Johnny Drille whose full name is JOHN IGHODARO
He was born and brought up in Edo state Nigeria from a family of Seven (7)
with B.A in English and literature from UNIBEN
He sings (FOLK OR ALTERNATIVE), song writer, producer and sound engineer.
Started singing from his fathers church at a very tender age .
In 2006 he taught himself music production where he firstly began using cassette recorders,
He contested in the 6th edition of MTN PROJECT FAME ACADEMY in the year 2013.
He had released a lot of songs but never came to limelight
until he released his own cover version for DI’JA’S ‘awww’ in January 2015
in August 2015 he released ‘WAIT FOR ME’which was massively accepted.
in February 28 2017 he was officially announced as an artist in Marvin records.
When asked why folk songs
He admited it has not always been like that and he had tried diffrent gernes
of musics but non worked out well until he came to hear the music of mumford and sons an American folk band
his genre of music is being inspired by
MUMFORD AND SONS
COBHAMS ASUQUO ETC
He hopes to redefine love songs in nigeria and beyond
His latest release is HALLELUJA featuring Simi you can follow on instagram @simplysimi or @ johnnydrille