After making one of the greatest breakouts in recent history with some of the biggest songs in Nigeria between 2014 and 2015, Lil Kesh has definitely seen his star dim since the infamous Headies 2015 incident which stemmed from Reekado Banks getting the Next Rated nod ahead of the former YBNL act. An underwhelming album was followed by what has shown itself to be a premature departure from YBNL to set up YAGI Records; a label which has never really taken off. Coupled with tracks like No Fake Love and Shele Gan Gan that remain in the shadow of earlier efforts like Shoki and Efejoku, Kesh’s first two years were definitely better than the last year and a half. However, his latest release, Baby Favour sees him return forces with Young Jonn on an infectious record that sounds a bit more like the Lil Kesh we once loved but will ultimately fail to make any real impact.
Baby Favour is a release for the fans who appreciate pangolo music, which is the identity of Lil Kesh’s primary fanbase and with lines like “I know this jam it makes no sense, but na nonsense dey make more sense, cos if the jam makes too much sense, then too much sense, it makes no sense” it’s clear that Kesh’s only intention was to create a feel alright track for his core audience.