Born Augustine Miles Kelechi Edgar on 17 December 1992 in Bauchi State, Nigeria. He hails from Ebonyi State, eastern Nigeria. Being fathered by a soldier, the family relocated several times around the north due to the inbound transfers of the head of the family’s job. He learnt how to play the acoustic guitar and other instruments at the tender age of 8 in a music school owing to his love for the music kind of arts.
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The K-money entertainment was the record label he was signed unto as he took his first steps into Nigerian music industry. Under the label, he released his first single titled “holiday”. Prior to this, on the same event where he was spotted by the host of “crack your ribs” comedy show, Julius Agwu, he also met Iyanya and his manager Ubi Franklin and was advised by the duo to relocate to Lagos where lots of opportunities lay wait for him and his great talent.
This was coming after he remixed Ice Prince’s “Oleku” and gave it a new title “onye ne kwu”. He took their advice and found himself in Lagos and on 5, October 2013 he was signed into the record label of his advicers; the “Made Men Music” group where he released the singles “Dance” and “Anything”.
He went further to catch his major breakthrough in June 18, 2015 when he released his hit song “Duro”. With this song, he shone like the stars in dark nights, the reception of the song by listeners were massive and it was on radio stations playlists for quite a while. It was highly rated amongst top songs in the country and internationally.
He went ahead to remix the track, featuring top artists and co-easteners like “Flavour” and the phenomenal rapper “Phyno” on the 15th of November same year. He wasn’t going to wane on his drive to success and so he released yet another single mega hit on the 20th barely few weeks after the “Duro” remix. The song was produced by Coublon a DJ with exceptional beats. He has no album to his credit but has released about 17 fantastic singles and have been featured severally in other albums and singles.
Awards and Nominations
The “Pana” crooner has received the following awards
• Two Nigerian Entertainment Awards
• 2015 Nigerian Music Video Awards (best pop extra video)
• MTV AFRICA Music Awards
• WatsUp TV Africa Music Video Awards
• 2017 BET Awards
• MAMA Awards
• AFRIMMA Awards
• Three Sound City MVP’s Award
He was nominated for the “Next rated award ” at the 2016 headies, this didn’t go down well with him and his fans, he lambasted the organizers of the awards and accused them of unfairness. This raised an air of uncertainty about the headies awards and it’s quality.
Endorsement and net worth
“Alhaji Tekno” as he calls himself, is among the MTN ambassadors and has a signed deal of about N18million. He also signed a deal with Sony Music in 2016 at $4million (N2billion) . The multi talented music star is worth over N3billion.
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