Nigerian music star Keshinro Ololade aka Lil Kesh has been hit with serious criticism and controversy over the lyrical content of his song ‘Logo Benz‘. The tune which was released last December featuring Olamide had drawn several criticisms over it lyrics which purportedly supports money rituals.
While speaking to Sunday Scoop in a new interview Lil Kesh tried to explain the motive behind the song and also emphasizes he does not regret releasing the track.
“Logo Benz was inspired by things we saw on social media and in our environment. One of the trending news now is how people are stealing pants for money rituals. One of those things they buy with the money is Benz cars. We thought we should do a song about it and create awareness; this is what we have been doing as musicians. But I guess people got the wrong impression. When it came out, it was heavily criticised and people felt we were promoting money rituals. I understood why it happened because some parts of the lyrics were not too clear. If we had looked for a better way to put the story out there, people would have understood it better”, he said.
The rapper said if he could go back in time, he would still release the song because he believes it has saved lives of some Nigerians.
Lil Kesh further stated, “We have been able to create so much awareness on the issue and I am sure we have been able to save lives. Even if it was just one person we saved by releasing the song, I am happy. I don’t live with regrets. If I could go back in time, I would still release the song. But this time, we would do it in a way that it would not be misunderstood.”
The YAGI CEO had he waited for the controversies to die down before finally addressing the issue and admits the track is indeed controversial from the outset.
“I didn’t know the controversies would be this much. I intend to address the issue, but I wanted the tension to drop. If I had come online immediately to address it, people might still not pay attention to me,” he said.