CDQ Biography: Girlfriend, Cars, Net Worth, Age, Wikipedia, House, Record Label, Wife, Pictures, Albums
Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf (born May 6, 1985) is one of Nigeria’s leading indigenous rappers and songwriters.
He is popularly known by the nickname, CDQ and for singing in his local dialect, Yoruba.
He came to the limelight after releasing his official debut single, Nowo E Soke, featuring Wizkid.
The song helped CDQ win an award at the 2016 Nigeria Music Video Awards.
He runs an indie label, No Struggle No Success Entertainment.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Full Name:||Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf|
|Born:||6 May 1985 (age 37 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Orile, Lagos, Nigeria|
|State Of Origin:||Kwara State|
|Girlfriend • Wife:||BIG B (ex.)|
|Occupation:||Rapper • Songwriter|
CDQ was born to the family of Mr and Mrs Yusuf on the 6th Of May 1985. Although he was born in Orile in Lagos State, he hails from Ilorin in Kwara State. He comes from a Muslim family and bears the name, Sodiq Abubakar.
CDQ spent his early years in Orile before moving to Ilorin for his high school education. After passing out of secondary school with good grades, he returned back to Lagos State.
He applied for admission at the Lagos State University and graduated after four years with a degree in Economics.
CDQ took up an interest in music while in high school, focusing on rap music. Initially, he started with English rap, but with time, he switched to indigenous rap music, rapping in his native dialect, Yoruba.
In 2008, at the age of twenty-three, CDQ started making music professionally. He worked as a backup singer to Dagrin for some time before rapping in English with M.I Abaga.
Things took a positive turn for CDQ in December 2012 when he won a rap battle at the Weekly Industry Nite. This brought success his way as Masterkraft offered him a record deal which he accepted. This was in 2013.
2014 was the year CDQ became a household name in the country. He released his hit single, Indomie featuring vocals from Olamide. For the remix of the song, he collaborated with Afrobeats singer, Davido. The song was produced by ace producer, Masterkraft.
He recorded another commercial success with the song, Nowo E Soke featuring Wizkid. The song was the leading single off his debut album, Quality. The single, which won Best Afro Hip-Hop Video at the 2016 Nigeria Music Video Awards, was shot and directed by Unlimited L.A. His debut album was released in 2015.
After the expiration of his contract with General Records, he launched his own record label, N.S.N.S (No Struggle No Success Entertainment), on the 11th Of November 2016. His first single under the label is titled, Sai Baba.
Notable songs from CDQ‘s debut album, Quality are Woos Wobi, Oobi, Salaro, Talosobe, First Come First Serve, Make We Run.
In 2018, he dropped the top-charting songs: Warey yo, Gbayi, Shey Normal, Flex, Aye and Onye Eze. His second studio album, titled Ibile Mugabe, was released in 2019.
CDQ teamed up with Wande Coal to release the trendy song, Kogbede in 2021.
Awards and Nominations
CDQ was nominated for two awards at the 2015 Nigerian Entertainment Awards. He also secured the nomination for the Best Street-Hop Artist at the 2015 Headies Awards.
He won the Best Street-Hop Artiste at the 2017 Ghana-Naija Showbiz Awards.
As one of Africa’s leading celebrities, CDQ has an active social media presence. He has over 2.4 million followers on Instagram.
- Instagram handle – @cdqolowo
- Twitter handle – @Cdqolowo
CDQ turned 37 on the 6th Of May. His family members and close associates hosted him at a private birthday party to celebrate his special day.
He is a wealthy artist and has properties across Nigeria. He resides in Lekki, Lagos State, in a mansion.
In addition, he owns a fleet of cars in his garage.
Through his record label, N.S.N.S, CDQ is mentoring and helping young up-and-coming artists to succeed in the industry. Though he isn’t married, he has a son. However, he is in a serious romantic relationship with a beautiful young lady.
CDQ has amassed his wealth via his music career. Every year, he receives invitations to perform at shows and concerts across the world. He also makes money from the royalties he receives from the sale of his albums.
CDQ currently has an estimated net worth of $600,000-800,000.
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