Keshinro Ololade professionally known as Lil Kesh is a Nigerian singer, rapper, and songwriter, he was born in Bariga, a suburb of Lagos State. Lil Kesh rose into prominence following the release of his 2014 hit single “Shoki”. He is currently one of the richest and most influential artists in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1.7million
Lil Kesh Profile
|Full Name||Keshinro Ololade|
|Stage Name||Lil Kesh|
|Profession||Singer, rapper and songwriter|
|Date of Birth||March 14 1995|
|Place of Birth||Lagos State Nigeria|
|Genre||R&B, Afrobeats, Hip Hop, Reggae|
|Record Label||YAGI (Yong And Getting It)|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook|
|Marital Status||Not married|
|Albums||YAGI (2016), Ecstasy|
|Current City||Lekki, Lagos State Nigeria|
|Years Active||2012 till date|
|Education||Linguistic at University of Ibadan,|
Lil Kesh Early Life and Education
Lil Kesh was born on March 14 1995 in Bariga, a suburb of Lagos State. He had his secondary school certificate at Stockbridge College and then preceded to University of Ibadan (U.I) where he aimed at studying Linguistic but later dropped out to focus on his music career. He later moved to virtual school at the National Open University, Nigeria (NOUN) where he bagged a degree in mass communication.
Lil Kesh started his music journey in 2012. While growing up, he rapped among friends in Bariga and was discovered by the popular Nigerian rapper, Olamide and got signed into his record label YBNL Nations (Yahoo Boy No Laptop Nations) but left the record label after his contract deal with the record label got expired and found his own label YAGI (Young And Getting It). He started gaining fame after his single “Lyrically” became popular in Nigeria and various Nigerian universities. His work became appreciated by many people in the country after he released his 2014 debut single “Shoki” which earned him positive reviews from music critics. The song also came with dancing steps that excite many Nigerians and they were eager to learn it. Later that year, he remixed the song “Shoki”, gaining assist from both Olamide (his former boss) and Davido. In 2015 Lil Kesh was nominated for Best New Act at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
In 2015 he released hit tracks such as Efejoku, “Is It Because I Love You” and Gbese, these tracks dominated airwaves across various platforms. Lil Kesh’s style of music is similar to that of his former boss, Olamide who raps and sings in his local dialect, Yoruba, and blends it with English and Nigerian Pidgin. However, Lil Kesh’s style was criticized for vulgar lyrics and also failing to find the right balance to his songs. Lil Kesh later addressed the issue saying he is not doing Hip Hop for English-speaking people alone, stressing that he is from the and knows what the street would like.
Lil Kesh Net Worth
Lil Kesh is currently one of the richest and influential entertainers in Nigeria and a fan of luxurious lifestyles. He is currently with an estimated net worth of $1.7 million
Lil Kesh Record Label
After his deal with Olamide’s YBNL record got expired Lil Kesh found his record label YAGI an acronym for “Young And Getting It”.
Lil Kesh Cars And House
- Range Rover; this was gifted to him by his former boss, Olamide to celebrate his 21st birthday. The car is rumored to worth over 30 million Naira.
2. Mercedes-Benz 4matic; this car is rumored to worth about N50 million
Lil Kesh Awards And Nominations
- Best New Act to Watch; By Nigeria Entertainment Awards –>> Nominated
- Celebrity Award Song of the Year; by Nigerian Teen Choice Awards ->>(Shoki) >> Won
- Popular Song Of The Year; by City people Entertainment Award ->> (Shoki)>> Won
- Popular Song Of The Year; by MTV Base Music Awards –>>(Shoki remix)>> Nominated.
- Next Rated; by The Headies –>> Nominated
Lil Kesh Songs and Albums
- Shoki Remix (feat. Olamide and Davido)
- Ladi (feat. Olamide and Phyno)
- Is It Because I Love You
- Bend Down Select (Feat. Young John)
- Flenjo (feat. Duncan Mighty)
- No Fake Love
- Kilo Shele Gan Gan
- All The Way
- Try (Feat. Young John)
- Agbani Darego
- Opor (Feat Naira Marley)
- Love Like This (feat. Fireboy DML)
- Don’t Call Me (Ft. Zinoleesky)
- YAGI (2016)
- Ecstasy (2020)
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