Rising international Afropop Star and Nigerian native, TEKNO has announced his debut album, “OLD ROMANCE” to be released on 10th December 2020 via Universal/Island Records. The album which is inspired by classic Nollywood love stories, is available to pre-order HERE.
Described as “the voice of our generation” (Native magazine),with over 119 global artist streams and almost a decade of solid hits under his belt, Tekno is certainly one to watch. Best known for songs such as “Pana” which has rack over 142 million YouTube views and “Don’t Jealous Me” featured on Beyonce’s Black Is King album, plus writing chart topping hits for the likes of Davido and Drake, many will be shocked to discover “Old Romance”, will be his first official body of work – however this album couldn’t have come at a better time.
Tekno says about the album release:
“In the midst of the pandemic, after months at home alone without my daughter, I had to dig deep to create something that would bring me joy and motivate me to complete the album….sometimes the happiest moments are born out of pain.”
Described as an ode to traditional, simple love, “Old Romance” dives heart first into a classic Nollywood-esque romance, inspired by “stories of our ancestors, that will ignite a generation that seems lost on love, to love again”. In these unprecedented times, where people are trying to find moments of positivity and joy, “Old Romance” presents a palate cleanser; an opportunity to escape, no matter how briefly.
Much like the classic tale of boy meets girl, “Old Romance” tells of the romantic journey of two young lovers, from the moments they first cross paths; through their inevitable challenges; all the way to the other side where they celebrate their wins and celebrate their love. The debut album offers listeners a feel-good journey through love’s peaks and troughs.
“Old Romance” follows his most recent video for his upbeat single “Enjoy” – shot by Award Winning Nigerian music video director and cinematographer, TG Omori (Wizkid, Burna Boy, Olamide). This single is set to lift the mood, much like the album in its entirety. Tekno brings listeners a light-hearted, easy-going ride through a Nollywood-inspired love story to spread joy at the end of 2020. Please see the full track list for the album below as announced by Tekno last night.
Old Romance will be released on 10th December at 11pm, the album is available to pre-order now via Island Records.
OLD ROMANCE TRACKLIST
- Sku Sku
- Uptown Girl
- Family Issues
- In Love
- Ugly Parade