FULL NAME: Augustine Miles Kelechi a.k.a Tekno Miles
DATE OF BIRTH: December 17th, 1992.
STATE OF ORIGIN: Bauchi State.
LANGUAGES: Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa And English.
RECORD LABEL: Made Men Music Group.
NET WORTH: $2.5 Million.
Augustine Miles Kelechi a.k.a Tekno Miles was born on December 17th, 1992 in Bauchi State, Nigeria but hails from Ebonyi State, Nigeria. At the age of 8, he was enrolled in a music school where he learnt and mastered the rudiments of playing the piano and guitar.
Tekno has released a lot of smashed hit singles such as DURO, PANA, DIANA etc and won several awards which are too numerous to mention.
Tekno was first signed under K Money Entertainment in Nigeria. Tekno Miles’ first single titled “Holiday” was released by K Money. Tekno featured vocals from Davido in the song, the song became popular and gained massive airplay from media houses across the nation.
In 2012, Tekno Miles performed a song titled “Onye Ne Kwu” a remix of Ice Prince’s song “Oleku” at an event in Abuja. He received a standing ovation after the performance of the song, it was at the event that he was spotted by Julius Agwu and was opportune to meet Ubi Franklin, the manager of Made Men Music Group and Iyanya who he later became friends with.
Tekno Miles was encouraged to move to Lagos to further his music career; this encouragement came from his new found friends Iyanya and Ubi Franklin. Tekno later signed a contract with Made Men Music on 5th of October 2013. It was under Made Men Music that he released his singles like “Dance” and “Anything” which won him a nomination at Nigeria Entertainment Awards in 2014 in the Best New Act of the Year category.
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Tekno Miles song “Duro” which he released on 18th of June 2015 went viral and was accepted by his fans. He released a remix of the song on the 16th of November 2015, the remix was produced by DJ Coublon. The remix released by Tekno Miles topped several charts in Nigeria and internationally. The remix was No. 5 on Capital XTRA’s and among Top 10 on Afrobeat’s Chart. The hit song “Duro” became popular in Clubhouses across the country and it was sung like national anthem by many people.
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On 20th of November 2015, Tekno Miles released a single “Wash”, the song was produced by DJ Coublon and the video was directed by AJE films. Tekno hit gold and soared high in 2016 when he got the attention of Sony Music/RCA and was signed as an international act.
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Tekno Miles produced the song took that made him a household name in 2016 titled “Pana”. The song “Pana” was a blast, it was a love song with powerful videos and the video was an instant hit. Pana’s Video got him nominations for Best African Video, African Video of the Year, Best Afro Pop Video and Best West African Video at WasUp TV Africa Music Video Awards.
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From 2016, the fan base of Tekno Miles grew and his songs automatically become hit songs. Among his popular songs are “Pana”, “Rara” and “Duro” and other hit songs. Due to Tekno’s dancing techniques and vocal abilities, many began to refer to him as Nigerian Chris Brown.
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However, one very interesting thing about Tekno Miles is that despite his fame, he doesn’t drink or smoke like his counterparts in Nigeria music industry. His calmness while delivering his songs and his funny attitude has endeared him to many far and wide.
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Tekno has the love for expensive rides. Some of his cars are Acura(#17.6 million), BMW X6(about #24 million), Mercedes Benz CLS 550(about #30 million naira).
AWARDS AND EVENTS
Tekno Miles signed an endorsement deal with MTN Nigeria, the deal was said to worth about #18 million naira. Also, after soaring high in 2016 with his hit songs,
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Tekno Miles go the attention of Sony Music and signed an international deal with them, this deal is worth $4million dollars. This deal made him one of the highest paid Nigeria music artist signed to the world-class musical company.
Tekno Miles’ Nominations and Awards
Tekno Miles has received the following awards and nominations so far in his career.
- Tekno Miles won the Best Pop Extra Video in 2015.
- He Was Nominated For Hottest Single At The 9th Nigeria Music Video Award Event in 2016.
- Tekno Miles was nominated for Best Music Video of the Year and Afro-pop Artist of the Year at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards Events in 2016.
- In the same 2016, Tekno Miles won Best New Act at the MTV Africa Music Awards.
- He was also nominated for African Video of the Year, Best African Male Video, Best West African Video, and Best Afro Pop Video at the Watsup TV Africa Music Video Awards Event in 2016.
- Tekno Miles got nomination for Best International Act at Africa Category in the BET Awards in 2017.
TEKNO GIVES BIRTH
Tekno Miles’s Single Songs
So far, Tekno Miles has dropped the following singles in his music career from 2013 to date.
- Holiday – 2013
- Dance – 2014
- Anything – 2014
- Shoki featuring B-Red – 2014
- Go-Low – 2014
- Jonzing – 2014
- Wash – 2015
- Duro – 2015
- Maria – 2015
- Pana – 2016
- Where – 2016
- Yawa – 2017
- GO – 2017
- Mama – 2017
- Samantha – 2017
- Green Light – 2017
- Be – 2017
Tekno Songs [Featured]
Below is the list of songs Tekno Miles has dropped featuring other artists in Nigeria Music Industry today.
- Onye Ne Kwu – featuring Ice Prince
- Ride featuring Sammy
- Killing Me Slow featuring Dammy Krane
- Say Yeah featuring Iyanya, Emma Nyra, Seleebobo and Baci
- Amarachi featuring Kankz
- Shaba featuring Sosick
- Gospel On the Beatz featuring K-Switch
- Boniface Dumex featuring Selebobo