Skales explains how Timaya rescued him while he was homeless


Skales, aka John Njeng-Njeng, has recounted how his senior colleague, Inetimi Timaya Odon, helped him after he became homeless.

In an interview with Chude Jideonwo, he revealed that after leaving Empire Mates Entertainment, he was forced to leave his rented property after the label kicked him out.

He claimed that he was always sleeping in his car because his only possessions at the time were his Ford Explorer, his studio, his clothes, and shoes.

He was always working with Timaya, who was clueless to his plight because he kept his mouth shut about it.

But when Timaya found out about it, he burst into tears and felt horrible since, despite being close to the singer, he was unaware of his position.

Timaya later offered him his unoccupied penthouse.

“Yes, I was homeless.

“At that time. I wasn’t making much money. And I was also a young chap still trying to figure out life. So was like, I don’t have guidance, I’m just in these streets by myself. Even though, as much as I hate to blame whatever mistakes on that, but really I didn’t have any guidance.

“I didn’t have much money, the house I was staying, they rented it. So when the deal was off, I hit the streets and I’m not the type to be going to beg for anything.

“I just said okay, I have to keep going, I had just this Ford Explorer, my studio is my baby so I had my clothes, and my shoes in the boot. I mean I didn’t have much because everything I had in the house was theirs. I could just drive to anybody’s house that’s my friend, anytime we finish work. I’ll always make sure I leave late”.

“So after I was done with work, which was mostly with Timaya, I’ll just go to my car and pass out, the next morning. I’ll probably pull up in the house like ‘Yo I want to use your bathroom’, I only have my toothpaste and my brush, I’ll just go brush my teeth real quick. I was good vibes so everybody wanted me around you know. But only myself and one of my friends knew what I was going through but a lot of people didn’t know.

“One day, Timaya found out and he actually cried, he felt so because I was always with them, I was always chilling and he didn’t know what was going on. When he found out, he was like there’s this penthouse that he doesn’t use for anything, he now told me to move in there”.

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