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JOHNNY DRILLE

Afrobeats , Afro-soul , Pop , Folk , Afrobeat
Nigeria

John Ighodaro, better known as Johnny Drille is a Nigerian folk/alternative singer, songwriter, producer, and sound engineer.  He 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 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.


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

John Ighodaro, better known as Johnny Drille is a Nigerian folk/alternative singer, songwriter, producer, and sound engineer.  He was bor

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