By Ayo Onikoyi
When a leaked video of Nigerian rapper, CDQ, moving out of his Lekki apartment surfaced online, news went viral that he had been evicted from the luxury apartment over unpaid rent, but the ‘Indomie’ hit maker has finally come out to clear the air on the scandal.
In a chat, CDQ who is fully geared up to release his sophomore album, ‘Ibile Mugabe’, featuring Davido, Wizkid, Kizz Daniel, Tiwa Savage, Mr. Eazi, others, told Showtime that the news was false because people peddling the rumour didn’t get their facts right.
“People peddling the rumour did not get their facts right. As a matter of fact, the video that went viral, saying I was evicted from my Lekki apartment is a video of a new place I was setting up. There is nothing like I moved out or I was evicted from my Lekki apartment.
You know how Nigeria is, we all want 24-hours power supply and everything because where I was staying before, as I was recording my album the producer was complaining that the light wasn’t regular and my generator wasn’t powering some of the equipment in the studio. So, I thought that I needed a place that has constant power supply and every other equipment I need”, he said.
Speaking further, he explained why he titled the forthcoming album after Zimbabwe’s former president, Robert Mugabe.
“Ibile means roots, and as we all know that anything that has to do with Robert Mugabe is stubbornness. So, it’s just about a boy that comes from the root, it has to do with an indigenous thing, a stubborn mind to be successful.”