Lil Kesh, explains that he was not influenced by any external forces to leave YBNL, stating that he felt that was the next move for the progress of his career.
In an interview published in the May 14 edition of Punch Newspaper, the 21-year-old clears the air on rumours that the move was advised by people around him, and that he was not ready to stand alone at this stage of his career.
Giving the reason behind his decision, the Y.A.G.I. rapper 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.”