Dancehall Act Gilo Ranks Advises Nigerian Youths

In recent times, Ketu has been taking its place as a hub of fast rising music acts.  The streets of Ketu, Alapere, Ikosi, Kosofe and environs are usually a beehive of activities when music acts are displaying their crafts in clubs, restaurants, pepper soup joints etc.

Perhaps one of the biggest names among these is the dancehall act known as Gilo Ranks. A son of the soil, Gilo whose inspiration is Jamaican dancehall star Benie man describes himself as a self-taught dancehall lover who believes that his craft in music is a divine mandate.
With the guidance of some music acts which includes Nigeria’s reggae veteran Ras Kimono, Gilo has taken his music far and wide beyond the confines of his Ketu roots. He also describes Tu Baba (Innocent Idibia) as another artiste who positively influenced him.
“I cannot describe myself as a Ketu or Lagos Island or Ilupeju star because I have admirers across the whole of Nigeria and beyond.”

Gilo who in 2016 won an edition of the Ital Sounds Riddim Clash at the Afrikan Shrine last year says he has a very strong fan base at Isale Eko where he worked for some time before leaving everything for the divine call to go into music. He also has fans at Ilupeju, Lagos.
Gilo at Riddim Clash 2016, Afrika Shrine
Presently in the studio, Gilo says he has cooked a lot of songs which he will be dishing out to the public soon. Some of the songs have been interesting air play across the broadcast media and online. Gilo describes Nigerian youths as the true future of tomorrow and implores them to put in their best in all they do and never believe in anything less than what is good for them.

He urged them not to allow themselves to be used as tools for evil doers as some politicians are known to have used youths in criminality prior and after elections. He urged them to realize that nothing good comes easy. However with hardwork, persistence and GOD, the future is assured.

He charges them to always believe in themselves as that is the only way the future can belong to them. He says his songs are about love, togetherness, life and much more. His songs are on the internet on the following link 

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