THE United Nations Children Funds (UNICEF), yesterday, appointed Nigerian artiste, Cobhams Asuquo, as its new national ambassador.
Visually impaired Mr. Asuquo, a lawyer, is a very influential music composer and producer. He composed and performed the song that can pass as the most popular number against coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria entitled, ‘We Go Win O!’
His appointment was announced in commemoration of the 2020 Children Day, thereby making Asuquo UNICEF Nigeria’s first National Ambassador in 15 years.
An internationally acclaimed multiple award-winning Nigerian musician, producer and songwriter, Asuquo, received the development with joy. He said it’s a huge honour to become UNICEF Nigeria Ambassador.
According to Asuquo, he has always been passionate about children’s rights and securing better future for Nigeria.
“I am thrilled to join the very impressive list of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors around the world supporting the protection and promotion of children’s rights globally and look forward to making my contribution to the improvement of the lives of Nigerian children and young people,” he said.
A lawyer by training, Asuquo shot to fame when he produced his debut album of Nigerian soul sensation, Asa which included the hit singles, “Fire on the Mountain” and “Jailer.”
As UNICEF National Ambassador, he will help raise awareness of children’s rights concerns and solutions, including around issues such as birth registration, immunisation, education, and protection from violence.
Cobhams has supported UNICEF Nigeria’s work since 2019, including through producing the hits, “I’m a Nigeria Child (For Every Child)” calling for every Nigerian child’s rights to be respected and protected, and “We go Win (Corona)”, to raise awareness on how Nigerians can protect themselves from COVID-19.