An internationally acclaimed, award-winning Nigerian musician, producer and songwriter, Cobhams Emmanuel Asuquo has been appointed by the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) as National Ambassador.
A statement from UNICEF in Nigeria today, May 26, said that the appointment, which has been made to mark Children Day celebration coming up tomorrow, May 27, is the UNICEF Nigeria’s first National Ambassador in 15 years.
Responding, Cobham described the appointment as a huge honour, adding: “I am passionate about children’s rights, and I am passionate about Nigeria – and securing it’s future. The only way we can truly do that, is through ensuring every child can fulfill their potential.”
“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.”
Cobhams Asuquo, a lawyer by training, is a well-known singer and musician who shot to fame when he produced the debut album of Nigerian soul sensation Asa, including the hit singles, “Fire on the Mountain” and “Jailer.”
The statement said that as UNICEF National Ambassador, he will help raise awareness of children’s rights concerns and solutions, including around issues such as birth registration, immunization, education, and protection from violence.