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Everything you need to know about Johnny Drille

Johnny Drille Biography, Net Worth, Age, House, And Car

Everything you need to know about Johnny Drille


Who is Johnny Drille ?

John Ighodaro (born July 5, 1990) is a Nigerian singer and songwriter better known as Johnny Drille. When he published a rendition of Di’Ja’s “Awww,” his career took off. Mavin Records is his current label. Johnny Drille was born and reared in the Nigerian state of Edo. His father is a school administrator and a minister. He has four brothers and sisters. Drille began singing at his father’s church at a young age. Johnny began singing in church with his siblings at a young age. In 2001, he joined the children’s choir and began playing the piano. He also joined the ‘Soul Awakening Signers,’ and was singing alongside his sister and other known faces. In 2006, he began training himself in music creation using tape recorders.

How Johnny Drille Became Famous Under Mavin Record ?

Drille’s musical career began at church. In 2013, he competed in the sixth season of Project Fame West Africa. In 2015, he recorded a version of Di’Ja’s “Awww,” which piqued the interest of Mavin Records CEO Don Jazzy. In 2015, he released his debut single “Wait for Me.” At The Headies 2016, it was nominated for Best Alternative Song. He recorded “Start All Over” alongside Niniola, another season 6 competitor.He secured a record deal with Mavin Records in February 2017. On September 3, 2021, he published his debut album, a fourteen-track effort.



Following the release of the cover, he went on to release Wait for Me (2015) and, subsequently, Love Don’t Lie. (2015). The latter was well welcomed and reached the top of the Nigerian music charts. Drille has continued to whet his listeners’ appetites with frequent releases of superb songs since then.

Johnny also plays drums, percussion, guitar, keyboard, and other instruments. He has again featured and been featured by a variety of artists. He even recorded Start All Over with Niniola, a fellow MTN Project Fame Season competitor.

Johnny Drille Personal Life

Johnny Drille’s music strikes a deep chord with the soul. And the reason for this is that Johnny Drille is an introvert. He announced this on social media earlier this year. Furthermore, based on how he held his debut show, Johnny’s Room Live, he is an introvert. Introverts dislike crowds and prefer simplicity and intimacy, which is exactly what his first concert was. We don’t know much about the singer’s romantic life save that he is unmarried and that his song “Finding Efe” suggests that he is looking. In his leisure time, he creates song covers that he shares with his admirers. M. Smith’s Grace is the greatest.

Johnny Drille Personal Life And Education 

Johnny Drille was born on July 5, 1990, in Edo State to a family of five children. He is currently 31 years old, and he grew up in Edo State with four siblings. His father was a clergyman and a school administrator. His family was pretty orthodox, he said, and his brothers were the only companions he had growing up. Drille added that his parents forbade them from going out frequently for fear of harming themselves or mingling with the wrong people. Johnny Drille graduated from the University of Benin in Edo State with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Literature.

 How Much Did Johnny Drille Worth ?

Mumford & Sons, Owl City, Phillip Phillips, Passenger, Jon Bellion, Laura Mvula, and Cobhams Asuquo have all influenced his work. He named Jon Bellion as his favorite. In 2015, he was named best producer at the South-South Music Awards (SSMA). In 2016, he was nominated for Best Alternative Song for “Wait For Me,” and in 2018, he was nominated for Best R&B Singer for “Romeo and Juliet.” Johnny Drille makes money as a musician and music producer; his net worth is reported to be over $500,000.

 Johnny Drille Awards & Nominations.

Several prizes have been given to Johnny Drille songs. He was nominated for three Headies awards in 2018, but did not win any of them. He does, however, feel that brighter days are ahead. He recently won

  • Best Alternative Song ‘Finding Efe’, The Headies, 2019.
  • Best Alternative Song, ‘Wait for Me’, The Headies 2016
  • Best Vocal Performance (Male) Romeo & Juliet, The Headies, 2018
  • Best R & B Single Romeo & Juliet, The Headies, 2018
  • Best Alternative Song Romeo & Juliet, The Headies, 2018
  • Next Rated, The Headies, 2018

DId Johnny Drille Have A Girlfriend or BabyMama ?

On his Twitter page, the musician has revealed some of his former love and dating experiences with his followers, admitting that he is a lover of women and a preacher of love. The musician stated that he previously had a crush on a Primary 5 classmate named ‘Owas,’ and that he pondered becoming an actor solely to kiss ladies. He also described how he followed a lady for around 45 minutes to her residence and then walked back for 2 hours. In an interview with BBC Pidgin, Johnny Drille also said that his song ‘Wait For Me’ was inspired by the heartbreak he suffered at his most memorable NYSC camp.  He revealed that he had begun a relationship with a lady he met at the camp, but she abandoned him soon after the camping exercise concluded, and she later married another person. He also said that during the early stages of his career, a female admirer tracked him down to a hotel and threw herself at him while claiming to be room service. He said that he needed to use some strategy to get her out of his room in a courteous manner. Nigerian artist Johnny Drille has no children as of the time of writing this piece. The 31-year-old singer is still unmarried and has no wife or child.

Johnny Drille All Songs 

  • 2015 – “Wait for Me”
  • 2015 – “Love Don’t Lie”
  • 2016 – “My Beautiful Love”
  • 2016 – “Start All Over (Featuring Niniola)
  • 2017 – “Romeo & Juliet
  • 2018 – “Halleluya” (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
  • 2022 – “How Are You (My Friend)”



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