Skales Biography, Who is Skales, Who are Skales's Family and What is Skales's Net Worth
9 April 2020
By Kenneth Kiplagat
Who is Skales
Skales, official names, Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, was born on 1st April 1991 in Kaduna State, Nigeria. His stage name Skales is short for his "Mantra" Seek Knowledge Acquire Large Entrepreneurial Skills. Skales is by profession a rapper, singer, and songwriter.
Skales received his university degree from the University of Jos (Unijos) and later landed at Lead City University, where he graduated with a degree in office management and technology.
Skales started writing rap songs in Kaduna during his stay in Jos while working with Jesse Jagz and Jeremiah Gyang from 2007.
In 2008, He entered the Zain Tru Search competition where he won the competition's North Central region.
His debut single "Must Shine" received numerous spin on the Rhythm FM stations in Lagos, Jos, and Abuja. He later relocated to Lagos and signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E) in 2009 and he was one of the main acts on E.M.E's debut compilation album, Empire Mates State of Mind released in 2012.
He released the singles "Mukulu" and "Keresimesi" simultaneously. Both songs were produced by Sarz and released under the outfit. The music video for the latter track was directed by Clarence Peters and uploaded to YouTube on 28 November 2011.
He collaborated with Banky W., Wizkid, Shaydee, Niyola and DJ Xclusive on five of the album's seven singles. He also toured with some of the aforementioned acts on the EME US Tour, which kicked off on 4 July and ended on 2 September 2012. E.M.E acts performed in several different cities, including Houston, Dallas, Toronto, Vancouver, New York City, Providence, Calgary, Atlanta, Washington DC and Chicago
Skales has collaborated with numerous artists, including eLDee, Jeremiah Gyang, Banky W. and Knighthouse. His well-known songs include "Shake Body", "Mukulu", "Keresimesi", "Komole", "My Baby", "Take Care of Me" and "Denge Pose".
Vanguard newspaper reported that Skales left E.M.E following the expiration of his four-year recording contract. E.M.E executives believed they were not getting remunerated for investing in him and refused to renew his contract
After leaving E.M.E in March 2014, Skales set up the independent OHK Music record label in April 2014. According to Skales, OHK focuses on music production, songwriting, promotions, as well as music publishing for all acts signed to the label.
Skales became the second notable artiste to leave EME Records after Wizkid left several months back to start his own, Star New Boy Entertainment
His debut studio album Man of the Year was released in 2015.
Skales music is influenced by Kanye West- based on his ideas and creativity, Jay Z- because of his success in business, a great man, great musician, great rapper, and finally is Drake.