Cobhams Asuquo is one of the best Nigerian-born songwriter, singer, and producer. He was born blind on the 6th of January 1981 into a family of six (6) children and the blindness did not deter him from achieving his dreams. He started his academic training as a lawyer before diverting into music, and music has been giving him joy since ever then. He married Ojuolape Veronica Olukanni in December 2010, and the couple is blessed with two children.
She found the love of her life and they got married to Cobhams Asuquo on the 2nd of December 2010. Wondering how Ojuolape got married to a blind man? Love can do anything, anyway. Love, they say, is blind. When a man discovers his purpose, his disabilities become abilities. Their marriage was all rosy and successful to date and so shall it be!
Ojuolape got pregnant and gave birth their first child on 30th November 2011 in the US and the baby boy who was christened David.
Guess what? The boy was born blind too. Yes, their first son, David is also blind. Cobhams isn’t just visually impaired, he has a virtually impaired son too.
Ojuolape isn’t just married to a visually impaired man, she birthed a visually impaired son too. Is it challenging? Yes! Did she give in? No!
Amazingly, the boy is 9years old now, and he’s a pleasing pianist like his father. Quite recently, Tito Idakula, the wife of one of Nigeria’s finest Soul singers, Bez, hosted Ojuolape Asuquo on a show titled “My Jesus Experience”. She shared her thoughts on how challenging it is to have a blind son and a blind husband. She was perplexed when the doctors told her that her son would be blind and it was discovered four months after birth.
The video was emotion-studded. Her faith quivered. But, she held on to Jesus, the author and finisher of her faith. And of course, Cobhams Asuquo and family is living happily ever after. Not in spite of the predicaments, but because of them.
The morals of Ojuolape Asuquo is beyond the confines of marriage. It is applicable to all ramification of life. You may wake up one morning and collapse, you may be diagnosed with chronic disease, your business may experience a slow. Of course, you never wished for it. You never wanted it so. But, you have to accept it . . . And live!
Great things are wrapped in ugly packs. When life throws a stone at you, step on it and climb higher.
And now, the couple is blessed with two children.