The boy born in the zanga, brought up in the lungu, hustled on the streets and now rightly crowned the King of The Zanga, Durella remains the enigma turning the world into his fan base.
Durella was born to Mr and Mrs Okulaja, who named him Oluwadamilare (the Lord as rewarded me). Going to secondary school in Lagos, brought the love of music out in Durella. With performances at schools events leading to a loyal following of adoring fans in and around his school, Durella knew then, as he does now, that performing as an artiste was what he wanted to do.
He was earlier influenced by the great RnB groups of the 90s and regularly sang the ballads that made girls weak at the knees. This brought to him an understanding of the power of lyrics, while developing his own unique style of writing, Durella discovered and fell in love with B.I.G. The album "ready to die" became his must play.
In February 2006, at a chanced meeting in the town of Ibadan, Durella met executives from TcRecords while performing at a fashion show. Real record-niced Real and a deal was signed a week later.
Durella's First Album, The King of The Zanga is already been hailed as the best debut Album that will hit Nigeria with hits like
In the Zanga
Queen of My Zanga
All this before the album is released.
Durella's Album "King of the Zanga" was released in November 08. And it's fast becoming the must have album of 09. With the video release of Enu O se in Febuary 09, TC Records through Durella once again has laid down a mark of quaility in the ever growing Nigerian Music Industry.
In December 08 Durella won MTV Advance Warning, a contest design to announce the next Nigerian Super Star.
On the 26th of July 09 Durella was appoint the UN Youth Ambassador for Peace.