Durella, popularly known as Oluwadamilare Okulaja, is a Nigerian recording artist, performer, songwriter and businessman. Durella is an amazing personality with meaningful names. Oluwadamilare means The Lord Has Rewarded Me while the Durella means The King of Zanga.
Durella net worth
He has an estimated net worth of $890, 000. Durella was raised in Mushin and Ajegunle but was born in Kaduna State, Zaria. The icon wrote his first song at age 13 while he still a student. Financial constraints forced him to drop out of school when he was an insurance student. Durella was formerly called Durel before he changed to Durella. Before then, he was an R&B artist and had already a single dubbed WHY. He interpreted the Durella as The Street highlighting that the street gave him.
In 2006, Durella met the executives of the record label TC-Records at Ibadan in February while performing at a fashion show. The agreement was made and he signed a contract week after. He released a debut album The King of Zanga and the second album, Reconfigurated under this record label.
Durella has featured notable artistes like Wizkid, Dbanji, Femi Kuti, Duncan Mighty, Dammy Krane, Olamide and has also performed live with Wyclef Jean in South Africa. In 2008, he was named MTV Base Advance Warning Artist of the year and has the most viral songs like ”Enu Ose, GaGa, Shayo, Club Rock and Wizkolo Wiska.”
Durella was compared to Dbanji because of the similarities in their voice but disagreed saying ”The most important element that makes you a musician is the lyrical content on your music. You must also be very versatile and be sure to get returns on investment. These three things make you stand out. If you don’t have them, you can’t even sell ten copies. All I know is that I am me, so there is no basis for comparison with D’banj.”
Durella is the first Nigerian artiste to own a shoe line: Durellasneakers, named after his popular slogan “2Gbaski” In 2017, The King of Zanga reacted to torrents of criticism trailed a picture of him drinking gari that he was broke. He debunked the rumour and said he likes taking Harry soakings. Durella’s net worth of $890,000 came mainly from his shoe line and music and performances.