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Inspiring Speech — “gift of blindness” – Cobhams Asuquo

This speech is so inspiring, it’s a must watch…but here are some of the major things he (You know Cobhams Asuquo, don’t you?) said.

Songwriter and Music producer  Cobhams Asuquo says “sight is sometimes a distraction”, adding
that “it is not easy living as a sightless person in a world designed
for people with sight”.
Cobhams who has never experienced sight, stated this while giving a speech at a TEDx Euston conference that held recently.
“I was born blind, no one else
in my family of six is blind…I wasn’t aware that I was without sight
until later years” he narrated.
Sharing the lessons he has learnt from being blind in his inspirational
message, he explained how he overcame the challenges to stand out
“Sight is a precious gift but on your way to your destination, you have
to be blind to achieve certain things in life…blind in the sense
there are certain things you should close your eyes to” he explained.

See video below: 

Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email:

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