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Tekno releases visuals to new single ‘ Woman’

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Abuja, March 8, 2019 Augustine Kelechi, popularly known by his stage name Tekno,  has released the visual of his recent new single “ Woman”

The Cartel Music boss shared the video to the first single released on his independent platform, titled, ‘Woman’

According to him, he is putting out the visuals today to commemorate with a day that is recognized globally as the ‘ International Women’s Day’.

The artist celebratory record, is a record that recognizes the growing and evolving place of women in the present scheme and how the role of a woman should no longer be restricted.

The visuals of the artist latest single,’Woman’ potrayed the importance of women in the society, where the artist sang excitedly and danced with women in appreciation to their significant.

The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the singer released his first official song in audio in Jan., where he appreciated the place of a woman in the society and applauded their role in building a family.

The video for ‘Woman’ was directed by Clarence Peters shows different categories of women as they danced in excitement to the song.

The lyrics of the song talks about the singer’s emphasised on the importance pf women, stressing that they should not be betittled because they could be president.

The Nigeria music star has won many people award which include City People Music Award for music producer of the year 2017.

Also, the MTV Africa Music Award for Best Breakthrough Act 2016 and City People Entertainment Award for new music of the year 2014 and worth over three billion.

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Nude dance: NCAC vows to use Tekno as scapegoat, to teach others lesson

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The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) says it will sanction a Nigerian Musician, Augustine Kelechi, popularly known as “Tekno”, and use him as a scapegoat to teach others serious lesson.

Its Director-General, Mr Olusegun Runsewe, made this assertion while reacting to the controversial music video in which Techno paraded nude dancers.

“No single person is bigger than Nigeria.

“We are going to use him as a scapegoat to send a strong signal that this government does not tolerate nonsense and immorality, but discipline, which is our moral principle,” Runsewe said.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that a four-minute video showing half-naked women dancing in a transparent outdoor display truck in Lagos has been causing an uproar on social media since Aug. 2.

The truck showed the women dancing on a stripper pole, wearing only brassiers and underpants.

It was seen around the Toll Gate Plaza on Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.

Tekno, in the video was seen throwing money perceived to be dollars at the young nude women.

Runsewe, in a statement by his media aide, Mr Frank Meke, described the offensive video as disgusting with scenes of four nude women dancing in a moving van on Lekki-Epe Expressway.

The director-general expressed disappointment that in spite of the ongoing investigations into the anomalies, Tekno still went ahead to release the offensive video to the public.

“NCAC is committed to exposing proponents of such kinds of offensive sights and videos in Nigeria,” Runsewe said.

The director-general said that security agencies would be directed to place Tekno on watch list, adding, “his conduct is a threat to national security”.

Runsewe said: “Since the offensive Tekno scam video came to limelight, I have received hundreds of telephone calls and SMS from Nigerians at home and others in United Kingdom, U.S, Canada and other parts of the world.

“They are querying why such anomaly could be tolerated in Nigeria.

“Now that he has released the shameful video, when investigation is still ongoing, we are going to inform security agencies to place him on their watch list.

“Because, his action is a threat to national security and bad influence on Nigerian youths.

“We warn that nudity is not part of our culture and should not be tolerated.

“The Federal Government will henceforth fish out such clubs for nude dancers across the country for their promoters to face prosecution.”

The NCAC chief, however, commended the police for arresting Tekno for the shameful misconduct, regretting that the same person, who was granted bail on health ground, had gone ahead to release the nude controversial video.

“We are now warning him to desist from this shameful conduct which is not part of our culture,” he said.

Runsewe said that Section 134 (a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State (2015) stipulates that an indecent act in a public place made parties engaging in the act liable to imprisonment for two years.

“Section136, however, states that any person, who committed any act of gross indecency with another person in public, committed an offence and is liable upon conviction to three years imprisonment,” he said.

The official music video for his song, “Agege”, which was released on Thursday, showed Tekno in the moving van performing to the camera with the half-clad women dancing seductively.

The Lagos State Signage and Advertising Agency had since suspended the advertising agency, which owned the display truck used in shooting the video, until the completion of its investigations.

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Tekno leaves Ubi Franklin’s Made Men Music Group

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Tekno drops new song, `woman’

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Abuja, Jan. 18, 2019 (NNN) Popular Nigerian music producer, Augustine Kelechi a.k.a. Tekno has officially dropped `Woman’ his first single for the year which eulogises women.

The Made Men Music Group artist took to his Instagram handle @teknoofficial on Friday to announce the release of the song.

#WOMAN link in my bio, enjoy and share, produced by @wisdombeat’’

The 26 year-old Bauchi born song writer and dancer from Ebonyi State glorified women in the four minutes and 18 seconds song.

The `Jogodo’ crooner in the lyrics of the song explained that woman were not just meant to be in the kitchen or excluded from important meetings.

He further explained that he would like his lady to be by his side and also achieve great feats.

The `Pana’ crooner further stressed that a woman could be a helper, lover, teacher and a President of a country.

In November 2018, Tekno also refer to as `Slim Daddy’ had a temporary damage to his vocal cord due to excessive strain he had put on it overtime.

However, the Davido’s `If’ producer was born into the family of five, (four boys and a girl) but grew up in some parts of Kaduna, Nasarawa and Abuja because his father was a soldier.

In 2012, he performed his song “Onye Ne Kwu’’, his remix of Ice Prince’s “Oleku’’ at an event organised by comedian Julius Agu in Abuja.

The performance attracted Iyanya and Ubi Franklyn of Made Men Music Group to him.

In October 2013, he was signed to the music group and released several songs which include, “Dance”, “Anything”, “Duro”, “Wash” and many more.

The song `Woman’ is his first single in the year 2019.

It is only hope that the issue with his vocal cord is over and would continue to drop hits after hits in the new year. (NNN)
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Tekno damages vocal box, taking time off music

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Augustine Kelechi, popularly known by his stage name Tekno, is reported to have temporarily damaged his vocal box and has therefore taken time off music to overcome the set back.

Triple MG boss Ubi Franklin said that Tekno will be taking time off the music industry.

Franklin unveiled the reason for Tekno’s long absence from the industry in a statement released on his Instagram where he confirmed that the singer had damaged his vocal box temporarily.

He wrote: @ubifranklintriplemg “His vocal box is temporarily damaged due to strain from overtime performances and cannot sing or perform for a while.”

Franklin explained that Tekno has been having tough times lately due to the ailment.

“These past few months have been trying times for your favorite boy Tekno Miles.

“He tried to downplay the severity of his ailment, but after several diagnoses doctors have advised that he takes time out to fully recover”.

Franklin appealed to Tekno’s fans to put him in prayers and send love and positivity his way considering the ‘Pana’ crooner is going through tough times.

The management reassured fans that despite Tekno’s absence, there will be some music released.

“He also wants to reassure his fans that they have nothing to worry about because he has put in so much work, so a lot of great music will be put out.”

NAN recalls that in April, 2017, Tekno was forced to cancel booked shows after he was admitted in an American hospital for acid reflux.

In 2018, Tekno released three non album singles including ‘Jogodo’, ‘Your love’, and ‘Choko’.

Tekno won the ‘Best New Act’ at the MTV Africa Music Awards in 2016 and was nominated for the ‘Best International Act Africa’ at the BET Award 2017.

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Singer Tekno treats undisclosed illness, apologises to fans

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Music star and producer, Augustine Kelechi, aka Tekno, has attributed the cancellation of his already booked shows to an undisclosed illness.

The ‘Pana’ crooner, who shared this on his Instagram page, on Thursday also announced that he would be taking some time to fully recover before getting back to making music.

He wrote @teknoofficial, “I have been away and on treatment, please don’t be upset that I can’t make it to shows I have been booked for.”

Tekno added that he is hoping to get back to what he loves doing the most as soon as possible, pleaded for fans’ prayers and apologised for the inconveniences caused.

“I am taking time out to fully recover and hopefully get back to doing what I love most soonest. I apologise, and if you can please pray for me, God watch over us all, thank you.”

Following the announcement, fans and fellow celebrities including Tiwa Savage, Falz and Kizz Daniel, took to Instagram to wish Tekno a speedy recovery.

NAN recalls that in April, 2017, Tekno was forced to cancel booked shows after he was admitted in an American hospital for acid reflux.

In 2018, Tekno released three non album singles including ‘Jogodo’, ‘Your love’, and ‘Choko’.

Tekno won the ‘Best New Act’ at the MTV Africa Music Awards in 2016 and was nominated for the ‘Best International Act Africa’ at the BET Award 2017.

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Ciara releases new single with Nigerian Singer Tekno

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American Singer, Princess Harris  known as Ciara has teamed up with Nigerian musician Tekno Miles to release a new single ‘Freak Me’.

Tekno took to his Instagram handle @teknoofficial on Friday to announce the song’s release and shared the cover art.

He wrote: “That nu (new) fire. Ciara X Teknoofficial. #Freakme out everywhere.”

Ciara, whose latest single `Level up’ has been topping worldwide charts, is an American singer, dancer, model and actress.

Since making her musical debut in 2004, Ciara has attained eight Billboard Hot 100 top-ten singles, including a number one.

She has also earned numerous awards and accolades, including three BET Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, three MOBO Awards, and one Grammy Award.

To date, Ciara has sold more than 23 million records worldwide.

Ciara had on Wednesday hinted on the collaboration with Tekno when she announced the release on her Instagram handle @ciara.

She posted a picture of herself and backups all dressed in African prints with the caption, “#FreakMe Ft @TeknoOfficial out this Friday! Been dying to share this with you! Can’t wait! #AfroBeats #AfroWave#FreakMeFriday.”

Tekno has achieved widely acclaimed success since he broke into the music industry in 2013 with ‘Duro’, for which he signed a recording contract with Made Men Music Group (MMMG).

‘Duro’ topped several national and international charts, earning Tekno the ‘Best Pop Extra video’ award at the 9th Nigeria Music Video Awards in 2015.

In 2016, Tekno won the best New act at the MTV Africa Music Award and was nominated for the Best International Act Africa at the BET Awards. .

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Flavour, Styl-Plus thrill Abuja crowd, Tekno falls flat.

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 The Congress Hall of  Transcorp Hilton Abuja was host to a number of Nigerian musicians Saturday night. Popular highlife performer Flavour graced the stage alongside crowd favourite Tekno Miles and veterans of the music industry,  Styl Plus.

The concert organisers El-carnival and Play Network sold tickets at the rates of N1 million Naira for gold table, N2million for Platinum table and 7000 Naira for regular tickets.

The Nigeria News Agency reported that the organisers pulled out an estimated crowd of 1000 fans into the Congress hall for the event.

Styl-Plus first graced the stage with performances that rolled back the years.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the music group performed different hits including, “Olufunmi” and “Imagine that” from the Expressions album and “four years” from the Back and Better album much to the delight of the Abuja crowd.

One of the members of the group popularly known as Shifi, revealed his excitement to The Nigeria News Agency. He said “It is always great to perform in Abuja because this is home. This is where it all began”.

Flavour N’abania took his chance to excite the crowd with his performance and did not disappoint. The “Ada Ada” crooner got many people up and dancing to his popular tunes.

A fan who revealed her name as Isioma Okolo told The Nigeria News Agency of her excitement at watching one of her favourite artists perform.

She said “My favourite Nigerian musician has done it again, I have been to some of his shows before and he raises the bar every time”.

Flavour seemed to raise the bar too high this time as he got off the stage to allow Tekno end the show.

Tekno had the chance to impress the waiting and anticipating crowd. However,  he let his Abuja fans down with his uninspiring performance as he  murmured into the mic.

The Nigeria News Agency reported that the singer was heard murmuring into the mic and sarcastically saying the money he was paid had finished,  much to the disappointment of some of his fans.

Mr Emmanuel Kevin who had come from Keffi, Nasarawa State to attend the show expressed his disappointment at Tekno. He said “It was disappointing to see.  I could hear him every time he instructed his DJ to change a song half way through performing it. He seemed to be rushing somewhere”.

Another fan who preferred to be called Freda also expressed her disappointment in Tekno. “It was as if he  did not want to be in Abuja”, she said.

Tekno has been criticised in the past for his bad attitude towards his fans. This latest event will likely increase those criticisms.

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Segun Arinze desires “collabo’’ with Tekno

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Abuja, Aug. 2, 2017 Nollywood actor, Segun Arinze says he desires to do a musical collaboration with Augustine Miles Kelechi popularly known as Tekno, in future.

Arinze disclosed this in an interview with the Nigeria News Agency on Wednesday in Abuja.

“Right now, I am more focused in my career as an actor and TV presenter; you know am doing the Give and Take Lottery on TV.

“So I am focused on that, but you never can tell; if I want to do a collabo, it should be with Tekno; I like Tekno; am his biggest fan.

“However, I like Davido, Wizkid Tekno, Phyno and the rest; I am impressed with what they are doing.

“However, many be in a near future it will come through, you never can tell, it might be a blend of the old and young,’’ Arinze said.

Arinze explained that artists like Timi Dakolo Wizkide Davido and others might be doing something with him, but declined to give the details.

He reiterated that he was impressed with what Nigerian musical artists were doing on world stage.

“For Davido, it is a big point for him that somebody like R. Kelly can use his music for remix; he should be proud about that and Nigerians should also be proud for him.’’

NAN reports that the talented actor released a music album, `Nwanyi Yanga’ in 1992.

Arinze was born in Onitsha, Anambra to a Yoruba father and an Igbo mother.

He attended Victory College of Commerce in Ilorin, then  proceeded to Taba Commercial College in Kaduna State to complete his secondary education.

Arinze studied Dramatic Arts at the Obafemi Awolowo University.

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Wizkid, Tekno, Davido make BET 2017 award list

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The annual presentation ceremony features performances by artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a televised ceremony.

Wizkid, in 2016, went home with the same award title as a joint winner with Ghana’s hip hop singer Sarkodie, in the keenly contested category.

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