Olamide Adedeji, rapper and head of YBNL Records, has defended his much-panned collaboration with Lil Kesh.
The song, titled ‘Logo Benz’, is owned by Lil Kesh while Olamide is a guest artiste.
Both rappers have been criticised for promoting and glorifying money ritual with the line “If money no enter I go do blood money”.
Many have called for a boycott and censure of their songs, saying their lyrics are often toxic.
Olamide, who faced similar criticisms for his ‘Science Student’ single, has reacted to the feedback on Twitter.
He said the objective of ‘Logo Benz’ is to create awareness about the “current state of youths in our society”.
The rapper tweeted: “Logo Benz is for the 3rd party to have a glimpse into the current state of youths in our society. (Runs girls x runs boys).
“I’m not sure if there’s anything like 2 much awareness, but pardon me if there is. It’s all over the news, it’s always been in movies, don’t box musicians.”
Logo Benz is for the 3rd party to have a glimpse into the current state of youths in our society. (Runs girls x runs boys) “ I’m not sure if there’s anything like 2 much awareness, but pardon me if there is. It’s all over the news, it’s always been in movies, don’t box musicians.
— Olamide Adedeji (@olamide_YBNL) December 21, 2018
Similarly, Lil Kesh also said the song is to promote awareness, and not money ritual.
“We no dey promote wetin no dey exist na awareness we dey do so spread your pata at owner’s risk because won ka pata o,” he said on Instagram in response to a critical fan.
Lil Kesh was formerly signed to Olamide’s YBNL Records before leaving to set up his YAGI imprint.
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