Nigerian singer, Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, popularly known as Skales, has recounted how his colleague, Naira Marley asked that his (Skales) verse be removed from a song by a Tanzanian artist, Harmonize featuring both of them.
Skales said he was shocked when Harmonize called to inform him about Naira Marley’s position because there was no beef between them.
He said he was the one who took the Tanzanian artist to Naira Marley’s house to record the song.
The ‘Shake Body’ crooner disclosed this while appearing on the latest episode of the Doyin’s Corner audiovisual podcast.
He said, “I want to share a story that I still find crazy, you know. I have never said this before, but this is going to be my first time. So I have this brother from Tanzania, he is one of the biggest artists from East Africa, as a matter of fact, Africa. His name is Harmonize.
“So he was working on his album, he came to Nigeria. I remember I took him to Naira Marley’s house. It was all good vibes and everything. The song he did with Naira Marley, he hit me up and said I want you to give me a verse on this song. And I did it. I sent it to him. It was dope. He was like, I like it blablabla. Then weeks later, he called me and said, ‘Do you have a beef with Naira Marley?’ And I was like, ‘Beef? We were all chilling. What is going on?’
“He was like, ‘Naira Marley just called me and told me to take your verse off the song that he didn’t know I was going to be the artist involved.’ I was like, cool mehn, bro you need this thing to happen so take me off it.”
This is not the first time Naira Marley will be accused of ‘song cornering’. Years back, Damibliz also accused him of touring with Jowa Bayi as his song and giving zero credit or royalty.