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Yakub Jubril is a Nigerian singer who hail from Igala the center of the country, the
confluence of two great rivers, it is no surprise that YQ himself is the
meeting place of different music genres which includes: R&B, reggae and soul.
YQ Uses Yoruba and English in his music fusion, His collaborations with MI, Mode9, 2shotz, Naeto C and
a host of others
Yakub Jubril, YQ knew earlier that he’d grow up to be fulfilled. A gift
he became aware of in the mid-nineties. For about ten years, he honed
his craft behind closed doors. The second of seven children, music was
first and foremost, his way of dealing with his feelings.
he formed the group Q-Krest with his partner Krest-up. They released a
musical video for their song ”Fire Dance,” which got rave reviews and
earned them performances at the Play Safe Rave by Tequila Events in 2003
and The Coca-Cola Show (Q-Krest opened for Ivorian sensation Magic
System). In 2004, the duo performed together one last time at the
Tetnisik, before deciding to go their separate ways.
He lists Bob Marley; R. Kelly, 2Face and Born Jamericans as major
influences. YQ paid his dues, bouncing from one label to the next, in
search of his big break. It wasn’t long before he got signed by
2Koncepts Entertainment, after he did E fi mi le with the late DaGrin.
MK of Two Concepts
Following the advice of artist Benny Willis, YQ
who was known for his rhymes turned to singing, revealing an even bigger
His career grew from strength to strength as he worked on songs,
old and new, with Durella, Marvellous Benjy, Buzzman, Dagrin and former
partner Krest-up, enlisting the production magic of Dr. Frabz, Sossick,
Terry G and Sarz. The result is highly anticipated and newly released
album, I am YQ.
Contact on his social media