was politically incorrect to ask such insensitive basic questions out of sheer curiosity and that my focus should be on his talent and not on what I perceive about him being dealt a cruel blow! That humbled me somewhat I must admit because one thing I know less abled people loath, especially the hardworking ones, is unwarranted pity from more able bodied people. So there and then, I decided the focus of the interview will be about his God-given talent and alas it was to be one of our most riveting ones to date! After reading his interview, it left me with more profound respect for this gifted gentleman! I was so overwhelmed by his depth of character that I literally forgot about his impairment. The adage, do not judge a book by its cover truly resonated in this case. He left one feeling that if he can do it, then we, blessed with the ability to see, have no excuse not to succeed and excel in our chosen path. I did not feel sorry for him. Instead, I felt great admiration. God is truly awesome and what this story basically proves is that no matter what our circumstances are...there is always something to be grateful for! Vision is not just for those who can physically ‘see’ but for those who can see beyond to where they are headed and blessed enough with the wisdom, talent, and determination to get there!