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‘Agolo’: Yes I copied Olamide’s ‘WO’, he inspires me – Skales replies critics

'Agolo': Yes I copied Olamide's 'WO', he inspires me - Skales replies critics

Nigerian singer, born Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, better known by his stage name, Skales, has responded to claims he copied Olamide’s ‘Wo’ concept video in his new visuals for ‘Agolo’. Skales replies critics.

Skales said he would not go against anyone who called him out, as to him, there is nothing bad if artistes inspired each other.

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Skales replies critics

Skales replies criticsThis comes after Skales was accused of stealing the concept in the new video by fans and music critic, Osagie Alonge.

But in an interview with the Punch, he says there is absolutely nothing wrong if artistes inspired each other.

He said, “Because artistes inspire each other, I will never go against anyone who says I copied Olamide. He has always motivated me. I recently told the story of how he paid for my music video.

“He, Olamide, also told me that I have inspired him in so many ways. But he was not the first person to shoot a street video. Before I even released the video, we had a conversation about it. I didn’t try to copy anyone; it was just an inspiration. Next year, I plan to do more music that is relatable to the people on the streets because, at the end of the day, they are the people we do music for,” he added.

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Skales replies criticsSpeaking further, Skales revealed that he once used to sleep in a shopping complex with his mother as their father left them when he was very young. He maintained that being on the streets didn’t mean one has no class, nothing that the street also produced top musicians like Olamide, Lil Kesh and 9ice, among others.

He said, “I was born and brought up on the streets. All I am doing right now is what I learnt on the streets. The streets made me a go-getter because I don’t want to go back to the place I used to be.

“On the streets, I learnt that you should always try your best to be somebody in life. This is the reason I am working hard because life on the streets is not an easy one. Once you’ve managed to sail through, you just want to be more successful.”

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