Skales Biography | Age | Career | Education | Net Worth
Full Name :
Raoul John Njeng-Njeng
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Date of Birth :
1 April 1991
Place of Birth :
Kaduna State, Nigeria
State of Origin :
Edo State, Nigeria
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter
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Active Years :
2000 – present
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Raoul John Njeng-Njeng Age
Raoul John Njeng-Njeng is 31 years old.
Early Life & Education
Skales, who is of Edo State origin, was single-handedly raised by his mother, who was an unskilled worker. He was born on the 1st of April in 1991 in Jos, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
While growing up, the rapper’s mother had a cassette store, which eventually became the first place Skales developed a strong interest in music.
Skales had his tertiary education at the University of Jos and the Lead City University in Ibadan. According to records, he withdrew from the University of Jos in his junior year and later graduated from Lead City University with a degree in Office Management and Technology.
Raoul John Njeng-Njeng Career
The expression of Skales talent came in 2000 which was when he started writing rap songs, eventually he met Jeremiah Gyang and Jesse Jagz while he was at the University of Jos and with them, his love for music was sustained.
In 2008, he entered and won the Zain True Search Competition for the North Central region while he was still at the University of Jos and soon released “Must Shine” as his debut single. “Must Shine” went on to become one of Rhythm FM’s Top 7 Jamz at 7 in Lagos for some weeks and ‘Song of the Week’ on Rhythm FM in Jos and Abuja. In 2009, he released “Heading for a Grammy” which was inspired by Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks”.
In 2009, he signed a record deal with Banky W’s Empire Mate Entertainment (EME) after relocating to Lagos, releasing the singles, “Mukulu” and “Keresimesi” which were both produced by Sarz with visuals by Clarence Peters under the imprint.
In 2012, Skales was one of the main acts on E.M.E’s debut compilation album, Empire Mate State of Mind collaborating with the likes of Banky W., Wizkid, Shaydee, Niyola and DJ Xclusive.
He left EME in 2014 following the expiration of his four years contract, establishing his own record label, OHK Music with debut album, “Man of the Year” in 2015. “Shake Body” was one of the tracks off the album and it enjoyed massive airplay. OHK music is now home to acts like producer Drey Beatz. In 2017, he released his most recent album, “Never say never guy”
Skales has recorded over 200 songs since his debut with hits like “Shake Body”, “Mukulu”, “Keresimesi”, “Komole”, “My Baby”, “Take Care of Me” and “Denge Pose”. He has performed with international and local A- list artists including eLDee, Jeremiah Gyang, Banky W, Nicki Mina and Knighthouse.
Music has taken Skales to different parts of the world on tours and shows including EME US Tour, which kicked off on 4th July 2012 and ended on 2nd September 2012 where he performed alongside other E.M.E acts in cities like Houston, , Toronto, Vancouver, Dallas, New York City, Providence, Washington DC , Calgary, Atlanta and Chicago. He also performed at the 2013 edition of Felabration which is a yearly concert dedicated to the late Fela Kuti.
Skales was wounded in an automobile accident on the Lekki-Epe Expressway in December 2011. He was riding in a car that hit a ditch and flipped. One person died and three people were hurt in the accident.
According to rumours, Skales left E.M.E. and inked a record deal with Timaya’s Dem Mama Records. Skales refuted the rumours and asserted that he had not signed with Dem Mama Records in February 2014.
He joined a number of other well-known individuals in criticising Desmond Elliot for promoting social media regulation back in October 2020, including Davido and Super Eagles star John Ogu.
Skales is believed to be in a serious relationship. He posted an Instagram announcement of his engagement with his girlfriend, Hassanity Precious on March 14, 2021.
Skales estimated net worth is US$2.6 million. He is one of the most influential singers of his generation and has earned millions of dollars in endorsement deals with MTN and record labels, among others.