Keshinro Ololade who is popularly known by his stage name Lil Kesh is a fast uprising Nigerian rapper. He is also a songwriter, singer, stage performer and recording artist.
He came into the limelight when he released a song titled “Shoki” in which he featured Davido and Olamide. That song stayed on billboards for many months. However, he began his music career in 2012 long before the release of his hit songs “Shoki.” In actual fact, his first song “Lyrically” had made him a bit popular especially amongst friends, members of the Lagos State University and a host of many others across Nigeria
Lil Kesh Biography/History
Lil Kesh was born on the 4th of March, 1995 in Bariga, Lagos Nigeria. He grew up in the streets of Bariga Lagos State. He finished his primary and secondary education at Stockbridge College, Bariga, Lagos State.
His ambition as a child was to become a professional dancer, but that changed after he saw young talented boys like his age in Bariga making the rap music in grand fashion.
He then fell in love with music and started making freestyle rap music with them in Bariga. The likes of Olamide, Nigga Raw, and Dagrin performances inspired him into the Music Industry. His music genre is Hip-Hop, Afro-pop, and Dancehall.
The talented Nigerian rapper, Lil Kesh began his musical career in 2012, while he was still rapping with his friends, and peers in the streets of Bariga. It was at this time that he dropped his first hit single. “
At the release of “Shoki” in 2012 and the invention of an engaging dance style along with it has made the highway to success indeed smooth for Lil Kesh.
At that time, he was signed under the record label, YBNL Nation, an acronym for “Yahoo Boys No Laptop” but at this time he has his record label “YAGI” Records which represents “Young and getting it”, Massive Management manages him.
He is known for his versatility and music style which indeed is similar to that of Olamide. However, he has received criticism for using too many vulgar sentences and that there is no real balance in his songs. When interviewed by Naij, this is what he had to say:
“These vulgar songs are basically about me doing my job and my father does not interfere. Besides, not all my songs are vulgar lyrics. I understandat my markets and I know the demography of music where my audience come from which is the youth and adults. I am a blunt entertainer, but I consider my fans and always try to give them what they want. By this year, I decided that I will feed my fans with more meaningful songs that would inspire them”
He has so far released his debut album which he titled “YAGI.”
Lil Kesh Songs
- Shoki ( Remix feat Olamide & Davido)
- Shoki (Female Version; feat Cynthia Morgan, Chidinma and Eva Alodiarh)
- Is it Because I Love you (feat Patoranking)
- Bend Down Select
- Again O
- Cause Trouble
- Skibi Dat
- Baby Flavour
- Ogene Remix
- Shele Gan
- Life of a Star
- Love Story
Awards and Nominations
- Nominations for “Best New Act to Watch” at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Won the award for “Celebrity Award-Song of the Year (shoki) by Nigerian Teens Choice Awards.
- Won the award for “Popular Song of the Year (Shoki)” by City People Entertainments Awards.
- Nominated for “Next Rated” at the Headies 2015
Lil Kesh Personal Life & Girlfriend
Lil Kesh lives in Lekki, Lagos State. He is single and indeed searching. However, at some point in 2015, he was a student at the University of Lagos studying Linguistics. He says Linguistics is not his first choice and what he wanted was Computer Science.
However, he has since then dropped out of UNILAG to face his music career while he studies for his tertiary education on the internet. When asked why he could not merge schooling and music,
He said ”I had to move out of school, so I didn’t finish, I had to go to a more private school, now I do like a more online thing, cos it’s hard being in school”.
Lil Kesh Family
Lil Kesh loves his mom and siblings so much; he has been spotted on Social Media sharing amazing pictures and videos of having a fun time with his family.
Lil Kesh’s Net worth
As an upcoming artist, he has indeed done great for himself owning several cars and a home in Lekki. In June 2017, he also released a YouTube video where he was spotted dancing with his mum when he bought her a new car.
His estimated net worth is about $1 million.