- Full name : John Ighodaro
- Occupation : sound engineer, Singer, songwriter, and record producer
- Country of nationality: Nigeria
- Education : University of Benin
- age :30 years
- Instruments : Vocals guitar
- birthday : July 5, 1990
- Years active : 2012–present
- Birthplace : Edo, Nigeria
- net worth : $105,000
- Songs : Wait For Me, Halleluyah, Romeo and Juliet, Shine, Start All Over, Papa, My Beautiful Love, Awa Love, Count On You, Something Better, Finding Efe, Forever, Area, Love Don’t Lie, You Will Never Be Mine, All Time Low Cover, Calling, Hold On, You Are The Reason, Grace, Happy Day, The One, No Worry, Jealous, Here, Brown Skin Girl, Tick Tock, Grow Up, Please Forgive Me, nbsp; ‘Finding Efe, Remember, My Love
John Ighodaro, normally known as Johnny Drille and he is a Nigerian singer, producer, songwriter, and sound engineer. He started self-learning music production techniques in 2006, and in 2012 he began composing music professionally. Then, he became famous in 2015 after covering for a hit on Deja’s Awww.
Johnny is one of the few artists in the music industry, with over 10 million streams worldwide across various streaming platforms such as YouTube, Boomplay, Spotify, and Apple Music.
Johnny Drille Early Life (summary)
John Drille( John Ighodaro) was born on July 5, 1990, in the state of Edo. He studied English and Literature at Benin University in Benin, Edo, and graduated in 2012.
Johnny began singing in church with johnny’s brothers and sisters. He got involved in children’s singing and started playing the keyboard in 2001. He also joined a group called ‘Soul Awakening Signs’ and sang with his sister and a few other familiar people. Then in 2006, he started teaching music production with his cassette recorders.
Johnny Drille started his musical life in the church. In 2013, he was a sixth-time contender for the Project Fame in West Africa. In 2015, drille released the cover ‘Awww’ of Di’Ja’s, which caught the care of the Mavin’s CEO Don Jezzy. Johnny’s 1st song, “Stay For Me,” was published in 2015. It was named the Top Alternative Song at The Headies of 2016. He teamed up with fellow contestant Ninola in Season 6 to record “Start It All”. In 2017 February, he signed a record deal, Mavin Records.
johnny drille songs
- Wait for Me, 2015.
- Love Don’t Lie, 2015.
- Start All Over, 2016.
- My Beautiful Love, 2016.
- Dear Future Wife, 2017.
- Romeo & Juliet, 2017.
- Halleluya ft Simi, 2018.
- Awa Love, 2018.
- Shine, 2019.
- Papa, 2019.
- Forever, 2019.
- Finding Efe, 2019.
- Count on You, 2019.
|2016||The Headies||Best Song (Alternative)||“Wait for Me”||Nominated|
|2018||(Male) best Vocal Performance||“Romeo & Juliet”||Nominated|
|Best R&B Single||Nominated|
|Best Alternative Song||Nominated|
|2019||Best Alternative Song||“Finding Efe”||Won|
|Best Vocal Performance (Male)||Nominated|
As a featured Artist
In addition, Johnny has sung in collaboration with other veteran musicians. Thousands of fans from wholly over the island have attended his performances. Some of the artists and songs he performed included;
- Calling by Chinko Ekun
- Grow Up by Blessing Tangban
- Cover of Hello by Adele
- The One by Clay
- Udue by Waje
- Happy by Morayo
Drille’s Awards And Nominations
Johnny Drille has been nominated for several song awards. In 2018, he was nominated for 3 Head Awards but won none. However, he believes there are better days ahead. He recently won
johnny drille family
Johnny’s father is a school principal also he is a clergyman. He (father)has four siblings. Someone asked s Johnny Drille married absolutely have a unique answer Johnny isn’t married. He is single.
Has Johnny Drille twin: some of Instagram posts, Mavin boss Don Jassie reveals to the world the fresh recruits on his label, including the super talented Johnny Drill, and the terribly dynamic duo (Blairis and Clintis) DNA twins also rapper POE. The worthy news is that twins have made a recording deal with Don Jesse’s Marvin Records.
Johnny Drille net worth
As I mentioned, Johnny drille estimated net worth is $105,000 when today (2020). He makes money from his producing and music.
Interview with Johnny Drille
Q1: How Johnny Drille start your’s music
Like everyone else, I started from church. I was exposed to music from a junior age because my origins were pastors. First, it was with the children’s choir. I only started playing the keyboard in 2001. I think I was like eleven years old at that time. I learned to play it to intermediate singing. I first joined a group called ‘Soul Awakening Singers’ with my sister and a few others, and since then, I have been studying music production since 2006.
For the reason that music production, I unsuccessful in my first NECO, JAMB, and WAEC in a similar year, and I strained to prepare the entire musical thing. After a year, I worked hard to get my target and was admitted to the University of Benin to study English and literature. But I didn’t push music to school. Because even though it wasn’t that long, I continued to produce musical instruments. In 2012 I went to MTN Project Fame, and I started music professionally. I did not win project fame. I was like the top 12, but the stage itself had exposed me to the dynamics of the industry; The overall stress, and how you wanted to feel and act constantly.
So I started my career in music, and then I had an idea of how music works. I put the music out, but not many people listened. Only a few friends listened to my songs. I was randomly posting on Facebook, and people like me, 10 or 15, would say, ‘Hey, I like that song.’ That was sufficient for me at the time because I knew you had to start somewhere to get there. So I kept pushing and started covering more. I did a lot of covers that most people didn’t know about, and at some point, I did a cover of one artist; I don’t know who asked me, but I directed the cover to him on Facebook. I thought I was going to get a little encouragement like ‘Hey awesome’, that guy was a lawyer. He told, if you do not need a legal case get it down thus, I lowered it, and nobody got it. However, I continued dropping the covers and dropped the ‘Aww by Di’Ja’ cover, which was completely separate. She loved it and shared it on her Instagram page, and I think that is how Don Jassie got to know about my music somehow. So, since 2013 professionally, I have been making music.
Q2: what kind of songs did you use to listen to? when Growing up
Growing up, I heard many songs, but I did not know their names because my parents were pastors. We could not buy songs. It was just Christian songs that I could access. I heard a lot of music from Don Moin. My dad presented me to Dolly Parton and the 1st song he announced me to was ‘Coat of Different Colors.’ I also listened to Jolene, Don Williams, and Phil Collins. All of these songs shaped my childhood, but I listened to Christian songs. But for me, the most notable Christmas song was that we had this cassette player, so we played Bonnie M, and we continued to play it even though it wasn’t Christmas. It was like the only cassette we had in the house, so all of those songs shaped my musical sense.
Q3: someone asked is johnny drille in a relationship. Are you?
Of course not. I’ll be alone until now. Some people also ask me if I am married, and that is the answer I have to give to them.
Q4 : johnny drille – shine, my dear and forever was the audience embraced a lot of the songs. Your thoughts on that
Innovative Lessons From The Johnny Drille’s Life
Drill has won fans globally because of the deep meaning he reads in his songs. According to him, he experimented with folk music to be unique and different from other musicians present, and it was useful to him. From Dad to the latest countdown to you forever, Johnny has exhibited a high musical creativity level and stands out from every other Singer.
Therefore, every entrepreneur should understand that the best thing is to be great but being unique is bigger. So, always carve a place for yourself.