2016 has certainly being a big year for Tekno regardless of the Headies spat. The ‘Pana’ crooner has been named by Billboard Magazine as one of the R and B artistes to watch out for in 2017

This was the year Tekno also landed himself a Sony deal, joining the ranks of artistes like Wizkid, Davido and Ycee.

Here’s what Billboard had to say 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.” 

To get a Billboard nod is no small feat. Congratulations Tekno!

See the full article below:

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/7633323/rb-hip-hop-artists-to-watch-in-2017

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