Skales Biography: Age, Wife, Children & Net Worth

Skales – Shake Body

Stage Name: Skales
Real Name: Raoul John Njeng-Njeng
Occupation: Musician
Date Of Birth/Age: 1st April 1991 (33 years old)
State of Origin: Kaduna State
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Precious Hassanity (Wife)
Education: University of Jos
Known for: Shake Body

Early Life and Musical Beginnings

Born on April 1, 1991, in Kaduna, Nigeria, Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, better known as Skales was raised by a single mother who worked tirelessly in menial jobs to support him. He found his early inspiration in the world of music through his mother’s cassette store. His passion for music grew, and by 2000, he began crafting rap songs that would later define his career.

During his time at the University of Jos (Unijos), Skales met producers Jeremiah Gyang and Jesse Jagz, which shaped his musical journey. His participation in the Zain Tru Search competition in 2008 marked a turning point, as he emerged victorious in the North Central region.

University Days and Musical Influences

Leaving Unijos during his junior year, Skales pursued a degree in office management and technology at Lead City University. His debut single, “Must Shine,” released in 2009, garnered critical acclaim. Skales, in a 2013 interview with This Day newspaper, described himself as an entertainer whose music was deeply influenced by his surroundings.

In 2009, he caught the attention of Banky W. and signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E). He released hit singles like “Mukulu” and “Keresimesi,” collaborating with talented artists like Sarz. Skales was a prominent figure on E.M.E’s debut compilation album, “Empire Mates State of Mind” (2012), and participated in the EME US Tour.

Despite his success, Skales departed E.M.E in 2014 after the expiration of his four-year recording contract. Reports suggested disagreements over remuneration led to the separation.

Founding OHK Music and Independence 

In May 2014, he took control of his musical destiny by establishing his independent record label, OHK Music. The label, home to producer Drey Beatz, became a platform for him to express his artistic vision. His lead single, “Shake Body,” released in 2014, marked the beginning of a new chapter in his career. Skales, dispelling rumors, clarified that he did not sign with Timaya’s Dem Mama Records post his departure from E.M.E.

Personal Life and Challenges

In December 2011, Skales faced a life-altering moment when he was involved in a car accident along the Lekki-Epe Expressway. The accident resulted in one fatality and left three others injured, highlighting the fragility of life.

Beyond his music career, Skales has been vocal about societal issues. In October 2020, he joined other celebrities like Davido and John Ogu in criticizing Desmond Elliot for advocating social media regulation. Skales, known for his candid opinions, uses his platform to address pertinent issues.

Musical Journey and Discography

Skales’ discography reflects his evolution as an artist. His debut studio album, “Man of the Year,” released in 2015, showcased his versatility and unique style. Subsequent albums, “The Never Say Never Guy” (2017) and “Mr Love” (2018), further solidified his presence in the Nigerian music scene.

His’ notable singles include “Shake Body,” “Mukulu,” “Keresimesi,” “Komole,” “My Baby,” “Take Care of Me,” and “Denge Pose.” Collaborations with artists like Akon, ELDee, Tekno, Harmonize, and Banky W. have enriched his musical repertoire.

Wife and Kids

On March 14, 2021, Skales took to Instagram to announce his engagement. He later got married to Precious Hassanity in 2021 and they welcomed their daughter Precious in 2023.

Net Worth

Skales, the Nigerian rapper, singer, and songwriter, has accumulated a net worth exceeding 800,000 dollars. This substantial financial achievement is a result of his successful music career, marked by hit songs, collaborations with renowned artists, and the establishment of his independent record label, OHK Music. You can connect with him on Instagram