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Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf was born on May 6, 1985, popularly known by his stage name CDQ, is a Nigerian indigenous hip-hop rapper and songwriter best known for his single “Nowo E Soke” featuring Wizkid and Masterkraft’s Indomie where he was featured alongside Olamide.
While the former is instrumental for launching his career into the Nigerian music industry, the latter won him his first career award at the 2016 Nigerian Music Video Awards.
Signed to his label No Struggle No Success Entertainment, CDQ’s repertoire of music includes rapping in Yoruba language with addition of ad-libs such as the popular “Woss Wobi” which he invented.
|Real Name:||Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf|
|Date of Birth:||May 6, 1985|
|Age:||38 years (2023)|
|Place of Birth:||Orile, a Lagos suburb|
|State of Origin:||Kwara State|
Early Life and Education
CDQ is from Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, but was born in Orile, a Lagos suburb. After returning to Lagos State from Ilorin, where he had finished secondary school. CDQ continued his education at Lagos State University, where he graduated with a B.Sc in Economics.
CDQ started music professionally in 2008 when he used to be a back-up singer for Da Grin before he started rapping in English language with M.I.
In 2013, he signed a recording contract with Masterkraft’s General Records after winning a rap battle at the weekly Industry Nite in December 2012.
In 2014, he released his breakthrough single titled “Indomie” which featured vocals from Olamide while the remix of the song featured Davido.
The Masterkraft-produced song brought CDQ’s career to limelight and further earned him two nomination spots at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and a nomination in the Best Street-Hop Artist category at The Headies 2015.
In anticipation of his debut studio album titled Quality, CDQ enlisted the service of Wizkid with whom he released “Nowo E Soke” as a lead single off the album.
The music video for the song was directed by Unlimited L.A and went on to win the Best Afro Hip Hop Video category at the 2016 edition of the Nigeria Music Video Awards.
On 16 August 2016, he unveiled the cover art for the album before it was released through General Records on 22 August to positive critical reviews.
On 11 November 2016, he launched his own record label N.S.N.S, a short-form for No Struggle No Success Entertainment. On 1 Feb 2017, he dropped his first official single under the platform titled ‘ Say Baba ‘ which was produced by Jay Pizzle.
Social Media Handle
- Instagram: @cdqolowo
- Twitter: Cdqolowo
CDQ Net worth
CDQ has an estimated net worth of $800,000. CDQ is a Nigerian indigenous hip-hop rapper and songwriter.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
Who is CDQ?
CDQ is a Nigerian indigenous hip-hop rapper and songwriter.
When was CDQ born?
He was born on May 6, 1985.
How old is CDQ?
He is currently 38 years old as of 2023.
Where was CDQ born?
He was born in Orile, a Lagos suburb.
Where is CDQ from?
He is from Kwara State, Nigeria.
Who is CDQ’s wife?
Currently CDQ is not married.
What is CDQ net worth?
CDQ has an estimated net worth of $800,000.