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Johnny Drille Basic Information
|Stage Name:||Johnny Drille|
|Real Name:||John Ikponwosa Ighodaro|
|Occupation:||Singer, Record Producer|
|Date Of Birth/Age:||5 July 1990 (32) Years Old|
|Place of Birth:||Edo State, Nigeria|
|Education:||University of Benin|
Johnny Drille Biography
Say John Ikponwosa Ighodaro and many people would be left confused about your references. But when you say Johnny Drille, they would most likely smile in the knowledge you’re referencing one of Nigeria’s alte musicians. Well, both are the same person.
Johnny Drille was born in Edo state, Nigeria, and spent much of his life there. His interest in singing flowered while he was still young and he began singing in his father’s church. but his dream was bigger than that space and he thought of advancing his career and joining Nigeria’s music aristocracy.
He started dropping music covers and networking. He nagged serious attention when he did a cover of Di’ja’s “Awww.” Impressed by his performance on that song Mavin Records boss Don Jazzy reached out to him and even followed him on Twitter.
After an extensive back and forth, he was given a space in the Mavin family, where he had his big break as a musician. Johnny Drille has remained with Mavin Records since his signing, which makes him one of the oldies in the Mavin family. Oday, who doesn’t know of Johnny Drille?
The singer is a massive believer in the power of self and has dropped some quotables to affirm the same. You can hear him out here:
“You’re capable of so much more. Surprise yourself!”
Johnny Drille is one of the few musicians who have truly close relationships with their parents. His father is a school principal and clergyman. His mother is also said to be a pastor.
Johnny Drille has four siblings that he rarely speaks about in public. However, during a recent interview, he had shared some details about them, noting that they were the only friends he had growing up. In the intervening years. of course, that reality has changed.
How much Johnny Drille is worth is still a subject of speculation among his fans. The singer himself wouldn’t be drawn into discussions of the subject. That said. Some sources put his net worth at $350,000k.
Johnny Drille has most likely had his share of women. However, you will never catch him dead going into details about it. While he isn’t known to be married, he probably has a girlfriend. And he has been efficient in hiding her away from the public.
Johnny Drille is currently signed to Don Jazzy’s Mavin Records. He inked that deal in 2017, years after getting to know Don Jazzy and getting praised for his work by the celebrated music producer.
In matters genre, Johnny Drille cannot be forced into a single basket. The singer is as versatile as they come, with works encapsulating afrobeat, soul, folk, and alternative music.
Where in Edo State is Johnny Drille from?
When did Johnny Drille join Mavins?
To show his faith in Johnny Drille’s music, he followed him on Twitter. As the musician would recount during an interview in 2018, they kept in contact but DOn Jay went silent for a long time. They got in touch again, and in 2017, Johnny Drille formally joined the Mavin family. He has been with the record label since.