Augustine Miles Kelechi better known as Tekno Miles or simply Tekno, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, producer, performer and dancer. Tekno Miles (Dancer turned singer) was born December 17, 1992 in Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria but originally hail from Ebonyi state.
Early life, Background And Beginnings
Augustine Miles Kelechi staged named Tekno Miles was born in Bauchi but grew up Nassarawa, Kaduna and Kaduna due to the fact that his father was a member of the Nigerian Army, before he finally moved to Lagos Nigeria because of his music career. At the age of eight, Tekno Miles was enrolled in a music school where he learnt and mastered the rudiments of playing the piano and guitar. As of 2015 he said he was already done with school. And also studied music online . he attended Heritage School, Kaduna. Form there, he enrolled into Green Island but didn’t really finish because he believes he understands the practical aspect of music, so he read and understood the science of music.
Tekno Miles was initially singed under K-Money Entertainment under which he released his first hit “Holiday” With featured vocals from Davido, “Holiday” was positively accepted and gained massive airplay around Nigeria.
Precisely in year 2012 while he was still in Abuja, Tekno Miles was spotted by renowned Nigerian comedian Julius Agwu at an event after Tekno Miles received a standing ovation following the awesome performance of a song titled “Onye Ne Kwu”, his remix of Ice Prince’s “Oleku”. He also got to meet Iyanya and Ubi Franklyn, the manager of Made Men Music Group who he later became friends with. Seeing the manifestation of his talent , Ubi and Iyanya had to encourage him to move over to Lagos to pursue his music career properly.
Tekno Miles kept communicating with Ubi and Iyanya , he kept sending them his recent work. On October 5, 2013, he signed a music contract with Made Men Music Group, 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. The following year was very favorable to the singer, he released a song titled “Duro” on June 18, 2015 and it was positively received, produced by DJ Coublon. He came forth with the remix of this song featuring Phyno and Flavour N’abania released on November 16, 2015.
When asked why he choosed Triple MG?
I won’t say there’s a reason I joined but I must state that Triple MG is a family, a home, a place where you’re in and no one feels like he’s a star. I’m with Iyanya, Ubi, Basci and Emma Nyra and it’s an amazing thing because we can all relate quite easily. I’ve actually known Iyanya for a while, we weren’t that close but you know, if in five years from now, you asked me if I would join Triple MG, I’ll say yes. If you asked me two years back, I’d say yes. So I’m here because it’s meant to happen.
How do you feel on stage when performing?
When I’m on stage that is when I come alive because the stage is my toilet. I drop sh-t there. And the reason why I’m studying the theoretical aspect of music is that when you put me out there in a concert, on a bigger stage, I can rise to the occasion.
Tekno expressed disappointment and displeasure for being nominated under the Headies Awards for the category for Next Rated. The singer thinks he shouldn’t been seen as an upcoming artiste because he is been in the game for some years that is enough to remove his name from the list of upcoming singer.
As a result of this conduct and his refusal to show up for photo-sessions, interviews and other activities in the run-up to the awards ceremony proper,he was later disqualified from the 2016 Headies Awards.
Awards & Nominations
In 2014, he was nominated at Nigeria Entertainment Awards as Best New Act of The Year.
In 2015, he won 9th Nigeria Music Video Awards for Best Pop Extra Video
His single, ‘Duro’ was nominated as Nigeria Entertainment Awards Hottest Single, Best Music Video of the Year, Afropop Artist of the Year in 2016.
That same year, he won MTV Africa Music Awards for Best New Act .
‘Pana’ was nominated at WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards for African Video of the Year, Best African Male Video, Best West African Video and Best Afro Pop Video.
In 2017, he was nominated for Best International Act Africa at BET Award 2017
Tekno Miles signed an endorsement deal with MTN in 2015.
Tekno Miles Net Worth
His estimated Net Worth 2017 is 300 million Naira