Johnny Drille

@johnnydrille

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Been jamming Tiwa's new EP #Sugarcane all day. Hard to pick a favourite but 'Me and You' is my jam for days. Go cup that new @tiwasavage EP out now. Link is up in her bio πŸŒŽπŸ•Ί

Been jamming Tiwa's new EP #Sugarcane all day. Hard to pick a favourite but 'Me and You' is my jam for days. Go cup that new @tiwasavage EP out now. Link is up in her bio πŸŒŽπŸ•Ί

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I met a girl,

It was January 9th 2016 and I was to perform at an event in Benin. About an hour in some Girl walked up to me, she was an usher at the event. She told me she was a fan of my music, I thanked her and we took pictures. I didn't really pay her much attention until I went outside the hall and there she was; same Girl but there was something special about her that I couldn't really pin down. She had some kinda grace, walked in a funny and adorable way, and yes she was beautiful. She had a dark spot (perhaps a birthmark) close to her mouth, I couldn't have easily gotten her off my head afterwards. 
Before I left the event I wanted to get her number but somehow I didn't. I regretted being that shy old Johnny.
I went home, and that was It. She had walked out of my life, or rather it was I who walked away.
God knows she was on my mind all that day, and the next, and a few more. 
Two weeks later I visited Kada in Benin with my old friend Obji and a fan who was visiting Benin and wanted to meet me at all cost.
While walking around I saw a Girl from behind, She turned and lo, it was her again. This time she looked absolutely stunning and I could see guys around drooling over her. She wore a yellow crop-top shirt and blue jeans.
We hugged, she was delighted to see me and I definitely was more delighted to see her. This must have been a sign, perhaps a second chance to man-up. I wished I did the right thing this time but sadly I was still that shy old Johnny.

She told me it was Her brother's birthday that day and I greeted the young man (he was humming my song the whole time). And that was it. Again I hadn't asked for Her number. Maybe I didn't cos I didn't want to be disrespectful to the lady who was with me at the time.
As we walked away I knew I was going to regret it.

Now it's been almost two years since I've been looking for Her. I've gone through a dozen Efes on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and even Google. I had contacted the person who organized the event where she ushered but he too had lost contact. It seemed like she vanished into thin air 😩

If you ever find Efe please tell her I was searching for her a long long time.

Johnny πŸ’™

I met a girl,

It was January 9th 2016 and I was to perform at an event in Benin. About an hour in some Girl walked up to me, she was an usher at the event. She told me she was a fan of my music, I thanked her and we took pictures. I didn't really pay her much attention until I went outside the hall and there she was; same Girl but there was something special about her that I couldn't really pin down. She had some kinda grace, walked in a funny and adorable way, and yes she was beautiful. She had a dark spot (perhaps a birthmark) close to her mouth, I couldn't have easily gotten her off my head afterwards.
Before I left the event I wanted to get her number but somehow I didn't. I regretted being that shy old Johnny.
I went home, and that was It. She had walked out of my life, or rather it was I who walked away.
God knows she was on my mind all that day, and the next, and a few more.
Two weeks later I visited Kada in Benin with my old friend Obji and a fan who was visiting Benin and wanted to meet me at all cost.
While walking around I saw a Girl from behind, She turned and lo, it was her again. This time she looked absolutely stunning and I could see guys around drooling over her. She wore a yellow crop-top shirt and blue jeans.
We hugged, she was delighted to see me and I definitely was more delighted to see her. This must have been a sign, perhaps a second chance to man-up. I wished I did the right thing this time but sadly I was still that shy old Johnny.

She told me it was Her brother's birthday that day and I greeted the young man (he was humming my song the whole time). And that was it. Again I hadn't asked for Her number. Maybe I didn't cos I didn't want to be disrespectful to the lady who was with me at the time.
As we walked away I knew I was going to regret it.

Now it's been almost two years since I've been looking for Her. I've gone through a dozen Efes on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and even Google. I had contacted the person who organized the event where she ushered but he too had lost contact. It seemed like she vanished into thin air 😩

If you ever find Efe please tell her I was searching for her a long long time.

Johnny πŸ’™

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Sometime back we were on @aristokrattv's #TheCoverShow and performed some of my favourite songs including #MyBeautifulLove. It was one of my favourite live sets.

Link to full video in @aristokrattv's bio.

Cc @spinlet @iamgodwynguitar @neobass1 @jheri_jay @beststrings1 @mr.soul_official

Meanwhile, the link to #JohnnysRoom is in my bio πŸ•Ί

Sometime back we were on @aristokrattv's #TheCoverShow and performed some of my favourite songs including #MyBeautifulLove. It was one of my favourite live sets.

Link to full video in @aristokrattv's bio.

Cc @spinlet @iamgodwynguitar @neobass1 @jheri_jay @beststrings1 @mr.soul_official

Meanwhile, the link to #JohnnysRoom is in my bio πŸ•Ί

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So i got a new phone today and decided to take a walk with it; and after 5 minutes look what I found!!! A BEACH! 
Like, I literally have a beach at my backyard. No wonder its always cold around here. 
Oh, is beach the same pronunciation as the other....? Well, never mind. Lol.

Disclaimer: its not an iPhone 8, I'm a very simple guy. Hehe

So i got a new phone today and decided to take a walk with it; and after 5 minutes look what I found!!! A BEACH!
Like, I literally have a beach at my backyard. No wonder its always cold around here.
Oh, is beach the same pronunciation as the other....? Well, never mind. Lol.

Disclaimer: its not an iPhone 8, I'm a very simple guy. Hehe

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Hey guys! So yours truely and some really amazing musicians did an acoustic version of #RomeoandJuliet as part of the series we call #JohnnysRoom. It was the first time i was jamming with all these amazing guys together and we didn't even rehearse, I just sent them the songs the night before.

@iamgodwynguitar on guitar, @adetulubogbazzy on bass, @davidrhinoo on electric, @wisebernie on the cajon, and engineered by @altimsmavin. Video by @mavinfilms 
Hope you enjoy it like we did making it. Watch out for more from #JohnnysRoom

Link to full video on my bio.

Hey guys! So yours truely and some really amazing musicians did an acoustic version of #RomeoandJuliet as part of the series we call #JohnnysRoom. It was the first time i was jamming with all these amazing guys together and we didn't even rehearse, I just sent them the songs the night before.

@iamgodwynguitar on guitar, @adetulubogbazzy on bass, @davidrhinoo on electric, @wisebernie on the cajon, and engineered by @altimsmavin. Video by @mavinfilms
Hope you enjoy it like we did making it. Watch out for more from #JohnnysRoom

Link to full video on my bio.

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I've written quite a lot this year; a lot about my own experiences and I wanna write more songs about real stories. 
Tonight I was thinking, 'what if I wrote about someone else's story?'. Some of you have had experiences about love, God, sadness, happiness, family, friends, etc that I haven't. 
If you've got any intriguing stories you'd like to share (doesn't have to be yours) please share; I may just be inspired to make a song with it πŸ™

Edit: You can please dm or comment about it.

I've written quite a lot this year; a lot about my own experiences and I wanna write more songs about real stories.
Tonight I was thinking, 'what if I wrote about someone else's story?'. Some of you have had experiences about love, God, sadness, happiness, family, friends, etc that I haven't.
If you've got any intriguing stories you'd like to share (doesn't have to be yours) please share; I may just be inspired to make a song with it πŸ™

Edit: You can please dm or comment about it.

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#JohnnysRoom

#JohnnysRoom

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At Mavin Records

There are two things I look forward to every Sunday; going to church and eating puff-puff afterwards πŸ˜„

Have a great week my friend! πŸ“· @director_lekan

There are two things I look forward to every Sunday; going to church and eating puff-puff afterwards πŸ˜„

Have a great week my friend! πŸ“· @director_lekan

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Anything except 'do you have a girlfriend?' πŸ˜€

Anything except 'do you have a girlfriend?' πŸ˜€

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There are times it just doesn't sound right and I keep thinking "this can be better". Sometimes the music takes forever to come together and that can be very frustrating.

I once had about 35 versions of a song before I got it right. I'm pretty impatient but when it's about creating music I've got all the time in the world and I keep going till it's somewhere near perfect (in my mind). For a lot of us, what we do is beyond work or having a job, and even though we'd love some good cash there's something else that keeps us going, THE MUSIC 🎡

There are times it just doesn't sound right and I keep thinking "this can be better". Sometimes the music takes forever to come together and that can be very frustrating.

I once had about 35 versions of a song before I got it right. I'm pretty impatient but when it's about creating music I've got all the time in the world and I keep going till it's somewhere near perfect (in my mind). For a lot of us, what we do is beyond work or having a job, and even though we'd love some good cash there's something else that keeps us going, THE MUSIC 🎡

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Hey! My favourite colour is blue! πŸ“· @director_lekan

Hey! My favourite colour is blue! πŸ“· @director_lekan

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I'm curious which Nigerian artistes you'd like me to collaborate with. I sha would love to work with Jon Bellion πŸ˜„ In fact, I have started making the song sef πŸ˜„ I have plenty faith like dat

Cc @donjazzy πŸ™ˆ

Edit: ONLY WRITE THEIR NAMES PLEASE. Lol

I'm curious which Nigerian artistes you'd like me to collaborate with. I sha would love to work with Jon Bellion πŸ˜„ In fact, I have started making the song sef πŸ˜„ I have plenty faith like dat

Cc @donjazzy πŸ™ˆ

Edit: ONLY WRITE THEIR NAMES PLEASE. Lol

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Brand new music out now guys! #MyLove by my brother @richassani featuring yours sincerely, Johnny Drille and our older brother, @iamtjan. I know what you're thinking, Baddest combo ever πŸ˜„

You can stream & download this song to your phone right now by clicking the link on @richassani's bio, or pre-order his new album on iTunes which is out this Thursday. #TheAfricanGentlemanAlbum

Brand new music out now guys! #MyLove by my brother @richassani featuring yours sincerely, Johnny Drille and our older brother, @iamtjan. I know what you're thinking, Baddest combo ever πŸ˜„

You can stream & download this song to your phone right now by clicking the link on @richassani's bio, or pre-order his new album on iTunes which is out this Thursday. #TheAfricanGentlemanAlbum

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Everything I do, I do it for you ❀

Everything I do, I do it for you ❀

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My hair is back! No more face caps and hats πŸ˜„

First thing I did this morning was have @petervincephotography take a picture πŸ˜„

Good to be home!

My hair is back! No more face caps and hats πŸ˜„

First thing I did this morning was have @petervincephotography take a picture πŸ˜„

Good to be home!

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IS IT A BAD THING BEING INTROVERTED? 
We've got a mix of introverts and extroverts in my family and somehow it's a healthy balance. Dad I'm sure is introverted but he is a pastor and that hasn't stopped him from fulfilling his ministry. 
Myself, I am introverted and things can get painfully awkward sometimes especially when dealing with folks that are all out-there, and sometimes I wanna crawl back into that little shell of mine. 
As an artiste there is usually the demand to be more out there and present where things are happening. I try my best to be more visible but I can't stay too long out of the shell. 
People usually think introverted folks are depressed and anti-social but it's a very wrong conclusive impression cos we are some of the happiest people when we are in our space, and love to socialize in places we're used to and with people we're comfortable with. 
We don't hate company, we only evolve better in solitude. 
Big shout out to y'all extroverts and introverted-extroverts (if there is anything like that πŸ˜‚) πŸ“· @doa4tografi

IS IT A BAD THING BEING INTROVERTED?
We've got a mix of introverts and extroverts in my family and somehow it's a healthy balance. Dad I'm sure is introverted but he is a pastor and that hasn't stopped him from fulfilling his ministry.
Myself, I am introverted and things can get painfully awkward sometimes especially when dealing with folks that are all out-there, and sometimes I wanna crawl back into that little shell of mine.
As an artiste there is usually the demand to be more out there and present where things are happening. I try my best to be more visible but I can't stay too long out of the shell.
People usually think introverted folks are depressed and anti-social but it's a very wrong conclusive impression cos we are some of the happiest people when we are in our space, and love to socialize in places we're used to and with people we're comfortable with.
We don't hate company, we only evolve better in solitude.
Big shout out to y'all extroverts and introverted-extroverts (if there is anything like that πŸ˜‚) πŸ“· @doa4tografi

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I dunno what the video for #RomeoandJuliet would look like but I can say for certain that nobody will die in this one. Lol

I dunno what the video for #RomeoandJuliet would look like but I can say for certain that nobody will die in this one. Lol

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Isn't she just sweet?
Love it!!! @smokeybrownsugar 😘❀❀❀. #RomeoandJuliet

Isn't she just sweet?
Love it!!! @smokeybrownsugar 😘❀❀❀. #RomeoandJuliet

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"When life leaves you high and dry I'll be at your door tonight if you need help" 
Everything is live oh, @iamgodwynguitar is that good. Okbye πŸ™‹

#RomeoandJuliet link on my bioπŸ‘†

"When life leaves you high and dry I'll be at your door tonight if you need help"
Everything is live oh, @iamgodwynguitar is that good. Okbye πŸ™‹

#RomeoandJuliet link on my bioπŸ‘†

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Philly hooping to #RomeoandJuliet be making my song sound better πŸ˜„ 
@phillyaime 😍 ❀

Philly hooping to #RomeoandJuliet be making my song sound better πŸ˜„
@phillyaime 😍 ❀

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I've questioned faith a lot of times and have tried to be able to explain everything that happens but this my wisdom I pride so much in isn't enough. 
I had looked for satisfaction in all the wrong places and the more I'd tried to doubt God's presence the more I saw how He had a hand in everything and that He alone gave true satisfaction. 
I don't think I'm one of the best musicians or one of the better ones around: there's so much imperfection that is John Ighodaro but I'm grateful that I found my strengths and God amplified and showed them to the world. It's a blessing to me that my music means something to someone, I've never been more alive ❀

I've questioned faith a lot of times and have tried to be able to explain everything that happens but this my wisdom I pride so much in isn't enough.
I had looked for satisfaction in all the wrong places and the more I'd tried to doubt God's presence the more I saw how He had a hand in everything and that He alone gave true satisfaction.
I don't think I'm one of the best musicians or one of the better ones around: there's so much imperfection that is John Ighodaro but I'm grateful that I found my strengths and God amplified and showed them to the world. It's a blessing to me that my music means something to someone, I've never been more alive ❀

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Hey guys! The official #romeoandjuliet lyrics video  by @mavinfilms is out!!! Now you can sing along with the correct lyrics to our song 😁❀. Link on my bio.

Hey guys! The official #romeoandjuliet lyrics video by @mavinfilms is out!!! Now you can sing along with the correct lyrics to our song 😁❀. Link on my bio.

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Still not heard my new song? 
Link is on my bio. 
#RomeoandJuliet

Still not heard my new song?
Link is on my bio.
#RomeoandJuliet

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#RomeoandJuliet is the song that's taken me the longest time to write. Started in 2015 and finished writing the day before it dropped. I'm not even kidding. 
Link on my bio.... ❀ πŸ“· @_anuel

#RomeoandJuliet is the song that's taken me the longest time to write. Started in 2015 and finished writing the day before it dropped. I'm not even kidding.
Link on my bio.... ❀ πŸ“· @_anuel

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I hardly ever cry but I couldn't help it after I saw mummy for the first time two days ago over a video call, after almost two months since I relocated to Lagos. She looked great and relaxed. She, dad, and my brothers were really excited to see me and I couldn't hide my own excitement. I showed them around the house and my new studio. Lol. 
She is the strongest and bravest woman I know, she is my wonder woman. I've written and recorded two songs about her already but they still don't capture enough of her like I'd like to show the world πŸ˜”. When we were younger my siblings and I used to brag about how we would build dad and her big houses and buy them cars. We still will, and I promise I will when I have made money momma! 
Happy Birthday to the most precious woman to me, Happy Birthday Mummy ❀

I hardly ever cry but I couldn't help it after I saw mummy for the first time two days ago over a video call, after almost two months since I relocated to Lagos. She looked great and relaxed. She, dad, and my brothers were really excited to see me and I couldn't hide my own excitement. I showed them around the house and my new studio. Lol.
She is the strongest and bravest woman I know, she is my wonder woman. I've written and recorded two songs about her already but they still don't capture enough of her like I'd like to show the world πŸ˜”. When we were younger my siblings and I used to brag about how we would build dad and her big houses and buy them cars. We still will, and I promise I will when I have made money momma!
Happy Birthday to the most precious woman to me, Happy Birthday Mummy ❀

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Big shout out to the bro @chrisrio_ for choosing to perform my song. I think he did an awesome job with it πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. Y'all watch out for him! 
#Repost @chrisrio_ ・・・
#LoveDontLie β€’ This song speaks to me. I didn't turn 4 chairs with it but I'm happy that my first performance on this show was with such a heavy song.  Really listen & ignore the fact that it's a blind audition. God's grace did find me on that stage.

In the immortal words of Lecrae, if I ever took a loss, I learned a lesson. Been through a lot on this music journey, but still I rise. It only gets better from here. Thank you for rooting for me ❀

Thanks again @johnnydrille for being a blessing.
Full video on YouTube.

#TheVoiceNigeria 
#TeamChrisRio 
#TeamYemi

Big shout out to the bro @chrisrio_ for choosing to perform my song. I think he did an awesome job with it πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. Y'all watch out for him!
#Repost @chrisrio_ ・・・
#LoveDontLie β€’ This song speaks to me. I didn't turn 4 chairs with it but I'm happy that my first performance on this show was with such a heavy song. Really listen & ignore the fact that it's a blind audition. God's grace did find me on that stage.

In the immortal words of Lecrae, if I ever took a loss, I learned a lesson. Been through a lot on this music journey, but still I rise. It only gets better from here. Thank you for rooting for me ❀

Thanks again @johnnydrille for being a blessing.
Full video on YouTube.

#TheVoiceNigeria
#TeamChrisRio
#TeamYemi

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πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #RomeoandJuliet @maraji_ ❀

#Repost @maraji_
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Where my Anti- catch feelings squad at πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #RomeoandJuliet @maraji_ ❀

#Repost @maraji_
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Where my Anti- catch feelings squad at πŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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"Love is a beautiful thing this love na for you and me...." - #romeoandjuliet 😍

Link on my bio

"Love is a beautiful thing this love na for you and me...." - #romeoandjuliet 😍

Link on my bio

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Hey Juliet, 
it took me sometime to finish the letter but I finally wrote it. I hope it finds you soon enough ❀

#RomeoAndJuliet πŸ“· @_anuel

Hey Juliet,
it took me sometime to finish the letter but I finally wrote it. I hope it finds you soon enough ❀

#RomeoAndJuliet πŸ“· @_anuel

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I'm really excited about your responses to my new single #RomeoAndJuliet. It is all the satisfaction I wanted. 
Please share so more of your friends and others can hear it too. 
Caught the pop culture references? 
What part of the song is your favourite? 
#Mavin - Johnny Drille ❀

I'm really excited about your responses to my new single #RomeoAndJuliet. It is all the satisfaction I wanted.
Please share so more of your friends and others can hear it too.
Caught the pop culture references?
What part of the song is your favourite?
#Mavin - Johnny Drille ❀

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#RomeoAndJuliet is finally here guys!!! Link on my bio 🌍

Cc @donjazzy πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

#RomeoAndJuliet is finally here guys!!! Link on my bio 🌍

Cc @donjazzy πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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It's finally here guys!!!! #RomeoAndJuliet is out!!! Link on my bio. #Mavin 🌍❀ #Repost from @donjazzy -  Supreme Mavin Dynasty presents the most beautiful record you ve heard this year. And it's by the super talented @johnnydrille this one is called #RomeoAndJuliet. Link is on my bio. (Stop whatever you re doing. Clean your ears, grab your partner and press play. Take your feelings to another level) #SimplyBeautiful #Classic #MasterPiece 😁😁😁πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ #Mavin - #Repost

It's finally here guys!!!! #RomeoAndJuliet is out!!! Link on my bio. #Mavin 🌍❀ #Repost from @donjazzy - Supreme Mavin Dynasty presents the most beautiful record you ve heard this year. And it's by the super talented @johnnydrille this one is called #RomeoAndJuliet. Link is on my bio. (Stop whatever you re doing. Clean your ears, grab your partner and press play. Take your feelings to another level) #SimplyBeautiful #Classic #MasterPiece 😁😁😁πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ #Mavin - #Repost

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Tonight guys!!! Tune in to @thebeat999fm at 10PM to be the first to hear my brand new song πŸ˜„. Spoiler!!! The title of my new song is the title of a very popular play πŸ˜‰πŸ˜― Cc @douglasjekan @mavinrecords

Tonight guys!!! Tune in to @thebeat999fm at 10PM to be the first to hear my brand new song πŸ˜„. Spoiler!!! The title of my new song is the title of a very popular play πŸ˜‰πŸ˜― Cc @douglasjekan @mavinrecords

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