John Ighodaro, better known by his stage name Johnny Drille, was born on July 5, 1990. He is a gifted vocalist, composer, record producer, and sound engineer.
After signing with Mavin Records and releasing his official debut single, Wait For Me, in 2015, the artist from Benin shot to fame.
As a result of the single’s success, Nigerian fans of alternative music began to embrace Johnny Drille.
Johnny Drille, a participant in the sixth season of Project Fame West Africa, released his debut album on September 3, 2021.
On July 5, 1995, Johnny Drille was born to Edo’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ighodaro. He and his brothers were nurtured by their parents in the historic city of Benin, where he was born. His sibling count is four.
Being raised in a Christian household, Johnny Drille developed a strong faith and love for God. Prior to retiring, his father, a priest, held the position of school principal. He participated actively in the choir and regularly went to church. He discovered what it takes to create good music as a chorister, from writing the lyrics to performing in front of an audience.
Johnny Drille, who possesses excellent vocal talent, made the decision to pursue a career in music at a young age. He developed a fascination for the guitar and learned how to play it on his own. He would write songs while he was still a student and have his friend, a sound producer, help him record them.
Johnny Drille received his elementary and senior studies at prestigious public schools in Benin.
He received a degree in English and Literature from the University of Benin.
Johnny Drille submitted an application to Project Fame West Africa’s sixth season in 2013. He performed well enough to impress the judges at the regional rounds to earn a position in the house. He was unable to advance to the show’s finals, regrettably.
Awww by Di’ja was the subject of a Johnny Drille cover that went viral in 2015 and caught the notice of Don Jazzy, a major music executive. Don Jazzy contacted Johnny Drille, and the two of them started collaborating to perfect his sound. As a result, he released Wait For Me as his official debut track in 2015.
Soon after, he collaborated with Niniola, a female coworker, to record the song Start All Over. That happened in 2016. In 2017, he released the number-one single Romeo and Juliet, which aided in Johnny Drille’s international success. He gained a lot of followers thanks to the love song single, which quickly rose to the top of the nation’s lovebirds’ playlist.
Simi and Johnny Drille worked together to create the track Hallelujah, which enjoyed success akin to Romeo and Juliet. 2018 saw the song’s release.
On September 3, 2021, Johnny Drille finally put his labor of love, Before We Go Asleep, into the world. Even though the album has only been out for a short while, it has already seen significant commercial success thanks to widespread playing on national radio and TV stations and thousands of online streams.
- Before We Fall Asleep
- Wait For Me
- Romeo and Juliet
- My Beautiful Love
- Dear Future Wife
- Something Better
- Finding Efe
While he uses social media to communicate with his millions of admirers, Johnny Drille has a strong online presence.
On Instagram, he has over 549k followers, while on Facebook, he has over 1.1 million.
- Instagram handle – @johnnydrille
- Twitter handle – @Johnnydrille
- Facebook handle – Johnny Drille
In Lekki, Lagos, the 32-year-old Johnny Drille lives in a nicely furnished flat. He recently ended a serious relationship, thus he is currently single and without a girlfriend or wife.
Over the years, he has worked extremely well with a variety of musicians, including Simi, Ayra Starr, Don Jazzy, Ladipoe, Styl Plus, Niniola, London, and many more.
Together with Rema, Boy Spyce, Ladipoe, Ruger, Ayra Starr, Magixx, Korede Bello, and Crayon, Johnny Drille is a Mavin Records artist.
Also, Johnny Drille has been nominated for prestigious national music prizes, demonstrating the excellent work he puts into his profession.
With the most recent publication of his debut record, Johnny Drille is expected to see a boost in his profits.
He is thought to be worth between $500,000 and $700,000.
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