”I have denied my mother in the past”- Singer, Skales
By Patricia Uyeh
Mother is supreme goes the saying. However, Nigerian singer, Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, better known by his stage name Skales, in a recent interview, disclosed that he had denied his mother several times in the past.
The”Shake body” crooner also opened up on his difficult childhood and how he used to sleep in a shopping complex with his mother.
He said: “My father left us when I was really young. I do not even know how he looks like.
”My mother and I used to sleep in a shopping complex at a time. I am talking about during my primary and secondary school days in Kaduna.
”Then, the only hope for me was music. At some point, I told my mother I wanted to work and support her.
I was chased out of school because I did not pay school fees. I had to steal school uniform because mine was bad and I would tell my mother I saved money for it.”
On the difficulties he experienced back then , he said,
“Also, my mother would go to my friends’ houses to do their laundry, which was embarrassing to me.
I had to deny my mother. I also did not let my friends know where I lived because most of them were children of politicians.” Adding, “When I told my mother I was moving to Lagos, she asked me to finish my university education in Kaduna. But I convinced her I could cope.
”From Kaduna to Lagos, I got a free ride and the first place I stayed was Orile (Lagos). I lied to the person that gave me free ride that I would stay with him for a couple of days and it turned to months.
He later started a label with some friends; they knew some people but it was not easy.”
Skales has since rekindled his love for his mother. You will recall that in December last year, he showed off a home recently completed for his mother.
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