Holy Holla interview: Cohbams talks on his childhood, career and many more

Cohbams Asuquo, a producer, singer, song writer and also a pianist, who has been know to be the man behind some great nigeria's hit music, was featured on Holy Holla radio show of Rhythm FM 93.7 Lagos, which airs every sunday morning. On this week, Gospel Redefined is picking on some of the questions been asked, things you don't know about Cohbams. Enjoy reading it.

Holly Holla: Describe to us in details what was your childhood like?
Cohbams: My childhood was fun, was loads of fun, I was the great Garius, I was all over the place I played rough and hard, I was one of those kids that rode tyres on the street, you know the meaning...I grew up in the barracks, I wasn't just the super-tush kid, I got my phonetics from TV, and obviously from growing up and traveling, becoming more and more exposed, learning to live the good life, but I had a fun childhood, I did all kind of things. I was a the biggest step jumper among my friends, I was just that kind of kid, I fought until I got slapped by boy who was five years older than me and I never fought for the rest of my life, so I had an eventful childhood. I played a lot of piano, I listened to the radio, I told people things I heard from the radio, some are true, some are not, they didn't mind, they didn't matter 'cos they came from me.
Holly Holla: In an interview with CNN, you said "I think being blind has played an integral role for me, who I am especially with God, my optimism" what was it like dealing with cheats, 'cain-stealers' as you once call it, people generally taking advantage of you visually impaired?
Cohbams: The thing is, I didn't mentioned cain-stealers with direct consent to myself, the truth is I never used the kind of cain so there was never a chance to steal one, but I heard all this myth out there that people snatch your cain and do all thos e kind of stuff, but I don't think Nigerians are mean spirited people I have to say I have experienced more of the kindness of nigerians. And this is not to say, you know there are blind people who have had such experiences its just that when I speak for myself, I'm generally an optimistic person and I think I'm so because like I said in that same interview " when you find yourself all the way down there's nowhere else to go but up" I think for me I like to think up 'cos I'm like 'how low can you go' and I don't mean that in terms of the song, absolutely not. But how low can you go? I feel like when certain things happen to you in your live like blindness, you come face to face with reality and the practicality of doing certains things, you don't see yourself different from the person who stands by the windshield and ask for alms, when you come down that low, the least you can do to help yourself is to think upwards and so I think for me that's what blindness has done. It's brought me to my reality and it's helped me think upwards so, I think that's what it is for me, I can only think of the positive , I mean when I think of the negative -Like I'm blind- it can't get worse, -what's the best thing that can happen- I think the best thing that can happen is the story of my life right now, to be blind -yes- but to be comfortable, to be known, to be impactful, to have a life that can reach out to other people and sort of be an example, and it still embarrasses me till today but that the reality of my life and I need to step up to it and use it for the exact reason for which God gave it to me.
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