In a chat with Saturday Beats , Skales revealed his childhood was a very tough one. He said
that things were so tough for him while growing up that he used to sleep in a shopping complex with his mother.
“ 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 during 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. ”
“ 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.”
“ 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 . ”
Meanwhile, the singer who was rumoured to have fathered a child out of wedlock used the
opportunity to deny the claims . In his words, he said that he does not have a baby mama
and does not plan on having a child till he is married .
No, I do not have any baby mama. I do not live a reckless life . I am a lover boy, I stick to a woman. But now , I am more focused on how
to take my career to the next level
Everybody knows I am a very cool person . I just wake up and see stories I do not know about. There was a time I woke up and heard that a lady was pregnant for me . But the person did not show herself even when we sent out messages to the source . ”