“Nigerians underrate me” – Skales laments
Nigerian singer and songwriter, Skales has said that despite being the greatest artiste, he remains underappreciated in the music industry.
The 32-year-old rapper made this statement during a conversation on the Hip TV show Trending, which is hosted by reality TV personality KimOprah.
Skales said that fans weren’t giving him enough credit and discussed his struggles in the early stages of his career with poor self-esteem.
He also stated that he is one of the Nigerian artistes who helped Afrobeats get international recognition.
His statement was a mixture of lamentation and self-appraisal, as he believes himself to be the current “it” guy who is underappreciated for his skill.
“I just rediscovered myself from 2020. I’ve been dealing with a lot of low self-esteem. Even while I have all the big songs in the world, I still doubt myself. But now, I’m more confident.
I believe I’m among the set that started taking afrobeats to the world. I was honoured and opportune to be part of it. I tell myself I’m the greatest artist out there. This is no disrespect to anybody. It’s just my opinion of myself. I believe that I’m the rave of the moment because where I’m right now musically is inspiring.”