Hello there, today we have an inspiring music artist on our start of the week segment. One who is sweet with words and loving with songs.
John Ighodaro (born July 5, 1990), professionally known as Johnny Drille, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. His career came into the spotlight when he released a cover of “Awww” by Di’Ja. He is currently signed to Mavin Records.
Johnny Drille’s songs are very inspiring and touching. I specially love his song with Simi, it’s differently good and beautiful with the compilations.
Johnny Drille was born and raised in Edo State, Nigeria. His father is a school principal and clergyman. He has four siblings. Drille started singing in his father’s church at an early age. He attended the University of Benin, Benin City, where he studied English and literature.
Drille began his musical career in church. He was one of the contestants on the sixth season of Project Fame West Africa in 2013.
In 2015, he released a cover of Di’Ja’s “Awww”, which caught the attention of Mavin’s CEO Don Jazzy.
His debut single “Wait for Me” was released in 2015. It was nominated for Best Alternative Song at The Headies 2016. He teamed up with Niniola, a fellow season 6 contestant, to record “Start All Over”. In February 2017, he signed a record deal Mavin Records.
Below are his awards and nominations
2016 The Headies Best Alternative Song “Wait for Me” Nominated
2018 Best Vocal Performance (Male) “Romeo & Juliet” Nominated
Best R&B Single Nominated
Best Alternative Song Nominated
Next Rated Nominated
2019 Best Alternative Song “Finding Efe” Won
Best Vocal Performance (Male) Nominated
Enjoy his top tracks below
Johnny Drille – Wait for me
Johnny Drille – Mystery Girl
Johnny Drille – Hallelujah ft Simi
Johnny Drille – Shine
Johnny Drille – Papa
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