Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf is the millennial long famous by the stage name CDQ. The NSNS boss has seen the black side of rejection as a prominent manager had once rejected his music. But that is in the past.
CDQ is here to live in the consciousness of music lovers across the continent. And with the recent release of “Ibile Mugabe (The Voice)” album, CDQ has cemented his place in Nigeria’s music pantheon.
“Ibile Mugabe (The Voice)” has got a hefty 16 tracks:
- Ibile Mugabe
- Entertainer (feat. Davido)
- Soft (feat. Mr Eazi)
- Gbagyi (feat Kizz Daniel)
- Bang Bang |
- Gbemisoke (feat. Tiwa Savage)
- Aye (feat. Phyno & Reminisce)
- Ghana Must Go
- Want (feat. Wizkid)
- Werey Yo
- Say Baba (Remix) (feat. DJ Maphorisa)
- Scatter (Remix) (feat. Shaydee)
- Asante Sana (feat. LayLizzy & Stunner)
- Say Baba (bonus track)
It is the tradition these days for artiste to release tracks from an album before releasing the album itself. CDQ bought into that tradition with “Ibile Mugabe (The Voice).” Put simply, some of the tracks have been published before the album dropped.
That notwithstanding, “Ibile Mugabe (The Voice)” is a fine piece of art that should make the playlist of music lovers across the continent.
I count “Say Baba (Remix),” in which CDQ, with the aid of South Africa’s gqom heavyweight DJ Maphorisa, ingeniously melded the gqom beat, among my favourites. Well, which and which tracks are your favourites?
Listen to, or just stream and download “CDQ – Ibile Mugabe (The Voice)” album below and share your thoughts with us in the comment section.