When the news of Skales leaving Empire Mates Entertainment (EME) hit the media, many people were surprised about it.
Initially, there were reports that he was quitting EME to join Timaya’s Dem Mama Records, but that did not happen, instead, Baseline Music announced Skales as their new artiste.
One of the brains behind Baseline is Howie T, the man that ‘rescued’ P-Square when no one was willing to help them in the music industry when they wanted to penetrate the Lagos market.
Since joining Baseline, Skale’s music career has been on the rise and in a recent interview with Encomium magazine, he confessed that he would not have got far in the industry if he was still with his former label, which Banky W also controls.
Under Baseline, he relased ‘Shake Body’, which gained several attentions from music lovers in Africa.
He described his time at EME as a learning process, which shaped him to a better artiste today.
In his words, “Without going through EME, I doubt I would be here. I will say my time in EME was a learning process. You know the saying that without fire, you can’t get gold. That is how my stay in EME is for me. I am grateful for the period I was signed there, but Baseline is home now, and we are making this work.”
“If you were with them (EME), do you think you would have gotten this far?” Skales was asked in the interview and he responded, “I don’t think so.