In this post, we will be talking about the biography of Lil Kesh. Keshinro Ololade better known with his stage name Lil Kesh is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and rapper. He rose to stardom after releasing the song, Shoki. Shoki came with a dance style, gained a lot positive reviews, and has been remixed on two occasions; male and female version. Lil Kesh has gained massive acceptance among Nigerian youths because of his musical style.
Biography, Net Worth, Background And Career Journey Of Lil Kesh
Lil Kesh Early Life
Keshinro Ololade was born on March 14, 1995 in Bariga, Lagos state. He attended Stockbridge College for his primary and secondary education and then proceeded to the University of Lagos, (Unilag) where he studied Linguistics. Later, he moved on the National Open University, Nigeria and studies Mass Communication online.
He began his musical career in 2012 when he started rapping among his colleagues in Bariga. Shortly after, he released his debut single, Lyrically. The song went viral within Nigerian universities.
Subsequently in 2014, Lil Kesh released a hit single shoki. Shoki topped several musical charts and brought him to limelight. As a result of this musical production, he was nominated for several awards and won two.
Y.A.G.I Studio Album
On March 17 2016, Lil Kesh released his debut studio album Young And Getting It (Y.A.G.I) through YBNL Nation. It was produced by Young John, and Pheelz. Vocals were from Phyno, Ycee, Wale, Patoranking, Adekunle Gold, Davido, Viktoh, Olamide and Chinko Ekun. It incorporates hip hop and rap genre. It has four singles – Lyrically (2014), Efejoku (2015), Is it because I love You (2015), and Ibile (2016).
YBNL Record Label
Lil Kesh signed a contract with Yahoo Boy No Laptop Nation popularly known as YBNL Nation. YBNL is an independent record label founded by Olamide Adedeji in 2012. Under this label, Kesh dropped series of hit singles like Shoki, Efejoku, Gbese, e.t.c and released his debut studio album, YAGI. Then in 2016, after the expiration of his contract with YBNL, he went on to establish his record label.
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Y.A.G.I Record Label
Lil Kesh named his record label after his debut studio album released under YBNL Nation in 2016. YAGI is an acronym for Young And Getting It Right. The label is managed by his management team, and is also a marketing and event management company.
Lil Kesh Songs
Kesh has collaborated with series of musician to produce songs and has also released some singles. Below are few of them;
Shoki (remix) ft Olamide and Davido, 2014
Another Shoki remix, (female Version) ft Cynthia Morgan, Chidinma, Eva Alordiah, 2015
Is It Because I Love You, ft Patoranking, 2015
Efejoku, 2015 ft Viktoh
Shele Gan Gan, 2016
Yaya Oyoyo ft Davido, 2016
Problem Child ft Olamide, 2016
Bend Down Select, 2016
Love Story, 2017
No fake love
Baby Favour, 2017
Apa Mi, 2018
Again O, 2018
Logo Benz, 2018
Nkan be, 2018
Flenjo ft Duncan Mighty, 2018
Lil Kesh Net Worth
As at December 2018, Naijahomebased.com estimated Lil Kesh’s net worth at $1 million. In 2015, he signed an endorsement deal worth millions of naira with Surebet, Nigerian online sport betting and odds company. Also, while celebrating his birthday in May 2018, he announced his new business, TitoKeshinro Clothing Line.
Lil Kesh Awards
Celebrity Award – Song of the Year (Shoki), Nigerian Teen Choice Awards, 2015
Popular Song of the Year (Shoki), City People Entertainment Awards, 2015
Lil Kesh Quotes
“Whatever it is that you do, it will definitely reach out to people depending on how you sell it to them.”
“Stay true to yourself, stay happy always, you owe yourself that much.”
“To me, there is no option of failure, it is a win-win situation.”
“If anything will work for you in life, you’ll feel it. You’ll be drawn to it.”
“To get ahead, focus on your music. When you are creative enough, your music will fly.”
“Taking a bold step is not an easy one, you just have to anyways.”
“If love is coming from within, happiness also comes from within, and happiness is free.”
Entrepreneurial Lessons From The Life Of Lil Kesh
Identify trends and create a unique content. If we listen to the lyrics of Lil Kesh songs, we can deduce that the singer understands what the society wants and is always ready to quench their thirst. He discovered that the bulk of the people who listens to his music are youths in parties and club houses. This is the reason he uses vulgar words in his music, which has been his selling point.
This is a lesson for entrepreneurs. Know what your customers want at any point in time and create a unique style towards delivering it. This will not only help your brand grow, but help you build a strong customer relationship, and stay ahead in the entrepreneurial journey.