Lil Kesh - Biography

Keshinro Ololade (born March 14, 1995), popularly known by his stage name Lil Kesh, is a Nigerian singer, rapper and songwriter. He rose to fame after releasing the chart-topping song called "Shoki".

 Lil Kesh was born and raised in Bariga, a suburb of Lagos State. His career in music began in 2012 when he rapped among his colleagues in Bariga. He released "Lyrically", a single which became popular at universities in Nigeria. In 2015, he was nominated for the Best New Act at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. 

As a recording artist affiliated with YBNL Nation, Lil Kesh has established his own record label YAGI Records (an acronym for "Young And Getting It"), and is managed by Massive Management.[

The versatility and musical style of Lil Kesh is similar to that of Olamide, who raps and sings in his local dialect. However, he was criticized for using too much profanity and for failing to find the right balance in his songs' lyrics. 

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In an interview with Naij, he said, "they are singles not an album, I know the kind of market am directing my songs to, am from the streets, I know what the people from the street want to listen to...they should wait for my album that is expected to drop towards the end of the year. I have very positive songs".


Selected singles[edit]

"Shoki"Non-album single
"Shoki (Remix)" (featuring Olamide & Davido)
2015"Shoki (Female Version)" (featuring Cynthia MorganChidinmaEva Alordiah)
"Is It Because I Love You?" (featuring Patoranking)
"Bend Down Select"Non-album single
2018"Again O"
2018"Flenjor"(featuring Duncan Mighty)

Studio albums[edit]

YearAlbum TitleAlbum Details
  • Released: March 17, 2016
  • Label: YBNL Nation
  • Formats: Digital download

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAward ceremonyPrizeResult
20152015 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest New Act to WatchNominated[10]
Nigerian Teen Choice AwardsCelebrity Award - Song Of The Year (Shoki)Won[11]
City People Entertainment AwardsPopular Song of the Year (Shoki)Won[12]
Mtv Base Music AwardPopular Song of the Year (Shoki remix featuring Olamide & Davido)Nominated
2016The Headies 2015Next RatedNominated[13]

Personal life[edit]

Lil Kesh is now based in the city of Lekki. He was a linguistic student at the University of Lagos before leaving school to concentrate on music.

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