Born in Bauchi State, Nigeria in december 1992, Augustine Miles Kelechi (1992-12-17)popularly known by his stage name Tekno, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, producer, performer and dancer that is a native of Ebonyi state.
He grew up in several parts of the country including Nassarawa, Kaduna and Abuja due to the fact that his father was a member of the Nigerian Army. At the age of 8, Tekno Miles was enrolled in a music school where he learnt and mastered the rudiments of playing the piano and guitar.
Tekno Miles was first signed under K-Money Entertainment. His first single titled “Holiday” was released under the imprint. With featured vocals from Davido, “Holiday” was positively accepted and gained massive airplay.
In 2012 while in Abuja, Tekno Miles was spotted by renowned Nigerian comedian Julius Agwu at an event after Tekno Miles received a standing ovation following the performance of a song titled “Onye Ne Kwu”, his remix of Ice Prince’s “Oleku”. It was at the same event he met Iyanya and Ubi Franklyn, the manager of Made Men Music Group who he became friends with. Ubi and Iyanya eventually encouraged Tekno Miles to move to Lagos to further his music career
On October 5, 2013, he signed a music contract with Made Men Music Group under which he released singles like “Dance” and “Anything” which won him a nomination in the “Best New act of the Year” category at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. On June 18, 2015, Tekno Miles released a song titled “Duro” which was positively received. A remix which featured Phyno and Flavour N’abania was released on November 16, 2015. “Duro” was produced by DJ Coublon. It topped several charts in Nigeria and on the international scene, it peaked at #5 on Capital XTRA’s “Afrobeats Chart: Top 10” for September 2015. On November 20, 2015, Tekno Miles released a single titled “Wash”. The song was produced by DJ Coublon with the video directed by AJE Films.
|On july 22nd 2016, Tekno released the Krisbeatz produced song Pana which didn’t gain much popular attention but all that was to change with the release of the visuals to the song as directed by Clarence Peters. The song became an anthem of sort as every party, event, radio and tv shows couldn’t do without.A follow up to Pana was released in October 2016 and like Pana before it, the Selebobo and Krisbeatz produced Diana crept on us unexpectedly. The visuals which was directed by TeeKay will get you glued to your screen.
Taking his music career to International level, Tekno signed a multi-million Record deal with Sony Music on November 22nd, 2016. He has been also nominated in May for the 2017 BET Awards alongside other super stars like Wizkid, Davido, Mr. Eazi, Nasty C from South Africa, AKA from South Africa, Stonebwoy from Ghana and others in the same Africa category of “Best International Act.”.
With different awards won in 2016 and more in 2017, Tekno continues to wow us with his features, production and hot singles. His body of work is expected to hit the shelves in 2018 and we can’t wait to listen.
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