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Johnny Drille: Mystery Girl and New Projects

John Ighodaro professionally known as Johnny Drille, is a Nigerian folk and alternative rock singer and songwriter. His career came into the spotlight when he released a cover of “Awww” by Di’Ja. 

Since he caught the attention of the public, it really has only been wins from then. He stole the hearts of all his listeners with his unique voice and the nostalgic strains of his music.

Drille’s idyllic vocals, fervent nocturne, has seen him become one of the few Nigerian artists with a penchant for writing, singing and producing their own songs. Following “Something Better” released earlier this year, Drille has consistently projected his artistry beyond the horizon through arresting cover series, including a ​rendition​ of Bob Marley’s 1980 record, ​Redemption Song, ​dedicated to the Nigerian youth for not letting their voices be suppressed.

His new track, Mystery Girl, shows a new, more intense side of the artiste. Known for his sedate, gentle love songs and tame lyrics, Drille switches it up on this new release. 

This single is off his upcoming debut album and we’re excited to see what new things Johnny Drille will surprise us with. This new record deals with the artiste trying to get to know a mysterious girl who has piqued his interest. 

Why is she sitting alone? What’s her history? Is she with a nice guy? Drille’s curiosity makes the listener just as curious about this mystery girl. 

The song has both an afrobeat vibe and a heavy folk influence. Drille’s blending of different genres of music has only gotten smoother and more refined. 

“Mystery girl is about a certain type of girl; the alluring kind. Behind those pretty eyes and gorgeous smiles are dark secrets that only time can unravel. It is a representation of the expansion of my music into new spaces and hints at one of the many layers of my coming debut album which I am excited about and cannot wait to share with the world!”, says Johnny Drille.

With “Mystery Girl”, Drille hopes to journey listeners to a whole new realm of experiences​, showcasing his range through lyrics and genre-bridging sounds.

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Betty Godson
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