If someone told me that Cobhams Asuquo could fly, I would be inclined to believe them. Why? Because this dude is a bundle of talent, so rare, so good, it is obvious the Nigerian music industry just doesn’t know what to do with him yet.
From producing, to singing to song writing, Cobhams’ style is unique and embodies effortless class and finesse, in fact everything he touches seems to turn to gold (for other people) and his latest song, well, let’s just say is dripping with all things phenomenal.
Okay, now to One Hit. When you listen to this song, you cannot but feel Cobhams’ pain. I mean he has been in the industry since forever creating great music like Asa’s Fire on the Mountain, Jailer and Dare’s You’re not The Girl but somehow, when it comes to writing and singing his own songs, things just never work out and the songs, well, they never really become major hits.
When I listen to One Hit, I can’t help but envision Cobhams having a conversation with God. In my head, I see him kneeling, and even though the presence of God is shining like a bright light, he lifts his head up to Him, throws his hands up in total surrender, as he begins to express his desire for more.
Starting the conversation he says;
“Dear lord help my destiny
Let someone invest in me
Like Otedola because I wanna blow”
Mentioning names of artists like Olamide, Small Doctor and Doctor Eazy who got into the game way later than he did and appear to be doing incredibly well, he unashamedly sings his heart out asking for that one hit song that will change his career forever.
I honestly can listen to this song all day. Yes, it is that good, but most importantly it is a prayer from his heart.
It reminds me that there is a Cobhams in all of us. That feeling that tells us we are not there yet. That nagging voice that points out how well others are doing and that craving desire for one chance to pitch our ideas to an investor like Dangote.
Take a listen and tell me what you think.