Over the weekend, Tekno released the video for the track which was shot and directed by Director Q. Taking a break from singing about women and parties – not that we were complaining – Tekno’s latest Afrobeats tune focuses on the current state of Nigeria in a way that would make even Fela Anikulapo Kuti proud. We don’t know who the baby in question is but when Davido and Tekno worked together on Davido’s new release, ‘If’ which dropped in February 2017, Lola Rae helped promote the song on Instagram. Personally, I feel soon to come album will be entirely different from what we have heard before; it might even surpass your favorite album.
The visuals to Diana has been shot and is scheduled to be released anytime soon. Meanwhile, learnt that Nigerians have started benefiting from his kind gestures. Car #1 will host Alvaro Parente, Rob Bell & Come Ledogar, while Will Davison will be joined by Jonny Kane and Ben Barnicoat in Car #59.
Davison has seen a series of recent successes with TEKNO at the Bathurst Circuit, and is excited to return to Mount Panorama. Tekno announced working on his album and we all know that, he never fails to reiterate that the album will be the best album when it is released.
The tour continues on Saturday 6 August with a performance in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Dutch city of Amsterdam will be next to receive the man otherwise known as ‘Alhaji Tekno’ on Sunday 7 August. Although the musical jargons -agbada”, jangbaja”, gbangban”, molagbada”, pem”, infused adds to the flow and dynamism of the song, it could be seen by some listeners as lacking meaning.
In 2015 TEKNO was booked to be a part of Paul van Dyk’s Germany Tour Stop in Cologne, Germany, where he played a fantastic closing Set in the famous Bootshaus. Just one week before that, TEKNO has been spinning alongside Moguai and Cosmic Gate at the Electronic Lights Festival in South-Germany.
Tekno no doubt is a music star but the question is will he transcend just music and become a celebrity. The Nigerian music scene has not been prolific in creating big celebrities from the gate such as Davido and Wizkid. What we have now are popular singers who are in transit of becoming celebrities. Artistes such as Reekado Banks, Kiss Daniel, Falz andAdekunle Gold fall into this category.