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 Tc Records while performing at a fashion show. Real record-niced Real and a deal was signed a week later. and since
after then his dreams have been positive and successful till date......