Nigerian artiste says his top priority during Coke Studio 2019 is to have fun.
Skales is a Nigerian Afro-beats singer, song writer and performing artiste currently signed to Baseline Record Label. Born and raised in Kaduna, he is the only child of his mother.
Skales has recorded over 200 songs and collaborated with numerous artistes, including Eldee, Jeremiah Gyang, Banky W, Knighthouse, Burna Boy and Harmonize.
His hit songs include Booty Language, Shake Body, Mukulu, Keresimesi, Komole, My Baby, Take Care of Me, Denge Pose and Fire Waist.
He sat down with Nairobi News reporter Elvis Samperu for a one-on-one interview. Excerpts:
Take 1: When did you develop an interest in music?
Since I was a child under my mother’s roof. I always knew that I wanted to pursue music.
Take 2: What are your expectations at Coke Studio 2019?
Fun! What they are doing is such a great idea to bring artistes from different parts of Africa to collaborate. I look forward to broaden my networks and take Africa music to the next level.
Take 3: Is this your first time in Kenya?
No, I have been here a couple of times. I love the warm weather and the rich culture.
Take 4: You have done a lot of collaborations, which one would you say is your favourite?
The one with Burna Boy is my favourite. If you know me, you know that I like Burna Boy a lot.
Take 5: What are your career highlights?
Waking up and someone like Nicki Minaj calling me and performing in front of 40,000 people and I’m the only African there.