Popular Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter Lil Kesh having dropped his supposed first single Lyrically, which was immediately accepted by music lovers both home and abroad, was officially shot into limelight with his song Shoki.
Born Keshinro Ololade, the 22-year old singer few weeks back dropped his debut record label YBNL for his own label, YAGI in an interview with NAIJ, speaks on why he left YBNL, his current relationship with Olamide, his next project and clears the air on Adekunle Gold’s exist form YBNL.
Read excerpts of his interview below: Why choice of YAGI as the label name?
I picked the name because YAGI is the name of my debut album which mean ‘Young and getting it’ (YAGI) and it is like me because everybody knows that is my new logo. I am 22 and I am doing well for myself.
Even with the name the album talks basically about me; I am just starting off and I am learning at the same time, I am getting it. I stand for YAGI and YAGI stands for me.
You left YBNL at the time when your career is growing, don’t you think that will affect your career and stand in the industry?
I am still very much around in the industry and good stuff is still going to come out from my stable and YBNL; the fact that I am floating my own label does not matter and does equally means I am no longer under YBNL because that is where a lot of people are getting it wrong.
Olamide and YBNL movement is still managing me as an artiste and the fact that I have my own label simply means that YAGI records is been managed by YBNL. We are still together; I and Olamide still record in the same studio and work with same set of producers. As you all know that YBNL is a family thing and we all support each other. How is the new label doing? Like we all know that with YBNL, I had a two year contract which ended some few weeks back and the rightful thoughts of Olamide from time is that his prayer stands firm on all his label artistes that after two years, all artistes he signed will not consider signing into another record label but rather they should be able to stand on their own and try and help other people just like he believed in me as well.
Was Olamide in the known that you were going to float your own label?
Off course he was aware because we have discussed about it before my contract ended that I was going to float my own label which he is in total support of as I know I got his back always.