No 17: ClassiQ – Top 30 Naija Most Successful Artistes in the year 2019
The 2019 Naija Top 30 Artistes measures and ranks Nigeria’s prominent recording artistes by blending data from AC’s most influential charts, with album and track sales (both digital and physical), radio airplay, streaming, downloads from top African (Nigerian) entertainment sites, social media fan interaction, as well as YouTube and Eflex9jablog’s views.
In short Top 30 Naija Artistes provides a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of Nigerian recording artiste by popularity.
ClassiQ born Buba Barnabas Lukah was hails from Bauchi State, was born on September 21, 1991 and started singing at the age of 16. His intention is to give Hip Hop the standard it deserves and most importantly convince anyone who listens that he can deliver the brand of Good Music they deserve.He plans to dominate Nigeria musically as he claims “Music chose me, I didn’t choose it”
The fastest rising rapper from the North. Classiq is a Computer science graduate of BUK. His unique style of rap has been gaining the attention of Hiphop heads all over the country.
The first of three children from a Lecturer Father (Dr. of Geography) and a mother who is a nurse, ClassiQ’s early education started at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Staff Primary School Bauchi State in 1992 while he bagged a B.Sc in Computer from the prestigious Bayero University Kano in 2009.
He is known for his prolific punch lines and witty deliver, not to mention his crazy production skills. ClassiQ has performed alongside acts like MI, Eldee, Wande Coal, Shank, Davido, Duncan Mighty and many more. He credits Asa, Naeto C, Don Jazzy, Fela, Kahli Abdu, J.Cole, Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Common, Wyclef, Dido and HHPas his biggest music influences. ClassiQ’s aspiration as an artiste is to deliver feel good music that people can dance to or just sit back and relax to. ClassiQ also has a conscious side and would like to be a voice for the people. He however has two songs to his credit; «Susanna» and «Tinini Tanana. »He is convinced there is a lot to be told.
He raps fluently in hausa, impeccably in English and superbly in pidjin all of which he combines on his verses. His Mix-tape ‘sarki’ is seriously dope with hot tracks like ‘duniya’ ft Ruby, ‘duniya remix’ ft Jesse Jagz, ‘kakaraka’ ‘sarki’ ‘magana’, ‘danburo uba shege’ etc. other hit singles from him include “Tinini tanana sunana”, “An fara”
He was featured by Vector on the remix of Kingkong alongside Phyno, Reminisce and Uzi and many agree that his verse was the illest. He’s currently signed to Finesse entertainment.
Watch: ClassiQ – Gargajiya
KingRex Feat. ClassiQ – Party for me
THIS DEVELOPMENT HAS MADE HIM EMERGE MOST SUCCESSFUL ARTISTE NO 17 IN THE YEAR 2019 COMING FROM BAUCHI STATE, NORTHERN NIGERIA
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