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All the Amazing Performances! Asa, Bez, Adekunle Gold & More at “Songs & Stories with Cobhams”




The 3rd series of the live music experience, “Songs & Stories with Cobhams” took place this past weekend on the evening of January 16 2016.

Super talented singer, songwriter, and musician; Cobhams Asuquo, again thrilled concert guests to an amazing night of live music at the serene Clear Essence California Spa & Wellness Resort in Ikoyi. The set was designed by Ayiri Oladunmoye of Oaken Events. Sound engineering was provided by Sola Raji.

The audience were an integral part of the show, as Cobhams shared his inspiration with them and the stories behind his original songs and covers.

The first featured guest act of the night was the new soul heartthrob, Adekunle Gold. Adekunle Gold performed his perennial hit, “Sade” accompanied by the Cobhams Asuquo directed live band. Next, Cobhams introduced notable comedienne, Chioma “Chigul” Omeruah, to the microphone. After making the audience laugh with her musing, she deftly broke into a big band, “jazzified” version of her very popular composition “Don’t Be A Weist”.

Simi, was next up to the microphone, but not before Cobhams told the audience how the first time he met, produced, and recorded with Simi, she was just 15 years old. Simi performed a medley of “Tiff” and “Jamb Question”.

Cobhams Asuquo Music Production (CAMP) artiste and super star rocker, Bez, was next up on the roster of guest performers. Bez’s performance lived up to every bit of the consummate afrosoul rock star that we have come know and love.

The surprise of the night was when Cobhams introduced his friend and collaborator, Asa, as the headline performance of the night. After Cobhams’ and Asa’s expressions of mutual admiration and respect for each other, Asa proceeded to take the audience literally to “church”. She opened her set with the soon to be classic “Eyo”, off of her third studio album. Then came sweet arrangements of audience favorites “Fire On The Mountain” and “Jailer”.

Cobhams then introduced his phenomenal and gifted bandmates and closed the show with his hit single “Ordinary People”.

See all the photos below.

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  1. Orphelia hamletson

    January 21, 2016 at 9:44 am

    I wish adekunle x simi would slowly see the light and jump into camp records asap
    Is chigul married?

  2. funmilola

    January 21, 2016 at 9:46 am

    these guys can make you fall in love with music….. #goodmusic

  3. FinchleysFinest

    January 21, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Thanks for giving us hope that some Nigerians can produce good music….. #NotEveryDayIsStreetOrNoise

  4. Wale

    January 21, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Combhams, Simi, Asa, Bez and Adekunle Gold, you guys will last IJN…. We appreciate your gift and content of your music…..God bless you! Music that truly lifted hearts and heals brokenhearted….Me love always. Simi, I love your sweet sonorous voice!

  5. Great Lady

    January 21, 2016 at 11:20 am

    This is the type of shows I should be attending. Sensible people’s music.

    • bn lover

      January 21, 2016 at 12:21 pm

      I no go talk 4 dis matter. Shey u no want enter main land again….lol

  6. aishat

    January 21, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Simi, was next up to the microphone, but not before Cobhams told the audience how the first time he met, produced, and recorded Simi she was 15 years old. Bella Naija !!!

    you refuse to post my first comment after amending your errors that i pointed out via my first comment! wow!

  7. latifat

    January 21, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    i really wish to see Asa and Simi sing together

  8. Dee-USA

    January 21, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    This is the kinda shows I want to see more off. I can see it’s not for the masses though, so I’m curious to know if it was open to the general and how much tickets sold for.

  9. brownchocolate

    January 21, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    I would tag this ‘The Gathering of the Real Music Stars!’Beautiful Nigerian people making beautiful music. This is what the Nigerian music industry should be exporting. Not geh u make me go uuh aah or I’m in luv with ya boory and ur wayste’. Shior!

  10. ElessarisElendil

    January 22, 2016 at 4:02 am

    I hope you ‘sensible music’ heads realise you’re starting to sound as obnoxious as underground rap heads.

    As long as the noise makes you move its music.

  11. Onochie

    January 23, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    What a combo!!! Now, this is different from the usual jangbagba we hear day in day out. Adekunle, YBNL isn’t your home.

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