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Augustine Miles Kelechi (born (1992-12-17)December 17, 1992) popularly known by his stage name Tekno, 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.[2]

Birth nameAugustine Miles Kelechi
Also known as
  • Golden Boy of Africa
  • Slim Daddy
  • Alhaji Tekno
Born (1992-12-17) December 17, 1992 (age 26)
Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria
  • Musician
  • Producer
  • Dancer
Years active2012–present
  • Made Men Music Group
  • K-Money Entertainment
Associated acts

Background and early lifeEdit

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.[6]


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.[14]

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.[15]



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"
2015 "Duro"
2016 "Where"
2017 "Yawa"
"Mama"(featuring Wizkid)
"Only One"
2018 "Your Luv"
2019 "Woman"
"Body"(featuring Kizz Daniel)

Records producedEdit

Year Title Album
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 nominationsEdit

Year Award ceremony Prize Recipient/Nominated work Result Ref
2014 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best New Act of The Year Himself Nominated [16]
2015 9th Nigeria Music Video Awards Best Pop Extra Video "Duro" Won [17]
2016 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Hottest Single Nominated [18]
Best Music Video of the Year Nominated [18]
Afropop Artist of the Year Himself Nominated [18]
2016 MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 Best New Act Himself Won [19]
WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards African Video of the Year

Best African Male Video

Best West African Video

Best Afro Pop Video

Pana Nominated [20]
2017 BET Award 2017 Best International Act Africa Himself Nominated [21]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Fayemi, Daniel (9 November 2013). "I snubbed Jim Iyke, others to join Iyanya's Triple MG, TEKNO reveals". Ecomium Weekly. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
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  3. ^ "TOP NIGERIAN MUSICIANS FROM EBONYI Online Dailies". 4 November 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  4. ^ O.S, Sherif (12 June 2016). "Tekno Miles Biography Net worth Age Date of Birth". Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  5. ^ a b c Okafor, Onnaedo (23 October 2014). "Tekno Miles: 10 Minutes With The 'Dance' Crooner". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Meet Spotless, Tekno's younger brother who avoids him because of his success". 2017-04-21. Retrieved 2019-09-06.
  7. ^ "PREMIERE: Tekno ft Davido – Holiday (Prod by Gospel)". NotJustOk. 18 April 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Made Men Music Group Officially Sign Tekno On His Birthday". Information Nigeria. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  9. ^ Abimboye, Micheal (31 May 2014). "Pop duo, Skuki, reject Nigerian Entertainment Awards nomination". Premium Times. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  10. ^ "Will Tekno Be the Next Nigerian Pop Star to Break In North America?". Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  11. ^ "REVIEW: Wizkid – Final (Baba Nla) + Tekno – Duro (Remix) ft. Flavour & Phyno". Video Wheels. 16 November 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Song Review: Tekno – Duro". Infolited. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  13. ^ "Afrobeats Chart: Top 10 (September 2015)". Capital XTRA. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  14. ^ "VIDEO: Tekno – Wash". tooXclusive. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2016.
  15. ^ "Tekno signs deal with Universal Music Group, Island Records". 3 June 2018. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  16. ^ Deolu (2014-09-03). "Full List Of Winners For The Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2014". Information Nigeria. Retrieved 2019-09-06.
  17. ^ Adedayo Showemimo (13 September 2016). "1 year after, NMVA announce 2015 winners". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ Alyssa Klein (22 October 2016). "The Full List of MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 Winners". OkayAfrica. Retrieved 15 May 2017.
  20. ^ Mawuli, David. "WAMVA 2016: Bisa Kdei, Shatta Wale, Sarkodie, Wizkid, Flavour, others nominated". Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  21. ^ "BET Awards 2017: Complete List of Nominees and Winners". Us Weekly. 2017-06-26. Retrieved 2019-09-06.