Skales born Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, and songwriter. He was born 1 April 1991. Skales is an acronym for “Seek Knowledge Acquire Large Entrepreneurial Skills”. He was born and raised in Kaduna.
He is the only child of his family and grew up in a church setting. He became interested in music while at his mother’s cassette store. He grew up with his mother, a single parent, who did menial jobs to nurture him. Skales met producers Jeremiah Gyang and Jesse Jagz while attending the University of Jos. Skales left the University of Jos his junior year and attended Lead City University, where he graduated with a degree in Office Management and Technology. While at the University of Jos, he partook in the Zain Tru Search Competition and won the competition’s North Central region. His debut single, “Must Shine”, was released to critical acclaim.
In 2000, he started writing rap songs in Kaduna. Between 2007 and 2008, he traveled to Jos to work with Jesse Jagz and Jeremiah Gyang. In 2008, he entered the Zain Tru Search competition and 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 in 2009.
In a 2013 interview with This Day newspaper, he described himself as an entertainer whose music is influenced by his surroundings. His 2009 release, “Heading for a Grammy”, was inspired by Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks”. The experiences he was going through at the time helped shape the scope of the song, which is an ode to self-empowerment.
Skales has recorded over 200 songs and 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”. Skales established his record label, OHK Music, after departing from Empire Mates Entertainment in May 2014. Skales’ debut album, Man of the Year, was released in 2015.
Skales Age | Parents
Skales was born on 1 April 1991, in Kaduna State, Nigeria. He grew up in a single-parent household with his mather, who did menial jobs to nurture him. Skales became interested in music while regularly attending his mother’s cassette store.
- Must Shine
- Bo Se Se Mi
- Ori Mi
- Be Mine
- Thank God It’s Christmas
- God’s Love
- Meet Me at the Top
- Move Your Body
- Laba Laba
- Mary Jane
- Fall Back
- Eguono (Remix)
- Superstar Remix
- My Money (Remix)
- Oju Kan (Remix)
Skales Net Worth
Skales is one of the richest musicians in Nigeria. His net worth is estimated to be about N300,000,000.
Skales attended the University of Jos (Unijos) where he met producers Jeremiah Gyang and Jesse Jagz. He took part in the Zain Tru Search Competition during his time at Unijos and won the competition’s North Central region. Skales left Unijos his junior year and attended Lead City University, where he graduated with a degree in office management and technology.
In December 2011, he was involved in a car accident along the Lekki-Epe Expressway. The car he was in ran into a ditch and somersaulted. The accident left one dead and three injured.