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Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf (born 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.[1] While the former is instrumental for launching his career into the Nigerian music industry, the later 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.

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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6][7] On 16 August 2016, he unveiled the cover art for the album[8] before it was released through General Records on 22 August to positive critical reviews.[9][10] On 11 November 2016, he launched his own record label N.S.N.S, a short-form for No Struggle No Success Entertainment.[11] On 1 Feb 2017, he dropped his first official single under the platform titled ‘ Say Baba ‘ which was produced by Jay Pizzle.

Video:- CDQ – Moyan

NSNS Recording artiste and CEO CDQ has returned with a colourful and entertaining music video for his single Moyan, a track taken off his...

[Video] Slimcase and CDQ – Watch [Omo Ghetto OST]

Slimcase and CDQ - Watch As the recently released blockbuster movie Omo Ghetto-The Saga, continues to show in cinemas in Nigeria and selected Novo cinemas...

Audio:- K Crown – Gucci Lowo Featuring CDQ

G4 Life Records CEO K Crown is on Nigerian Sounds today with a brand new single titled Gucci Lowo, which features Nigerian rap star...

Video:- CDQ – Could Have Been Worse

No Struggle, No Success CEO and recording artiste CDQ has released a sizzling music video for his single titled Could Have Been Worse, which...

New EP:- CDQ – See The Queue [Download & Stream]

Nigerian Hip-hop sensation CDQ has delivered a brand new EP titled See The Queue, a 5-track project that features just one guest appearance in...

Audio:- Seuncee – Orente Featuring CDQ & Fiokee

After the long wait, Seuncee pulls out the second track on “The Lion Attitude” EP titled “Orente” featuring CDQ and Fiokee. Our young lion brings on two warriors to roam free...

Video:- CDQ – Vaseline

No Struggle, No Success Recording artiste CDQ has unveiled a solid music video for his recently released single titled Vaseline. The video for the...

Video:- DJ Jimmy Jatt – Say What [Pete Pete] Featuring CDQ

Renowned Nigerian Disc Jockey DJ Jimmy Jatt is back with a brand new music video for his single Say What on which he...

Audio:- CDQ – Vaseline [Mafipara]

Contemporary Yoruba rap star CDQ has been delivering singles at a consistent basis this year and today returns to NS with a brand new...

Audio:- DJ Jimmy Jatt – Say What [Petepete] Featuring CDQ

Veteran Lagois based Disc Jockey DJ Jimmy Jatt is taking it back to the roots of real hip-hop on his new single titled Say...