This is one inspiring video. Cobhams shares a perspective to life from a ‘blind side’. What it is like to have never experienced sight. He tells a very interesting story about his wife and concluded that, “Sight Sometimes Is A Distraction”. He truly agrees sight is a very precious gift but on your way to your destination, what you see can also be a big distraction from your goal.
Focus he says is blindness in a sense -being blinded to certain things.
And he shares 3 lessons from blindness:
- Do not excuse failure, on no account, for no reason
- Trust, even when you have no reason to, and
- Be blind to be focused.
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Cobhams Asuquo is a singer/songwriter/music producer and music entrepreneur. After graduating from the Pacelli School for the Blind and King’s College Lagos, he started his professional training as a lawyer, but later branched out into music full-time to fulfill a lifelong desire. While working with a Nigerian music label as an in-house producer, he gained a unique insight into the local music scene. He saw the opportunities and challenges within the industry with a vision to develop an entrepreneurial platform from which to drive the industry forward. Today he is the founder and chief executive officer of Cobhams Asuquo Music Productions (CAMP). He gained international attention for producing and co-writing ‘Asa’, the debut self-titled album for the acclaimed soul singer. He was recently featured on CNN’s African Voices for his contribution and impact on the African music industry. Rising alternative soul artiste, Bez is the first of three artistes signed by Cobhams to the C.A.M.P record label, and Bez’s debut album ‘Super Sun’ was highlighted on The Boston Globe’s top ten list of best ‘world music’ albums of 2011. He has won several awards in the music and film scene in Africa and beyond.
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