Skales (Raoul John Njeng-Njeng) is a Nigerian rapper, singer, and songwriter who was born in Kaduna on April 1, 1991.
He is from the state of Edo. He grew up in a Church setting as the sole child of his family. In Kaduna, he acquired his primary and secondary schooling.
While at the University of Jos, Skales met producers Jeremiah and Jessy Jagz. He dropped out of University of Jos to pursue a degree in Office Management and Technology at Lead City University.
He began writing rap songs in Kaduna in the year 2000. He flew to Jos on a regular basis to work with Jesse Jagz and Jeremiah Gyang.
In 2008, he entered the Zain Tru Search Competition and won the North Central area, establishing him as a well-known figure at the moment. Skales characterized himself as an entertainer whose music is influenced by his environment in an interview with This Day Newspaper.
Kenya West’s “Jesus Walks” influenced his 2009 release, “Heading for a Grammy.”
In 2009, he moved to Lagos and secured a recording contract with Empire Mate Entertainment.
He concurrently released the singles “Mukulu” and “Keresimesi.” Sarz produced both songs, which were released on the EME label.
Clarence Peters directed the music video for the latter, which was published to YouTube on November 28, 2011.
Skales was featured on E.M.E’s debut compilation album, Emire Mate State of Mind, as one of the primary acts (2012).
On five of the album’s seven songs, he worked with Banky W., Wizkid, Shaydee, Niyola, and DJ Xclusive: “Baddest Boy,” “Get Down Tonight,” “Sun Mo Mi,” “Ko Mo Le,” and “Change.”
Early in 2009, his debut single, “Must Shine,” received a lot of airplay on Rhythm FM stations in Lagos, Jos, and Abuja. Check out Skales’s Songs, Videos and Albums below!