Skales has reacted to speculations that he copied Olamide’s concept in ‘Wo’ in his latest music video, ‘Agolo’.
In response, the singer revealed that there is nothing wrong in artistes getting ideas from one another.
He told Sunday Scoop that artistes can inspire one another and there is absolutely nothing wrong on it. He however added that Olamide inspires him and he had a discussion with him before he released the song.
Skales also revealed during the chat that he was also brought up in the street. He said he once used to sleep in a shopping complex with his mother as their father left them when he was very young.
“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 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.
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.”