Tekno Ushers In New Era with “Wayo” and Joint Venture With Mr Eazi’s emPawa

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On the back of his acclaimed 2023 album The More The Better, and as he embarks on his North American tour next month, Nigerian artist- producer Tekno ushers in a new musical era with his brand new single titled WAYO. Written and produced by Tekno and ShugaVybz, this new single is the first offering to come out of his new partnership with emPawa Africa, the innovative independent label founded by Mr Eazi, which will see Tekno becoming an investor and partner in the label.

Driven by infectious percussions, hypnotic synths, and lush guitar arrangements, and held together by Tekno’s enchanting vocal performance and captivating storytelling, ‘Wayo’ – which means to “scam” or deceive someone in Nigerian slang – sees Tekno reassuring his lover of his pure intentions and undying devotion to her, making sure to let her know, “I no come do wayo”. The glorious new offering also comes with a cinematic music video set against the vibrant city of Lagos, and starring Tekno and Nollywood sensation Uzoamaka Aniunoh as a couple navigating the highs and lows of their relationship.

Directed by Dammy Twitch, the music video for Wayo brings to life a heartfelt narrative of love, resilience, and forgiveness, beautifully complementing the song’s resonant lyrics and rhythm. Taking viewers on a vivid journey through the bustling streets of Lagos Island, the video captures the essence of the city’s pulsating spirit and dating culture, with the visuals emphasizing the themes of love and forgiveness, showing how Tekno and his lover overcome their relationship challenges.

Wayo is also the first fruit of Tekno’s ground-breaking new deal with emPawa Africa, the brainchild of global music star Mr Eazi. Their game-changing joint venture will see Tekno’s Cartel Music imprint releasing new music via emPawa Africa, with Tekno also set to become a partner and invest in emPawa Africa in its next capital call round. With emPawa Africa revered as a trailblazer in discovering and nurturing talent across the continent, Tekno’s ability to foster budding talent perfectly aligns with the company’s ethos.

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