Information Nigeria Interview’s Talented Indigenous Rapper, CDQ


Much like his mentor award winning late Nigerian rapper, Dagrin; Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf popularly known as CDQ is a hip hop rap artiste, who dishes his rap lines in Yoruba language.

This has further increased his popularity among fans, with his consistency and deep lyrics.

Most people believe his rap sound very similar to that of 9ice, another artiste who sings in Yoruba; difference however, is that CDQ is a rapper.

I ran into the very talented indigenous rapper and bugged him for an interview, and he agreed.

Read excerpts below: –


Q –  We know you as CDQ what are your real names?
My Names Are Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf
Q – Briefly Tell us about your childhood background 
I was a very quiet boy. it was not fun. i was seen alone..i merely keep friends but Thank God, am a changed man now.

Q – How and when did you discover your music talent?
From a really younger age I’ve always loved music. As I grew on I found myself interested in music. i love rap.. sometimes when am lonely, i rap and people think i have mental

Q – Who and what inspired you to music?
I really can’t tell, I guess I’m inspired by good songs I hear and that’s why I listen to a wide variety of music no matter the genre and most times everything I’ve listened to tends to rearrange in my subconscious to gives birth to a new tune/sound. i went into music as far back as 2002. On 7th of May, 2009, i organize my first concert while in school with the late Dagrin who was in attendance, so also were M.I, Jesse Jagz, Dj Jimmy Jatt and Wizkid.

Q – How was the experience like working with the likes of Skales, Olamide and runtown?
It was fun. Runtown is my nigga! he gave me my hit song ” Ogini “…Olamide Baddo never joke when he is in the studio. he is a hardworking person. Skales on the other-hand supported good music.. 

Q – What’s your relationship with Masterkraft?
He’s like a brother, father and friend to me; he’s my inspiration.
Q – What is your source of inspiration? 
God and good music

Q – What is the best thing that has ever happened to you? 
The best thing that ever happened to me was when i was hosted by Akon In His House..i was feeling like a king lol.

Q – What are your hobbies?
cooking, writing, travelling

Q – Are you in relationship? 

Q – What are Your future plans?
To make good music and make my fans proud of me and also looking forward to work with international acts like Future, Drake, Akon….#Wosssss!

Q – Final Note
S/O to all my fans, God bless you all! 



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