Augustine Miles Kelechi hails from Ebonyi State. Popularly known by his stage by his stage name Tekno, was born December 17, 1992 in Bauchi State into a family of 5 boys and 1 girl. Tekno is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, producer, performer and dancer. He plays Afrobeats
RnB and Hip hop music.
Early life and beginnings
Tekno grew up in several parts of the country owing to his father’s military background which enabled to know several parts of Nigeria including Nassarawa, Kaduna and Abuja and many others.
At the age of 8, we are told that 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 recognition.
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 build on his career in music.
On October 5, 2013, he signed a recording 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 his hit single titled “Duro” which was positively received both in Africa and in the US. 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 Filmworks
Tekno has produced many albums “Catch YOU Flavour” in the album Ijele – The Traveler to his credit which has received wide recognition both within and outside Nigeria including the United States of America.
Tekno Awards and Nominations:
His awards and nominations are many and tabulated below:
|Year||Award ceremony||Prize||Recipient/Nominated work||Result||Ref|
|2014||2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Best New Act of The Year||Himself||Nominated|
|2015||9th Nigeria Music Video Awards||Best Pop Extra Video||“Duro”||Won|
|2016||2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Hottest Single||Nominated|
|Best Music Video of the Year||Nominated|
|Afropop Artist of the Year||Himself||Nominated|
|2016||MTV Africa Music Awards 2016||Best New Act||Himself||Won|
|WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards||African Video of the Year
Best African Male Video
Best West African Video
Best Afro Pop Video
|2017||BET Award 2017||Best International Act Africa||Himself||Nominated|
Tekno’s Net Worth
This young talented Nigerian Singer, dancer and producer, though his net worth not really known, but speculations have it that his net worth of over $4 million dollars to his credit. He is also blessed with beautiful and expensive cars.