Famous Nigerian musician, Johnny Drille has explained the inspiration behind his hit song “How Are You My Friend.” The song with duration of 03:16 seconds was released in 2022.
Speaking with Hip TV, Johnny disclosed that he got the revelation of the song through the death of Don Jazzy’s mother, who had passed on a few weeks before the release of the song in 2022.
Johnny added that the song (produced by Don Jazzy) was an idea of the Marvin and was co-written him.
“For ‘How Are You My Friend’, the inspiration behind it was, Don Jazzy has just lost his mum like a couple of weeks prior,” he stated.
“I guess, maybe this [the song] was his own way of talking about it because a lot of people were reaching out to him that he has not heard from like years. So, it just kind of hit him that, ‘Omo, I actually have these many friends that I have not spoken with for so long,” he explained.
“I also think that we are also in pretty touch times. The economy is crazy. A lot of people having it hard. A lot of people going through things in their lives that sometimes they don’t feel comfortable sharing them. And I guess, maybe that is why people have been able to connect with the song,” he concluded.