Tekno craze ahead of singer’s Lesotho show

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Mohalenyane Phakela

POPULAR Nigerian musician, Tekno Miles’ Lesotho show is still a few months away on 30 March but the nation is already abuzz with local fans of his music eagerly anticipating a memorable performance by Pana hit maker.

The event, whose venue is yet to be revealed, has been made possible by a collaborative effort between Cube Events, Black Mix Lesotho and Empire.

Born Augustine Miles Kelechi, Tekno is an award-winning singer-songwriter, producer, performer and dancer. At the tender age of eight, he was enrolled in a music school where he learnt and mastered the rudiments of playing the piano and guitar.

His 2016 smash hit Pana, won him the Song of the Year and Digital Artist of the Year awards at the Pan African music channel Sound City TV’s 2016 SoundCityMVP Awards.

It was further nominated for African Video of the Year, Best African Male Video, Best West African Video, Best Afro Pop Video at the WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards in the same year. Tekno further won the Best New Act award at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2016 and again nominated for Best International Act Africa at the American BET Awards 2017. He also produced for a number of Nigerian stars which include Flavour, Ice Prince, Wizkid and Davido among others.

Tekno’s other popular bangers include Go, Samantha, Diana, Yawa, Rara and Maria among others.

Speaking to the Xpress People recently, Cube Events boss, Benny B, said that their aim was to raise standards in the local entertainment scene by hosting unique events.

“We intend to always bring something new and exciting with every show we host so this time we thought of an artiste who is big internationally and has never been to Lesotho before so Tekno fitted the description,” Benny B said.

“Tekno has never been to South Africa as well so the other idea is to be able to attract the foreign market to Lesotho, especially because it will be on an Easter Friday when most people are on holiday and are willing to tour.

“He will be the main act but there are also artistes from South Africa as well as our very own acts who we shall reveal in the coming week.”

Benny B further mentioned that they do not just bring foreign artists to Lesotho to perform but also to enable locals to form working relations.

“Through our events we intend to open an international market for local artistes and this can be testified by the relations local gospel singers were able to form with the South African acts we hosted at the Lesotho Gospel Festival last December.

“The good thing about Tekno is that he has an impressive record as a producer of big hits such as Davido’s IF so we will also ensure that he forms working relations with local acts in the fervent hope that collaborations will follow.”

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