The captivating soul behind the romantic “Romeo and Juliet” song is no one but Johnny Drille. He is one of Nigeria’s promising and up coming musician with a taste for vintage and classic fashion.
Johnny Drille has already carved out his style in the music industry, as his music has a calm but resonating effects in the ears of his fans and listeners. This article contains all you need to know about Johnny Drille.
Johnny Drille Profile
- Full Name: John Ighodaro
- Age: 30
- Nationality: Nigerian
- State of Origin: Edo
- State of residence: Lagos
- Marital status: Single
- Occupation: Singer, guitarist, song engineer, record producer and a songwriter.
Johnny Drille Age
Johnny is a Millennial and was born on the 5th of July, 1990. Johnny is originally from Edo state and grew up together with his four siblings in his birth state.
Johnny’s childhood days mostly revolved around choir rehearsal, as he together with his siblings were members of his church choir.
Johnny had good up bringing as his dad is a discipline man who happened to be a principal of a school by profession and also a clergyman by calling.
Johnny Drille Education
Johnny’s education was already planned out as he grew up in an educational atmosphere. His primary and secondary schools were all located at his birth state.
After obtaining his high school certificate, he gained admission into University of Benin where he graduated with a degree in English and Literature.
Johnny Drille Career
Johnny had a good foundation in music as he was a member of his dad’s church choir, which groomed his passion for music.
Johnny was in the dark as the world was not aware of his talents, until the 6th edition of Project Fame West African competition he part took in.
However he bacame popular, after doing a cover for the artist Di’Ja in her song “Awww”. His act in this song got the attention of important record labels such as “Mavin Records”. In 2015, Johnny Drille released his first single ” Wait for Me”.
This single was amazing and captivating as it was a mirror reflecting the true talents of Johnny Drille.
His hit single “Wait for Me” became popular that year and was even nominated for “Best Alternative Song” at the 2016 Headies Awards.
Johnny Drille released a song in collabo with Ninola titled “Start All Over”, this song was well received by fans and was an added success to his up coming records.
Johnny Drille finally signed a record deal with ” Mavin Records” in 2017 and is still releasing exquisite songs in his unique ways.
Most of Johnny’s outstanding singles includes; “Love Don’t Lie” in 2015, “My Beautiful Love” in 2016, “Romeo & Juliet” in 2017, “Halleluya” (in collabo with Simi) and “Awa Love” in 2018. Other singles are; “Forever”, “Shine”, “Finding Efe”, “Papa”, “Dear Future Wife”,”Count on You” all in 2019 and “Something Better” in 2020.
Johnny Drille has been holding shows in his hometown, Lagos and other cities in Nigeria. He has tons of fans and will still have more. Johnny Drille has had associated acts with top muscians such as; Simi, Niniola, Waje, Ric Hassani, and Cobhams.
Johnny Drille is just at the beginning of his career and the public is ever expectant towards the release of his creative songs with the unique folk taste.
Johnny Drille Relationship
Johnny is not dating anyone that the public knows yet, while some female fans find this annoying, others considers it as his own way of keeping things away from privy eyes of the public.
All the same the public cannot wait to see the lady he will finally introduce as his girl or wife to be. So the handsome artiste is still single for now.
Johnny Drille Achievements
- Johnny being an up coming artiste has been nominated for some awards such as 2016 Headies for “Best Alternative Song” for his single, “Wait for Me”.
- In 2018 he was nominated for Best Vocal Performance (Male) for his single, “Romeo & Juliet”.
- In the same year he was also nominated for “Best R&B Single” and “Best Alternative Song” for his single “Romeo and Juliet”.
- In 2019 Johnny emerged as the winner for “Best Alternative Song” at the 2019 Headies for his single “Finding Efe”.
- In the same year, Johnny was also nominated for “Best Vocal Performance (Male)” at the 2019 Headies.
Johnny Drille Net Worth
Although Johnny is still in the early stages of his career, he is still making it and has an estimated net worth of $200,000 as of August 2020.