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Skales Exits Banky W’s EME Record Label



Skales & Banky W - February 2014 - BellaNaija 01

It is the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one for Skales.

It has been confirmed that the rising Nigerian rapper’s contract with Banky W‘s Empire Mates Entertainment will not be renewed. The record label helped position him as one to watch out for since 2010.

His contract expired a few weeks ago. Banky W confirmed the story via a call from a rep for The Net NG; “Yes, it’s true” the Jasi singer said.

No beef here, we hear the agreement not to go further together is mutual.

According to reports, EME decided not to renew his contract because they feel it may no longer be a profitable venture.


  1. Olori Tari

    February 20, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Awwwww Skales. Now go ahead and put that WORK in. Release good music and we (I) got you. Ur single ‘very soon’ is the reason why imma buy your album !


    February 20, 2014 at 1:08 am

    i really feel skales is underrated i like some of his songs

  3. Shocked One

    February 20, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Was he ever profitable. He shld move elsewhere and blow if he has talent. Obviously I’m not a fan

  4. Princess

    February 20, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Pls skales will be just fine! He’s talented

  5. tokunbo

    February 20, 2014 at 2:02 am

    Hahahaah! About time oh! Haven’t seen him with any song that hit the charts like that. He was always featuring here and there lol.
    Pele oh!

    • corolla

      February 20, 2014 at 7:58 am

      Wow, you sound so happy about someone elses “downfall”.The heart of man…

  6. Rick

    February 20, 2014 at 2:10 am

    Good for him. He has a better chance of succeeding without them. They clearly had no idea what direction to steer him in.

  7. Bobo

    February 20, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Saw this coming, not a very lyrical rapper. The new joint with Olamidé was an

  8. Bro

    February 20, 2014 at 8:17 am

    “EME decided not to renew his contract because they feel it may no longer be a profitable venture”…. Was he ever????? Pshh He is one of those people that needs to quit music (Its not by force my guy) and go figure out what else to do.. Maybe he can do something with his “office Assistant” degree or whatever he went to school for

    • Prickson

      February 20, 2014 at 9:53 am

      Have u had eaten today, then y r u hating?


    February 20, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Skales Baba i know say Plenty people just dey take you play. Them say as time dey go you go fade away. Ha I no fit shout cause i know you’ll clear there doubts..

    ..[EMI O TUSH OH]
    [Mischevious And Naughty]
    >>My Comment Moderation Disabled<<

  10. shannaro

    February 20, 2014 at 9:57 am

    The guy has potential hopefully he finds someone that can bring that out he seems like the type that would do better in a duo,gd luck

  11. Ready

    February 20, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Banky made a rash decision anyway. From what I saw, he decided to sign Skales based on crowd appreciation at a Sound City concert in 2010 (he performed that Headed to the Grammys song) without understanding the context in which we were cheering him. Ah well, que sera sera.

  12. El patron medellin cartel

    February 20, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    About Time..skales is Wack! And am not sorry about saying it! Let’s give shaydee and yoruba singing Niyola chance this new year!. Thumbs up Mr Banky Way To go 2014! Dropping All unprofitable Ventures.

  13. Marley

    February 20, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Whoever calls skales “Wack” is a vry big f00l/Vampire…dnt u hv sense?? Bcuz he didnt blow doesnt mean he doesnt hv talent na..sumtyms luck follows in blowing..mayb he doesnt hv luck…by the way…EME put in all attention on Wizkid….the period skales wuz supposed 2 release a hit sng..banky W made him release a wizkid inspired sng “Mukulu”…..maybe if skales had released “Take care” as at dat period instead of Mukulu…who knws….his story miqht hv bin diffrnt..aniwaez i wish im sure of sumtin sha..skales is talented!

  14. hmm

    February 21, 2014 at 12:10 am

    i have been saying this since day one skales is the odd one in that group. His music is good yea but he has wizkid to compete with and you already know who is winning that. Banky w is more like R&B/ afro beat so he is still relevant small. i think this is good. He needs to build himself without walking in wizkid and Banky w shadows.

  15. Dee

    February 21, 2014 at 2:50 am

    I guess d label didn’t get how to channel his type of music/style.wack or not,talented or not,it takes being in the right place at the right time to make a headway.The industry is filled with loads of wack people who got lucky.i just hope he discovers himself and whatever step he takes favors him.

  16. anas

    February 21, 2014 at 10:27 am

    No lele bro wen God said is your time not even banky can say no 2 dat all the best bro i you can still Go futher without EME so wat is the big deal tribealism,wen wizkid left wat happen

  17. Stanklef

    February 21, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I love skales songs bt banky is veri stupid .he negltd d guy and focus on wizzy dat time bt see wetin wizzy do him.i will advice skales to focus if posible stop ftn ppl bt do songs alone he will blow .


    February 21, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Skales is a bundle of talent, hate him or love him, it doesn’t change that fact. All he got to do is to prove it to himself that he got what it takes to be a super star. He is good lyrically,i think he is a kanye kind of artist who is not restricted musically. He’s got to be in a label that can bring out he’s potential and blow it the right way. Though i don’t thinking joining timaya’s record label is the right move, a label like storm or chocolate city would have been better to hone he’s skills(flows) or better still he should remain an independent artiste(macklemore proved it works). Anyway the sky can’t limit skales cos he got what it takes to be a legend in the rap game. Prove them wrong skales!

  19. Bac j

    February 23, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Skales no worry yaa,when 1 door closed anoder 1 opens. I believ dat egberipapa will blow u up. 4get about banky.

  20. Bac j

    February 23, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    No worry bros, u gaz to make it up diz time, banky door’s closed 4 timaya door to open.

  21. Bac j

    February 23, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Skales no worry na so God want am

  22. Kingsely ezekiel

    March 19, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    You guy did not do well because is the face of eme thats why dudez have to treat him that way its nt fair he has more creative than wizkid if u dudez can see d hand writin on d wall

  23. Don A.D

    March 20, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Hatterz leave him alone,cos he’ll move dan u think.

  24. dopekaro

    March 31, 2014 at 10:06 am

    skales got no talent… the guy should find something else doing…. but banky is also stupid he focus only on wizzy….wizz come use he head…. feel sorry for skales sha….wizzy dey chop money for he eye

    • love

      June 1, 2014 at 5:34 am

      True talk

  25. bamitefa tunde

    April 25, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    pls i will love to speak to the chairman of emerecode pls am an artise too bamitee is the name this is my pin 73daac31

  26. emma

    May 23, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Eme was a b.i.g spell on skales ma broe, its now tyme u should crack ya rib for a different pattern of songs broe,even dough i knw u’ve been try ,just unveil da grenade for ur haterz,its ya boi m payne i salute ya legendary work bless ya.

  27. love

    June 1, 2014 at 5:32 am

    I wish u all the best skales as for banky w wht he did was wrong he was focus only on wizkid

  28. josephonas

    January 20, 2015 at 1:02 am

    WOwowowwo evrytine iz stil gud my bro;banky iz fool bcus iz only a fool man dt wil put all iz hop on one tine;tank god wezzy dissapoint him,so best time my guy move on wit timaya nd e sha b well..for get u are talented so dn’t mine wht ppl say.

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