John Ighodaro who is popularly known as Johnny Drille, is a talented singer, songwriter, record producer, and sound engineer. He was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ighodaro on the 5th of July, 1995. He was born in the ancient Benin city. He has four (4) siblings, he and his four (4) siblings were raised there by their parents. He was also a contestant at the sixth edition of Project Fame West Africa.
He became famous after being signed under Mavins Record label and coupled with releasing his official debut song, Wait For Me, in 2015.This single was a hit and made Johnny Drille the favourite of lovers of Alternative music in Nigeria. Johnny Drille released his debut album on the 3rd Of September 2021.
Johnny Drille was born and raised in Edo State, Nigeria. He has four siblings. The Ighodaros is a Christian family, so Johnny Drille grew up with deep faith and love in God. His father is a clergyman and also worked as a school principal before retirement. He attended church regularly and he also started singing in his father’s church and he played an active role in the choir. As a chorister, he learned what it took to make good music, from composing the music lyrics to performing in the crowd.
Johnny being gifted with great vocals and his passion for music decided early in life that he wanted to pursue a music career. He became fascinated with the guitar and taught himself how to play the instrument. While he was still in the university, he would compose songs and record them with the help of his friend, who was a sound producer.
Johnny Driller’s Bio-data.
Full Name: John Ighodaro
Stage Name: Johnny Drille
Born: 5 July 1990 (age 32 years old)
Place of Birth: Benin, Edo, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Edo State
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Ighodaro
Girlfriend • Wife: Not Married
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Sound Engineer
Genres : folk, alternative rock
Instrument : Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active : 2012 – present
Labels : Mavin Records
Net Worth: $500,000-700,000
Johnny Drille attended one of the top public schools in Benin for his elementary and secondary school education. And for his tertiary education he studied at the University Of Benin and graduated with a degree in English and Literature.
Johnny Drille began his musical career as a chorister in church. In 2013, Johnny Drille auditioned for the sixth season of Project Fame West Africa. His performance amazed the judges at the regional levels, so he was given a spot in the house. Unfortunately, however, he couldn’t make it to the finals of the show In 2015, Johnny Drille did a cover of the song, Awww by Di’ja, which went viral, catching the attention of Mavins CEO Don Jazzy. Don Jazzy reached out to Johnny Drille, and they began working together to fine-tune his sound. As a result, he released his official debut single, Wait For Me, in 2015.Shortly after, he teamed up with his female colleague and also his fellow season six (6) contestant, Niniola, to record the song, “Start All Over”, this was in 2016.
In 2017, he signed a record deal with Mavins Records and he also dropped the chart-topping song, “Romeo and Juliet”, which helped Johnny Drille‘s fame spread to other countries. The single, which is a love song, won him many fans and became the favourite song of lovebirds in the country. Johnny Drille collaborated with Simi to record the single, ”Hallelujah”, which experienced similar success to “Romeo and Juliet”. The song was released in 2018.
After several months of hard work, Johnny Drille released his debut album, Before “We Fall Asleep”, on the 3rd Of September 2021 featuring Nigerian and artists, Ayra Starr, Ladipoe, Lagos community choir, Don Jazzy, Chylde, Kwitte, Cilsoul and the classic afro R&B group, Style plus under the label Mavin Records.
Before we fall asleep
Released: 13th September,2021.
Record Label : Mavins
2015 – “Wait for Me”
2015 – “Love Don’t Lie”
2016 – “My Beautiful Love”
2016 – “Start All Over (Featuring Niniola)
2017 – “Romeo & Juliet”
2018 – “Hallelujah” (featuring Simi)
2018 – “Awa Love”
2019 – “Forever”
2019 – “Shine”
2019 – “Finding Efe”
2019 – “Papa”
2019 – “Dear Future Wife”
2019 – “Count on You”
2020 – “Something Better”
2020 – “Mystery Girl”
2021 – “Bad Dancer”
2021 – “Loving Is Harder”
Awards and Norminations.
In 2016 ‘Wait For Me’ was nominated as the Best Alternative Song.
2018 ‘Romeo $ Juliet’ was nominated as Best R$B Single, Best Vocal Performance (Male) and Next Rated.
In 2019 ‘Finding Efe’ was was nominated as Best Alternative Song and won the Best Vocal Performance (Male)
Johnny Drille social media handles;
Instagram handle – @johnnydrille
Twitter handle – @Johnnydrille
Facebook handle – Johnny Drille
The 32-year-old Johnny Drille lives in a well-furnished apartment in Lekki, Lagos. He is currently single at the moment, no girlfriend nor wife.
He has had an excellent collaborations with artists such as Simi, Ayra Starr, Don Jazzy, Ladipoe, Style Plus, Niniola, London, and a vast of others.
Johnny Drille joined the Mavin family alongside; Rema, Boy Spyce, Di ‘ja, DR. SID, D’ Prince, Ladipoe, Ruger, Ayra Starr, Magixx, Korede Bello, and Crayon.
Johnny Drille has been nominated and has also won notable music awards in the country, recognizing the great work he puts into his craft.
Johnny Drille is doing well financially, and his earnings are projected to increase with the latest release of his debut album.He has an estimated net worth of $500,000-700,000