Johnny Drille Releases Debut Album, ‘before We Fall Asleep’ ft Don Jazzy


John Ighodaro, professionally known as Johnny Drille, has released his highly anticipated debut album, ‘Before We Fall Asleep’.

The 14-track project, by Johnny Drille for Mavin Records, includes music stars such as Styl-Plus, Don Jazzy, Ladipoe, Ayra Starr, Chylde, Lagos Community Choir, and Chillsoul. FILE PHOTO

KAMPALA | LIFESTYLE UGANDA ( — Known professionally as Johnny Drille, Nigerian singer and songwriter John Ighodaro has released his highly anticipated debut album called ‘Before We Fall Asleep’.

  • ‘Before We Fall Asleep’ is Johnny Drille’s debut album featuring Don Jazzy.
  • Johnny Drille debuted in the music scene through Project Fame West Africa in 2013.
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Mavin Records artist Johnny Drille released his 14-track body of work on Friday, which includes legendary R&B group Styl-Plus, Ladipoe, Don Jazzy , Ayra Starr, Chylde, Lagos Community Choir, and Chillsoul.

In his body of work, John Ighodaro, aka Drille, synthesizes the diverse sounds of these six musicians to address issues related to romantic relationships, cultural identity, and political issues.

Among the tracks on Johnny Drille’s Before We Fall Asleep album is My Kind of Brown, Loving is Harder, Ludo, Ova, Odo, Driving in the Rain, Before I Let Go, In the light, Clocks, Lies, Lost in the Rhythm, Sweet as a mother’s Love, Sister, and Lies(To Whom It May Concern), plus Sell my Soul.

A visual teaser for the project, which featured the singer being beaten by two men, was posted last month on Instagram , showing the artist’s sober reflection amid scars on his body.

John Drille entered the music scene in 2013 when he competed on Project Fame West Africa’s sixth season.

He came through with a cover of ‘Awww’ by Dija, a Nigerian artist who later became his label mate. Don Jazzy, CEO of Mavin Records, was drawn to the artist’s original sound, convincing him to sign with the label in 2017. Since then, he has released a number of singles, which have turned out to be a major success with huge recognition. In 2019, he won ‘Best Alternative Song’ at the 2019 edition of The Headies .

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Diana M Sanchez

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