Skales Biography, Early Life, Education, Career, Songs, Personal Life, Social Media Handles, Net Worth

Skales Biography, Early Life, Education, Career, Songs, Personal Life, Social Media Handles, Net Worth

Skales Biography, Early Life, Education, Career, Songs, Personal Life, Social Media Handles, Net Worth

 Rapper and songwriter Skales is from Nigeria. He started writing rap tracks for his music in 2000, then switched to making actual music. He released his first song, Must Shine, in 2009. Skales also released Shake body in 2015. Shake Body was well welcomed both domestically and abroad and continues to be a timeless hit.

Skales has also worked with several artists, both Nigerian and foreign, and recorded and published hundreds of songs.

Skales Biography

Skales is the stage name of Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, a talented Nigerian rapper, singer, and songwriter who was born on 1 April 1991.

He started writing rap songs in Kaduna, Nigeria, around the year 2000. He visited Jos in 2007 and 2008 to perform there alongside Jesse Jagz and Jeremiah Gyang.

He participated in the Zain Tru Search contest in 2008 and took first place in the North Central division. On the Rhythm FM stations in Lagos, Jos, and Abuja, his debut track "Must Shine" garnered several reels. Later, he relocated to Lagos, where in 2009 he signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E.

In addition to Akon, eLDee, Tekno, Harmonize, Jeremiah Gyang, Banky W, and Knighthouse, Skales has worked with many more musicians. Shake Body, Mukulu, Keresimesi, Komole, My Baby, Take Care of Me, and Denge Pose are some of his well-known songs.

In May 2014, he parted ways with E.M.E. and founded the independent record label OHK Music. 2015 saw the release of Man of the Year, his debut studio album.

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Skales Early Life and Education

Raoul John Njeng-Njeng was born in Kaduna State on April 1, 1991. The initials SKALES stand for Seek Knowledge Acquire Large Entrepreneurial Skills in his professional name. Although he is from Edo state, his mother raised him by herself in Kaduna state. Young Skales studied at the University of Jos but afterwards transferred to Lead City University in Ibadan. He has a degree in Office Management and Technology from Lead City.

Skales Career

Skales frequented his mother's tape shop, where he first developed an interest in music. While a student at the University of Jos, he met producers Jeremiah Gyang and Jesse Jagz (UNIJOS). He participated in the Zain Tru Search Competition at Unijos and achieved first place in the North Central section of the competition.

In his junior year, Skales left UNIJOS to enroll at Lead City University, where he earned a degree in office management and technology. To rave reviews, his debut single "Must Shine" was released.

Skales characterized himself as an entertainer whose music is influenced by his environment in an interview with This Day newspaper in 2013. Kanye West's "Jesus Walks" served as inspiration for his 2009 album, "Heading for a Grammy." His personal struggles influenced the song's direction, which is a homage to self-empowerment.

Following a 2009 encounter with Banky W, Skales agreed to a record deal with E.M.E. He concurrently released the singles "Mukulu" and "Keresimesi." Both songs were created by Sarz and made available through the group. Clarence Peters directed the music video for the later song, which was posted to YouTube on November 28, 2011.

Skales was one of the featured performers on Empire Mates State of Mind, the debut album by E.M.E. (2012). On five of the album's seven hits, he worked with Banky W, Wizkid, Shaydee, Niyola, and DJ Xclusive. On the EME US Tour, which began on July 4 and finished on September 2, 2012, he performed alongside some of the above-mentioned performers.

A number of cities, including Houston, Dallas, Toronto, Vancouver, New York City, Providence, Calgary, Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Chicago, hosted performances by E.M.E performers. In 2012, Skales accompanied Wizkid on his London tour. He took the stage during Felabration 2013, a biennial celebration honoring Fela Kuti, on October 17, 2013.

The Vanguard newspaper stated in February 2014 that Skales departed E.M.E after his four-year recording deal expired. Executives at E.M.E. refused to extend his contract because they felt they weren't being compensated for their investment in him.

Skales launched his own musical label, OHK Music, in May 2014. Producer Drey Beatz resides on the label, which also has ties to other Nigerian musicians. He released "Shake Body," the lead single from his debut studio album Man of the Year, on May 6, 2014. It was produced by Jay Pizzle. On July 22, 2014, the song's accompanying music video was posted to YouTube.

Skales announced the Shake Body video contest in order to promote the single. According to rumors, Skales left E.M.E. and inked a record deal with Timaya's Dem Mama Records. Skales refuted the rumors and asserted that he had not signed with Dem Mama Records in February 2014.

Skales Songs

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

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”

Skales Personal Life

In December 2011, Skales was hurt in a car accident on the Lekki-Epe Expressway. He was inside a car that crashed into a ditch and overturned. The accident resulted in one death and three injuries.

Rumor has it that Skales signed a record deal with Timaya's Dem Mama Records after leaving E.M.E. In February 2014, Skales denied the rumors and stated that he had not joined Dem Mama Records.

He joined a number of other well-known people, including Super Eagles athlete John Ogu and Davido, in criticizing Desmond Elliot for advocating social media regulation back in October 2020.

Skales is rumored to be engaged in a committed relationship. On March 14, 2021, he announced on Instagram that he had proposed to his girlfriend, Hassanity Precious.

Skales Social Media Handles 

Twitter: @youngskales

Instagram: @youngskales

Skales Net Worth

Skales is thought to have a net worth of $2.6 million. He is one of the most well-known singers of his generation and has signed endorsement contracts for millions of dollars with companies like MTN and record labels.

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