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Full Name: Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf
Stage Name: CDQ
Born: 6 May 1985 (age 37 years old)
Place of Birth: Orile, Lagos, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Kwara State
Occupation: Rapper • Songwriter
Net Worth: $600,000-800,000
CDQ’s Biography and Net Worth
Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf (born May 6, 1985) is one of Nigeria’s leading indigenous rappers and songwriters. He is popularly known by the nickname, CDQ and for singing in his local dialect, Yoruba. CDQ was born in Orile, Lagos State but hails from Ilorin in Kwara State. He spent his early years in Orile before moving to Ilorin for his high school education. CDQ took up an interest in music while in high school, focusing on rap music.
In 2008, CDQ started making music professionally and he worked as a backup singer to Dagrin for some time before uniting with M.I Abaga. After winning a rap battle in 2012, Popular Nigerian producer, Masterkraft offered him a contract in 2013 which he accepted and that began the success of his career.
The year 2014 was the year CDQ became a household name in the country as he released his breakthrough single titled “Indomie” which featured Olamide. He recorded another commercial success with the song, ‘Nowo E Soke’, the leading single off his debut album, “Quality”. He has won several awards including the Best Street-Hop Artiste at the 2017 Ghana-Naija Showbiz Awards.
After the expiration of his contract with General Records, he launched his own record label, No Struggle No Success (NSNS). His first single under the label is titled, Sai Baba and he has released numerous hit singles such as Werey yo, Gbayi, Shey Normal, and others.
There is no doubt that CDQ is one of the most talented and successful indigenous Nigerian rappers the Nigeria Music Industry has ever produced.