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Why NBC Never Banned My Songs —Rapper CDQ


Nigerian indigenous rapper, Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf, better known as CDQ has revealed why his songs have never been banned by Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC)  unlike Olamide, Falz and others.

Speaking with Showtime in a chat, he explained that though he does street music which is notorious for vulgar language, he is skilled at twisting his lyrics to make them suitable for public consumption. “I wouldn’t say I do music for the street only; yes I do music for the street but not for the streets only. How emotional trauma became musical inspiration for me — Kayode My song ‘Flex’ has been out for about a month now, it’s been trending and so far it hasn’t been banned by NBC. My song ‘Nowo Soke’ featuring Wizkid has been airing for some time too and it hasn’t been banned. So I know how to twist my lyrics, basically for the streets, but my music is not for the streets only.” He added that though it’s not professional to edit musical inspiration, he takes out time to sieve out vulgar lyrics in his songs before releasing them. Deaf students cry for help over funding in Ibadan “I’ve always said that you cannot edit inspiration; it’s however it comes to you that you’ll drop it. But at the same time, before music goes out you still have to try going through it because of the fan base you’re targeting with the music. It’s not all music that you’ll use vulgar words to sing.”

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