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 his chart-topping song titled “Shoki”. Lil Kesh was born and raised in Bariga, a suburb of Lagos State.
His music career started in 2012 while rapping among his peers in Bariga until he released “Lyrically”, a single that quickly became popular in Nigerian Universities.
In 2015, he was nominated in the Best New Act to Watch category at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. Affiliated to YBNL Nation as a recording artist, Lil Kesh is currently signed under his record label YAGI Records, an acronym for “Young And Getting It” and managed by Massive Management .
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Lil Kesh’s versatility and style of music has been similarized to that of Olamide who raps and sings in his local dialect. However, he has been criticised for using too much vulgar sentences and not finding the right balance in the lyrics of his songs.
Lil Kesh Discography
|“Shoki (Remix)” (featuring Olamide & Davido)
|2015||“Shoki (Female Version)” (featuring Cynthia Morgan, Chidinma, Eva Alordiah)
|“Is It Because I Love You?” (featuring Patoranking)
|“Bend Down Select”||Non-album single|
|2018||“Flenjor”(featuring Duncan Mighty)
|Year||Album Title||Album Details|
Notable awards and nominations
|2015||2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best New Act to Watch||Nominated|
|Nigerian Teen Choice Awards||Celebrity Award – Song Of The Year (Shoki)||Won|
|City People Entertainment Awards||Popular Song of the Year (Shoki)||Won|
|Mtv Base Music Award||Popular Song of the Year (Shoki remix featuring Olamide & Davido)||Nominated|
|2016||The Headies 2015||Next Rated||Nominated|
Lil Kesh is currently based in Lekki, Lagos State. He was a student of Linguistics at the University of Lagos before he left school and focused on music.