After delivering mega performances in Uganda and Kenya last December, Top Nigerian Afro Beats artiste, Skales, releases another hit record “KPETE WICKED” to set off East African dance floors on fire. This Jay Pizzle-produced track is off his successful 2017 sophomore album “The Never Say Never Guy.” KPETE WICKED is a mid-tempo song that incorporates traditional Yoruba acoustics with short saxophone interludes by Rick, creating an overarching groovy sound.
Watch KPETE WICKED on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Gv10xeoIbCE
Speaking of his first release of 2018, Skales says, “I am excited to share this new heat especially with my East African family and fans. This is just the beginning! I hope to drop more hits and hopefully some collaborations with artistes from East Africa.” The video shot in Toronto, Canada, showcases Skales adorned in colorful floral prints, celebrating with bottles of champagne. It is a video beaming with high spirits and was directed by Tee Tash. The song sees Skales recounting his blessings, according to him “I feel no more pain; God don answer my prayer.”
Known for delivering mega hits like “Temper” and “Shake Body”, some of the biggest Nigerian tunes to hit East Africa, Skales has been dominating music charts across Africa with smash hit singles “Agolo” and “Booty Language” featuring Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie. He is working with top East African artistes and is set to release more hits in 2018.
Skales is a songwriter and performing artiste who propelled to fame following the Pan African success of his hit singles: “Temper”, “Shake Body”, “Mukulu”, “Keresimesi” and “Komole”. Other monumental singles include his 2009 debut single, “Must Shine” and “Heading for a Grammy” that was inspired by Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks”.
Skales has performed in the US, UK, Ethiopia, Seychelles, Canada and Uganda. He is also the first Nigerian artist to Co-headline a major Reggae beach fest in Dubai with Kymani Marley. In 2013 he performed at Felaberation. After departing from Empire Mates Entertainment in May 2014, he established his record label OHK Music. He is also currently signed to Baseline Record Label. In 2015, Skales released his album ‘Man of the Year’. In 2016, his smash hit ‘Temper’ featuring Burna Boy received massive airplay and was featured on a short documentary made by Major Lazer whilst touring in Africa.