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John Ighodaro

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Updated: Nov 16, 2021

His real name is John Ighodaro, and he was born in July 5, 1990, in Edo State Nigeria. Johnny Drille was born to a clergy family and he has four siblings. He graduated from the University of Benin in 2012 where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in English and Literature.

Drille started his musical career at a very young age. Johnny participated in the 6th season of popular talent hunt show, MTN Project Fame in 2013. He was evicted in the tenth position.

Johnny's story changed dramatically after he recorded a cover of the song "Awww" by Di’ja. The Awww cover brought him to limelight globally and made Don Jazzy, CEO, Mavin records notice him. Subsequently, he officially signed a deal with the record label in 2017.

After releasing the cover, he also went on to release Wait for me (2015), and later, Love Don’t Lie (2015). The latter received wide acceptance and charted top in Nigerian music charts. Since then, Drille has continued to whet his fans' appetite with his timely release of good music.

 

AWARDS

2019 – The Headies, Best Alternative Song (Finding Efe)

 

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