Award-winning Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer, Cobhams Asuquo has been appointed a UN National Ambassador.
A representative of the UNICEF, Peter Hawkins unveiled the latest ambassador in a statement released on Wednesday, May 27.
According to the statement, the Nigerian singer would improve children and youth problems by raising awareness of them.
Among other responsibilities of the singer is to raise awareness around children’s rights, birth registration, education, immunization and measures to protect them from violence.
The statement emphasised that the appointment was announced on Children’s Day because it celebrates the Nigerian Child.
Asuqo’s support for the UNICEF since 2019 was acknowledged by Hawkins who referenced one of his hits “I am a Nigerian Child (For Every Child)” a song calling for every Nigerian child’s rights to be respected and protected.
The UNICEF also referenced the singer’s activism in the health sector, referencing another hitmaker by Cobhams about the COVID-19 pandemic titled, “We go Win (Corona).”
“Cobhams also produced “We go Win (Corona)”- to raise awareness on how Nigerians can protect themselves from #COVID19,” a tweet on Twitter account read.
The “Elagi mo” singer confirmed the appointment, reiterating his activism for the improvement of lives the Nigerian child.
His words, “I am thrilled to join the very impressive list of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors around the world, supporting the protection & promotion of children’s rights globally, & I look forward to making my contribution to the improvement of the lives of Nigerian children.”