Lil Kesh Biography- Net Worth, Age, Awards & Endorsement Deals
FULL NAME: Keshinro Ololade
STAGE NAME : Lil Kesh
NET WORTH : Lil Kesh is currently worth about $1 million
DATE OF BIRTH: Born March 14, 1995
OCCUPATION: Nigerian singer, rapper and songwriter
MARITAL STATUS/GIRLFRIEND: Single
EDUCATION : Stockbridge College, Bariga
Hitting you with Keshinro Ololade better known as Lil Kesh Biography is what the focus is this morning. Lil Kesh is a chart-topping Nigerian singer, rapper and songwriter. He got the fame and money after the release of his chart-topping song titled “Shoki” .
Keshinro Ololade who is popular by the stage name Lil Kesh, was born March 14, 1995 and grew up in the suburban Bariga area of Lagos State. His journey into sound started officially in 2012 while rapping among his peers in Bariga until he chunked out “Lyrically”, a single that quickly became popular in Nigerian Universities and proved him to be unique as well as different from songs they have been feeding us.
One of his banging singles earned him nomination in the Best New Act to Watch category at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. He was formally signed into YBNL label bossed by Olamide Adedeji, one of the best Nigerian rapper. He left the label after their contract expired and founded his own imprint called YAGI Records, an acronym for “Young And Getting It”.
Early Life and Education
Keshinro Ololade better known as Lil Kesh is a multiple award winning Nigerian rapper, singer and song writter who have successfully founded his own record label and currently dinning with the bosses in the game. He was born March 14, 1995 to Yoruba parents in Bariga area of Lagos State. The rapper completed his primary and secondary school education at Stockbridge College, Bariga. Lil Kesh childhood ambition was to become a professional dancer but he decided to delved into music after watching some of his peers do the rap thing and fell in love with it.
Career Beginnings And Shooting Into Stardom
Lil Kesh started his journey into music in 2012 but he became popular in 2014 after the release his debut single titled “Lyrically” which was positively accepted majorly by students in Nigerian universities. While signed under YBNL imprint, he released another ganging single “Shoki”, a song which earned him nomination in the Best Street-Hop Artiste category at The Headies 2014 while “Shoki Remix” which featured label head ,Olamide and man of the year , Davido got nominated in the Hottest Single of the Year at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
After some time, Lil Kesh came out with another hot track titled EFEJOKU featuring label mate Victoh and this song was released in mid 2015. This song was a big boost for his career and his fan base was on the high side , the music video of this song topped charts for months and it was a clear indication that Lil Kesh is not playing around and not here for jokes or gimmicks. His raps lines are off the hukk and loved by fans.
Y.A.G.I And YAGI Records
Lil Kesh got signed to YBNL with the help of his friend Viktoh who helped introduced him to YBNL boss, Olamide Baddo. It was Viktoh, who also signed a deal with the label was the person who shared his song ‘Lyrically’ with ace rapper Olamide and signed him after listening to the track. He go signed to the label on April 2014, giving a two-year recording contract . His contract expired in April 2016 and the Shoki crooner decided to float his own record label YAGI Records.
On 23 February 2015, Lil Kesh released a song titled “Gbese” produced by YBNL in house producer , Young Jonn with the music video featuring cameo appearances from Skuki. Fast forward to March 17th, 2016, Lil Kesh released his swift and anticipated album titled YAGI which is after he left YBNL . The album that received a rave reviews features guest appearances from notable musicians like his former boss, Olamide, Phyno, Davido, Adekunle Gold, YCEE, Nigerian-American rap superstar, Wale, Viktoh and Patoranking.
He has traveled around the world and has gone to the U.K for shows and tours since he’s hit the limelight. He became very successful and known around the world in 2015 and it was a successful year and ground breaking for the rapper . It can be boldly said that Lil Kesh is the future, he knows what his fans, the audience and everyone wants
Awards and Recognition
Lil Kesh won The Best New Artiste award at At Tooxclusive 2015 music awards.
Lil Kesh was nominated in the Best Street-Hop Artiste category at The Headies 2014
He was also nominated in the Best New Act to Watch in 2015
Lil Kesh was nominated for Hottest Single of the Year categories at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards for “Shoki Remix”.
In 2015, he was nominated in the highly controversial ‘Next Rated’ category alongside Mavin acts Reekado Banks & Korede Bello and G Worldwide’s own Kiss Daniel
Kesh also signed an endorsement deal worth 11 Million Naira with SureBet in 2015.
He is currently worth about $1 million.