On Thursday, the 31st of May, 2018, leading Nigerian singer Augustine Miles Kelechi AKA Tekno, signed a lucrative deal with Universal Music Group Africa which is coming not long another Nigerian music star Mr. Eazi recently joined the UMG Africa.
Speaking on Tekno’s signing, the General Manager, Universal Music Group Nigeria, Mr. Ezegozie Eze, said: “Tekno is the latest addition to the Universal Music family. Tekno’s talent is truly undeniable as we’ve seen already with the current array of hits already under his belt. His addition to the UMG fold ensures that his impressive sound and brand reach new markets as we continue to sell Africa to the world.”
Speaking whilst signing with UMG Nigeria, Tekno said: “I am extremely excited to sign with UMG as I'm ready to take my music to new heights, have a platform to showcase my versatility, push my music and ideas, and show the world how diverse African music and musicians can be. I want the Tekno brand to reach the global stage. Being with a full team in Nigeria, in Africa, and working with Alex and Island UK means that there are machines in place to ensure my music is delivered to my fans and the world with the best quality possible”
The President of Urban, Island Records, Mr. Alex Boateng, said: “Tekno is special as an artist and music maker. It is an absolute pleasure to now be a part of his journey and help him reach the international status his talent deserves. Island is the best place in the industry for culture and creativity so it is a privilege to provide the perfect home for him.”