We all know Cobhams but most of us do not know the man behind horning his career.Mr John Yekini, the Music Consultant at the Federal Nigeria Society for the Blind, FNSB was one of the teachers of Cobhams who taught him how to play the keyboard. John who lost his sight as a kid has found solace in music.
John talks about his students “Let me think of one you may know. I remember I had a student called Cobhams Asuquo. I am sure you have heard of him. I taught him how to play the keyboard and he has done me proud. There are many others who have forged successful careers in music. I can’t even remember all of them.
There are too many to count! Many of them have their own bands and they are making money, so I am happy. Many play music in their churches too.”
He says “When I am down and out and I play, I forget all my problems. Sometimes, I feel like I am not on the planet when I get lost in music. Music is so wonderful and has done a lot for the students here. They forget their limitations.”