As the world celebrates the children’s day in a quiet way, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of activities, which usually characterize the celebration couldn’t take place.
No one visited the stadium, no March past- literally, no fanfare; wouldn’t it be right to say this year’s celebration is boring?
But that is not the case for one of Nigeria’s music director, producer, and singer, Cobhams Asuquo, as this year’s event might be the best ever for him.
Cobhams was announced as the UNICEF ambassador by UNICEF Nigeria Representative, Peter Hawkins, in a statement made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Wednesday.
The appointment, according to Hawkins, is because,
“He(Cobhams) had supported UNICEF Nigeria’s work since 2019, including producing the hits ‘I am a Nigeria Child (For Every Child)’, calling for every Nigerian child’s rights to be respected and protected.
“He also produced the song ‘We go Win (Corona)’, to raise awareness on how Nigerians can protect themselves from COVID-19.”
“Asuquo had also produced the song ‘Tell Everybody’ back in 2015 to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals, as part of the UN Global Goals campaign,” Hawkins.
Asuquo, a singer and musician who came to limelight when he produced the debut album of Nigerian soul sensation “Asa”, is a trained lawyer.
On his appointment, the Nigerian star said:
“It’s a huge honour to become a UNICEF Nigeria Ambassador.
“I am thrilled to join the list of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors around the world, supporting the protection and promotion of children’s rights.”
“I am passionate about children’s rights, and I am passionate about Nigeria – and securing its future and the only way we can truly do that is through ensuring every child fulfilled their potential.”
“I look forward to making my contribution to the improvement of the lives of Nigerian children and young people.”
Wouldn’t you congratulate Cobhams on this?