Connect with us

Entertainment

Cobhams Asuquo bags UNICEF appointment

Published

Award-winning Nigerian musician, producer, and songwriter, Cobhams Asuquo has been appointed as the National Ambassador to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

UNICEF Nigeria Representative, Mr. Peter Hawkins, made the announcement in a statement made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Wednesday.

According to Hawkins, the appointment made Cobhams the first National Ambassador of UNICEF Nigeria in the last 15 years.

Hawkins explained that as UNICEF National Ambassador, Asuquo would help raise awareness on concerns around children’s rights and solutions.

He will also play a vital role in issues concerning birth registration, immunization, education, and protection from violence.

“I am delighted to welcome Asuquo to the UNICEF family, particularly on Nigerian Children’s Day, dedicated to every Nigerian child, to give them a better place to survive, thrive, and develop.

“May 27 was set aside to celebrate the importance of children in Nigeria, providing the opportunity to policymakers and families to focus on the holistic development of young Nigerians.

“He 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 said.

The UNICEF representative expressed optimism that the national ambassador would continue to use his singing, passion and dedication to defending the rights of vulnerable children and young people in Nigeria.

MORE READING!  Nollywood's Linda Ejiofor, husband welcome baby

Hawkins, however, quoted Asuquo as saying,

“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.”

However, Asuquo, a lawyer by training, is a singer and musician who shot to fame when he produced the debut album of Nigerian soul sensation Asa.

MORE READING!  CCTV records the moment Naya Rivera, son arrived Lake Piru before her disappearance (Video)

This includes Asa’s hit singles, “Fire on the Mountain” and “Jailer”.

Entertainment

Davido, Wizkid, other stars will struggle to collaborate with me soon – Dami J 

Published

on

Double Six Entertainment music act, Damilare Johnson, known in showbiz as Dami J, has boasted that Wizkid, Davido and other beg stars will beg him for collaborations soon.

Dami J, whose debut album is in the works, believes that he is the new big thing coming on the Nigerian music scene.

He said,

“Although I adore the sounds of Davido, Wizkid, and other raving stars, they will all struggle to collaborate with me pretty soon,” Dammy J boasts.

According to the graduate of Bowen University, leading musicians who have willingly offered to feature on his forthcoming body of work gives him the confidence that he’s doing something right.

MORE READING!  Donald Trump reacts to Kanye West's presidential bid

Born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Johnson’s passion for music has been from childhood, just like many before him. Music was his first love but his education inevitably had to come first.

To him, primary school came and finished like a flash – with tiny recollection of memories. Secondary school was more vivid as he had off-and-on moments with music but he says it was nothing serious as his typical African parents prioritised his academic education.

MORE READING!  Hollywood actress, Naya Rivera feared drowned as son was found alone in a drifting boat

University, however, presented ‘Dami Johnson’ an opportunity to explore his musical potentials as this was the only time he had a semblance of independence albeit stifled by a ton of rules and regulations of the institution. He was admitted into Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, to study Mass Communication. Johnson says the admission compelled him to have two ultimate goals – graduate with good grades and to hone his musical skill and be known for it amongst his peers.

The first goal was to make his parents happy. The second was for his own happiness. He graduated and his music resonated beyond the lecture halls of Bowen University, it warmed the hearts of his contemporaries.

MORE READING!  Hushpuppi: 'Wisdom man', I Pray to marry you in my next life, Lady says

Fast-forward to present day. After officially launching his music career in 2018, Johnson, now known by a new stage name ‘Dammy J’, has been signed to a record label, Time Town.

He has gone ahead to release two potentially hit singles ‘Chimney’ and ‘Elebolo’.

The official video for ‘Chimney’ which features ace comedians ‘Brodda Shaggi’ and ‘Officer Woos’, is due for release by the end of July 2020.

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Olu Jacobs stuns at 78

Published

on

Olu-Jacobs

Veteran Nigerian actor, Oludotun Baiyewu Jacobs aka Olu Jacobs remains golden at 78 on the movie scene.

The actor who has been off-the-screen for a while turns 78-year-old today, Saturday, July 11.

Jacobs has many things to be thankful for after he was rumoured to have died.

To prove he is active, the veteran has been using his unique talent to intrigue and delight the public.

MORE READING!  Hollywood actress, Naya Rivera feared drowned as son was found alone in a drifting boat

With his unique humour, Jacobs takes time to engage fans on Instagram by sharing motivational content.

In an interview with The Nation in 2015, the iconic actor once said that he enjoys acting.

“I enjoy what I do very much. And I have still got the physical power. My staying power has been my energy, both physical and mental, as well as the passion for the job. Also, there are still uncle and grand-dad characters to play.”

Having starred in over 150 Nollywood movies and several internationally, fans are yet to get enough of the sterling actor on the screens.

MORE READING!  Hushpuppi: 'Wisdom man', I Pray to marry you in my next life, Lady says

For his brilliance, Jacobs has won several awards including African Movie Academy Award for Best Actor in Leading Role in 2007, Industry Merit Award for outstanding achievements in acting at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.

AMAA conferred its Lifetime Achievement Awards on him in 2016.

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Samklef says Nigeria wasn’t created to work

Published

on

I composed ‘Molowo noni baba God noni’ to promote God’s business – Samklef reveals

Nigerian music producer, Samklef whose real name is Samuel Oguachuba, has shared his thoughts on the creation of Nigeria.

The beatmaker and of recent vocal critic of bad governance, in a post via his official Twitter account, stated that Nigeria was not created to work.

Samklef stressed that due to the nature of Nigeria, security agencies get really angry at youths that are making progress.

MORE READING!  I hope when my ex hears my album, he has a meltdown- DJ Cuppy

Nigerian music producer, Samklef whose real name is Samuel Oguachuba, has shared his thoughts on the creation of Nigeria.

The Molowo Noni crooner wrote:

“Nigeria was not created to work that’s why it pain the security agencies to see young people succeed.”

See his post below:

Samklef

Continue Reading




Trending