By Iyabo Aina
It was a night of music and dance, as industry greats, media, music lovers and fans joined popular rapper, Skales for the exclusive listening party of his third studio album titled, ‘Mr. Love.’
Hosted by veteran OAP, Olisa Adibua, the event held last Wednesday, at the Hard Rock Cafe in Lagos. Skales was joined at several intervals on stage by the likes of his former label boss, Banky W, Yung L, Jaywon, CDQ, L.A.X, Praiz. They performed some of their own hit songs alongside some of the tracks contained in Skales latest album.
It also had in attendance a number of celebrities including Sound Sultan, Osi of Beat Fm, DJ Jimmy Jatt among others. ‘’Skales is the definition of never say never, if there could be an award for most improved artist over time, then Skales would win’’, says Banky W, who gave him his blessing as he knelt on stage.
Some of the songs performed on the night include the album opener, ‘Good Life’ , which Skales dedicated to his mother, ‘Body’ featuring Ghanaian singer, Sarkodie and previously released singles, Pass with Yung L and Endia, Fire Waist featuring Harmonize. Among the superstars that took turns to thrill guests at the event were Phyno, Burna Boy, Banky W, Sound Sultan, Praiz, Mayorkun, CDQ, Jaywon, LAX, Ajebo, Nosa, Baseline Executives and MC Shakara, Sensei Uche, Ifu Ennada, Rico Swavey , Kemen, Yung L, Kamal Ajiboye, Dj Jimmy Jatt, Dj Spinall among others.
According to Skales, the 17-tracks album is an eclectic mix of pop, rap and soul music, featuring the likes of Tiwa Savage, Sarkodie, Rwandas Neza, Afro B, Phyno, Cassper Nyovest and more. He also worked with a line up of producers such as Chopstix, KrisBeatz and TUC.
Speaking about the album, Skales said “ the idea behind the album is to share love at a time when his fans and the nation needs it the most.”