In commemoration of 2020 children’s day in Nigeria, UNICEF Nigeria has appointed internationally acclaimed, award-winning Nigerian musician, producer and songwriter Cobham’s Asuquo as National Ambassador. With this appointment, the celebrated artist becomes the organisation’s first National Ambassador in 15 years.
“It’s a huge honour to become a UNICEF Nigeria Ambassador,” said Cobhams. “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”.
As UNICEF National Ambassador, the artist who has surportted UNICEF’s work since 2019 will help raise awareness of children’s rights concerns and solutions, including around issues such as birth registration, immunization, education, and protection from violence.
“I’m delighted to welcome Cobhams to the UNICEF family, particularly on Nigerian Children’s Day – a day that is dedicated to every Nigerian child, to give Nigerian children a better place to survive, thrive and develop,” said UNICEF Nigeria Representative Peter Hawkins. “Cobhams has already supported UNICEF to raise children’s and youth issues. I am sure that he will use his singing, his passion, and dedication to continue to defend the rights of vulnerable children and young people in Nigeria.”