Johnny Drille: Biography and Career

Johnny’s Room Live is one of the most beautiful events one can attend. The ambiance is super chilled, the music is enchanting, and his voice ethereal; these were the remarks of the people that attended the show. So who is Johnny Drille and how did he come to prominence? you are about to find out.


John Ighodaro, better known as Johnny Drille was born on July 5, 1990, to clergymen in a family of seven children. He is a folk/alternative singer, songwriter, producer, and sound engineer. He graduated from the University of Benin in 2012 where he majored in English and Literature.

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The talented singer who started doing music at a very tender age in church. A lot of people don’t know this but he was a contestant on the 6th Edition of the MTN Project Fame Academy in 2013, he got evicted at 10th place. The eviction from Project Fame did not deter me, Johnny continued recording and releasing his songs even though very few people knew him.

Johnny’s story changed dramatically after he recorded a cover of the song “Awww” by Di’ja. The Mavin Records’ honcho followed him on Twitter to commend him. That became his first contact with Mavin Records’ CEO. This cover drew attention and gave him the opportunity to express himself.

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. In 2018, he collaborated with superstar Simi to make ‘Hallelujah’. According to him, he looks up to and draws inspiration from Mumford & Sons, Owl city, Phillips, Passenger, Jon Bellion, Laura Muula and Cobhams Asuquo.

Net Worth

Johnny Drille who makes money from his music and as a producer, currently stand at an estimated net worth of $105,000.

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