Augustine Miles Kelechi aka Tekno, was born December 17 1992 in Bauchi state. He is an indigene of Ebonyi State. He is an indigene of Ebonyi State, his father is a military man in the Nigerian Army. He started playing piano and guitar when he was 8 years old. He was discovered by rib-cracking comedian, Julius ‘the Genius’ Agwu in 2012, when he performed the remix of Ice Prince’s “Onye Ne Kwu”. That was beginning of his rise to stardom before he got signed to Made Men Music Group, on October 5th, 2013, owned Kukere crooner Iyanya, and Ubi Franklin. He relocated to Lagos and shit into limelight after releasing “Duro” and ‘Wash’ the remix produced by DJ Coublon featuring Phyno and Flavour Nabania in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Tekno latest song, ‘Where’, was produced by Selebobo which is currently making waves. His songs have unique mix of afrobeat, highlife and hip-hop style.
2012 – Now
He first signed for K money Entertainment Group. This was here released his first single titled “Holiday”. His success in the music industry began when he got connected to Davido, one of Nigeria’s richest musicians. In fact, in one of Davido’s songs, Tekno’s vocals were used and were really impressive. This created popularity for the superstar. He also performed in Abuja at an entertainment event in 2012 which saw him recieve an ovation an applause from the crowd. It was his song, Onye Ne Kwu” that made the event glamorous. At the show he met Ubi Franklin and Iyanya. He signed with Made Men Music group in a bid to continue his musical career in Lagos. Under this record label, he released some interesting singles such as; Anything, Dance amongst others. This saw him get nominated for the locally and on the global stage.
He talented artist caught the eye of Sony Music after one of his singles went viral. The earned him his international contract with the best music record label in the world. He later released Pana which was a love song which topped the billboard for a longtime. He can also dance as his body is very flexible. They gave him a nickname called the Nigerian Chris Brown. His fan base on the internet is massive and is still increasing. An interesting fact about Tekno Miles that you may not know is that he tattoos on his body and although he does not like the idea of smoking or drinking alcohol, he has been caught smoking a lot.
He is a brand ambassador to MTN Nigeria, a giant multi-national telecommunications company which is his first biggest endorsement deals since he became so popular in the music industry. It is rumored that he signed a contract worth N18 million with the company. Also he signed a contract with Worth $4 million dollars.
Awards & Nominations
He has won series of awards in his career but we would mention some of them. He has also nominated for the best in the music industry. Some of his nominations and awards include: TV Africa Award; Best West African Video; Best Afro Pop Video; African Video of the Year; Best Act of the Year 2014.He won the “Best New act of the Year” at the Entertainment Awards 2014 for his songs titled Dance” and “Anything”.