Ojuolape Veronica Asuquo, wife of talented singer Cobhams Asuquo, has opened up in a new interview on how her uneventful first pregnancy and ‘easy’ delivery ended in the most unexpected way.
Ojuolape, a PR expert, got married to her husband Cobhams Asuquo in 2010. A year later, they welcomed their first child on Nov 30th, 2011, in the US. It wasn’t until months later, however, that she discovered their son David was visually impaired like his dad.
“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 her uneventful 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.”
She said the doctor, who is a gynaecologist, was concerned and sent her off to a paediatrician. After a series of tests in Nigeria and abroad, it was confirmed that her son, David Asuquo cannot see with his physical eyes. She said the experience made her question her spiritual strength.
However, in spite of all that has happened, she said she believes she is making progress which is why she can finally share her story in the open.
David Asuquo, 7, is an excellent pianist just like his famous father Cobhams Asuquo, who was also born blind.
Watch the full interview: