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Why YBNL’s Lil Kesh Is Hinted as Olamide’s Heir Presumptive

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Lil Kesh

YBNL’s Ololade Keshinro popularly referred to as Lil Kesh has become a synonymous name in the Nigerian hip-hop scene as one of the fast rising acts in the country today. Lil Kesh aka “the shoki-master”. Barely 21 years old, the youngster started a new street dance in Nigeria, and his ‘SHOKI” song became one of the top 3 songs downloaded in Nigeria on iTunes and the remix video has close to 2million views.


We cannot take an indepth look at Lil Kesh’s career without doing a little flash-back to the origin of Indigenous rap in Nigeria. CEO of YBNL records, Olamide who signed Lil Kesh officially to his label in March 2014 also metamorphosed from humble beginnings just like Kesh is doing right now.

Olamide’s success story dates back to when he kicked off his career with Coded Tunes and how he credits the Late DaGrin as his inspiration. Olamide emerged into the indigenous rap scene right after the death of DaGrin which left a huge vacuum in Nigeria’s music industry and it didn’t take long before Olamide showed the world that he was good enough to fit into those shoes.

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And just like Olamide drew inspiration from DaGrin, Lil Kesh also draws inspiration from Olamide and has had a pretty impressive career so far, although he’s not where he ought to be just yet, it definitely looks like he’s right on his way and the pace is just perfect.

The first time we heard Lil Kesh was on a song titled ‘Lyrically’, a song which boasts of very witty and pun intended lines that easily got the attention of indigenous rap lovers from all over. Olamide shared the song with his fans and the feedback was amazing. We think that was when talks of Lil Kesh getting on the bandwagon talks began, and like every other upcoming artist, Lil Kesh needed a project to deliver him to the world, one to make him a force to reckon with, hence, he dropped Shoki.

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