Augustine Miles Kelechi popularly known by his stage name as Tekno is a famous Nigerian singer, songwriter, recording artiste, music producer, stage performer, actor, model and a philanthropist. He was born on 17th December 1992 in Bauchi, Bauchi State in the northern part of Nigeria. He is currently 31 years old.
He is very handsome, creative and talented. He is originally from Abakiliki in Ebonyi State in the south eastern part of Nigeria but grew up in Bauchi, Nassarawa, Kaduna, Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria. He is currently one of the most successful and accomplished artiste in Nigeria known worldwide.
Tekno completed both his primary and secondary school education in the northern part of Nigeria. While still in school, he had passion for music and started singing at a very tender age. In 2012, Tekno officially joined the Nigerian music industry and is currently signed to Made Men Music Group and K-Money Entertainment.
He grew up in several parts of the country due to the fact that his father was a member of the Nigerian Army. He grew up in Abakiliki, Bauchi, Nassarawa, Kaduna, Abuja and finally settled in Lagos in the western part of Nigeria. At the age of 8 years old, Tekno was enrolled in a music school where he learnt and mastered the rudiments of playing the piano and guitar.
In 2012 while in Abuja, Tekno met with renowned Nigerian comedian Julius Agwu at an entertainment event. Julius Agwu introduced him to Ubi Franklyn, the manager of Made Men Music Group who advised him to move to Lagos and focus on music.
On 5th October 2013, Tekno signed an endorsement record deal contract with Made Men Music Group and released hit singles like “Dance” and “Anything”. In 2014, Tekno was nominated for the “Best New act of the Year” category at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
On 18th June 2015, Tekno released his hit single titled “Duro” which was positively received worldwide. The music received massive airplay on Nigerian radio and television stations. The music debuted number one at billboard top chart of MTV and remains there for two consecutive weeks. The music won him Best Afropop Artist of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
On 16th November 2015, the remix of the hit single “Duro” which featured Nigerian indigenous rapper Phyno and Nigerian indigenous singer Flavour N’abania was released and produced by DJ Coublon.
On 20th November 2015, Tekno released another hit single titled “Wash” The song was produced by DJ Coublon and the music video was directed by AJE Films. The music video won him Best Video at the City People Entertainment Awards.
Tekno latest hit singles include Holiday, Pana, Wash, Duro, Anything, Where, Jonzing, Dance, Go Low, Diana, Shoki, etc. Tekno has recorded and released several studio albums and happens to be the fastest rising celebrity in Nigeria. He has also produced many hit beats for top artistes like Flavour, Phyno, 2Face, Bracket, Olamide, Harrysong and host of other top celebrities in Nigeria.
Tekno has won several awards which include Best Afropop Artist of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Best New Act to Watch at the Headies Awards, Best African Video of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards, Best Vocal Performance (male) at the City People Entertainment Awards and Most Promising Act to Watch at the Nigerian Teen Choice Awards.
Tekno is currently one of the richest and most influential artiste in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $6 million.
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