Just when we thought Wizkid and Kah – Lo’s nomination for a Grammy was going to be the final highlight for Nigerian music in 2016, news recently broke that popular singer Tekno was listed in International magazine Billboard’s annual artist to watch list.
The Pana crooner was also described as a very agile and elastic-voiced singer who is set to gain even more recognition in 2017.
See what Billboard wrote below:
“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.”
Dear Tekno, please don’t disappoint us next year – Thegistspot.