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CDQ Shares New Song Snippet ‘Vanity’ With Legendary Jùjú Musician Ebenezer Obey

It’s difficult to create music that crosses or blends generations successfully, and only a select few artists have done so. CDQ hopes to join that elite group. The native rapper furthered his origins by creating a song with Ebenezer Obey, a Nigerian Music Industry living legend, on it. Featuring the renowned iconic Nigerian musician Ebenezer Obey, Nigerian rapper Sodiq Abubakar Yusuf, also known by his stage as CDQ, shared snippets of his most recent single, “Vanity,” on social media.

Cdq Shares New Song Snippet 'Vanity' With Legendary Jùjú Musician Ebenezer Obey, Yours Truly, News, May 27, 2024

After launching his 2023 campaign with a song titled “Igbalode,” which featured Nigerian music industry veterans D’banj and Timaya, the renowned Nigerian rapper appears to be in a phase of collaboration with the “old cats” (A reference to the older members of the Nigerian music industry). Indeed, CDQ is set to follow that with another iconic collaboration.

The rapper was recently seen previewing a forthcoming project with Ebenezer Obey for well-known figures like D’banj, Smade, Kogbagidi, and many others. On Friday, June 16, 2023, the rapper will release “Vanity,” a conscious single off his upcoming album “Street OT.”

Cdq Shares New Song Snippet 'Vanity' With Legendary Jùjú Musician Ebenezer Obey, Yours Truly, News, May 27, 2024

Chief Ebenezer Obey began his professional career in the mid-1950s after relocating to Lagos (for the benefit of Gen Zs and Millennials who don’t recall)). In 1964, he started a group named The International Brothers that played highlife-jùj fusion music after receiving guidance from Fatai Rolling-Dollar’s group. The group then changed its name to Inter-Reformers in the early 1970s, and the West African Decca music label quickly became home to a lengthy line of Juju record hits.

Cdq Shares New Song Snippet 'Vanity' With Legendary Jùjú Musician Ebenezer Obey, Yours Truly, News, May 27, 2024

By incorporating more drum kits, guitars, and talking drums into the ensemble, Obey started experimenting with the Yoruba percussion style. Obey’s musical prowess is his ability to incorporate complex Yoruba principles into dance-floor tunes. The Inter-Reformers band is exceptionally skilled at singing glories of wealthy Nigerian socialites and business tycoons, as is typical of Nigerian Yoruba social circle music. However, Obey is also well-known for using Christian spiritual themes in his music and has since retired into a ministry of Nigerian gospel music in the early 1990s.

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