Lil Kesh is a popular name among music lovers in Nigeria. Needless to say, the talented singer, rapper, and songwriter has proved beyond reasonable doubt that he is one of the best young artistes in Nigeria.
His exploit in the world of music has not gone without notice. Many Nigerians are interested in knowing more about him, so we decided to provide an article that meets that very need.
First of all, his real name isn’t Lil Kesh. It is just his stage name. His real name is Keshinro Ololade. Mr. Keshinro came into limelight after the release of his then viral “Shoki” song.
But that wasn’t his very first song. It just happened to be the one that landed him to stardom.
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Keshinro Ololade, or Lil kesh as some people will prefer we call him, was born on March 14, 1995 in Lagos State. In Bariga suburb precisely.
He spent most of his early days in Bariga, including attending primary and secondary school at Stockbridge College, Bariga.
Lil kesh had always been popular among his friends. People knew him to be tremendously talented in rap and freestyle.
His musical career kicked off in 2012. Back then, he only used to rap among his peers. It was during that period he released “lyrically”, a song that went viral on Nigerian campuses.
“Lyrially” was responsible for attracting the attention of YBNL Nation, Olamide’s record label.
And it was through YBNL Nation, he released one of his best songs till date titled “Shoki”.
After he released “Shoki”, the song was not only popular among Nigerians, it came along with a dance step that also dominated Nigerian youths and adults for a very long time.
From then he has gone on to release several other songs, including Gbese, Ibile, Efejoku and many other hit songs.
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Stint with YBNL & YAGI
When Lil Kesh released his first studio album, he had a contract with YBNL Nation — the popular record label owned by Olamide. However, upon the expiration of his deal with YBNL, he went on to start his own record Label.
YAGI, which is the name of Lil Kesh’s first studio album, also became the name of his own record label.
The acronym “YAGI” stands for “young and getting it”.
Speaking to Sunday Beats about his decision to move from YBNL to YAGI Records, he said: “I was not scared when I took the step to leave Olamide’s record label. I am never scared; I just knew it was the right move, so I was never scared. So far, I think the steps have helped me more as a person and as a brand. For one, I am a better person mentally and right now, I am not an instrument for the growth of someone’s business. Instead, I am instrumental to my own growth.
“Looking at the financial side as well, it was a good step. I cannot say I would reap what I have sown immediately, but every move I make now is to ensure I have a brighter future. I am doing all this for the future. When I announced that I left Olamide’s record label, some people were sceptical, but I proved them wrong by releasing hit songs. To me, there was no option of failure; it was a win-win situation.That was my strength and my fans have been so amazing in motivating me. Thanks to my fans. With little effort, the results have always been amazing.
“Life as a label owner compared to when I was under a record label is good, but I have more responsibilities now. Life is a bit tougher now because of the responsibilities; it depicts growth and leaving YBNL was a very big step in my life,” Lil Kesh added.
Lil Kesh’s girlfriend
Lil Kesh is not very public about his private life. However, he has released a few hints concerning his past and present relationship.
Also in an interview with Sunday Beats he in the early parts of 2017, he made it clear he wasn’t in any relationship. And the last time he dated was in 2016.
But for now, we can’t tell if he has recently entered into a new relationship or not.
Lil Kesh has a phone number and email address dedicated for booking purpose only. You can also contact him using his social media accounts.
A lot of people have asked for Lil Kesh’s Whatsapp phone number; however, we have not been able to lay our hands on it.
But for now, here are ways you can contact Lil Kesh:
- Phone number: 08171937367
- Email address: [email protected]
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lilkeshofficial/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lilkeshofficiall/
As earlier noted, his phone number and email address are strictly for booking purpose. Please don’t flood the young man with irrelevant messages. 🙂
- Lil Kesh’s versatility and style of music has been similarized to that of Olamide who raps and sings in his local dialect.
- He has been criticised for using too much vulgar sentences and not finding the right balance in the lyrics of his songs.
- Lil Kesh is one of the few artistes in Nigeria that offer giveaways on his social media handles especially Facebook.
- In 2015, Lil Kesh won Celebrity Award – Song Of The Year (Shoki) at the Nigerian Teen Choice Awards. He also won Popular Song of the Year (Shoki) at City People Entertainment Awards.
- Lil Kesh narrowly missed out on Next Rated Award at 2015 Hedies Awards, which led to the infamous spat between Olamide and the organisers of the Hedies Awards.
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