Born John Raoul Njeng-Njeng, Skales has earned his spot in the Nigerian music industry, having been in it for a while and gotten a couple of hit songs under his belt.
Born 1 April 1991, Skales hails from Kaduna, Nigeria.
The singer made news a while back after he walked off a set during an interview. Speaking on his reason for doing that, the Skales told Punch that;
“I don’t think I overreacted. If it were to be another artiste, he would have left the interview earlier. How could someone wake up and say my work that was nominated for Soundcity MVP Awards was rubbish during an interview. The interviewer sounded like someone who did not want my progress. Even if you don’t like a song, it should be your personal opinion.”
Skales’ manager then Kollertunz went on to say they had informed the media house not to release the interview but they refused.
“If everything was not planned from the outset, they would have yielded to our decision not to put out the material. But you cannot fight the media. If you understand Skales very well, he is friendly with the media. Without the media, he would not be where he is today. In the near future, they might do the same thing to someone who does not care about the media and they will get sued. But we have decided to let sleeping dogs lie.”
Here are 10 things you probably did not know about Skales
1. He was born John Raoul Njeng-Njengon 1 April 1991 in Kaduna, Nigeria.
2. Skales is the only child of his parent. He worked at his mother’s cassette store while growing which helped grow his passion for music
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3. He has a degree in Office Management and Technology from Lead City University.
4. His stage name is an acronym for “Seek Knowledge Acquire Large Entrepreneurial Skills” = Skales.
5. Skales partook in the Zain Tru Search competition in 2008. He won the competition’s North Central region.
6. After meeting EME boss Banky W in 2009, he signed a record deal with the label
7. He has worked with top acts like Davido, Burna Boy, Ice Prince, Jeremiah Gyang, Olamide, Reekado Banks, Banky W amongst many other.
8. Skales was involved in an accident in December 2011 along the Lekki-Epe Expressway.
9. The singer started his own record label, OHK Music, after his departure from Empire Mates Entertainment in May 2014.
10. The has snagged a couple of nominations and awards to include the Headies Best Vocal Performance among men for the song ‘Emergency’