Things will only keep getting better for Tekno, as asides having some of his songs topping charts for months this year, and winning awards, snagging a Sony deal, the singer, has now been named as one of the acts to watch out for 2017.

Billboard magazine, who released its list for hip hop and RnB acts to watch in 2017, included the ‘Pana’ crooner on it.

In its words:

Tekno already has a number of hits in Nigeria, and Columbia Records took note, throwing its weight behind this agile, elastic-voiced singer. Tekno’s “Pana,” which has already accumulated more than 13 million views on YouTube and inspired a minor version of a video challenge, is romantic and light on its feet with little more than a nagging guitar line and squirts of bass, everything pegged to a serpentine forward march. There’s clearly a demand in the mainstream for feathery dance cuts like this one: close your eyes and imagine a smart radio programmer cueing this up after

Drake‘s “Too Good.”

Other acts who made the list inlcude; Kehlani, Aminé, YFN Lucci, Leela James, Kodie Shane, Princess Nokia, Guordan Banks, Khalid, H.E.R.