-WILL LIL KESH BE ABLE TO STAND ON HIS OWN?
-Lil Kesh is rumored to be on his way out of YBNL
WILL LIL KESH BE ABLE TO STAND ON HIS OWN?
The news of an imminent breakaway from YBNL to form a new record label YAGI came to me more like shock, not a rude one though.
For one even though I had always known Lil kesh, as this would leave me at some point especially after releasing back to back hits, but I wasn’t expecting it so soon. My reasons are not farfetched.
Lil kesh has the money to be able to make it on his own, and most importantly he’s got himself and still many producers to help him record as many hits as possible. But owning a record label isn’t just about money.
Lil kesh is young and getting it, yes he is in the process; he has not gotten it yet. Kesh has money but does he have the brain and man management skills of Olamide and Don Jazzy? Will he have his record label with himself as the lone artist? How is it just going to work out for him?
When Wizkid decided to break away from EME owned by Banky W after a hit album, we all felt the same way I am feeling for kesh. But look at Wizkid, he makes his money real big but for me, he still doesn’t own a record label. Unlike Olamide who owns a label and a music family, Wizkid bare have himself as the sole artist on his label.
The story is however slightly different for Don Jazzy who appears to be a born producer. After the collapse of Mo hit, he brought Mavin out of the unknown. This same Mavin has today become the oak tree for artistes. If the fate of Mo‘Hit should befall Kesh, will he be able to stand?
It must however be said that a continuous working relationship might not be the best for kesh. For one, he is a appearing bigger than YBNL. After back to back hit, he has found himself on a stage he didn’t envisage. He is easily the next best thing after Olamide.
Even if staying with YBNL is not the best for Kesh right now, leaving is equally bad. He is still in the process of learning, another 12 months or 24 at YBNL would not do him bad. But if he feels this is the best chance, we wish him well, even though we advise that he stays for at least one more year.
Be it now or later, the reality is one day, Lil Kesh will leave YBNL sooner than we reckon. Once Kesh leaves, don’t expect it to be long before Adekunle Gold follows suit.