Let me start by saying; I was never a fan of this kid until the
Headies drama after which he dropped what I tagged the 'album of the
year'. The YAGI spirit was all up in the air for the first/second
quarter of 2016 when he had all of us thinking he might be like
Olamide or even dethrone him, only for our dearest boy to lose focus.
We all know what follows an album is an array of videos to put the
album in our face for as long as the artiste desires. After barely
dropping two videos off the album, Keshi has already started looking
for a new route; he dropped the sparsely lyric-ed Kojo and Shele Gan
Gan … oh and the remix to Ibile which sounded tacky.
The truth is the young champs in the music industry need to be
properly mentored; the recklessness in our music scene has affected so
many artistes who were highly tipped to succeed. Artistes should
realize that potential has totally become a commodity everyone can
afford; so just because you have it doesn't necessarily guarantee your
success. Lil Kesh's style is not unique and can fade very quickly,
moreso, it appears he has totally lost the drive and direction needed
to push through.
As much as street music is taking over, there needs to be orderliness,
the street has, and will always be full of talent but that is not the
only criteria needed to succeed in line. However, the highlight of Lil
Kesh's career so far still remains the Headies drama and as much as we
try to deny it, he and Cynthia Morgan are most probably the ones (from
2015 next rated category) who are not materializing their huge
With the birth of new street artistes like Wale Turner, Terry Apala,
Oladips and a few others, the streets have been opened to a variety of
acts with different vibes from which they can constantly choose who to
stay connected with. Having said, fans will move on very quickly from
any profile act who devalues putting adequate efforts in order to stay
afloat. The industry has instances in the persons of Wande Coal,
Iyanya, Sean Tizzle, D'Banj of course and many more like them. Lil
Kesh better check up or check out.
Written by Enisan Daniel