Agolo – Skales
With his career on a steady rise, Afro Hip-Hop act; Skales has hit the Nigerian air waves with his new single titled ‘Agolo’.
Produced by Chopstix, ‘Agolo’ is a blend of Yoruba traditional sounds and contemporary acoustics that makes it suitable for contemporary and traditional dance steps.
‘Agolo’ is a refreshing blend of old and new sounds which give the song a whole new vibe that looks sure to become the toast of music and dance lovers.
In the intro, Skales sings in Yoruba; ‘Mo le jo lori agolo’, an interpolation of an old folk tune stylishly reinventing music from the yesteryears.
On the release of the song, Skales said “I decided to do something truly African, something dance, something hip, with a tinge of the culturally old school. No matter your mood, you must move your body to this one”!
‘Agolo’ is definitely a hot club banger!
Skales is a singer and song writer. He started writing rap songs in Kaduna back in 2000.
He travelled to Jos between 2007 and 2008 to work with Jesse Jagz and Jeremiah Gyang. In 2008, he entered the Zain Tru Search competition and won the competition’s North Central region.
He released his debut single, “Must Shine” and it received numerous spin on the Rhythm FM stations in Lagos, Jos and Abuja.
In 2009, he relocated to Lagos and signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment.
Skales has recorded over 200 songs and collaborated with numerous artists, including Eldee, Jeremiah Gyang, Banky W,Knighthouse and Burna Boy.
His hit songs include “BootyLanguage” “Shake Body”, “Mukulu“, “Keresimesi”, “Komole”, “My Baby”, “Take Care of Me” and “Denge Pose”.
Skales established his record label, OHK Music, after departing from Empire Mates Entertainment in May 2014. His album, ‘Man of the Year’, was released in 2015.
In 2016, Skales released his song ‘Temper’ and featured Afro-Fusion artist BurnaBoy. The song received massive airplay and was featured on a short documentary made by Major Lazer whilst touring in Africa.
In 2017, he released his hit song ‘Booty Language’featuring Ghanian rapper Sarkodie off his album ‘The Never Say Never Guy’.
Music has taken Skales to different countries including US, UK, Ethopia, Seychelles, Canada, Uganda and a host of others. Skales is the first Nigerian artist to Co-headline a major Reggae beach fest in Dubai with Kymani Marley.
He was a featured artist in ‘Run Up’ by Major Lazer featuring Partynextdoor,Yung L, Chopstix and American rapper Nicki Minaj.
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