Decemberine Miles Kelechi is a famous Nigerian musician who goes by the stage name “Tekno”. He was born in Bauchi State on December 17th 1992, but of the Igbo ethnic tribe from Ebonyi State, South East of Nigeria. Tekno began playing guitar at the young age of eight (8) and was discovered by the popular Nigerian comedian Julius Agwu in 2021, when he performed Ice Prince’s ‘Oleku’ remixed, “Onye Ne Kwu”. This performance got him signed on to Iyanya and Ubi Franklin’s Made Men Music Group record label on December 5th, 2013. In this post, we will look at the Tekno Miles net worth and biography. Also check Naira Marley Biography and Net Worth.
Tekno whose father is a military officer in the Nigerian army shot into fame when he moved to Lagos and dropped ‘Duro’ and ‘Wash’ hit tracks and followed them up by a remix that featured Phyno and Flavour Nabania in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Tekno’s mixture of highlife, afrobeat and hip-hop sounds made his music unique and appealing to his audience.
Tekno music career
At the age of “8”, he began music by playing guitar and piano as his favourite musical instruments while he was studying in a music school. Although he signed with the K Money Entertainment Group, his music career gained fame when he connected with Davido and other established artists in the music industry. In 2012, he performed his ‘Onye ne kwu’ track to a standing ovation in Abuja, making the event very glamorous. After a brief stint with K Money Entertainment, he signed for Made Men Music Group and released interesting singles which include ‘Anything’ ‘Dance’ and others. The release of these tracks was followed by a nomination for the Nigerian Entertainment Awards in 2014.
Tekno awards and nominations
Tekno has won some of the most revered awards in the entertainment industry. Some of these awards include Best Act of the Year 2014, TV Africa Award, West African Video, Best Afro Pop Video; African Video of the Year.
Tekno endosement deals
Tekno is a brand ambassador for one of Nigeria’s biggest telecommunication service providers MTN. He signed a deal reportedly worth near N18 million. He also signed another deal with the famous Sony Music worth $4 million dollars.
Tekno vocal cord surgery
Having strained his vocal cord after excessive use, according to his management team, Tekno took a temporary time away from music to undergo a surgery to correct the problem.
Tekno cars and houses
When it comes to spending on luxury, Tekno is someone who doesn’t shy away from making himself comfortable. He was reported by an online news media to have owned cars worth N75 million naira. In his car fleet are: Acura (N17.6 million), Mercedes Benz CLS 550 (N30 million) and BMX X6 (N24 million).
Tekno Miles Net Worth
According to the popular economic magazine Forbes, Tekno was estimated in its 2021 list of the richest musicians in Nigeria to have a net worth of $2.5 million.