Nigerian rapper, John Njeng-Njeng better known as Skales has opened up on how singer, Olamide changed his life.
In an interview with media personality, Chude Jideonwo, Skales recounted how he went broke after leaving his record label, E.ME which was headed by Banky W.
According to him, though his contract with the label had ended, they refused to continue because he wasn’t doing well for the label.
Skales revealed that he became homeless and broke after that, but a call from Olamide changed his life.
At that time, he had released his hit song, Shake Body, and Olamide who liked the song reached out to him to inquire when he was releasing the video.
Skales stated that he explained his situation to Olamide and he sent him money for the video. The music video became a hit and marked the beginning of a turnaround for him.
“My deal with them was done and they refused to continue because I wasn’t doing well at that time.
Olamide contacted me and said he loved one of my songs, Shake Body, and asked if I wasn’t going to shoot the video. I told him I was homeless and couldn’t possibly shoot a video and he sent me money. My God turned my life around after that video shoot”.
Speaking on his marriage, Skales took accountability for bringing his marital issues online.
He stated that he and his wife had a misunderstanding and it was the wrong timing. He added that someone was fueling the fire between them.
But now, the rapper wants to build a new family and hopes to have a big family.
“There was a misunderstanding and it was wrong timing. I was wrong but what the person did added fuel to the fire.
I want to build a family cause growing up as a kid I never experienced what a real family is like. Hopefully, it’s a big family but if it’s a small one I don’t mind. I want to create my own family”.
Touching on his father, Skales claimed he doesn’t know his father as he doesn’t know what he looks like.
Though he tried asking his mum before her demise, he couldn’t because he didn’t want to upset her.
“That’s one mystery I have been unable to solve, I don’t know my da. I don’t even know who my dad looks like I tried asking my mum cause I love my mum and hate when she is sad. So I feel like it’s going to make her sad, and I never asked. But now, I regret it cause my mum is no more. I don’t know what happened”.
Skales releases diss track to shade his wife
Last year, Skales became a trending topic after he hinted at a marital crisis following his mother’s death.
The singer had called out his wife in a series of posts and the lovebirds had unfollowed each other on social media which further fueled more breakup rumors.
Skales, took to Instagram to share a video of him recording his song. In the track, Skales dissed his ex-wife, as he referred to her as a devil.
Skales stated that he never thought he would be married to the devil.
“Never thought I would be married to the devil”.
Skales pens a beautiful note to his wife on her birthday
Surprising this year, Skales surprised many as he revealed he had reconciled with his wife.
He made this known as he penned a beautiful note to his wife after rumors that their marriage crashed.
The singer posted beautiful pictures of him and his wife, Precious, together on Instagram where he attached a lengthy note to it.
Skales apologized for his past behavior, specifically for making their personal life public while they were grieving.
He expressed regret for his actions and promised to learn from his mistakes and become a better person in handling difficult situations.
The singer went on to wish his partner a happy birthday and expressed his love, respect, and care for them.