The Nigerian music industry is a huge one and Tekno is one of the major artistes we have in the country presently. Today we will be highlighting the key aspects of his impact in the music industry, his brand, his net worth and the important bits about his successful career so far. Keep on reading.
Augustine Miles, popularly known by his stage name Tekno Miles or just Tekno is a multi-talented Nigerian singer and songwriter. He is also a very good dancer, performer and music producer. He is one of the best in the country in the genre of Afropop.
Tekno was born in Bauchi on the 17th of December 1992. His family was always moving while he was growing up, so it is fair to say that he grew up in about four states of the country including Abuja, Nassarawa, Kaduna and Bauchi. According to Tekno, his first introduction to muusic was when he was eight (8) years old. At that time, he was taking music classes, and playing instruments like the Guitar and Piano.
Tekno’s Professional Career
Tekno began music professionally after connecting with K Money entertainment group, and releasing his first single which was produced by K Money. The song was titled “Holiday”. From there, Tekno started enjoying airplay which would put him in the limelight. He would then go on to collaborate with DMW Superstar Davido on some songs and production. Nigerian music lovers fell in love with Tekno because of his versatility, his unmistakable vocals, and the work he put into his music career.
Tekno was introduced to Made Men Music Group in 2012 with the help of Julius Agwu who he met after an incredible performance at an event in Abuja. His song “Onye Ne Kwu” (Oleku cover) which Julius Agwu heard, impressed him to the extent he introduced him to Ubi Franklin who was one of the founders of the Made Men Music Group. Tekno then relocated to Lagos which is the entertainment capital of the country to continue a promising career. That is where he signed a recording and management contract under Made Men Music.
The contract which he signed on the 5th of October, 2013 under the Made Men Music was a boost to his career. He subsequently released singles like “Dance” and “Anything” which received massive playtime and got him nominations at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2014. This would be the first award he would ever be nominated for. Tekno also released “Duro” in 2015 which would go on to be a massive hit. The remix of the song was later released with Dj Coublon. By this time, Tekno was already on most Top 10 African charts on both local entertainment stations and international ones also. Tekno became popular on a global scale.
Another of his major hits that have everyone talking and dancing in the year 2015 was “Wash” which was produced by the same DJ Coublon. The video of the song was directed by AJE films. The song was big enough to get the attention of Sony Music and the label eventually gave Tekno his first international recording contract.
Tekno released “Pana” in 2016 which ended up as a massive hit jam, played on radio stations across the continent. The love song with a scintillating visual cemented his place as one of the top musicians in the country. The record got him several nominations including; MTV Africa Best Africa Video of the year, Best West African Video among others. During this period, the fan base of the musical genius began to grow rapidly. He was widely liked because of his ability to bust a move in his videos. This dancing talent earned him the nickname “Nigerian Chris brown”. His popularity was nationwide. Hits like “duro” “pana” and “rara” helped to increase his fan base on a daily basis.
Tekno’s Net Worth and Endorsement Deals
According to celebrity net worth, Tekno has an estimated net worth of $4 million. Tekno is a lover of cars, an his car collection is estimated to be north of N100 million. His most expensive whips are; an Acura (estimated to be worth N17.6million), BMW X6 (N24 million) and Mercedes Benz CLX 550 (N30 million). Just to name a few.
Apart from the money Tekno earns per show (which can be as high as N5 million in many cases), Tekno also has a couple not endorsements which always ensures that the mega bucks comes in nonstop. He had a contract with MTN Nigeria which is said to be one of the first contracts of his career which he signed in 2015. He also earned a whopping $4 million dollars contract with Sony which is one of the biggest deals signed by a Nigerian artiste. Tekno is currently signed to deals by telecommunications company MTN, and Pepsi Nigeria worth to the tune of millions of naira.
Tekno’s Popular Hits
The singer has a reputation for making hits back to back and for Nigerian music enthusiasts, that is the perfect gift an artiste can give his followers. Some of the songs by this brilliant artiste in the past couple of years which of course if you haven’t listened to any of his music, you must be a foreigner. Some of his major bangers include; ‘Pana’, ‘Duro’, ‘Rara’, ‘Where’, ‘Wash’, ‘Anything’, ‘Holiday’, ‘Dance’.
He is also one of the most featured Nigerian artiste and he composes many of the new sounds that bangs your speakers every day. And of course, with hard work comes reward, that is why he has received a lot of awards and recognition for his music. Tekno is a made guy and enjoys the perks of having money and influence in the society.
However, you want to see it, and no matter how haters will want to twist it, the sky is the limit, and there is still a lot of things a young man like Tekno will want to achieve at home and in the international music scene. Nigerians are expecting that and many more entertaining things for his career.
Tekno, and his long standing girlfriend Rachel Akosua Funmilola Garton, famously known as Lola Rae. They are both blessed with a beautiful baby girl.