Johnny Drille's Biography, Net Worth, History, Profile, Age, Awards and Endorsement Deals

Johnny Drille net worth

Johnny Drille is a musically stylish Nigerian artiste from Edo State. His music is really different from the conventional style of Nigerian music. He's more like the Nigerian Glee Cast.

Johnny's songs are extremely cool with a feeling of solemnity. You may not hear his songs in clubhouses and party rooms, but really get the ears and hearts of the masses.

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In sharp contrast, Johnny makes Nigerian music multidimensional, integrating the West-like tune and Nigerian accent into one string of folk music type.

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The profile of Johnny Drille

  • BIRTH NAME — John Ighodaro
  • OCCUPATION — Singer, Songwriter & Producer
  • STATE OF ORIGIN — Edo State
  • BIRTH STATE — Edo State
  • BIRTH DATE — July 5, 1990
  • RELATIONSHIP — Unmarried
  • SPOUSE —
  • CURRENT LABEL — Mavin Records
  • ACTIVE SINCE —  2006
  • STAGE STYLE — Relaxed
  • STAGE NAME — Johnny Drille
  • DISPLAY NAME — Johnny Drille
  • NET WORTH —  $105,000

Johnny Drille story


John Ighodaro who is popularly known as Johnny Drille is a native of Benin City, Edo State. He was born in 1990 and started doing music seriously in 2006. Johnny studied English and Literature in the University of Benin, Edo State and graduated in 2012 with a degree in the field of English and Literature.

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John Ighodaro was brought up in Benin and is the first child of five children. His Dad is a Pastor and this helped him blend into the role of being a church instrumentalist at a tender age.

Johnny Drille net worth


Johnny Drille started out with cassette recorders. John Ighodaro started doing music in his Dad's church at a very tender age ad started producing in 2006 (starting out with cassette recorders).

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Being a child of a pastor, he didn't have much problem with practising music often and mastering the act of producing and songwriting.

Around 2013, Johnny summoned the courage, contested in the 6th Edition of MTN Project Fame Academy. He got far, clocking out of the tenth position. Johnny Drille had been producing his own songs, many of which went out unnoticed.

This didn't put his passion to an end. Fortunately in January 2015, the sun shun of him and one of his songs; his cover of Afrodi'ja's "Awww", broke into the music market and was wildly loved. With this first breakout, thousands wanted to hear more from his, he got more ears and attention.

He pushed in another jaw-dropping country single in June, 2015, which was his personal composition and titled " Love Don't Lie". On the 12th of August, 2015, he produced hit rocking hit single titled "Wait For Me", which received a great deal of acceptance and wildly played, rapidly booming.

Johnny Drille alongside Nigerian Afro-house powerhouse, Niniola, released a cool song dubbed "Start All Over" and they had been together in the 2013 season of Project Fame.

Luckily, his wonderful musical efforts paid off and he got signed into Mavin Records music imprint on the 28th of February, 2017.

  • DRILLE'S NET WORTH — $105,000

Johnny Drille's Net Worth stands currently at $105k considering his hit songs and music contract with Mavin Records. Johnny Drille didn't just become a star in a day, he got it coming from childhood. He's a producer and song composer. He earns from his songs and also from producing; especially now that he's the talk of the media.

Johnny Drille net worth


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Johnny Drille's sound is unique. He puts out a totally different music brand out there, leaving listeners with nothing but a hunger for more.

Very unlike the average "groove-like" songs being produced in Nigeria, the sharp contrast between the songs and Drille's exposes a trend (advancement).

He incorporates the 9ja voice into Western musical rhythm and tone. About performance, Johnny is calm, just as his songs are. A groovy artiste puts out a groovy song. A relaxed one does likewise.

John Ighodaro is Nigeria's voice in Western sound. Artistes who's done same thing as Drille; put out something different from the crowd include Mr Eazi, Adekunle Gold and Patoranking.

They, alongside others, are putting up a different ballgame, transforming the traditional 9ja sound into something more cool with a tinge of traditional accustoming.

Awards of Johnny Drille


  • In 2015, Johnny Drille was nominated for the "Best Producer" Award at the South South Music Awards (SSMA) which took place at Obakenzua Cultural Centre, Benin City, Edo State.
  • In 2016, Johnny Drille was also nominated for the "Best Alternative Song" Award at The Headies.

The personal life of Johnny Drille


Johnny Drille is the first of five children, was born in the city of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria. John started music when he was really tender. He has worked with other realtime artistes like Cobhams Asuquo, Don Jazzy and more.

He's really a cool guy and cute; he says they're all cute in his family. We got to know from a reliable source that his favorite food is Beans (yeah!). He loves music so much, he could spend the whole day producing/composing.

He was the Music Director at God's Church Mission (his Dad's church). Johnny Drille has been invited to so many churches (when he wasn't yet signed in to Mavin Records).

Johnny Drille has done a lot of underground work for gospel artistes like Ada (the "Yahweh" crooner). Ada also hit the gospel music sphere with a soul-touching worship tone titled "Only You Can Do". According to a reliable source, Johnny Drille has worked very closely with Ada; producing and edit

How Johnny Drille became popular


The Mavin Records folk singer, Johnny Drille has been producing really cool songs that went down the drain along other unnoticed songs.

His cover of Di'ja’s "Awww" blew him out from nowhere and gave him a silver key to the peoples heart.

He didn't stop there, Drille produced another unique single, "Wait For Me", which skyrocketed his career and got him signed to Mavin Records in February 2017.

The video was so captivating, it got thousands of views moments after it was put on YouTube. Johnny Drille came to limelight fully when he got signed into the Mavin Records music label.

Just after this happened, people began search his name everywhere. He has a unique sound Mavin Records Boss; Don Jazzy, feels he alone can market in Nigeria.

Endorsements of Johnny Drille


Johnny Drille has not been endorsed by any major brand or company yet.

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  1. Am very sure u ar gonna blow d market.. U sound dfren from d oda guys out there.. Ur style of music very good.. Keep it up

  2. Yeah i love his style

  3. I fell in love with his style of music the moment I heard it.


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