Fast rising Nigerian singer Johnny Drille wowed an audience of 3000 people yesterday at his first major live concert The Johnnys Room Live which was held at the Muri Okunola Park, Ikeja in Lagos state.
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In attendance were his parents who have sacrificed immensely for the singer throughout the years. They are both pastors and despite his interest in singing romantic songs and interest in primarily the secular genre, they still supported him and funded his first video shoot. He posted below on his Instagram page:
“A Happy Story
Tomorrow I fly my mum and dad into Lagos for my first ever live show #JohnnysRoomLive. This is special to me as I want them to see the person I’ve become.
“Both my parents are pastors and were concerned for me when I decided to fully pursue music singing mostly love songs. They have supported me notwithstanding and I want to show to them with this show that a lot of people their son and his music and that faith they had in me wasn’t for nothing.
“My mum out of the little she had paid for my first computer and studio monitors which I still use to this day and my dad took a loan to help me shoot my first music video. I want them to see on Sunday that all those weren’t for nothing.
My parents are simple people and don’t care for fancy things. Pa had wanted them to travel by road but I had insisted on flying not cos I have so much money but that I want them to fly on a plane for the first time and know how that feels. I work and hope that in good time I’d be able to fly them to Dubai and other cool holiday destinations. I also want them to meet Don Jazzy.”
The 28-years-old Mavin records singer and multi-instrumentalist was astonished at the response he garnered from the fans last night and he was indeed appreciative of the fact that Nigerians recognized and adored the vibes of introspective music. Several attendants enjoyed themselves throughout the concert and the concert was sold out to his amazing sold out.
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Over 3000 happy people. Thank you my @showgearonline family for holding this down for me, @timmydavies_ you're the greatest ever, @douglasjekan thank you for supporting my music and believing in the Johnny Drille dream, big shout to @taxify.ng. @massivematthew WE did it bro, your passion paid off. @iamndidi from Benin to the world, this history was for us. @donjazzy and my Mavin family came through for me, I felt loved. My brothers @@richassani and @iamtjan you got my back and I thank you. Thank you @@symplysimi you were soooo amazing last night. @forevercfr you killed time for me so beautifully, my parents loved you. It was heart warming seeing @kennyblaqmcfr_ show up for me too, I didn't expect that. God bless the home boy @kraizeemusic. My brothers we've made music together @iamgodwynguitar @davidrhinoo @isonilstrings @jheri_jay @neobass1 you guys have stayed with me through it all and for the love of music, we've got more history to make. I've got the most amazing fans in the world and feel privileged to have you all, you guys turned out in your numbers for me from as far as Nasarawa, Sokoto, Ilorin, Ibadan. I love you guys from the bottom of my heart. #JohnnysRoomLive