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All you need to know about Gilbert Bani popularly know as A-Q Let’s take a look at his Biography, Nationality, Career, Age, Net worth, Family.

ABOUT
Gilbert Bani, popularly known by his stage name A-Q, is a Nigerian rapper and songwriter.
EARLY LIFE
Gilbert Bani who rose to limelight with the sensational name A-Q is a 35 years old popular Nigerian Rapper and Songwriter who was born on August 1, 1986. He hails from Abia state, Nigeria.
EDUCATION
He attended Fountain Nursery and Primary school and thereafter, Kings College in Lagos for his primary and secondary education respectively and also proceeded to Tertiary institution, University Of Lagos. (UNILAG)
CAREER
He started his career At a young age, by collecting hip-hop tracks, learning the lyrics and miming them. While A-Q started off listening to popular songs and cramming their lyrics, he was able to sing most of the songs lyrics from beginning till the end with no mistakes. Through that, he started writing his own lyrics and learning how to compose them, such is the musical venture of A-Q.

In 2001, A-Q got his first record deal under Big Leaf Records, he was with Big Leaf Records for complete two years before deciding to move on and start his own in 2003.

While doing it alone, He dropped a widely accepted single “(W)rap Nigeria which was produced by the very creative producer Kraftmatics. The record was released in 2004 with a music video.

A-Q additionally released an EP project “Listen and Understand” in 2005 accompanied with a smashing single “Things That We Do” which was received with immediate International Online Distribution Deal. As if that was not just enough, come 2006, A-Q released a mixtape named “Maga Must Pay Vol 1.

In the long run, A-Q called it a break in the music due to the pressure to complete his tertiary education, he went ahead to complete his education in the prestigious University Of Lagos (UNILAG) but while still in School, he created time to drop a single “Make Money” featuring Morachi and Xtrim produced by LayLow which was followed up by a video off an online Mixtape “Love and Money

In 2012, the year A-Q graduated from Unilag, he flaunted his own record label “Hustle Inc,” Under Hustle Inc, he released an EP “Make Your Best Rapper Look Stupid” but before then 2010 he’s dropped “The Past, Present and Future” EP.

In 2018, A-Q was part of LAMBAugust, a rap campaign in Nigeria, and released an album with Chocolatecity rapper Loose Kaynon called Crown.

In 2019, A-Q won Lyricist On The Roll with the project “Crown

A-Q is currently working on his sophomore album titled G.I.L.B.E.R.T — Grace and Glory

He left Chocolate city record label in 2020 and said “I had a wholesome experience at Chocolate City, and I’m happy to have been part of the label’s journey to profitability”. He went further setting up a music incubator for African artistes.
FAMILY
A-Q is the last born out of the family of six, he was raised in Surulere, Lagos Nigeria. This was actually where he has lived for most of his life.
PERSONAL LIFE
A-Q is crrently not married. He is associated with M-Trill, YQ, Vector, Yemi Alade, Morell, Boogey, Maytronomy, Pryse and Base One. He enjoys playing the guitar and piano.
ACHIEVEMENT
The Abia State indigene musical Artist A-Q became the talk of the town after his single “Agu Ji Ndi Men” got nominated in The Headies Awards as Best Rap Single in 2016.

In February 2021, A-Q won the Best Rap Album award for his 2020 album “God’s Engineering” at the 14 Edition of The Headies awards.
NET WORTH
Gilbert Bani main source of income is Music business and endorsement deals have gathered a whooping estimated net worth worth of $200,000 dollars.


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