One cannot mention the prominent musicians in Nigeria without including Tekno who has worked hard to put Nigerian music across the world with his enticing vocals and records.
Tekno has been dubbed as a songbird with creative artistry and raises the bar every time he drops his masterpiece.
Full name: Augustine Miles Kelechi
Alias: Golden Boy of Africa, Slim Daddy, Alhaji Tekkino
Date of birth: December 17th, 1997
Age: 28 years old
Birthplace: Bauchi, Bauchi State
Occupation: Singer, songwriter, record producer
Hair colour: Black
Star sign: Sagittarius
Biography And Early Life
Augustine Miles Kelechi (born December 17, 1992) popularly known by his stage name Tekno Miles or Tekno, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, producer, performer and dancer. He hails from Ivo Local Government Area, Ebonyi State, Nigeria but was born in Bauchi, Bauchi 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. He also attended Heritage School, Kaduna where he had his secondary education.
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.
In 2013, Tekno released his first single titled Holiday under K-Money Entertainment. The song featured vocals from Davido. The song Holiday gained massive airplay on radio and TV and placed Tekno on the Nigerian musical map.
Tekno joined a record label called Made Men Music Group in Oct. 2013. Made Men Music Group (MMMG) is a Nigeria based record label. Ubi Franklin is the CEO of the MMMG and Iyanya is a major act of the label. He signed under the label and released songs like Dance and Anything. In 2014, the group also released a compilation album titled The Evolution. Other acts under the Made Men Music Group include; Selebobo, Emma Nyra, and Baci.
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.
In June 2018, Tekno signed a distribution deal with Universal Music Group Nigeria (UMGN), a division of Universal Music Group in charge of West Africa, as well as the UK-based Island Records. However, just after COVID-19 had hit Nigeria, he released his third single of the year 2020, ‘Sudden’.
Relationship And Girlfriend
Tekno is in a relationship with singer and dancer, Rachel Akosua Garton better known in showbiz as Lola Rae. They welcomed a child together in 2018.
Songs And Discography
- Holiday, 2013
- Onye Ne Kwu ft Ice Prince, 2013
- Dance, 2014
- Shoki, 2014
- Go Low, 2014
- Mess, 2014
- Zima, 2014
- Jonzing, 2014
- Anything, 2014
- Duro, 2015
- Maria, 2015
- Wash, 2015
- Where, 2016
- Pana, 2016
- Rara, 2016
- Yawa, 2017
- Be, 2017
- Samantha, 2017
- Go, 2017
- Mama ft Davido, 2017
- Only, 2017
- Your Love, 2018
- Jogodo, 2018
- Choko, 2018
- Body ft Kizz Daniel, 2018
- Woman, 2019
- Don’t jealous me, 2019
- Freak Me, 2019
- Uptempo, 2019
Records Produced By Tekno
As a great record producer, Tekno has made magic on some amazing songs which include the following;
- Show by Victoria Kimani, 2014
- Feeling You by Rima ft. Tekno, 2015
- Pray for You by Lynxx ft. Tekno, 2015
- Boss by Ice Prince, 2015
- Last Station by Stoneboy ft. Tekno, 2016
- If by Davido, 2017
- Catch You by Flavour, 2017
- Silika by Madee Ft Tekno, 2017
- Go by Tekno, 2017
- Green Light by DJ Cuppy ft. Tekno
- Jogodo by Tekno, 2018
Awards and Recognitions
- Best New Act of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Award, 2014 (nominated)
- Best Pop Extra Video, 9th Nigeria Music Video Awards, 2015
- The Best New Act, MTV Africa Music Awards, 2016
- African Video Of The Year, MTV Africa Music Awards, 2016
- Best International Act Africa, BET Awards, 2017
Tekno Net Worth
Tekno currently stands tall as one of the richest artistes in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $6 million.
- “Don’t seek to achieve to impress.”
- “Don’t die for what you don’t have.”
- “Rejoice for others, you won’t die.”
- “What is yours will always be yours, jealousy kills.”