Afropop: How Tekno Evolved Into A Superstar


Tekno is a Nigerian Pop singer and producer. His music is unique as he adds some highlife flavor to his songs. Tekno became known in 2013 with the release of Holiday which features Afropop superstar, Davido. After then he released a couple of songs which could be rated average.

In 2015 he met serial hitmaker, DJ Coublon. They teamed up and birthed ‘Duro’: a monster hit which is definitely going to make a couple of categories at the different Awards in 2016. When ‘Duro’ was still banging, he dropped ‘Wash’, another hit. A couple of weeks ago Tekno yet again released another Selebobo-produced song, ‘Where’ which I believe will be as big as ‘Duro’ in 2016. The video is currently being shot in the US where Tekno is on tour. Since December last year, Tekno has been sharing on his Instagram page videos of his performances at shows in some African countries especially in Tanzania where he is fast becoming a pop god and recently, videos of his US tour with the latest one in Rhode Island. The performances there have been awesome. Whenever Tekno mounts the stage, you see frenzied crowd chanting Tekno’s songs.

He is one of the most sought after artistes in Nigeria at the moment. He was featured on the remix of Sexy Steel’s hit song ‘Sisi’ alongside Olamide. Bracket also had him on their song, ‘Panya’ to mention a few of his assists. He produced Ice Prince hit single, Boss, released towards the end of 2015.

He got himself an endorsement deal few weeks
ago with telecommunications giant, MTN and has been seen lately on Peak Milk adverts. I believe more of these are still on the way for Tekno as he has been working very hard lately and I don’t think he is ready to take a break: He has released 3 hit songs between June, 2015 and now.


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