Lil Kesh has been in the music industry over the last 8 years, dropping hits back to back and staying consistent and relevant with sold-out shows, headlining concerts, one might just wonder, how much is he really worth.
When you hear songs like, Cause Trouble, Love Like This, Shoki and Efejoku, then you are tuned in to one of Nigeria’s finest artist.
Am sure these are some of the questions his fans worldwide would be seeking answers to, so with no further delay, let’s take you all the way as we tell all about his Biography, music career, relationships, house and cars.
Lil Kesh whose name is Keshinro Ololade was (born March 14, 1995), in a suburb of Lagos State, Bariga to be precise.
The young singer and songwriter attended his primary and secondary education in Lagos State, (Stockbridge College) before being offered admission into the prestigious University of Lagos, UNILAG.
Lil Kesh studied linguistic at the University of Lagos before he pursued another certificate in journalism by attending the National Open University, NOUN where he studied Mass Communication.
Not much is known about his family members, but what we do know is that Lil kesh sister is based overseers, She is a stylist and a fashion designer, while Lil Kesh Father and Mother are based in Lagos, Nigeria.
State of Origin
According to multiple reports, Lil Kesh hails from Osun State.
Early Career with YBNL
Lil Leah’s journey in the music industry started when he was signed by legendary rapper Olamide’s YBNL record label.
Olamide gave Lil Kesh all the platform needed to become a star and it wasn’t too long before he grabbed the opportunity in 2014 when his very first single “Lyrically” hit almost all Nigerian universities.
‘Lyrically’ was accepted by fans and lovers of good music before Lil Kesh cemented his stay in the industry by collaborating with YBNL Nation to release “Shoki,” which features big names in the field as Davido and Olamide.
Lil Kesh went on to release more singles under the umbrella of YBNL, a move that saw him get nominated for awards.
Life after YBNL: The birth of YAGI Records
On April 26, 2016, Lil Kesh released a statement confirming the expiration of his contract with YBNL. This move raised eyebrows on social media as fans shared their thoughts and opinions.
However, Lil Kesh wasn’t done in the industry as he announced the launch of his record label which he named ‘YAGI’ (Young and Getting It). He also released one album with the label. ‘YAGI’ was released in March 2016, just before his exit from the label.
So if you think YAGI think YBNL and think FAMILY❤️ pic.twitter.com/lkb2WkMHhv— Lil Kesh (@lilkeshofficial) April 26, 2016
Speaking on Lil Kesh’s departure, Olamide wrote on his Instagram: “Good day guys, sorry we didn’t put guys in the loop. Maybe cause we see no point in bringing it up cause family is family, business or no business.
“I signed 2 years deal with Viktoh and Kesh, it ended weeks ago. But the bond is 007 leave it (James Bond level), don’t touch it.
“Kesh got his own record label now #YAGI but still works with YBNL Mngnt. Viktoh is still under YBNL Mngmnt too. So worry not. The world is ours for the taking #YBNL #FamilyForEver.”
Lil Kesh debut studio album is named Y.A.G.I, standing for Young And Getting It and it was released through YBNL Nation on exactly March 17 in 2016.
The album features vocals from a lot of renowned artists in Nigeria, namely Phyno, Olamide, Davido or Patoranking, while Young John and Pheelz are 2 music producers for this product.
Below is the list of songs in Y.A.G.I album:
- Problem Child
- Life of a Star
- Cause Trouble Pt. 2
- For you
- Igba Iponju
- Skit 1
Lil Kesh second project is titled Ecstasy, an EP meant to revive his career after a short break in the music industry.
Ecstasy consists of 8 solid tracks and features gigantic collaborations with Naira Marley, Fireboy DML, Young Jonn, and Shaybo.
Below are the eight songs in the EP:
- Yagi Level
- Agbani Darego
- Love Like This (feat. Fireboy DML)
- All The Way
- Try (feat. Young Jonn)
- Downtown Girl (feat. Shaybo)
- O Por (feat. Naira Marley)
Lil Kesh other songs include:
Is It Because I Love You
Shele Gan Gan
Awards and Nominations
Nomination in the Headies 2014, Best Street Hip Hop Artiste category, Nomination in 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards for the Hottest Single of the Year and Best New Act to Watch category Nomination in the Headies 2015, Next Rated category
Relationship and Children
Lil Kesh is not fond of flaunting any special woman on his social media platforms. Despite not flaunting any woman on his timeline, Lil Kesh announced the birth of his first child on the 1st of April, 2021. He welcomed an adorable baby boy.
Next Rated Award: Lil Kesh vs Reekado Banks
It was a dramatic scene at the 2015 Headies Award show Lagos where Lil Kesh was nominated alongside Reekado Banks of Mavins Record.
Lil Kesh lost the award to Reekado Banks but things took a dramatic twist when his record label boss, Olamide came to the stage to insist that the young rapper is their winner.
A move that raised eyebrows on the integrity of the Headies Award show.
Lil Kesh was caught at a crossroads when he released a single titled “Logo Benz” which is centred around the use of female pants by online fraudsters popularly referred to as “Yahoo Boys” for rituals.
Sharing his thoughts concerning the single, Lil Kesh noted that he knew it would generate controversies from the outset.
He told Sunday Scoop:
“I didn’t know the controversies would be this much. I intend to address the issue, but I wanted the tension to drop. If I had come online immediately to address it, people might still not pay attention to me”.
Despite all the rants from fans, Lil Kesh insisted that he does not feel any regret about releasing such a song.
House and Cars
Just like the majority of the singers in the entertainment industry, Lil Kesh is a lover of a good whip and he has a garage to flaunt.
Kesh got himself a brand new Mercedes-Benz as a 21st birthday gift in 2016 and he has never been shy in showing fans his love for Benz.
The price of Kesh’s car, the brand new Mercedes-Benz, has never been unveiled, but it’s no less than 30 million naira. Lil Kesh can also boast of a Range Rover which is worth around N50 million naira.
The talented singer also got the social media world buzzing when he got his mother a brand new car. Kesh’s mother was all smiles as she received the new whip.
The talented rapper is one of the singers that can boast of being a landlord in Lagos. Months after he stated his desire to buy a house when he stepped foot in the music industry, he made sure the dream came to reality when he purchased a house in Lekki and started living there immediately.His worth increased in numbers when he showed off his new home and it was celebrated by his fans.
Lil Kesh is currently one of the richest and the most influential artists in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of $1.5 million dollars as of 2022. kesh’s major source of wealth comes from the sales of his hit songs, albums, Youtube music videos, musical tours, and digital streaming on all platforms.
People Also Ask FAQs
Does Lil Kesh have a house?
Months after Lil Kesh stated his desire to buy a house when he stepped foot in the music industry, he made sure the dream came to reality when he purchased a house in Lekki and started living there immediately.
How many cars does Lil Kesh have?
Lil Kesh got himself a brand new Mercedes-Benz as a 21st birthday gift in 2016 and he has never been shy in showing fans his love for Benz.
what is Lil Kesh net worth in 2022?
Lil Kesh is currently one of the richest and the most influential artists in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of $1.5 million dollars as of 2022.
how old is Lil Kesh?
Lil Kesh age is currently 27 years old.