Johnny Drille Biography
Johnny Drille is a Nigerian singer and songwriter, born on July 5, 1990, in Edo State, Nigeria. His real name is John Ighodaro, but he is popularly known by his stage name, Johnny Drille.
He grew up in a Christian home and attended the University of Benin, where he studied English and Literature. During his university days, he was part of a music group called “Souls of Perception,” where he discovered his love for singing and songwriting.
After his university education, Johnny Drille went on to participate in the season 6 of the MTN Project Fame West Africa, where he emerged as the first runner-up. He started his music career as a gospel rock artiste but later switched to the alternative genre.
In 2015, Johnny Drille signed a record deal with Mavin Records, a Nigerian-based record label founded by Don Jazzy. He rose to fame after releasing several singles such as “Wait for Me,” “Halleluya” (feat. Simi), “Count on You,” “Finding Efe” and “Papa,” which have all gone on to become hits with millions of streams on various platforms.
Johnny Drille has worked with several top Nigerian artistes, including Simi, Niniola, Di’ja, Chinko Ekun and Styl-Plus, among others. He has also performed at several notable events, both locally and internationally.
Johnny Drille is a private person and has kept his personal life away from the public eye. However, he has revealed in interviews that he is currently single and focused on his music career.
Johnny Drille is one of Nigeria’s most talented and promising artistes, with a unique style that sets him apart from his peers. He continues to create soulful and captivating music that resonates with fans both locally and internationally.