I reached out to Durella aka 2Gbaski the other day with some questions and he took time out of his busy schedule to show love back by replying with his answers.
Durella's album 'King of the Zanga', as seen in the picture below (the album cover) will be on every street corner in Lagos, Okoko, Alaba and Yaba on Monday Nov 17th '08...
How come you have never released an album considering the fact that you had
3 well received singles and shot 2 solid videos for Shayo and Wiskolo
We have a saying at TC Records, we don't panic, we plan it. People needed to feel me before we blow them away with my album.
Many People have compared your style to D'banj's, is he an influence musically? Also who were some of your influences coming up?
Life is my main influence. Coming up, I loved boys 2 men, Biggie was just 2gbaski. I do enjoy Pasuma and lyrically I think African Chain is heavy.
Enu O See is a smash hit, what inspired that song and what does it mean to you?
The boy is from the zanga, people sometime step up to me like I don't have a voice, like when they talk I can't reply... this is just reminding them that I do and I can. No be mouth do Durella... Enu o se Durella.
have various nicknames 2Gbaski, King of the Zanga, Omo Yapayaski and
Durella Miskiaski. Break down the meanings of these names for us
If I break down all, how people go buy my dictionary, but i go give you 2gbaski... simple means Too Much... like you are too much, you are 2gbaski.
How is the music business in naija and what challenges have you faced? Also, what advice would you give artists trying to enter the music scene in naija?
Challenges, we don't have all day... but that is life. TC Records, my family has made it easy for me to remain me and do what I do.. make music. Ski, show me the money!
You were recently featured in the MTV Advance Warning competition and you won your competition against O.D. How did that feel?
Like I said in my song "In the zanga", hey Ski, right now I am on the right track, TC-Records representing. The win on MTV AD, showed that we are still on the right track.
When is the album coming out and what is it called?
My album: The King of the Zanga, will be out on the 17th of November... nothing do you if you buy 25.