Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf popularly known as CDQ is a Nigerian local hip-jump rapper and lyricist. He is most popular for his hit single Nowo E Soke where he included the Iconic Nigerian vocalist Wizkid. Cdq was conceived on May 6, 1985, in Lagos State, Nigeria. He commends her birthday on 6th May consistently, his genuine name is Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf yet fans across Africa know him by his stage name CDQ. He is likewise known for playing instrumental for propelling his profession into the Nigerian music industry, he later won his first vocation grant at the 2016 Nigerian Music Video Awards. This artist has sign many people that have become big shots in the Nigerian musical industry today.
CDQ Profile Overview
|Real Name:||Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf|
|Birthday:||May 6, 1985|
|Place of Birth:||Orile, Lagos state, Nigeria|
|Occupation:||Singer, Song writer|
|Net Worth:||$600,000 (N232,500,000)|
Yusuf was born in Orile a suburb in Lagos. However, he is also a native of Ilorin in Kwara State Nigeria. CDQ was then signed to his label NO Struggle No Success Entertainment. His music consists of rapping in the Yoruba language with the addition of ad-libs such as the popular Wossi Wobi which he invented.
From evaluation it is seen that after his family relocated to Lagos, Yusuf completed his secondary school education at Lagos. From there he proceeded to further his studies at Lagos State University. He graduated with a B.Sc in Economics. Yusuf began his career professionally in 2008. During that time he used to be a back up singer for Da Grin before he began pursuing rap in English. CDQ is really good in rapping has it can be seen in his songs.
Eventually, In 2013, Yusuf signed a recording contract with MasterCraft’s General Records after winning a rap battle at the weekly Industry Nite in 2012. From there he worked on his breakthrough release in 2014 titled Income that featured vocals from Olamide. Furthermore, the remix of the song featured the vocals of Davido. eventually, the Masterkraft produced song brought CQD’s profession into the limelight and earned him two nomination spots at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and nominations. He has been recognized on several occasions in the music industry.
CDQ Net Worth
Just like other notable Nigerian musicians, the award-winning rapper has an estimated net worth of $600,000 which he has earned through his successful career as a musician. According to our reliable sources, Cdq’s annual salary ranges between $130,106 – $228,488. He net worth is really commendable as compared to other Nigerian musicians.
CDQ Awards and Nominations
- 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best New Act to Watch Himself Nominate
- 2016 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Rap Act of the Year Nominated
- 2016 Nigeria Music Video Awards Best Afro
- 2017 2017 Ghana-Naija Showbiz Awards
- Next Superstar On The Roll Nominated