Lil Kesh is a top rapper in Nigeria, and the CEO of YAGI records. He is widely known for his hit single titled “Shoki”.
The rapper was shielded and guided by Olamide into limelight, and his net worth and biography is the centre of this piece. Keep reading to find out the net worth of Lil Kesh, and his biography.
Lil Kesh’s Net Worth 2019 (Forbes)
Lil Kesh has an estimated net worth of $1 million dollars. He earns primarily from music sales, and show bookings. Lil Kesh happens to be one of the most talented Yoruba rappers in Nigeria. He has dropped several hit songs, and is now the boss of himself, running his own music label – YAGI, which means “Young And Getting It”.
The rapper who raps in Yoruba most often has collaborated with a lot of musicians in Nigeria, and he is paid handsomely when featured. He is also booked to perform at events and he earns nothing below N300,000 naira per show. In 2015, Lil Kesh signed a N11.5 million dollar endorsement deal with SureBet sports betting company. The endorsement deal made his account fatter, and accrued more worth to him.
Lil Kesh has a huge following on social media, essentially Instagram where his followers run up to over a million. He gets approached and paid by brands in the country to promote items and also by individuals to run adverts via his social media page.
Lil Kesh’s Net Worth in Naira 2019 (Forbes)
In the Nigerian currency, his net worth would be N350 million.
Early Life & Career
Lil Kesh was given birth to as Keshinro Ololade on the 14th of March, 1995 in Bariga, Lagos State. He rounded off both primary and secondary schooling at Stockbridge College, Bariga, Lagos. As a child, Lil Kesh wanted to become a dancer when he grew up, but things changed.
He eventually fell in love with rap music after seeing his peers do it and seeing that it was really cool. In 2012, he delved into music professionally, and by 2014, his hit single titled “Lyrically” was aired in all corners of the country. Lil Kesh got popular with the hit song, “Lyrically”, and released another hit song titled “Shoki” under Olamide’s YBNL music label. The remix of Shoki, which featured Davido, and Olamide, was a blast. earned him nominations and topped music charts in Nigeria.
In 2015, with the help of in-house producer Young John, Lil Kesh alongside label mate Viktoh released an hit single titled “Efejoku”. The song was massively accepted, and the music video topped music charts for days in Nigeria. Lil Kesh got signed to the YBNL Nation music label in April 2014 after Viktoh, an indigenous rapper shared Lil Kesh’s “Lyrically” to Olamide.
The music deal lasted from 2014 through to 2016, and after the end of the contract, Lil Kesh founded his own record label – YAGI. On the 23rd of February 2015, Lil Kesh released an hit single, “Gbese”. The single was produced again with help from Young John. On the 17th of March, 2016, he dropped his album titled “YAGI”, and this was after the end of his two-year contract with YBNL.
Lil Kesh in his musical career has worked with Adekunle Gold, Simi, Olamide, Davido, and a lot other musicians. He has travelled over the borders of Nigeria, to nations like the United Kingdom to perform. He has also toured other countries, and won several awards ever since his rise to stardom and fame in 2015.