No one influenced me to leave Olamide's label – Lil Kesh
Ever since artiste, Lil Kesh, announced via his Instagram page that he has left YBNL, the record label of his mentor, Olamide, so many people have had diverse opinions about the young chap.
While many said that he was ill-advised by those he surrounded himself with, others opined that his career was not ripe for such a move as they said it would affect him adversely.
But in a chat with Saturday Beat, the rapper explained why he took the decision.
He said, 'People are still getting it wrong; no peer group or friends pressurised me to leave YBNL. To set the record straight, I don't move with any other crew other than YBNL; so who would possibly want to influence me? Nobody. It has always been Olamide's dream that we all grow big in the industry; Olamide had shared the idea with me before I even thought of it. 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, neither does it mean that I am no longer under YBNL. That is where a lot of people are getting it wrong. Olamide and YBNL movement are still managing me as an artiste and the fact that I have my own label simply means that YAGI Records is being 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 one another.'
Known for the lewd lyrics in his songs, the 22-year-old said that people should not be deceived as he is a very religious person. He said that he is from a strong Christian background and he had never forgotten his roots.
While describing himself as a church boy, the singer said, 'I don't joke with my creator; despite all the whole celebrity thing; this life doesn't freak me, I always remember where I came from and how far God has positioned me because my story is a testimony; what excuse do I have not to praise my creator?'
When asked if he knew that people perceived him to be a pompous fellow, he said that it was hard to believe because he hardly goes out.
'There are places where you go and people tell you Lil Kesh is a good guy while there are some places that will feed you with negative comments. That is all part of the life of a star. There are times I have a very bad day and barely smile; maybe that's one of the days those people meet me, or maybe I am at an event with a crowd of over 5,000 people, you don't expect me to take pictures with them all even though I am willing to do that. My manager sometimes restricts me when he sees that the crowd is becoming too unbearable. I am a human being and I can't satisfy everybody. Let me seize this opportunity to say I am sorry; maybe you caught up with me on a very wrong day. Lil Kesh is cool headed, playful and down to earth,' the rapper said. - Punch.