Celebrity Gist

Skales says he is inspired by Wizkid, Davido and
every other Nigerian artiste doing great things
and “putting the country on a different level”.
Speaking on Wednesday in an interview with BBC’s DJ Edu,
Skales, who was Wizkid’s former label mate, said he gained
exposure by listening to songs made by artistes from other
“Listening to musicians in other parts of the world gave me that
exposure that I needed and made music more interesting to
make,” he said.
“Music is not all about making money for me, honestly, I do this
for the love even though I have a team that has to eat so I have
to be innovative with it. It’s very fun and inspiring because I am
inspired by my own story.
“I was just chilling in London last year and I saw an Instagram
post from Nicki Minaj and I was like wow.
“It’s not only me, I won’t take all the credit, I’ll have to big up
everybody from Wizkid to David, people that have been putting the
country on a different level, raising the bar high. I want to give a
big shout out to them, they inspire us.”
Commenting on his forthcoming album, Skales said he has
collaborated with various African artistes through random
“Just take your studio with you because anything can pop up,” he
The ‘Coolu Temper’ singer said the album will no longer be
released on June 22, adding that “we will hold it back for a week
or two”.

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