Sodiq Abubakar, aka CDQ, said that he has once been discouraged by a top manager in the music industry who said his song had no commercial value.
Recalling the difficult stages of his career in an interview with Punch, the artiste confessed that he had never imagined that life would be this rosy for him.
Like most of his colleagues, CDQ also had his fair share of disappointments, which includes the day a top-rated artiste manager in the country told him bluntly that he would not succeed as a rapper.
“He told me that my style of music was too local and lacked commercial value. But I believed in myself and I kept working hard. When you know your strength, you just need to dwell on it,” CDQ said.
The rapper said he decided to name his new album after former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, to show how his stubbornness had helped him to fulfill his dreams as an artiste.
“ ‘Ibile’ in Yoruba language means ‘grassroots’ and we know that the acronym Mugabe symbolises stubbornness. The title of my album has to do with a boy from the grassroots who was determined to succeed by all means.”
The rapper has just released a second music album titled, Ibile Mugabe.