Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf (born May 6, 1985) is a Nigerian hip-hop rapper and composer best known for the hits “Indomie” and “Nowo E Soke.”
The former helped establish his career in Nigerian music, while the latter earned him his first professional prize at the 2016 Nigerian Music Video Awards.
CDQ’s music contains Yoruba rapping with ad-libs like the popular “Woss Wobi,” which he invented.
He was born in Orile, a Lagos neighborhood, but he is a resident of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.
He returned to Lagos State after finishing his secondary school education in Ilorin, and continued his study at Lagos State University, where he received a B.Sc in Economics.
CDQ began his career in music as a back-up singer for Da Grin in 2008, before joining M.I.A. to rap in English.
Following a rap battle win at the monthly Industry Nite in December 2012, he earned a recording contract with Masterkraft’s General Records in 2013.
In 2014, he released his first single, “Indomie,” which featured Olamide’s vocals and a Davido remix.
CDQ’s career was launched thanks to the Masterkraft-produced single, which garnered him two nominations at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and a nomination in The Headies’ Best Street-Hop Artist category. Check out CDQ’s Songs, Videos and Albums below!