Johnny Drille, the Nigerian singer, has detailed how he met Rima Tahini, his wife. 


Born John Ighodaro, Drille tied the knot with Tahini, Mavin Record director of A&R and a senior associate of Kupanda Capital, on January 5, 2022.

In a recent interview, Drille revealed Tahini was not just his first girlfriend but also the first woman to hear him say ‘”I love you”.

“The first time I saw her was at one of my shows in 2018. She was sitting in the front row next to a white woman. At some point, I thought both of them were white. She is mixed race,” he said.


“So, when I was working on another show in Abuja, we got talking. We met in October and by January, I knew I was going to marry her. And I told her I was going to marry her.

“For me, it was deep conviction. A lot of people will not believe this but she was my first girlfriend. I never had a girlfriend before her. I married the first woman that I said ‘I love you’ to.”

Tahini shared a video earlier in the year to celebrate what appeared to be their first wedding anniversary.


“Exactly a year ago yesterday – the most beautiful day, and it’s been the most beautiful 1st year of marriage. I am filled with gratitude to God everyday and look forward to forever by his grace!” she wrote.

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