Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Johnny Drille Profile

BIOGRAPHY

John Ighodaro, better known as Johnny Drille was born and raised in Edo State, Nigeria. He is from a family of seven including a clergy father and mother. He graduated from the University of Benin in 2012 where he majored in English and Literature.

He is a folk/alternative singer, songwriter, producer, and sound engineer. He started out music from his father’s Church at a very early age, and learned to sing around his siblings especially his older sister. He then went on to teach himself music production around 2006 when he first began using cassette recorders.

He was a contestant on the 6th Edition of the MTN Project Fame Academy in 2013.
As an artist, Johnny had been putting out songs but they had gone unnoticed until January 2015 when he released his cover version of Di’ja’s ‘Awww’ which caught Don Jazzy’s attention. The Mavin Records’ huncho followed him on Twitter to commend him. That became his first contact with Mavin Records’ CEO.

The cover introduced him to more listeners. He followed it up with a personal composition, the Christian country/folksy song ‘Love Don’t Lie’ in June of the same year. August 12, 2015 saw the release of the massively accepted ‘Wait For Me’ that top topped most of the Nigerian alternative charts. In February of 2016, he released the folksy love song titled ‘My Beautiful Love’ which is in celebration of true love.

On his choice of the folk sound, he admits he didn’t start out with it as he had tried his hands at multiple genres of music including highlife, hip-hop, and even afro-pop but these didn’t work out until he figured out a way to stand out after coming across the music of the American folk band, Mumford & Sons.

Nour Project
Nour Project
Bridging the cultural divide between Arab and European peoples, the Nour Project is a volunteer opportunity in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) area that aims to improve cross-cultural understanding between Europe and MENA. Nour Project is an Egyptian...
Alassane (Badboy)
Alassane (Badboy)
Alassane (Badboy) is a Senegalese Afro Urban and Afro Pop performer, songwriter, and guitarist. One of the few performers of his generation that wants to export Senegalese music and offer something fresh to it. Pan African Senegalese Artist; Young Innovator...
Cotonou City Crew (C.C.C)
Cotonou City Crew (C.C.C)
Cotonou City Crew, often known as C.C.C, is a hip-hop group from Benin that is more than just an independent label. Diamond Noir, Bsyd, Nasty Nesta, and DAC all share the same vision of African Hip-Hop: unrestrained Hip-Hop that is...
Jesse Markin
Jesse Markin
Originally making his name as a rapper for the group The Megaphone State, Jesse Markin is a renowned Liberian-born singer-songwriter from Finland. Jesse Markin's music incorporates elements of indie pop, folk, hip-hop, r&b, and electronic radio pop, expanding his melodic...
FOKN Bois
FOKN Bois, alias M3nsa and Wanlov the Kubolor are the subversive satirists at the forefront of Ghana's booming Hiplife trend, playfully provocative and truly funny music genre-mashers. One of the most well-known bands in the world for their unique brand...
Toya Delazy
Toya Delazy
Toya Delazy, a pianist, producer, rapper, and singer-songwriter, has established herself as one of the most innovative artists in South Africa's booming music business. Toya Delazy, the BET Award nominee and East London based diva, is the creator of AfroRave,...
Ghali
Ghali
Ghali Amdouni alias Ghali, an Italian-Tunisian rapper and record producer, mixes together numerous musical styles in his catchy and hooky songs, developing a style that has consistently placed him at the top of the charts. He was born in Milan...
King Abid
King Abid
Heythem Tlili, otherwise known as King Abid, presents a genuine, celebratory, and uniting music inspired by his origins. He expresses his love for Jamaica and his admiration for his host nation. The Tunisian prodigy combines Afrobeat, reggae, electro, dancehall, and...
Nana Adjoa
Nana Adjoa
Gifted with subtle stylistic flair and a keen sense of musicianship, Nana Adjoa, is a dynamic explorer based in Amsterdam. Nana Adjoa's life has been shaped by fate and parental influence, as it has been for many other artists. In...
Bongeziwe Mabandla
Bongeziwe Mabandla
Bongeziwe Mabandla is a South African singer-songwriter and guitarist living in Johannesburg. His beautiful, ethereal voice transmits heartfelt and therapeutic words from the Eastern Cape while also capturing the modern African scene. His music is influenced by African artists like...

Johnny Drille music has been inspired by Mumford & Sons, Owl City, Phillip Phillips, Passenger, Jon Bellion, Laura Mvula, Cobhams Asuquo, etc. The talented singer has stated in the past the he hopes to in Nigeria and beyond redefine love songs through his music.

In late 2016 he was nominated at the Headies for Best Alternative Song for ‘Wait For Me’. On February 28, 2017 Johnny Drille was officially announced as a Mavin Records artiste.

FOLLOW JOHNNY DRILLE

FACEBOOK: Johnny Drille TWITTER: @Johnnydrille INSTAGRAM: johnnydrille

Share this:

FOR BOOKINGS

EMAILbookjohnnydrille@gmail.com

LATEST TRACKS

Share this:

LATEST MUSIC VIDEOS

Share this:

LIVE STREAM