Augustine Miles Kelechi, Nigerian singer better known as Tekno, says he has relocated to the United States.


The music star, who broke the news via his Instagram stories on Sunday, linked the move to calls for change of Nigeria’s name to the United Africans Republic (UAR).

The ‘Skeletun’ crooner said he would only return to the country when the dust surrounding the proposed name change is addressed.

“We are just out here excited, y’all already know I moved out of Nigeria since they call it UAR. Ain’t UAR sh*t, I’m a full Nigerian. When it’s back to Nigeria, imma pull back up but right now I live in the States,” he said.


The development comes weeks after Adeleye Jokotoye, a tax consultant, had asked the house of representatives to rename Nigeria to the UAR.

In his proposal during a public hearing on constitutional review, Jokotoye had argued that the name “Nigeria” was given to the country by Flora Shaw, a foreigner.

He had claimed that for the country to be united, its name needs to be changed, adding that such will foster peace among citizens.


The proposal had elicited several reactions at the time as it became a subject of heated debate among intellectuals as well as a topic for comic relief on social media.

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