BIRTH NAME: John IghodaroDATE OF BIRTH: 1990
MARITAL STATUS: Not Married
Contemporary folk singer Johnny Drille, since the release of his breakout single “Wait For Me” in 2015, has been one of the most sought-after upcoming musicians in Nigeria. He got signed to Mavin Records in 2017.
EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND
Johnny is a Native of Edo State, Nigeria and was born and raised in his home state. He was born into a family of seven which included his clergy father and mother. He Obtained a Bsc In English and Literature from the University of Benin in 2012.
Drille began his music career in a tender age from his father’s Church, Before he upgraded to music production in 2006 when he first started with the use of cassette recorders.
Ighodaro participated on the 6th Edition of the prestigious MTN Project Fame Academy in 2013 where he was evicted at tenth position.
Opting out of the project firm did not kill his musical career, Johnny had went on to put out his works but they got little or unnoticed until January 2015 when he decided to do a cover for Di’ja’s ‘Awww’. Which got him attentions and gained him a fan base.
He followed it up with a personal composition, a country/folksy song ‘Love Don’t Lie’ in June of the same year.
CAREER AND LIFE
August 12th 2015 saw the release of the widely accepted ‘Wait For Me’ and is still spreading fast.
Some of Johnny Drille’s latest music include a folksy love song titled ‘My Beautiful Love’ which is in celebration of true love and a collaborate with Nigerian Afro-house powerhouse, Niniola titled ‘Start All Over’. Both of them where house mate at the same season of Project Fame in 2013.
On 28 February 2017, Mavin Rcord announced that Johnny Drille has been officially signed to the family.
‘Once upon a time, Johnny Drille was a contestant in the Project Fame Academy (Season 6), three years later; he came back to the very place he began his journey to stardom to share the experiences he has garnered over the years.
Johnny Drille who has now carved a niche for himself in folk music encouraged the contestants to make the best use of the opportunities that come with being on the Project Fame platform.
He did not fail to mention how competitive the music industry is, but he also stressed the importance of being original without giving in to the competitive pressure. By popular demand from the contestants, Johnny Drille performed his song titled ‘My beautiful love’. Godwyn Guitar, who came with him was on standby to make the song more pleasurable to the ears as he strummed along.
Some of his Johnny Driller Music below and you can follow his fresh release on.
IN AN INTERVIEW STAR.NAIJ HE TALKS ABOUT HIMSELF AND HIS MUSIC:
Many might consider his sound unfitting compared to the regular Afro pop music that’s big in mainstream Nigeria.
2017 is shaping up nicely for Drille who was once described as the future of the Nigerian music industry by respected musician Cobhams Asuquo.
“The good thing about being part of the family is we are all diverse. We are all different people of different gifts and different genres of music.
“Yes, most of us on the label are pop artistes but then, we all have special things that we offer,” said the new Mavin signee.
Don Jazzy and Drille got into talks shortly after the 26-year-old guitarist released a cover for ‘aww’ by Di’ja in 2017 and their relationship led to an official agreement in February 2017.
The SMD boss made the announcement via social media and it was well received by Drille’s fans and the music community.
AWARDS AND ENDORSEMENTS
No Popular awards yets
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