Triple MG artiste Tekno is probably the biggest African artiste right now. After taking the industry by storm by releasing “Wash,” “Pana” etc last year, he just penned a contract with Sony Music on Friday.
According to close sources, Tekno’s deal is worth $4 million or an estimated 1.96 billion naira using today’s exchange rates.
Said the source:
Oh Well the deal has finally been sealed in far away New York by the singer, his label boss, Ubi Franklin and their new partner, Paul Okoye whom the duo met up with in the capital city two days ago upon arrival.
They moved on to Sony head office where they met with the staffs and put pen to paper on a $4 million deal, that’s over 1.2 billion naira. The deal is said to be the biggest ever by any Nigerian artist yet and is also believe to dwarf that of Davido and Wizkid. The recording deal also sees Tekno sign under Colombia records, the first African artiste to do so.
Immediately after sealing his deal, Tekno and his gang stormed Barneys Store in New York where they were given a VIP treatment as the store got shut down for their shopping. Paul O could be heard in the background of a footage shared online complaining about just spending $2,000 when they had enough cash to spend more.
Tekno is definitely having it good and Nigerians are sure proud of him for proving he is a little bit more than a Next rated artist like some will have us believe ..