Johnny Drille Opens Up About Feeling Like a ‘Loser’ after MTN Project Fame: A Turning Point in His Career

Johnny Drille Opens Up About Feeling Like a ‘Loser’ after MTN Project Fame: A Turning Point in His Career

…By Joseph Benjamin for TDPel Media. Renowned Nigerian singer, Johnny Drille, whose real name is John Ighodaro, has candidly shared his experience and emotions following his failure to secure a spot in the top 10 of the prestigious music competition, MTN Project Fame.


The artist, who recently revealed his marital status, admitted that he initially felt like a failure after the loss.

Participation in MTN Project Fame as a Turning Point

During a recent interview on Hip TV’s program, Trending, Johnny Drille disclosed that he participated in MTN Project Fame back in 2013.

Despite his best efforts, he did not make it to the top 10, let alone claim victory.


However, this setback became a pivotal moment for him.

A Defining Moment and the Birth of Determination

Johnny Drille shared the profound impact of his elimination from the talent show, stating, “A lot of people don’t know, but I was on Project Fame in 2013.

I did not make top 10, not to talk of winning.

But for me, it was like the beginning of everything for all these.”

He revealed that he experienced a sense of personal defeat for the first time and felt worthless.


However, that night marked a turning point in his life and career.

The Birth of a Resilient Artist

Determined to transform his setback into an opportunity for growth, Johnny Drille made a resolute decision to become a remarkable person, musician, and artist.

From that moment onward, he dedicated himself to pursuing music professionally, knowing that greatness awaited him.

Additional Information: Johnny Drille’s Rise to Prominence

Johnny Drille gained significant recognition in 2015 following the release of his chart-topping song, “Wait For Me,” under the renowned Mavin Records, led by Don Jazzy.

Since then, he has continued to captivate audiences with his unique sound and heartfelt lyrics, establishing himself as a prominent figure in the Nigerian music industry.


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