Real Name: John Ighdaro
Date of birth: July 5, 1990
State of Origin: Edo state
Genres: R&B, contemporary
Johnny Drille hails from Edo State, South South Nigeria where he was born and raised and had most of his education in his formative years.
Johnny Drille, who is the son of a clergy man, is the first of five children of his parents.
He obtained a Bsc In English and Literature from the University of Benin in 2012.
Drille started his career like most musicians by singing in his father’s church at a tender age, before he upgraded to music production in 2006.
He had his first major break when he participated in the 6th Edition of the prestigious MTN Project Fame Academy in 2013.
Even though he was evicted at tenth position, it did not deter him from growing his music career.
In 2015, Johnny Drille dropped two song titled “Wait For Me” and “Love Don’t Lie”, both songs were popular among Owl City and Jon Bellion fans in Nigeria.
In 2016 the sensational singer dropped “my beautiful love” and “start all over”.
Johnny Drille caught the attention of the Mavin boss, Don Jazzy when he did a cover to Di’ja’s hit song “Awwww”.
He got signed to Mavin Records in February 2017.
Johnny also released the song “Romeo and Juliet” in 2017 and later in 2018 he dropped “Awa Love”.
However he recently released a song “Halleluyah” in 2018 where he featured Simi.
The singer revealed that he had tried his hands at multiple genres of music including high life and hip hop but they didn’t work out for him as expected until he figured out a way to stand out when he came across the music of the American folk band, Mumford & Sons.
According to him his music is inspired by; Mumford & Sons, Owl city, Phillips, Passenger, Jon Bellion, Laura Muula and the Nigerian sensation, Cobhams Asuquo.
Johnny Drille who makes money from his music and as a producer, currently stands at an estimated net worth of $105,000.
Awards & Nominations
In 2015, Johnny Drille was nominated for the best producer award at the South South Music Award (SSMA)
In 2016, he was nominated for the best alternative song award at the Headies.
Wait For Me
Love Don’t Lie
My Beautiful Love
Start All Over
Romeo And Juliet