Did you know that Shoki master Lil Kesh grew up a preacher’s son?!
The rapper in a recent interview with Naij, opens up about being a struggling artiste, growing up the son of a pastor in the Bariga area of Lagos and how this contributed to his artistry as well as his first time on a plane traveling outside Nigeria!
Starting off as a musician, were your parent in support of that?
My case is different because my Father is a Christian and I grew up in a very gospel family as my father has his own church and there I had music to enjoy from my parents; because music was all around me and that also informed the creative side of me. Despite the fact that my parents are good Christians, they are always in support of what their children are willing to do and more importantly they preach the gospel of education too. My parents will give their blessings as long as you are on the right course; they are my number one fans and have always supported my music from the onset.Your first experiences out of the Nigeria, how would you describe your experience?
I was just eager to get on the plane, my first time outside the country was to London and then I was supposed to travel a day before but my manger has issues with his paper; so we had to go the next day and because I had my eyes on the plane and had pictures how I was sitting in the plane; I told my manager that I can go before him and he joins me later.How was growing up in Bariga for you?
Growing up in Bariga was fun for me and the most memorable; I represent my hood 100% that’s why I speak about them in my music and all around. I am proud of my hood, I learnt a lot growing up there. The environment was the best fun spot for me that made me realize I had a great potential in music; I can brag anywhere that there are lots of hidden talents in Bariga. I represent my hood at every corner and on social media.What is your projection for YAGI records few years from now?
Let the will of God take charge; I will continue to work and make efforts towards the label been successful but all still come down to God who will lead me through.You sound more of a church boy?
Yes I am a church boy, I don’t joke with my creator; despite all the whole celebrity thing; this life don’t freak me, I always remember where I came from and how far God has positioned me because my story is a testimony. So what excuse do I have not to praise my creator?