Famous Nigerian Artist Skales Shares Touching Story On Growing Up

Skales and Mama

 Nigerian singer Skales in a recent interview opens up on his difficult childhood.The ‘Shake body’ singer in a recent chat with Saturday Beats, says growing up was a tough one.
In his words, he used to sleep in a shopping complex with his mother and has had to deny her several times in the past.

“My father left us when I was really young. I do not even know how he looks like.

My mother and I used to sleep in a shopping complex at a time. I am talking about during my primary and secondary school days in Kaduna.

Then, the only hope for me was music. At some point, I told my mother I wanted to work and support her.

I was chased out of school because I did not pay school fees. I had to steal school uniform because mine was bad and I would tell my mother I saved money for it.”

 Skales, Mama and Leyla

 Still speaking on their difficulties, he said, “Also, my mother would go to my friends’ houses to do their laundry, which was embarrassing to me.

I had to deny my mother. I also did not let my friends know where I lived because most of them were children of politicians.” Adding, “When I told my mother I was moving to Lagos, she asked me to finish my university education in Kaduna. But I convinced her I could cope.

From Kaduna to Lagos, I got a free ride and the first place I stayed was Orile (Lagos). I lied to the person that gave me free ride that I would stay with him for a couple of days and it turned to months.

He later started a label with some friends; they knew some people but it was not easy.”

Skales new girlfriend Leyla Konjo.


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