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UN Gives Cobhams Asuquo Major Appointment


Award-winning musician and producer, Cobhams Asuquo, has been appointed National Ambassador of the United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

This was made known in a statement on Wednesday by Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Nigeria Representative.

According to Peter Hawkins, the Nigerians songwriter would help raise awareness on concerns around children’s rights and solutions, including issues around birth registration, immunization, education and protection from violence

Cobhams appointment makes him UNICEF Nigeria’s first National Ambassador in the last 15 years.

Hawkins who welcomed him to the UNICEF family, particularly on Children’s Day, stressed that the music producer had been supporting UNICEF to raise awareness on children and youth issues.

The US official stated that Cobhams supported the UNICEF Nigeria’s work in 2019, including producing ‘I am a Nigeria Child (For Every Child)’, the song promoting kids’ rights to be respected and protected.

UN added that the hitmaker also produced the song ‘We go Win (Corona)’, to raise awareness on how Nigerians can protect themselves from COVID-19.

Asuquo also produced the song ‘Tell Everybody’ back in 2015 to raise awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals, as part of the UN Global Goals campaign.

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