Qdot has been on the Nigerian music scene for over a decade, during which he’s been credited for several hit songs such as Ah, Gbese, and Alomo Meta. In this article, we will look into the biography of Qdot so you know all you need to know about him, right from his childhood up until now as an established singer. Read on to know his age, career, net worth, and more.
Qdot’s biography, including his age, career, net worth, and more would be discussed below:
Early Life of Qdot
Qdot, whose real name is Fakoya Qudus Oluwadamilare, is the first child of his father and the second of his mother, who was born in Ikorodu, Lagos State, on April 30, 1988. He spent his formative years growing up in the cities of Ikorodu in Lagos State and Ibadan in Oyo State. Qdot is a native of Oyo State.
His interest in music is traced back to his adolescence when he rapped in school and around his neigbourhood.
Education History of Qdot
As we stated earlier, Qdot spent his childhood in the cities of Ikorodu and Ibadan, however, he had his primary school education in Ikorodu, Lagos State. After obtaining his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC), young Qudus proceeded to the United Senior High School where he had his secondary school education and obtained his Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE). During his elementary and secondary school education, Qdot had already started rapping in front of his peers and at social gatherings organized by his schools.
After completing his secondary school education, he sat for the Joint Admission Matriculation Examination (JAMB), choosing Yaba College of Technology as one of his tertiary institution choices. He then proceeded to study General Arts at Yaba College of Technology in Lagos State. He graduated from YabaTech with a degree in General Arts.
Musical Career of Qdot
Although Qdot was rapping whilst in secondary school, he switched to singing which was more commercially viable when he decided to do music professionally in 2010. His stage name, Qdot, was coined from his name Qudus. His first official single was titled Story of My Life which he released in 2010. His debut single didn’t give him the desired push in the industry until he dropped Alomo Meta in 2013 which was widely accepted by the Nigerian audience. This groundbreaking hit provided Qdot with enhanced relevance in the Nigerian music industry.
With the success of Alomo Meta, Qdot enlisted the help of YBNL Boss Olamide on Ibadan, a single which would go on to enjoy massive airplay across the country. The collaboration with Olamide gave Qdot additional relevance in the Nigerian music scene, which helped him score a record deal with Omo Ita Entertainment.
The success of Qdot’s hit songs improved his fanbase and relevance in the industry, particularly the Yoruba-speaking audience. Following the success of his initial hits, Qdot released another hit single titled Ibeere (Question) with its video which was produced by HG2.
Later on, Qdot left Omo Ita Entertainment and launched his record label which he called Yorubadboi Music Record Label. Qdot released more songs such as Turn Up and La La Lu which featured Lil Kesh. More massive hits from Qdots include Alhaji and his feature on Olohun Oje, a song off Pasuma’s My World album.
In 2017, released another successful single titled Apala New School. In November 2020, Qdot dropped his first album titled Alagbe, which contained 17 tracks with features from T-Classic, Jaywon, Pepenazi, Pasuma, Zlatan, 9ice, Patoranking, and Xsmile. The songs include Iba, Moriamo, Angeli Mi, Dance, Gbese, Ayedun, Magbe, Duro, Maria, Ah, Gbeja, Kokanmi, Olapa, Eleda, and Jaiye.
Qdot has carved his niche in the Nigerian music scene as an indigenous singer known for his blend of Afrocentric songs, which he sings mostly in his local Yoruba dialect. So far, he’s collaborated with dozens of musicians as well as producers such as D’tunes, Antras, Indomix, and CitiBox.
Qdot sings majorly in the Yoruba language. The genres of his songs include Apala, local pop, and Fuji. Being in the industry for over twelve years, Qdot is credited with numerous songs which enjoyed massive airplay across the country. He’s worked with some established acts in the industry such as Olamide, Jhybo, Reminisce, Seriki, Zlatan, Patoranking, Lil Kesh, Pasuma, and 9ice.
Here are some of the songs credited to Qdot, both as a lead artist and featured artiste:
- Iba (Intro)
- Angeli Mi (ft. T-Classic, Jaywon & Pepenazi)
- Gbese (ft. Niniola)
- Magbe (ft. Patoranking)
- Maria (ft. Xsmile)
- Gbeja (ft. Wasiu Alabi Pasuma)
- Olapa (ft. Zlatan)
- Wo (Refix)
- Koshi Danu
- Olohun Oje (Pasuma ft. Q’dot)
- Apala New School
- La La Lu
- Ibadan (ft. Olamide)
- Alomo Meta
- Turn Up
- Story of My Life
- Fuel Subsidy
- Ijo Gelede
Awards Won by Qdot
In 2019, Qdot won the 2019 Ogo Yoruba Award for Best Indigenous Artiste. He also won the City People Music Award for Best Indigenous Artist of the Year in 2019, alongside Slimcase and Zlatan.
Personal Life of Qdot
Qdot is not married and nothing if he’s currently seeing someone or not. He resides in Ibadan and Lagos. On October 26, 2021, Qdot announced through his social media that he had purchased a duplex in a posh neighborhood in Lekki, Lagos State.
Age of Qdot
Qdot was born on April 30, 1988, so he will turn 35 years on April 30, 2023.
Net Worth of Qdot
As one of the most successful indigenous singers in Nigeria, Qdot has been able to build a substantial amount of wealth from music. He earns income from music streaming platforms, show performances, collaborations with other performances, and endorsement deals. In addition, he has other businesses outside music. Although we cannot be able to determine the exact net worth of Qdot, we can put his estimated net worth to be around $200,000 to $400,000, according to the research we made from consulting several online publications about Qdot’s net worth.