CLASSIQ real/full name is Buba Barnabas Luka hails from Bauchi State, Northern part of Nigeria was born on September 21, 1991 and started singing at the age of 16. 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.
Classiq is 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 HHP as his biggest music influences.
He raps fluently in Hausa, impeccably in English and superbly in pidgin 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.