Raoul John Njeng-Njeng born April , who performs under the mononym Skales, is a Nigerian rapper, singer-songwriter and performer. In , he started writing rap songs in Kaduna. Between to , he travelled to Jos to work with Jesse Jagz and Jeremiah Gyang. In , he entered the Zain Tru Search competition and won the competition's North Central region. His debut single, "Must Shine", received numerous spin on the Rhythm FM stations in Lagos, Jos and Abuja. He later relocated to Lagos and signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment in .
Skales has recorded over songs and collaborated with numerous artists, including eLDee, Jeremiah Gyang, Banky W. and Knighthouse. Some of his well known songs include "Shake Body", "Mukulu", "Keresimesi", "Komole", "My Baby", "Take Care of Me" and "Denge Pose". Skales established his record label, OHK Music, after departing from Empire Mates Entertainment in May . Skales' debut album, Man of the Year, is scheduled to be released in .
Empire Mates State of Mind . He collaborated with Banky W., Wizkid, Shaydee, Niyola and DJ Xclusive on five "Baddest Boy", "Get Down Tonight", "Sun Mo Mi", "Ko Mo Le" and "Change" of the album's seven singles.
He also toured with some of the aforementioned acts on the EME US Tour, which kicked off on July and ended on September . EME acts performed in several different cities, including Houston, Dallas, Toronto, Vancouver, New York City, Providence, Calgary, Atlanta, Washington DC and Chicago. Skales supported Wizkid on his tour of London in . On October , Skales performed at the edition of Felabration, a yearly concert dedicated to the late Fela Kuti.
In February , The Vanguard reported that Skales left Empire Mates Entertainment following the expiration of his fouryear recording contract. E.M.E executives felt they were not getting remunerated for investing in him and refused to renew his contract.
OHK Music establishment
In May , Skales established his own record label, OHK music. The label is home to producer Drey Beatz, and has affiliations with other music personnel within Nigeria. On May , Skales released "Shake Body" as the first single from his upcoming album. The song was produced by Jay Pizzle and its music video was released on July onto YouTube. Skales promoted the song by announcing the Shake Body video competition.
It was alleged that Skales signed a record deal with Timaya's Dem Mama Records following his departure from E.M.E. In February , Skales debunked the reports and said he didn't sign with Dem Mama Records.