Musician, Cobhams Asuquo, has been named a national ambassador by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
UNICEF Nigeria Representative, Peter Hawkins, made this known on Wednesday in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna.
“I am delighted to welcome Asuquo to the UNICEF family, particularly on Nigerian Children’s Day, dedicated to every Nigerian child, to give them a better place to survive, thrive and develop.
“May 27 was set aside to celebrate the importance of children in Nigeria, providing the opportunity to policymakers and families to focus on the holistic development of young Nigerians,” he said.
Reacting to the news of his appointment, the 39-year-old said, “I am thrilled to join the list of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors around the world, supporting the protection and promotion of children’s rights.
“I am passionate about children’s rights, and I am passionate about Nigeria – and securing its future and the only way we can truly do that is through ensuring every child fulfilled their potential.
“I look forward to making my contribution to the improvement of the lives of Nigerian children and young people.”
The One Hit star has supported the work of UNICEF Nigeria since 2015 when he produced the song, ‘Tell Everybody’ to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals, as part of the UN Global Goals campaign.
He also ‘We go Win (Corona)’, to raise awareness on how Nigerians can protect themselves from COVID-19 in 2020.
Cobhams is the first UNICEF Nigeria’s first National Ambassador in 15 years.