- Other Names:
- 01 April
- Edo State
- Record Label:
- Baseline Music / OHK Music
- Social Media:
Skales signed a record deal with Empire Mates Entertainment after meeting Banky W. in 2009. He released the singles "Mukulu" and "Keresimesi" simultaneously. Skales was one of the main acts on E.M.E's debut compilation album, Empire Mates State of Mind (2012). He collaborated with Banky W., Wizkid, Shaydee, Niyola and DJ Xclusive on five ("Baddest Boy", "Get Down Tonight", "Sun Mo Mi", "Ko Mo Le" and "Change") of the album's seven singles.
Skales supported Wizkid on his tour of London in 2012. In February 2014, Vanguard newspaper reported that Skales left Empire Mates Entertainment following the expiration of his four-year recording contract. E.M.E executives believed that they were not getting remunerated for investing in him and refused to renew his contract.
In May 2014, Skales established his own record label, OHK music. The label is home to producer Drey Beatz and has affiliations with other music personnel within Nigeria. On 6 May 2014, Skales released "Shake Body" as the first single from his upcoming album. It was reported that Skales signed a record deal with Timaya's Dem Mama Records following his departure from E.M.E. In February 2014, Skales debunked the reports and said that he didn't sign with Dem Mama Records.