Augustine Miles Kelechi (born December 17, 1992 in Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria), popularly known by his stage name Tekno Miles or Tekno, is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and creative producer. He shot into limelight after releasing his first official single titled “Holiday” which featured Davido. This was followed by chart-topping singles including “Dance” and “Anything” which earned him a nomination in the 2014 edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. On December 18, 2015, Tekno Miles released “Duro”, a DJ Coublon-produced song that was widely received among music fans and critics thus gaining him new grounds in the music industry. He is currently signed to Made Men Music Group.
Early life and beginnings
Born Augustine Miles Kelechi in Bauchi State, Nigeria, Tekno Miles is a native of Ebonyi State but grew up in several parts of the country including Nassarawa, Kaduna and Abuja due to the fact that his father was a member of the Nigerian Army. At the age of 8, Tekno Miles was enrolled in a music school where he learnt and mastered the rudiments of playing the piano and guitar.
In 2012 while in Abuja, Tekno Miles was spotted by renowned Nigerian comedian Julius Agwu at an event after Tekno Miles received a standing ovation following the performance of a song titled “Onye Ne Kwu”, his remix of Ice Prince’s “Oleku”. It was at the same event he met Iyanya and Ubi Franklyn, the manager of Made Men Music Group who he became friends with. Ubi and Iyanya eventually encouraged Tekno Miles to move to Lagos to further his music career
Prior to his meeting with Iyanya and Ubi, Tekno Miles was an artist signed under K-Money Entertainment. His first single titled “Holiday” was released under the imprint. With featured vocals from Davido, “Holiday” was positively accepted and gained massive airplay.
On October 5, 2013, he signed a music contract with Made Men Music Group under which 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. On June 18, 2015, Tekno Miles released a song titled “Duro” which was positively received. A remix which featured Phyno and Flavour N’abania was released on November 16, 2015. “Duro” was produced by DJ Coublon and it peaked at #5 on Capital XTRA’s “Afrobeats Chart: Top 10” for September 2015. On November 20, 2015, Tekno Miles released a single titled “Wash”. The song was produced by DJ Coublon with the video directed by AJE Films.