Tekno

Tekno

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.[1] He is a descent of Ebonyi state. He was born in Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria.

Early life and beginnings[edit]

Born Augustine Miles Kelechi is a descent of Ebonyi State. He was born in 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.[2] 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.[2]

Career[edit]

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 airplay.[3]

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[2]

On October 5, 2013, he signed a music contract with Made Men Music Group[4] 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.[5] 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.[6][7] "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.[8] 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.[9]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist
Year Title Album
2013 "Holiday" Non-album single
"Onye Ne Kwu" (featuring Ice Prince)
2014 "Dance"
"Shoki" (featuring B-Red)
"Go Low"
"Zima"
"Jonzing"
"Anything"
2015 "Duro" TBA
"Maria"
"Wash"
2016 "Where" Non-Album single
"Pana"
"Rara"
2017 "Yawa" Non-Album single
"Be"
As featured artist
Year Title Album
2012 "Ride" (Sammy featuring Tekno) Non-album single
2013 "Rakaka (Remix)" (GospelOnTheBeatz featuring K-Swith & Tekno)
2014 "Say Yeah" (Triple MG featuring Iyanya, Emma Nyra, Tekno, Selebobo & Baci) Triple MG – The Evolution
"Mashup" (DJ TTB featuring Ajebutter, Runtown & Tekno) Non-album single
"Amarachi" (Kankz featuring Tekno)
"Boniface" (Dumex featuring Tekno & Selebobo)
"Forever" (A'won Boyz featuring Tekno)
"Shaba" (Young D featuring Tekno & Sossick)
"Killing Me Slow" (JoshBeatz featuring Tekno & Dammy Krane)
2015 "Bum Bum" (Stylezz featuring Tekno)
"Panya" (Bracket featuring Tekno)
"Yudala" (Triple MG featuring Iyanya, Tekno, Selebobo, Baci & Mystro)
"Give Them" (Prince Boom featuring Reekado Banks & Tekno)
"Feeling You" (Rima featuring Tekno)
"Your Face" (Nature Bee featuring Tekno)
"Pray For Me" (Lynxxx featuring Tekno)
"Freaky" (SperoachBeatz featuring Tekno)
2016 "Bad Man" (Rhyme featuring Tekno)
"Mama Oyoyo" (Yemi Alade featuring Iyanya, Olamide, Tekno & Selebobo)
"Sisi (Remix)" (Sexy Steel featuring Tekno & Olamide)

Awards and nominations[edit]

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 [10]
2016 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Hottest Single Nominated [11]
Best Music Video of the Year Nominated [11]
Afropop Artist of the Year Himself Nominated [11]
2016 MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 Best New Act Himself Won [12]
WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards African Video of the YearBest African Male Video

Best West African Video

Best Afro Pop Video

Pana Nominated [13]
2017 BET Award 2017 Best International Act Africa Pending [14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Jump up^ Fayemi, Daniel (9 November 2013). "I snubbed Jim Iyke, others to join Iyanya's Triple MG, TEKNO reveals". Ecomium Weekly. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  2. ^ Jump up to:a b c Okafor, Onnaedo (23 October 2014). "Tekno Miles: 10 Minutes With The 'Dance' Crooner". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  3. Jump up^ "PREMIERE: Tekno ft Davido – Holiday (Prod by Gospel)". NotJustOk. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  4. Jump up^ "Made Men Music Group Officially Sign Tekno On His Birthday". Information Nigeria. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  5. Jump up^ Abimboye, Micheal (31 May 2014). "Pop duo, Skuki, reject Nigerian Entertainment Awards nomination". Premium Times. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  6. Jump up^ "REVIEW: Wizkid – Final (Baba Nla) + Tekno – Duro (Remix) ft. Flavour & Phyno". Video Wheels. 16 November 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  7. Jump up^ "Song Review: Tekno – Duro". Infolited. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  8. Jump up^ "Afrobeats Chart: Top 10 (September 2015)". Capital XTRA. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  9. Jump up^ "VIDEO: Tekno – Wash". tooXclusive. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  10. Jump up^ Adedayo Showemimo (13 September 2016). "1 year after, NMVA announce 2015 winners". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  11. ^ Jump up to:a b c "Nominations are Here! Find out who Made the 2016 Nigerian Entertainment Awards Nominees List". BellaNaija. 16 June 2016. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  12. Jump up^ Alyssa Klein (22 October 2016). "The Full List of MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 Winners". OkayAfrica. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  13. Jump up^ Mawuli, David. "WAMVA 2016: Bisa Kdei, Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, Wizkid, Flavour, others nominated". pulse.com.gh. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  14. Jump up^ domchido. "BET 2017: Wizkid, Tekno, Davido Nominated For Best International Act Africa". emmodaily.com. Retrieved 2017-05-15.

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