Ojuolape Veronica Asuquo, the wife of talented Nigerian singer and music producer, Cobhams Asuquo has revealed in an interview that their son, David Asuquo could not see when he was born.
Veronica, a PR expert, recounted her smooth pregnancy experience six years ago and how her baby was fine when he was born until four months later when she was told that he was blind.
“The elephant in the room in my life in the past six years is pretty much… So, I got married, and we got pregnant.
“My pregnancy was fantastic, I didn’t even know I was pregnant, found out I was pregnant, still wasn’t sure I was pregnant because I didn’t have any symptoms.
“After the “smooth” pregnancy and an even smoother delivery that happened “under 45 minutes”, her baby was checked abroad and she was told he is OK.
“Everything was so smooth. And then fast forward to four months after my son was born and the doctor was like ‘his eyes are not following’ and I was like, ‘What do you mean he’s not following?’
“And then suddenly, as a mother, your heart just starts palpitating.”
After a series of tests and visits to the paediatrician, it was confirmed that her son was indeed blind.
This led her to question her faith in God.
In spite of all that had happened, she said that she is making progress which is why she can finally share her story.
Her son, David Asuquo who is 7 years old now is an excellent pianist just like his father Cobhams Asuquo, who was also born blind.