Nigeria: Artists Should Strive to Be Original – YQ


Introducing Yakubu Jubril aka YQ , a young Nigerian singer who has collaborated with artists like MI, Mode9, and 2shotz, was first noticed in 2003 when he was still with the group Q-Krest. The group, which consisted of just YQ and a friend, Krest-up has performed at important shows like the Tequila Event and The Coca-Cola Show where they opened for Ivorian sensation, Magic System. In 2004, he decided to pursue a solo career. Spotting his talents, YQ was quickly snapped up by a record label which was formed between 2Koncepts Entertainment and Storm Records. YQ finally introduced himself to the world with his debut album titled “I am YQ”. In this exclusive interview with Anthony Ada Abraham, he speaks on his career, his role models in the entertainment industry among other issues.

What has been happening with YQ?

“Xtr: Your Full name please?
YQ: Yakub Jubril

Xtr: What is your educational background
YQ: Working onn going back to school soon

Xtr:Family Background
YQ: I am the 2nd Child out of 7 children

Xtr: Any Plans for a new album?
YQ: Working very hard onn new tracks.Working alongside Sossick,DR Frabz,Laylow and Sarz

Xtr: Most Cherished Person
YQ: My MoM

Xtr: Relationship Status
YQ: Single

Xtr: How did you get into music?
YQ: I stumbled into Music because I used to do it for fun,I was a footballer and when I stopped playing, I started writing songs although I went through a lot to Pay for studio fees. I did so many odd jobs on the street including photography,barbing and more. I worked with a telecommunications company in 2007 and then resigned in 2008 because of my musical career

Xtr: Dagrin?
YQ: I Miss Grin So much

Xtr: What is your twitter handle for the fans out there who would love to know more about you.

Xtr:Thank you Very Much Sir YQ For taking ur time to talk to us
YQ: Thanks for choosing me.God bless Y’all”

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