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Raoul John Njeng-Njeng (born 1 April 1991), better known as Skales, is a talented Nigerian rapper, singer, and songwriter.
In Kaduna, Nigeria, he began writing rap songs in 2000. He went to Jos to perform with Jesse Jagz and Jeremiah Gyang in 2007 and 2008.
He entered the Zain Tru Search competition in 2008 and won the North Central region. His debut single “Must Shine” was played on Rhythm FM stations in Lagos, Jos, and Abuja. In 2009, he relocated to Lagos and signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E).
Skales has worked with a variety of musicians, including Akon, eLDee, Tekno, Harmonize, Jeremiah Gyang, Banky W, and Knighthouse. His hit songs include “Shake Body,” “Mukulu,” “Keresimesi,” “Komole,” “My Baby,” “Take Care of Me,” and “Denge Pose.”
He founded the independent OHK Music record label after leaving E.M.E in May 2014. Man of the Year, his debut studio album, was released in 2015.
|Full Name:||Raoul John Njeng-Njeng|
|Born:||1 April 1991 (age 31 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Jos, Kaduna, Nigeria|
|State Of Origin:||Edo State|
|Wife • Spouse:||Hassanity Precious|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||Neza|
|Occupation:||Rapper • Singer|
|Net Worth:||US$2.6 million|
Early Life and Education
Skales, who is from Edo State, was raised solely by his mother, who was an unskilled worker. He was born in Jos, Kaduna State, Nigeria on April 1, 1991.
Skales’ mother owned a cassette store when he was growing up, and it was there that he developed a strong interest in music.
Skales attended the University of Jos and the Lead City University in Ibadan for his tertiary education. He dropped out of the University of Jos in his junior year and later graduated from Lead City University with a degree in Office Management and Technology, according to records.
Skales became interested in music after visiting his mother’s cassette store on a regular basis. While attending the University of Jos, he met producers Jeremiah Gyang and Jesse Jagz (UNIJOS). He competed in the Zain Tru Search Competition at Unijos and won the North Central region.
Skales dropped out of UNIJOS in his junior year to attend Lead City University, where he earned a degree in office management and technology. His first single, “Must Shine,” was met with critical acclaim.
Skales described himself as an entertainer whose music is influenced by his surroundings in an interview with This Day newspaper in 2013. Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks” inspired his 2009 release “Heading for a Grammy.” The experiences he was having influenced the scope of the song, which is an ode to self-empowerment.
After meeting Banky W in 2009, Skales signed a record deal with E.M.E. He simultaneously released the singles “Mukulu” and “Keresimesi.” Sarz produced both songs, which were released under the label. Clarence Peters directed the music video for the latter track, which was uploaded to YouTube on November 28, 2011.
Skales was one of the main acts on Empire Mates State of Mind, E.M.E.’s debut album (2012). On five of the album’s seven singles, he collaborated with Banky W, Wizkid, Shaydee, Niyola, and DJ Xclusive. He also toured with some of the above-mentioned acts on the EME US Tour, which began on July 4 and ended on September 2, 2012.
Houston, Dallas, Toronto, Vancouver, New York City, Providence, Calgary, Atlanta, Washington DC, and Chicago were among the cities where E.M.E acts performed. Skales accompanied Wizkid on his London tour in 2012. He performed at the 2013 edition of Felabration, a yearly concert dedicated to Fela Kuti, on October 17, 2013.
Skales left E.M.E after his four-year recording contract expired in February 2014, according to Vanguard newspaper. E.M.E executives refused to renew his contract because they believed they were not being compensated for their investment in him.
Skales launched his own record label, OHK Music, in May 2014. The label is home to producer Drey Beatz and has connections to other musicians in Nigeria. On May 6, 2014, he released “Shake Body,” produced by Jay Pizzle, as the lead single from his debut studio album Man of the Year. On July 22, 2014, the song’s accompanying music video was uploaded to YouTube.
Skales promoted the song by announcing a video competition called Shake Body. Skales was said to have signed a record deal with Timaya’s Dem Mama Records after leaving E.M.E. Skales denied the reports in February 2014, claiming that he had not signed with Dem Mama Records.
Skales was involved in a car accident on the Lekki-Epe Expressway in December 2011. He was in a car that crashed into a ditch and somersaulted. One person was killed and three others were injured in the accident.
He was one of several celebrities, including Davido and Super Eagles player John Ogu, to criticize Desmond Elliot for pushing back social media regulation until October 2020.
Skales announced his engagement to his girlfriend on Instagram on March 14th, 2021.
He married his longtime girlfriend, Hassanity Precious. He used to date Neza.
The rapper was named Best Upcoming Artiste (Male) at the Nigerian Teens Choice Awards in 2013.
The Kaduna-born singer’s 2009 song Heading for a Grammy was inspired by American rapper Kanye West’s song Jesus Walks, which was released in 2004.
- Man of the Year (2015)
- The Never Say Never Guy (2017)
- Mr. Love (2018)
- Empire Mates State of Mind (2012)
- “Must Shine”
- “Bo Se Se Mi”
- Ori Mi” (featuring Wizkid)
- “Be Mine”
- “Thank God It’s Christmas”
- Must Shine”
- “Shake Body”
- Je Kan Mo”
- “Always” (featuring Davido)
- I Am For Real
- Jogodo” (featuring Oritse Femi)
- Ajaga” (featuring Timaya and Davido)
- Nobody’s Business” (featuring Banky W)
- “For You”
- “Fire Waist” (featuring Harmonize)
- Oliver Twist II” (Remix) (featuring Falz and Harmonize)
- This Your Body” (featuring Davido)
Skales’ estimated net worth is US$2.6 million, having been named one of the most influential musicians of his generation and having received multimillion dollar endorsements from MTN and record labels, among others.
- Instagram: @youngskales