Johnny Drille Biography, Career, Relationship, Net Worth & Age

Johnny Drille birth named John Ikponwosa Ighodaro, is a popular songwriter and musician born and raised in Edo State. He was born on July 5th, 1990, and he is 32 years old. He is a Mavins Records signee and one of the most anticipated artists in Africa.

Profile Summary

Birth Name

John Ikponwosa Ighodaro

Nick name

Johnny Drille

Date of Birth

July 5th, 1990



Record label

Mavins Records




Songwriter, musician



Net Worth

$500,000 and $800,000



Year Active

2006 till date

Johnny Drille Biography

John Ikponwosa Ighodaro, known professionally as Johnny Drille, was born on July 5th, 1990, in Edo State, Nigeria. He was born into a Christian family of seven, where his father is a clergyman and his mother is a school principal.

Johnny began singing in his father’s church at a young age and later joined the children’s choir. He also played the keyboard and was part of a group called Soul Awakening Signs with his sister.

In 2006, he began teaching himself music production and recording cassette tapes. He attended primary and secondary school in Edo State and later graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English and literature from the University of Benin in 2012.

Johnny Drille’s Career

Johnny Drille started his music career by participating in the MTN Project Fame Academy in 2013, which helped him gain experience in the music industry. However, it was his cover of Di’ja’s “Aww” in February 2015 that brought him to the spotlight.

This caught the attention of Mavin Records’ boss, Don Jazzy, who reached out to him and even followed him on Twitter.

In June of that same year, Johnny released his first song, “Love Don’t Lie,” a Christian country/folk song. He later released “Wait for Me,” which went viral.

He collaborated with Niniola, and they released a hit single titled “Start All Over” in 2016. He also collaborated with Simi, and they released a song titled “Hallelujah” in 2018. Johnny Drille’s debut album, “Before We Fall Asleep,” was released on December 3rd, 2021.

His music is inspired by Mumford & Sons, Passenger, Jon Bellion, Laura Mvula, Cobhams Asuquo, and other popular artists. He is known for his unique blend of folk and alternative sounds and is considered one of the rising stars in the Nigerian music industry.

Johnny Drille Songs

Some of his trending songs include:

  • Amarachi
  • Hold On
  • Mystery Girl
  • Bad Dancer
  • Wait For Me
  • Loving Is Harder
  • Before I Let Go
  • In The light
  • Clocks
  • Ova
  • Driving In The Rain
  • Odo
  • Sweet As A Mother’s Love
  • How Are You (My Friend) Remix
  • How Are You (My Friend)

Where does Johnny Drille live?

He is currently based in Nigeria, while making more lovely Christian books and music.

Johnny Drille social media handles

 Johnny Drille is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and has gathered a lot of followers on his social media account; you can follow him on Instagram at @JohnnyDrille and on Twitter at @JohnnyDrille.

Johnny Drille Relationship

Johnny Drille didn’t disclose any information regarding his relationship status but there are rumors that he’s in a relationship.

 Johnny Drille net worth

Johnny Drille is popularly known mostly as a songwriter and musician, and he is one of the richest artists in Nigeria. His net worth is estimated to be between $500,000 and $800,000.

Johnny Drille FAQ

What is the age of Johnny Drille?

He is 32 years old.

What is the net worth of Johnny Drille?

His net worth is estimated to be $500,000 and $800,000.


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