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Tekno Signs Record Deal With Sony Music

Reports state that Nigerian singer Tekno recently inked a deal with Sony Music, confirming rumors that have been going around for a month.

Tekno's had quite the year with the massive success of "Pana" and his recent win at the MTV Africa Music Awards for Best Breakthrough Act.


Well, it looks like his 2016's only getting better.

Reports state that the Nigerian singer recently inked a deal with Sony Music, confirming rumors that have been going around for a month ever since he was spotted at the company's New York offices.

Video of the signing was posted by One Africa Music Fest and Upfront & Personal CEO Paul Okoye.

Tekno re-shared the same signing video to his Instagram but has generally kept mum about the deal. The details of the deal are still unconfirmed.

The Sony signing follows the success of "Pana," as well as previous hits like "Wash" and "Duro," and will see Tekno joining the larger Sony family alongside the likes of Wizkid, Davido, Tiwa Savage, and Alikiba.

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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