Augustine Miles Kelechi (born December 17, 1992) popularly known by his stage nameTekno, is a Nigerian musician, producer, performer and dancer.[1] His father plays the guitar so, he started learning from a tender age too. Today, Tekno is one of the highly rated Nigerian musicians with several musical productions

Background and early life[edit]

Kelechi is from Ivo Local Government Area, Ebonyi State.[3] He was born in Bauchi State into a family of five boys and one girl.[4] He was raised 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.[5] At the age of 8, Tekno Miles was enrolled in a music school where he learned and mastered the rudiments of playing the piano and guitar.[5] He is the elder brother to “Starboy” label act Spotless

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.[7]

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[5]

On October 5, 2013, he signed a recording contract with Made Men Music Group[8] 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.[9] On June 18, 2015, Tekno Miles released his hit single titled “Duro” which was positively received both in Africa and in the US.[10] A remix which featured Phyno and Flavour N’abania was released on November 16, 2015.[11][12] “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.[13] 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

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

YearTitleAlbum
2013“Holiday”Non-album single
“Onye Ne Kwu”(featuring Ice Prince)
2014“Dance”
“Shoki”(featuring B-Red)
“Go Low”
“Mess”
“Zima”
“Jonzing”
“Anything”
2015“Duro”
“Maria”
“Wash”
2016“Where”
“Pana”
“Rara”
2017“Yawa”
“Be”
“Samantha”
“Go”
“Mama”(featuring Wizkid)
“Only One”
2018“Your Luv”
“Jogodo”
“Choko”
2019“Woman”
“Body”(featuring Kizz Daniel)
“Uptempo”

Records produced[edit]

YearTitleAlbum
2014“Show” (Victoria Kimani)Non-album single
2015“Feeling You” (Rima featuring Tekno)
“Pray For You” (Lynxxx featuring Tekno)
“Boss” (Ice Prince)Jos to the World
2016“Last Station” (Stonebwoy featuring Tekno)Non-album single
2017“If” (Davido)
“Catch You” (Flavour)Ijele the Traveler
“Silika” (Madee featuring Tekno)Non-album single
“Go” (Tekno)
“Green Light” (DJ Cuppy featuring Tekno)
2018“Jogodo”
2019“Agege” (featuring Zlatan Ibile)
“Won’t Be Late” (Swae Lee featuring Drake)TBA

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAward ceremonyPrizeRecipient/Nominated workResultRef
20142014 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsBest New Act of The YearHimselfNominated[15]
20159th Nigeria Music Video AwardsBest Pop Extra Video“Duro”Won[16]
20162016 Nigeria Entertainment AwardsHottest SingleNominated[17]
Best Music Video of the YearNominated[17]
Afropop Artist of the YearHimselfNominated[17]
2016MTV Africa Music Awards 2016Best New ActHimselfWon[18]
WatsUp TV Africa Music Video AwardsAfrican Video of the YearBest African Male VideoBest West African VideoBest Afro Pop VideoPanaNominated[19]
2017BET Award 2017Best International Act AfricaHimselfNominated[20]