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CDQ Gives Scholarship To Fans

CDQ (right) and Fawaz with one of the beneficiaries at the event. PHOTO: ENIOLA DANIEL

To give back to the society, Nigerian artiste, Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf, popularly known as CDQ, has rewarded fans for their loyalty and given scholarship to some students in Ikeja, Lagos.

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Speaking on the importance of education, the artiste said: “Whatever one needs to do in life, education should come first. Education makes one to plan ahead. I won’t be in the rap music as long as I want to be without education. My education is the main source of my sustainability, right from day one.

On attention on Afro-beat and the brain drain in the music industry, with Tiwa Savage being the latest, he said: “I wouldn’t see it as a source of worry. I see it as a plus because whether we like it or not, Nigeria is still a Third World country. We don’t have the standards. The system is not working. An upcoming artiste over there could have more streams than the biggest artiste in Africa.”

“Thank God, they even open their eyes to our music because they’ve been operating, for years, without minding us. Now that their eyes are open, I don’t think we should be angry.”

On what he missed about Dagrin, who he said was the only true friend he ever had, the former banker, said: “What I miss about Dagrin is that truthfulness. We are in an industry where a lot of things happen. Many things are fake. People fake love for each other. Dagrin was the only true friend I have ever had. He would tell you the way it was and he did not care. He did not have anything to lose.

The Convener, Ademola Fawaz, said: “We are not saying kids should go into singing and dancing without getting educated. We encourage education and that is what DJ Jimmy Jatt and other celebrities that support this initiative have embraced.

Oluwaforijimi “Jimmy” AdewaleAmu, popularly known as DJ Jimmy Jatt said: “There is a need for celebrities to get close to their fans and for them to touch lives, be accessible and engage in corporate social responsibility (CSR).

This idea was muted by Mr. Ademola and I felt “it’s a noble thing to do and I was always looking out for things that we could do to empower young people and them on the right track…”

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