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By Oluwatobi Opusunju

Nigerian Rapper and songwriter, Skales has disclosed that it was never his intention to join Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) but the financial situation he was faced with at the time forced him to join the record label.


Skales, who has floated his own label, Baseline Records said, “I wanted to have something that’s mine. I never wanted to sign to any label.

“I wanted to do stuff my own way but as an artiste, you need that financial support, you need that platform, hence the reason why I signed to EME.”

Skales, who caught the attention of US rapper, Nicki Minaj after he was featured on the Afrosmash remix of Major Lazer’s ‘Run Up’ a few months ago, also opened up on their relationships since then.

According to him, he is surprised he’s still getting DMs from her.

“It’s still crazy to me how I keep getting DMs from her,” he said.

He however, credited the relationship that has been established between them to Diplo.

“Nevertheless, I can never give props to anybody else than Diplo of Major Lazer. It was Diplo that hooked us up and he’s the reason why I can communicate with her and share my sound. He gave me that platform to share my sound with the world,” he said.

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