Afrobeat singer, Augustine Miles Kelechi, popularly known as Tekno, has said he moved out of Nigeria because of the proposed change of name to the United African Republic.
Recall that Nigeria’s House of Representatives received a proposal to rename Nigeria in June 2021.
Adeleye Jokotoye, a tax consultant in Lagos State, who proposed that Nigeria should be renamed the United African Republic, argued that the current name was not given to the country by its citizens but by Flora Shaw, wife of Lord Lugard, a colonialist, adding that it does not promote unity amongst citizens.
In a video shared on Instagram, the singer noted that he is a full Nigerian.
According to Tekno, UAR is unacceptable, noting that he will come back home when it’s changed back to Nigeria.
However, Nigeria’s name has not been changed.
Tekno said: “As you all already know I have moved out of Nigeria since they called it UAR.
“I am not from UAR, I am a full Nigerian.
“When it’s back to Nigeria, I will pull back home but right now, I live in the United States of America.”