Our celebrity scan for the weekend is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, producer and dancer who has combined his talent, handsomeness, and swag to swerve music lovers off their feet. He goes by the name Augustine Miles Kelechi but popularly known by his stage name as Tekno (Miles). He was born on December 17, 1992 in Bauchi state, Nigeria, but hails from Ebony state. He grew up in different parts of of the country like Kaduna, Nasarrawa and Abuja due to the fact that his father was an army officer. Tekno’s musical career started at the tender age of 8, when he enrolled in a music school where he learnt how to play the piano and guitar.
Tekno released his first single titled “holiday” under the label of K. money Entertainment, who were the first to sign him as a recording artist. The single (holiday) which he featured vocals from Davido received massive air play and was widely accepted by fans.
in 2012, Tekno performed at an event in Abuja which he had a resounding applause and standing ovation that caught the attention of popular Nigerian comedian Julius Agwu. The song he performed was a remix of Ice Prince’s “Oleku” which he titled his own “Onye Ne Kwu”. At the same event he met Iyanya and Ubi Franklin, the manager of Made Men Music Group (MMMG) who he became friends with.
On October 5, 2013, Tekno moved to Lagos to sign a recording deal with Made Men Music Group from where he released hit singles like ” Dance ” and “Anything” which he used to win a nomination in the “Best New Act Of The Year” category at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
Another hit single was released by Tekno on June 18, 2015 titled “Duro” which was a banger both in and outside the country.
A remix was later released on November 16, 2015 which he featured Phyno and Flavour. The hit song was produced by DJ Coublon. “Duro” topped so many charts locally and internationally.
On November 20, 2015, Tekno released another single titled “Wash”. The song became an anthem in every household. The song was produced by DJ Coublon and video directed by AJE Film works.
Tekno has continued to churn out hits upon hits. The talented singer has won so many awards in Nigeria and overseas despite not having an album yet.