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4 Reasons Why Lil Kesh Should Have Remained With YBNL

Posted by Temitope Delano on April 26, 2016 in Editorial · 120 Comments


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There has been so much hullabaloo on Lil Kesh leaving YBNL by the end of May. Some news site used the word dump others used even more appalling adjectives for this not so big of an issue. Then he dropped the bomb, he is indeed leaving.

First, lets understand what a record contract is. This is a legally binding contract between an artiste and the label where the said artistes makes records for the label to promote and sell. Now this contract has both exclusivity and territorial clauses in many, that is to say, such artiste can only record songs for the said label and if need be that another label needs the services of their artistes, this can only happen with the permission of the label.

Lil Kesh

Having said that, here are four reasons why I feel Lil Kesh should not have left YBNL .

  1. Loyalty: Like  I said earlier, friendship between label and their artistes is a very delicate one and with this first point, one would easily think this loyalty deals more with Lil Kesh but instead its more on Olamide’s part. We all can remember the embarrassing issue which happened at this year’s Headies awards, when Lil Kesh, who many believed should have won the next rated award was snubbed. The young man, in a very professional way congratulated the winner and sat down without much visible fuss until his boss took the stage and made the world know just how much he’s got his boy’s back. Can anyone really forget the in less than minutes trending words Olamide used on the stage? I doubt it.  Olamide, a young man himself, not caring whose ox is gored made his disappointment known, resulting in the  most talked about social media war of the year 2016. I mean who dares fight with Don Baba J, if not Baddo  himself. Yes, his loyalty for his boy was beyond comforting and I must say, I doubt there is any other label who would manifest such legendary and epic loyalty to Lil Kesh.
  2. Belief: In his new album, Lil Kesh said it himself, only Olamide believed in his music from the start. Olamide, saw the potential in him and took him up. He made is first single a Hit and did not stop there. Olamide made  sure for every single dropped, It was a hit back to back. How many labels can dare say there    artiste had hits  back to back? Except of cos for one (Story for another day). It is one thing to be signed unto a label who sees that a record or two can be made from you, it is another to have a label who believes in your passion, craft and person in general, and we all know what it means for a dad  to believe and even tell his son that he has so much faith and believe in him. Olamide, is the one boss I know will push Lil Kesh to the limit to ensure massive success.
  3. Fountain of creativity: Even as writers we get writers block, so does artistes. Him being among artistes     who sing his type of music is an extra point not to leave the label. Creativity being staunched will never happen for this young man should he stick with the right click which is the YBNL group. The influence of Olamide rubs off well on Lil Kesh and with the kind of music they both do, the sky is just the starting point for Mrmeyagi, should he remain with Olamide Baddo.
  4. Consistency: Only Olamide will and can push Lil Kesh to drop songs consistently, so why not remain with the man who knows and understands the trade perfectly well. Consistency is the major key to having a wonderful music career and he is sure to get it with YBNL.

These are just my thoughts though, am certain both parties thought things through and came to their final decision.

Agree and have more reasons why Lil kesh should have remained with YBNL, let us know in the comment box.

Written by: Tope Delano

@Tope_Delano





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Tope Delano, is a creative content writer/editor at tooxclusive.com. She is a graduate of English and Literary studies who enjoys writing and listening to music. When she is not writing or listening to music, you will definitely find her reading or watching a romantic comedy movie
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  1. I really want him to stay @ least for some time, it’s to early to leave

  2. Love this…so on point. Lil Kesh should not have left now. I feel he should have stayed longer and learnt more from baddo…but all the same we wish him good luck

  3. I concur with olamide loyalty but disagreed with kesh remaining in ybnl bcos if u always depend on your master it might takes a long period of time to also stand alone, d fact DAT both of them doesn’t quarrel still maintain there loyalty and trust for each other, kesh is a young guy with a great future, olamide also start from some where b4 he achieve d dream of ybnl, kesh we love u all ur music on point, infact am impress with d confidence of kesh starting a yagi record label,but besides we are waiting 4 d videos of those ur recent extraordinary tracks, I want to see yagi record flag flying in d sky

    • My Dear u are making a very big mistake don’t say we al luv his song u can say only u ok…….. Ok if not bado wat will him do then

  4. Well I wish him d best in life

  5. I see it as a movement. He can’t be with YBNL for life. I think Olamide started the trend too. He left coded tunes immediately after dropping RapSodi and see what he has achieved till date. Kesh too can achieve d feat. On the other hand, there would be some clauses to his contract which might not be known to the public just like wizkid/eme. No one knows what percentage Kesh gets from his performances and endorsements, only he that wears the shoe knows where it itches. There are other artists under YBNL, let’s see how events unfold.

    PeSt

  6. I see it as a movement. He can’t be with YBNL for life. I think Olamide started the trend too. He left coded tunes immediately after dropping RapSodi and see what he has achieved till date. Kesh too can achieve d feat. On the other hand, there would be some clauses to his contract which might not be known to the public just like wizkid/eme. No one knows what percentage Kesh gets from his performances and endorsements, only he that wears the shoe knows where it itches. There are other artists under YBNL, let’s see how events unfold. Everyone has to be independent someday

    PeSt

  7. Lil kesh pls stay with your boss at list for some time,u need him bcox it’s still early for you to live.their are some tin u need to know from him.remember you are a young artist which every body love and many people know you true olamide.is not going to be easy standing all by urself.pls HV a retink.

  8. Lil kesh pls stay with your boss at list for some time,u need him bcox it’s still early for you to live.their are some tin u need to know from him.remember you are a young artist which every body love and many people know you true olamide.is not going to be easy standing all by urself.pls HV a retink.

  9. Nice write up. Love most especially the way you ended..with them having to have thought things through before coming to a decision. I would have loved Kesh to stay too

  10. Interesting views and opinions. At the end of the day, we all must make that very bold and daring decision to do what’s best for our future. If he stays well, if he leaves, good! They know what we don’t know and we can only speculate from the outside.

    Mr writer, Tope Delano, please correct the English you wrote “Whose ASS is gored”. Its “Whose OX is gored”.

    Cheers.

    • You should probably check the meaning of Ass too bro.

    • Oga ITK, u shuld av checked d meanings of d word “ass” b4 attempting to correct our humble n eloquent writer @teejay

      • Dnt mind him…he want to show him….. Aburo wole soyinka….. Igi ebo

  11. Y’all should check out kesh’s I.G handle hez owning his own record label bt still under ybnl.bt nt tru a contract thou.

    • It as a reason lil kesh baba don’t let them judge you I fall for you ooh and babanla won badoo olamide sebe daa kesh if enemy say u ar going doning I will left you up with all my streght I wish to feat you by 2 track (no life)( no love) coming soon by gbody khay ft lil kesh

  12. Am in love with that word “CONSISTENCY”I luv it so much

  13. kesh learn 4rm olamide 4 gud 2 years and u still say he has to learn 4rm olamide , if he has not learn DAT means he can’t understand music critics again, kesh d ball is in ur court , either u stand alone or with ybnl all I know is DAT all of u EFEJOKU NIO……..

  14. a child can’t b under parent forever , he has to hustle for his future to b bright, kesh is not a lazy artist, Mr yagi pls help me show them d talent, too much fans, we love u

  15. Wizkid under EME had more back to backs hits….all the songs on his album where all hits

    • yea..all the songs on the superstar album where all hits

    • That’s Album. Check Wizzy’s album or compare it to Kesh’s own Blood is thicker than water. Wizzy’s album was the greatest hit which propelled him long enough even after leaving EME. How many hits has it Kesh? His only hits are singles. How long will that sustain him. I pray he doesn’t regret this. He needs hits to be able to balance his departure. Now I believe he will need time to start preparing and recording songs but within that period so many artists can outshine him. He should have thought it better. I wish him good luck though.

  16. I beg lilkesh wait 4 some time

  17. I wonder y, pple will like u if u are stagnant and begin to hate u when u start making success , some one Decide to make success instead of u pple to encourage him u are discouraging him, I support kesh bcos if u don’t get out of somewhere my pple u will reach nowhere, kesh musics is d one pple want to hear , keep it up bro God will help u

    • Kesh made a gud muv he must nt remain unda YBNL4 lyf.kesh may God lead u 2rough.we luv u.

  18. Cool, interesting points. I believe he must have thought things tru tho.

  19. why can’t u advice students to repeat there class even after making good result, d guy can’t b there forever, let support d young guy with a great determination and one thing is DAT olamide know about it a long time b4 dis rewind ur mind to d last conversation on fuck shit up, all is well

  20. Be paitent

  21. djswagga

  22. This is the End of Lil kesh

    • WHO TELL YOU

  23. He knows best….all of u shoutin wu u epp?….wu una 2 epp?

  24. Boss wait oo

  25. kesh i am happy seeing u guys together, singing and being like a good brother, helper and guidance. please wait for sometimes before them expecially vickho and olamide i love u more

  26. people are u wrong, is nt DAT day are fighting, he just wish to stand on it own, y can’t he den, den it we b olamide pride DAT he has produce and brought up a star with a record label

  27. Lil Kesh shd av little patient… atleast stay like 1 or 2 yrs again. God bless YBNL and Yagi records.

  28. I will like Lil Kesh to stay for some yrs again…. God bless u guys.

    • bado is so gud in singin nd rapin so. lil kesh kul 4 ur tym.makanju ola

  29. i’ll like kesh to stay longer

  30. am sure lil kesh has his own reason buh all the same I will miss him

  31. Wish him all d best

  32. Its normal but lil kesh. Should be more patience

  33. Hmmm such is life kesh you know what you wantt sence you have made up your mind to leave your boss wish you well but remember the greater your success the greater your challenges you must wookup to the tax wish you all the best

  34. This tooxclusive can like to write rubbish

  35. kesh i swear if u liv d record label u ar goin to regret it cox all dz concert u tink say u fit do am alon….z beta u stay badoo nt even fr nw bt forever sef

  36. I read i read i cant kip on readin truly dey knw wat we dont knw and truly a man cant stay wit z parents forever bt lets see hw tyns go am waitin for d tym kesh will do a mistake of jst abusin ybnl or olamide e wont lyk z career den bt i love z music bt if dat mistake should cum up den……… no much word

  37. Lil Cash should stay in Ybnl for now” when its time u him self will go

  38. His contract has expired and the agreement is for him to release an album which is done…….
    Wish him all the best

  39. Stupit boy c his voice lyk my kid bro own dat is jus 5yr old inshot my kid bro hav mature voice dan , and u wan 2 lv OLAMIDE GO promise u,u wil regret dis smal

  40. {!i! k€$#} the next rated artist. i like ur album especially ($€mi!¤r€) kip it up

  41. Go and use glasses at Mr Tee JAY…. The writer is right but u were wrong.

  42. Lil kesh it too earlier to leave ybnl because you guy start toghter … You need to lean more thing from the boss badoo… Any way life goes on if you can handle yagi record no p.. U are free to go but remember you can never beat badoo in any music …

  43. it good too have freedom if you can mentain it but dnt forget the fans you have today is not yours but for YBNL go start at fresh bro, and now you knw who love you

  44. is too early for u kesh to leave ybnl bcos u never learn much from ur boss badoo

  45. pple like ybnl in u nt u

  46. Just wishing him all the best coz he already know he got it, the mental banging.

  47. i love you bro… You had done what many artstes havnt done… Keep it up… GOD will give you the strenght and knowledge to handle your record label…

  48. Nice writeup, well constructed. I totally agree with all your points. Kesh should stayed a little longer to really understand how the Nigeria music industry works. Wish him all the best though

  49. My word to you Mr Yagi, is just that you have a dream toward you and I believed in any body hustle that it gonna payed, and I’m happy with your leaving but hope you have get what you need from olamide before leaving the YBNL NATION, I will like you to think that wisely before doing that MR YAGI

  50. At least win an award with olamide.

  51. Well, we may said it 2 early. bt he may knw wat we dnt. wish him best of luck.

  52. On my own opinion i will advice lil kesh to stay back is jst too early olamid will not be happy if he leave ybnl life is like a rushing river if u refuse to make a wise decision d river will make one for u remeber wat olamid said if u like me u most like lil kesh whn no know were rain for beat am no go know were sun for dry am

  53. lil kesh i wish you good lucky but you need to leanr more from your boss before you leave him and you need stay like 1yr before go

  54. lil kesh i wish you good lucky but you need to leanr more from your boss before you leave him and you need stay like 1yr before go

  55. #am ganna miss you keshinro…but i know you still remain the bad guy….aka i no well…….

  56. i love ybnl

  57. Wow!! It’s too early. I can’t believe it

  58. Dat lil kelsh na forkun boi…..in go kil inself carrier if in liv ybnl…….bado no tink am ooh…

  59. That’s Album. Check Wizzy’s album or compare it to Kesh’s own Blood is thicker than water. Wizzy’s album was the greatest hit which propelled him long enough even after leaving EME. How many hits has it Kesh? His only hits are singles. How long will that sustain him. I pray he doesn’t regret this. He needs hits to be able to balance his departure. Now I believe he will need time to start preparing and recording songs but within that period so many artists can outshine him. He should have thought it better. I wish him good luck though. My thought…

  60. Lil kesh please stay, u are free after your dis year headdies award. Becos ybnl can never destroy. Always remember dat ybnl is a like a barrack (soldier go, soldier come, barrack remains).

    • u fck up kesh

  61. Ybnl i still remaineth bikokwa LIL KESH dont try the kex of livinus via ur fadasis to wok that is to say OLAMIDE Aka badoo .. May ur dayz belongawire

  62. Good point frm d writer

  63. I’m not really happy about him leavining YBNL.I not saying he made the wrong decision but he should have at least stayed a bit longer…i guess he knwz wah he’z doing tho’.But he should have gotten moqe experienced before decideing to stand alone.

  64. Lol!!! Trust nobody,real niqqas stay scarce!!! I respect M.I Abaga and Ice Prince! I call it Loyalty!

  65. no child forever ‘ he can’t stay dr 4orev ‘ he can do it if he has d courage’ me l don’t by support likesh to stay when his has got his mind made up. l wish him all d best.

  66. lilkesh d progress is urs

  67. Wat about viktor

  68. Kesh is a young and talented artiste, for him to have dropped so many singles on his own, even having his own record label I guess he can handle it been independent.

  69. pls kesh wait wit ur bro dat brougt yu up ooo

  70. As for me lil kesh u supporst to stay with olamide for naw…at least sign lyk one year contrat again..my guy dnt be proud…wat u becom today is by God and olamide..

  71. Please sign bck…

  72. Yes ooo wat u ar 2day is by god nd olamide.i tink u shuld hve patience couz patience is verytin in life

  73. Love…i said love cos only those who loves u wud wnt to see u in a greater position..even olamide himself called kesh obalola meaning next king…

  74. Little kesh is still a feeding bottle artist…… So it wil better and nice for him to stay wit his boss fr some time…. And when the time cm he can leave wit his boss blessing…. God bless badoo… God bless lil kesh…. God bless us… God bless etatainment industry and God bless NIGERIA

    • I Dani kesh,am telin u not 2 live YBNL,or u tink dat u are big enof 2 work undar ur boss Olamide.

  75. Ds is nt d tym u shuld. Leave YBNL,if dia should b anutym 4 u 2 enjoy ur bozz,is naw,dnt c it dt u re 2 big 2 b unda som1.

  76. u still av a long way to go #kesh, so i will advice u to remain in ybnl for at least only this year

  77. let him go and see the real world, he think is easy to form a record label

  78. Olamide Badoo still gat the back of lil kesh and even the yagi’s.. He is a gud boss just like O.B.O

  79. All is well it becaouse of kesh, olamide and don baba J beef kesh have to think wish and stay with his boss for mean time be for he will leave YBNL ….

  80. He should have stayed at least to end d year with YBNL..he got better chances of soaring high there than floating a label of his..countin his years of relevance in the industry and number of hits,he still stand in d queue of a “growing boy” that stil baths cautiously on st**ach..he needs more hits from YBNL’s stable coz that’s where his fan base grew and remember it was YBNL fans that made him not lilkesh fans So now Lilkesh fanbase is growing rapidly on d glory of YBNL,he need to still be in the family at least for a short while#my opinion tho#..@realMzeeRex(Mr Logistics)

  81. keshi! my advice 4 u is that u shld stay wit ur boss olamide bado u should hv stay latest end of dis year u stil hv a long way to go’ so i wil advice u 2 remain in ybnl bcoz wot u ar today is by god and olamide’ so u ar stil young artist so stay wit ur boss badoo

  82. Sometimes, its not about standing alone just 2 be d Boss of Urself dat matters, its about knowing dos who shares in Ur passion and blif strongly in U?????….When U????? are around dis guyz, d only tin U????? will keep seeing is how 2 work 2geda and bring out somtin Great. Why will Kesh want 2 be a Boss of Himself? Is not a Boss Already!!! Is not easy 2 rule d Nigeria Music Industry Ooº°???°ºo. I think He should look @ d Lives of some people who left dia record labels and wot happens 2 some of them in few years after they Left………YBNL is HOME KESH.

  83. YBNL shouldn’t allow him to leave cus this guy lil kesh too serious with his hustle and respect his boss baddo,and I believe say everyones know that baddo na baba

  84. i wish him good luck

  85. I love it because olamide is not a good person oil mesh I give you head for that I love it

  86. also me

  87. Infact I love this forum,tooxclusive you spoke well,I too thought Kesh should wait cus he need a lot of training and correction from King Baddo, anyway he’s makeup his mind, wish you best of luck and go and work harder cus is not easy as u think o

  88. lil kesh……yhu shudnt ve left ybnl lyk dhat na……..yhu re perfect wif Olamide

  89. kesh pls na never commot na

  90. kesh should hv take time to learn more. bt in anyway i bliev no rapper can be greater dan baddo.

  91. Wish u best of luck

  92. una da mad y una no won lil kesh live YBNL

  93. Lil kesh if u live YBNL I go use my gand father name swear for u, just stay with my oga OLAMIDE because he is the only artist that my family love with is crew that include you abeg.

  94. Lil kesh y did u wnt to be a boss of ur own…….it’s too eali bcox u hav nt learn much 4rm ur boss……but still wish u gudluck

  95. @solo.. that your family must be the headquarter for touts!

  96. if you want to guy! YBNL FORM call 07063061652

  97. Kesh u are fr stupid if u should live ybnl

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