As an ode to his father, singer-songwriter Johnny Drille releases his new single “Papa”. The Nigerian-born artist reaches across far distances through his lyrics to remember what his father taught him and continues to teach him, even while living apart from one another.
On the heels of Father’s Day, “Papa” is a song with the capacity to make listeners feel deeply. The single’s instrumentals grow steadily throughout, ending with a crescendo with Drille’s moving vocals. The song illustrates the bond between parent and child and how parents can guide their children even in adulthood.
Drille is currently signed with Mavin Records, Africa’s largest, critically-acclaimed record label home to artists like Rema and Korede Bello. As an Afro-folk artist, Drille is bringing greater representation and unique style to the folk genre.