EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND
CDQ born Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf (born on May 6, 1985) obtained his degree certificate from university of Lagos.
Interview with dailymail “How did you come about the name CDQ?
When I was in secondary school, I was one of the social directors then
and I was so familiar and close to the Abokis so they said every artiste
do have a stage name, so let’s create one for you. My name CDQ was
carved out from my name Sodiq and along the line when I met Banky W,
because he happened to be the patron in the music industry, so he gave
full meaning of the name. He said when you go to the market to purchase a
CD in the olden days and the music in the CD is good, you will say the
CD is quality. So CDQ also means CD quality at the same time.
He got into music in 2002 and that was when he did his debut concert in school with alot of stars in attendance including the like of late Baracko grin also Dagrin , Jesse Jagz, M.I, Dj Jimmy Jatt and Wizkid . The concert was a huge success and from that point people began to know him in his school and around his neighborhood.
CDQ won a rap battle at the famous industry night show on December,2012 at the Oriental Hotel , in Lagos . That was where he got attention from the general public as there were huge and loudest audience present at the event,
CDQ officially became a role model to many rap lovers in Nigeria . Just few months after inking his name in the Nigerian book of gifted rappers , he caught the attention of Mastercraft and he was signed to his Record Label ‘General records’ and since that high point of his life he has done alot of songs and as well features alot of stars including Wizkid , M.I and many more.
CDQ released his debut single at ‘General records’ titled “SUALA” just few days after being signed to the label . The Song was also produced by his mentor Masterkraft and it was massively accepted while it also enjoyed constant airplay on radio and tv stations .
CDQ has since then released many hit tracks like WOBI , BIZNESS featuring his mentor Masterkraft, OLOWO, AMEN to hype the #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS# campaign and his newest song is OGONI where he brought Runtown to the high table . cdq 2CDQ songs include Woss Wobi, Talasobee,Salaro, Ogoni and he has been featured in songs like 69 Missed Calls, Indomie . Four artiste did the 69 Missed Calls songs and they are CDQ, Reminisce, Chinko Ekun, Olamide and Lkil Kesh .
While the Indomie song was done by three artiste and they are CDQ, Olamide and Mastercraft .
CDQ BIOGRAPHY/PROFILE SUMMARY
Real/Full Name: Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf
Stage Name: CDQ
Date Of Birth: Born May 6, 1985
Genre: Hiphop, Rapper
Record Lebel: General records
Education: University of Lagos
Hobbies: Cooking, writing,traveling