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30 Sep
A-Q Nominated For Best African Rapper/Lyricist, Best Artist, Duo, or Group in African Hip Hop. The God's Engineering rapper was nominated in the Best African Rapper/Lyricist and Best Artist, Duo or Group in African Hip Hop categories. The latter nomination is for his single 'Breathe' featuring Chike. A-Q's latest album Golden was released in May…
22 May
Rapper Gilbert Bani, better known by his stage name, A-Q has released a new album titled "Golden". "Golden" was released on Friday, over a year after A-Q released his award-winning 2020 album "God's Engineering". "Having the most powerful voice in Hip-Hop right now means I always have to live up to it. This project is…
24 Nov 2020
A-Q is leaving his position at Chocolate City Music to set up a music incubator for African artistes this November. The Nigerian Hip-Hop artiste has signed a joint venture deal with Africa’s biggest music distribution platform, Africori Music Group. Together with Africori, he will spend the next 18 months discovering and funding artistes’ careers across…
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3 May 2020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mprzx_A1eV0 Just before I spoke to A-Q sometime in April, I read an article in which he was described as relentless: having consumed his music for more than nine years, I knew that description was apt. His body of work, unrivalled by those of many Nigerian rappers who have enjoyed more fame than him, his…
14 Oct 2019
The beef between M.I Abaga and Vector Tha Viper has taken a new turn as 100 Crowns label head A-Q has released a diss track aimed at Vector titled "Distractions 2". A-Q whose real name is Gilbert Bani, appears to be displeased about Vector's claim that he brought him on into the industry. Vector had…
10 Sep 2019
The latest installment to premium cognac Martell’s Cypher featured M.I Abaga, Loose Kaynon, A-Q and Blaqbonez. The cypher saw all four rap artistes deliver injurious bar and spot more fire than dragons. A lot of lyrics and wordplay was applied in the cypher and we’ve taken the liberty to pick out the top punchlines from…
10 Sep 2019
Ladies, gentlemen and hip hop heads, what you have been waiting for is finally here. This is proof that hip hop is not dead in Nigeria. It is also that 'thing' that brings four fire-spitting rap monsters - M.I Abaga, Loose Kaynon, A-Q and Blaqbonez - together. That thing serves more bars than chocolate. It is…
12 Jan 2019
The cypher that got social media buzzing featured one-time Guardian Life's cover M.I Abaga, Guardian Life’s artist to watch Blaqbonez, A-Q, and Loose Kaynon who delivered freestyles from start to finish, has gotten the attention of Yung6ix. Yung6ix alleges that the artistes used some of his lines as a claim to fame in the song. He…
MI Abaga
10 Jan 2019
When Nigerian hip hop legend M.I Abaga released his song You rappers should fix up your lives in 2018 addressing Nigerian rappers and how they weren’t doing enough we didn’t know that he was going to come back harder barely a few weeks into the new year with this kind of energy. The cypher featured…

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