Skales praises Wizkid, David, for raising Nigeria music bar
By Temitope Ojo
Rapper, singer, and songwriter, Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, popularly
known as Skales, has praised his colleagues, Whizkid and Davido for
their exploits and putting Nigeria music on a higher pedestial
He also revealed that he is inspired by Wizkid, Davido and every other
Nigerian artiste doing well and putting the country on the world map.
In an interview with BBC on Wednesday, Skales, who was Wizkid’s former
label mate, said he gained exposure by listening to songs made by
artistes from other countries.
“Listening to musicians in other parts of the world gave me that
exposure that I needed and made music more interesting to make,” he
“Music is not all about making money for me; honestly, I do this for
the love even though I have a team that has to eat so I have to be
innovative with it. It’s very fun and inspiring because I am inspired
by my own story.
“I was just chilling in London last year and I saw an Instagram post
from Nicki Minaj and I was like wow.
“It’s not only me, I won’t take all the credit, I’ll have to big up
everybody from Wizkid to David, people that have been putting the
country on a different level, raising the bar high. I want to give a
big shout out to them, they inspire us.”
Speaking on his forthcoming album, Skales said he has collaborated
with various African artistes through random meetings.
“Just take your studio with you because anything can pop up,” he said.
The ‘Coolu Temper’ singer said the album will no longer be released on
June 22, adding that “we will hold it back for a week or two”.