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Things will only keep getting better for Tekno, as asides having some of his songs topping charts for months this year, and winning awards, snagging a Sony deal, the singer, has now been named as one of the acts to watch out for 2017.
Billboard magazine, who released its list for hip hop and Rn b acts to watch in 2017, included the ‘Pana’ crooner on it.
In its words:
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.”
Other acts who made the list inlcude; Kehlani, Aminé, YFN Lucci, Leela James, Kodie Shane, Princess Nokia, Guordan Banks, Khalid, H.E.R.