Gladys Asuquo – mother of the award winning singer, song writer and producer, Cobhams Asuquo – has won the Supermom celebrity edition after thirteen weeks of voting. The former clerical officer in the Nigerian Army clinched the winning prize of N2m after earning the highest votes by fans and followers of the ten finalists. According to the executive producer of the show, Sola Fajobi, she is expected to donate her cash prize to a charity of her choice and would be treated to an all-expense paid trip to Dubai. In a comment regarding Mrs Asuquo’s victory, Sola explained “our viewer’s were moved to tears by the story of how Cobhams turned his disability to a success story. On how she managed to raise him, despite the inherent challenges.”
Mrs Asuquo said,
It wasn’t easy watching Cobhams do chores around the house and run errands like my other children but I resolved to make him as independent and capable of achieving anything he sets his mind to do. I showed him where his box of clothes was and would ask him to go get his clothes after bathing him. As he grew up, his love for music started coming to the fore as he would beat on anything he could lay his hands on, so I encouraged him by buying him musical toys.
Taibat Omobonike (Obesere’s mother) emerged first runner up while Skales’ mother was second runner up. They both won N1m and N500, 000 cash respectively which would also be donated to a charity of choice and an all-expense paid trip to Dubai. Julius Agwu’s mum and Tony Tetuila’s mum were also runners up.
Since the show began airing on May 26, the story of 20 Nigerian celebrities, as told by their mothers was the central focus. The participating celebrities include Cobhams, Skales, Obesere, Foluke Daramola, Flavour Nabania, Mr. Olu Maintain, Ice K, one half of the enduring duo, Artquake, Jaywon, Tony Tetuila and female drummer, Ara. Others were On-Air-personality, Yaw; actors: Femi Adebayo, Binta Ayo Mogaji, and Kunle Afolayan; comedians: Seyi Law and Julius Agwu; Kenny Saint Best, DJ Humility and Chico Ejiro.