Nigerian music is slowly reaching that height where mediocre releases are slowly being forced out of the mainstream. Though there are occasional misfires from Nigeria’s Afropop A-List, one artist who seems to have lost all abilities to make mediocre music is Tekno.
While other artists have those forgettable singles that fall through the cracks after the initial hype, Tekno has remained as remained in top-shelf form since the release of “Duro” in 2015. From “Pana” to “Rara”, the singer/song writer/producer has consistently released dimes that never falls short of radio hit.
Earlier this year, the singer was credited for producing “If”, Davido’s biggest song this year. He has also managed to retain the same top notch vocal quality on his personal singles as well as on features. Radio stations already figured out the Afrobeat singer’s unlimited replay value and take advantage of the fact to drum his songs into our ears till it becomes a part of our subconscious.
His ability to make timeless music is seen again on his new single “Be” produced by Sarz. Tekno sings on the Afrobeat instrumentals anchored on guitar strums and trumpets that give the song a mid-tempo highlife feel. “Be” like most Tekno songs is pseudo-romantic but it listens more like a tribute to Nigerian music legends.
“Be” has all the bounce and kicks attributes that made “Pana” such a hit. We are confident that like every Tekno song you have heard in the past weeks, this new single will also be coming to dancefloors near you soon.
Listen to “Be” below.
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