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Billboard Lists Tekno as Part of Its “10 Hip-Hop and R&B Artistes to Watch In 2017”




Big ups to Nigerian singer Tekno!

From dishing hits back to back, to signing a Sony Music record deal, this year has been filled with major achievements for the “Pana” crooner.

Here’s what the magazine wrote about him:

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.”

Others on the list are Kehlani, Aminé, YFN Lucci, Leela James, Kodie Shane, Princess Nokia, Guordan Banks, Khalid, H.E.R.


See the list HERE.


  1. Finegehlsmallpimples

    December 28, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Who nextrated epp?
    Congrats tekno

  2. Kenny 1

    December 29, 2016 at 12:18 am

    It’s called “Genius marketing”


    December 29, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Congratulations Tekno!
    Some haters will still argue about his talent.
    Lilian, Iyanya, Emma Nyra…….
    Tekno If you are reading this, please don’t leave Ubi.

  4. Ubi is the man!!!

    December 29, 2016 at 6:05 am

    Ubi Franklin is the man!!! Biko leave lilian and iyanya, dat guy knows how to oil a PR machine like kilode!! Lol

    Tekno u berra not think about leaving Ubi cos he is the drumsticks to ur drums, without him ur fingers go get blisters

  5. Ebi

    December 29, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Too bad but he’s left already, you need to give this one to Ubi. He’s got it in that regard. PANA was and is still a hit!!!

  6. Rafaella

    December 29, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Headies how market na??
    Tekno is taking over for every single is a HIT BACK to BACK??????

  7. Speak OUt

    December 29, 2016 at 10:58 am

    I know this is petty, but this is such a nice clap back at the Headies.

  8. Jen

    December 29, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    All Nigerian artist, actors, anyone in public, make sure you work your absolute best don’t settle for less and don’t fall into any mediocre trap or follow everyone else. Headies thought by shadin Tekno they did something. Yeah right. If our own in Nigeria can’t recognize something good, someone else will take them away. Too many overlooked talents. Don’t worry, someone somewhere is watching! Congrats Tekno!

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