Nigerian singer, Lil Kesh has disclosed that he has proved critics of his decision to leave YBNL wrong, by releasing hit songs since floating his own label, YAGI – Young And Getting It.
Lil Kesh, who made a name for himself while he was under Olamide’s YBNL with hit songs like “Shoki”, “Efejoku” and “Gbese”, has managed to sustain the tempo over a year since standing on his own.
Under YAGI, Lil Kesh has released other certified club bangers like the Young John produced “Bend Down Select”, “No Fake Love”, “Shele Gan Gan” and “Rora”.
“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”.
Speaking further, Lil Kesh said aside personal growth, the move was also financially rewarding.
“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”.