Tekno: Billboard lists singer as 10 hip-hop and R&B artists to watch in 2017
2016 was a good year for the Made Men Music Group (TripleMG) , his song ‘Pana’ was the number one song on Nigerian radio for several weeks.
Tekno has been listed as one of 10 hip-hop and R&B artists to
watch out for in 2017 by American entertainment publication
The ‘Pana’ crooner was the only Nigerian listed
alongside foreign musicians like Kehlani, Khalid, Princess Nokia
Billboard contributor Elias Leight wrote this about
the pop star in his article:
"Tekno already has a number of hits in Nigeria, and Columbia
Records took note, throwing its weight behind this agile,
elastic-voiced singer. Tekno’s "Pana," which has already
accumulated more than 13 million views on YouTube and inspired a
minor version of a video challenge, is romantic and light on its
feet with little more than a nagging guitar line and squirts of
bass, everything pegged to a serpentine forward march. There’s
clearly a demand in the mainstream for feathery dance cuts like
this one: close your eyes and imagine a smart radio programmer
cueing this up after Drake’s "Too Good.""
2016 was a good year for
the Made Men Music Group (TripleMG) , his song ‘Pana’ was the
number one song on Nigerian radio for several weeks.
In just four
months, the music video for his single gathered over 14 million
views on YouTube.
He won the award for Best Breakthrough Act at the
MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2016 on October 22, 2016, beating
Falz (Nigeria) Simi (Nigeria), Emtee (South Africa), Babes Wodumo
(South Africa), Franko (Cameroon), Nasty C (South Africa), Nathi
(South Africa) and Raymond (Tanzania).
In November 2016, it was revealed that Tekno was set to sign a deal
with Sony Music.