Raoul John Njeng-Njeng who is popularly known as Skales, is a Nigerian rapper, singer-songwriter and performer. He was born on the 1st of April, 1991 in Kaduna State, Nigeria.
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.
His professional name Skales is an acronym for “Seek Knowledge Acquire Large Entrepreneurial Skills”.
Let’s take a look at his biography below.
Skales Real Name
He was born Raoul John Njeng-Njeng but he goes by the stage name Skales. The name Skales is an acronym for “Seek Knowledge Acquire Large Entrepreneurial Skills”.
He was born on the 1st of April, 1991 in Kaduna State, Nigeria. He is currently 29 years old.
He was born and raised in in Kaduna State, Nigeria but he originally hails from Edo State.
Skales Early Life and Education
He was raised by his mother, who did menial jobs to nurture him. Skales became interested in music while he regularly visited his mother’s cassette store.
He met producers Jeremiah Gyang and Jesse Jagz while attending the University of Jos.
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, Skales 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.
He took part in the Zain Tru Search Competition during his time at Unijos 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. Skales signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment after meeting Banky W. in 2009.
He released the singles “Mukulu” and “Keresimesi” simultaneously. Both songs were produced by Sarz and released under the outfit.
Skales was one of the main acts on E.M.E’s debut compilation album, Empire Mates State of Mind (2012). He collaborated with Banky W.,Wizkid, Shaydee, Niyola and DJ Xclusive on five (“Baddest Boy”, “Get Down Tonight”, “Sun Mo Mi”, “Ko Mo Le” and “Change”) 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 2012 and ended on 2 September 2012. EME acts performed in several different cities, including Houston, Dallas, Toronto, Vancouver, New York City, Providence, Calgary, Atlanta, Washington DC and Chicago. Skales supported Wizkid on his tour of London in 2012.
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.
The label is home to producer Drey Beatz and has affiliations with other music personnel within Nigeria. On 6 May 2014, Skales released the Jay Pizzle-produced track “Shake Body” as the lead single from his debut studio album Man of the Year.
The accompanying music video for the song was uploaded to YouTube on 22 July 2014. Skales promoted the song by announcing the Shake Body video competition.
Skales Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
He goes by the handle @youngskales on Instagram. He goes by @youngskales on Twitter and Skales on Facebook.
Skales Latest Songs
Skales has quite a number of hit tunes to his credit. Among them is the banger My Baby, Selecta, Kowope, Riddim , among many others. You can download and listen to Skales’s music here.