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Skales Recounts Blessings; Shares How Banky W’s Record Label Kicked Him Out Of The House

Regarding the number of hits he has given the streets, Skales was once a well-known figure in the Nigerian music scene and could be compared to performers like Runtown and Tekno. He abruptly saw a decline in his career and had to start from scratch. He is always willing to share the tale of his second chance redemption in the spotlight and doesn’t shy away from those difficult times. In a recent interview, Nigerian singer Skales revealed that he left Banky W’s record label broke. Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, better known by his stage name Skales, has shared how his life abruptly changed after leaving Banky W’s Empire Mates Entertainment (EME).

Skales Recounts Blessings; Shares How Banky W’s Record Label Kicked Him Out Of The House, Yours Truly, News, February 24, 2024

In a recent interview with Beat 99.9 FM in Lagos, Skales made this revelation -not for the first time, though. He said that after EME failed to renew his recording contract, he went without housing and slept in his car. The “Shake Body” singer alleged that he went from leading a life of luxury to being penniless after EME management evicted him from their apartment.

Skales Recounts Blessings; Shares How Banky W’s Record Label Kicked Him Out Of The House, Yours Truly, News, February 24, 2024

 

Skales also acknowledged that he had thought about moving abroad before the success of his song “Shake Body” and the subsequent transformation in his life. Despite the singer claiming he had no money for promotion, the song spread like wildfire. He said:

 “When I left EME, I had nothing. Everything just ended in one day. I went from enjoying a luxurious life to sleeping in the car. As soon as my deal ended, I lost the house, they told me to leave the house immediately.

“All I had was one car, a Ford Explorer. And I was sleeping inside the car for a long time. Little did I know that I had a song that was going to change my life on my flash drive. So months later, I just put out the song .

“I didn’t have any promo money, nothing. I just uploaded it on Soundcloud. And it was just a wildfire. It was crazy. I didn’t even know the song was big. I believed, but I gave up because I was trying to japa . Then I got a call from Harry Tee, God rest his soul. That was how my life changed.”

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