- Real Name: Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf
- Date of Birth: May 6, 1985
- Place of birth: Orile, Lagos
- Hometown: Ilorin
- State of Origin: Kwara state
- Genres: hip hop, rap
- Occupation: Singer, rapper, song writer
- Record Label: No Struggle No Success (NSNS)
- Net Worth: $400,000
Early Life & Background
CDQbwas born on May 6, 1985 in Orile, Lagos.
He is a native of Ilorin, Kwara State and moved back to Lagos after completing his secondary education. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Lagos state university.
With CDQ’s unique style of blending his vocals with the Yoruba language rap while doing his popular ad-libs “Woss Wobi”, he started music professionally in 2008 as a back up singer for Dagrin.
He got signed in 2013 to Masterkraft’s General records after emerging winner at the weekly industry Nite in December 2012.
He came to limelight with the single “Indomie” while enlisting the services of Olamide and also a remix with Davido.
He also released another single “Nowo E Soke” featuring Wizkid off his highly anticipated debut studio album “QUALITY”.
Then on November 11, 2016, he launched his own record lable NSNS, an acronym for No struggles No Success.
- Ogini Ft. Runtown
- Indomie ft. Olamide
- Indomie Remix ft. Olamide, Davido
- Nowo E Soke
- First Come First Serve
- Make We Run ft. Wizkid
- Ko Funny Ft. Davido
- Say Baba Remix Ft. DJ Maphroisa
- Bye Bye Party
- Werey Yo
Awards & Nominations
2015 – Nominated for Best artiste to watch and best collaboration of the year at 2015 Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
Nominated for Best street Hop artiste at the Headies Awards.
2016 – Nomianted for Best Hip hop artist at Soundcity Movie awards
– Won Best Afro hip hop videos “Nowo E Soke” at Nigerian Music videos awards.
2017 – Won Best street hop artiste at Ghana Naija showbiz awards
– Nominated for Next superstar on the Roll at the Ghana Naija Showbiz award.
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