‘I am making more money now, I am not an instrument for the growth of someone’s business.’ – Lil Kesh speaks on leaving Olamide’s YBNL


Rapper and songwriter, Lil Kesh has disclosed that he has demonstrated to critics that they are wrong, with his exit from YBNL, releasing hit songs and making more money since floating his own label, Young And Getting It (YAGI) .

While under Olamide owned YBNL,  Lil Kesh, was able to carve a niche for himself and release a host of hit songs that made rounds. Songs like “Shoki”, “Efejoku” and “Gbese”, took over and rocked the Nigerian music space for many months.

Under YAGI, Lil Kesh has released hits like the Young John produced “Bend Down Select”, “No Fake Love”, “Shele Gan Gan” and “Rora”.

Speaking on his life after YBNL, Lil Kesh told that he has no regrets.

He said:

I was not scared when I took the step to leave Olamide’s record label”, he said. “I am never scared; I just knew it was the right move, so I was never scared. So far, I think the steps have helped me more as a person and as a brand. For one, I am a better person mentally and right now, I am not an instrument for the growth of someone’s business. Instead, I am instrumental to my own growth”.

Lil Kesh also added that he has been able to make more money with his new record label.

Looking at the financial side as well, it was a good step. I cannot say I would reap what I have sown immediately, but every move I make now is to ensure I have a brighter future. I am doing all this for the future. When I announced that I left Olamide’s record label, some people were skeptical, but I proved them wrong by releasing hit songs. To me, there was no option of failure; it was a win-win situation. That was my strength and my fans have been so amazing in motivating me. Thanks to my fans. With little effort, the results have always been amazing”.

Life as a label owner compared to when I was under a record label is good, but I have more responsibilities now. Life is a bit tougher now because of the responsibilities; it depicts growth and leaving YBNL was a very big step in my life”. He said

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