Ikechukwu Clinton Nnaemeka (born 28 February 1997), professionally known as Ragee[1] also known for the tag Initiating, Rage Process,[2] is a Nigerian record producer and songwriter.[3] He made his mainstream debut when he produced Davido’s hit song ”Unavailable” featuring Musa Keys off his fourth studio album Timeless (2023)[4] which peaked at number 1 on the UK Afrobeats Singles Chart for five weeks and reached number 8 on the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart.[5][6]

Ragee
Birth nameIkechukwu Clinton Nnaemeka
Born (1997-02-28) 28 February 1997 (age 27)
Lagos, Nigeria
OriginAnambra State
Genres
Occupation(s)Record producer
Years active2018–present

Early life edit

Ragee was born in Lagos, Nigeria and originally from Anambra State, He attended Lagos State Polytechnic Ikorodu, where he studied Computer Science.[7] Ragee began his musical career in the choir and as a church drummer,[8] He started as a rapper and songwriter before going into music production.[9][10]

Career edit

He first rose to prominence with his works on Bad Boy Timz’s ‘Have Fun’ in 2020,[11]before producing Davido’s 2023 viral hit "Unavailable", featuring Musa keys.[12]At the start of 2023, he formed a successful artist-producer combo with the Nigerian singer-songwriter Davido,[13] as he went on producing two songs off his fourth studio album Timeless, Ragee has produced Nigerian music for the likes of Bad Boy Timz and rated among the 2022 top 10 Producers of 2022 according to Pulse Nigeria.[14]

Production discography edit

Singles produced edit

Artiste Title Reference
Bad Boy Timz "Have Fun"
Davido feat. Musa Keys "Unavailable"
Davido feat. Logos Olori "Picasso"

References edit

  1. ^ "RAGEE, BLAISEBEATZ, MAGICSTICKS, OTHERS RANKS TOP HOTTEST PRODUCER". Punch. 15 March 2023. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  2. ^ "Here are top 15 most resonant producer tags in Nigerian music in 2020 [Pulse Lists]". Pulse. 29 June 2021. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  3. ^ "How I transitioned from a rapper, songwriter to producer – Ragee". Tribune. 8 June 2023. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  4. ^ "MEET RAGEE, THE MASTERMIND BEHIND DAVIDO'S CHART-TOPPING 'UNAVAILABLE'". Guardian. 3 June 2023. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  5. ^ "Davido releases visuals for viral hit song, 'Unavailable'". vanguard. 11 April 2023. Retrieved 2 June 2023.
  6. ^ "Davido's 'Unavailable' tops UK Afrobeats Chart". pulse. 25 April 2023. Retrieved 2 June 2023.
  7. ^ "Five facts you should know about Ragee". Punch. 20 May 2023. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  8. ^ "10 amazing facts about Nigerian popular producer Ragee". Punch. 4 April 2023. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  9. ^ "I started off my career as a rapper, songwriter – Ace producer Ragee". Sunnewsonline. 8 June 2023. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  10. ^ "INTERVIEW: I am just getting started - Producer of Davido's Unavailable "RAGEE" reveals". PMnews. 19 April 2023. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  11. ^ "How I produced Bad Boy Timz hit song 'Have Fun' – Ragee". Vanguard. 27 April 2023. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  12. ^ "Nigerian producer Ragee, affirms Davido, Magicsticks gave him platform". Punch. 2 June 2023. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  13. ^ "First payment I got as a producer surprised me – Ragee". Independent. 14 June 2023. Retrieved 23 June 2023.
  14. ^ "Top 10 Producers of 2022 [Pulse Picks]". Pulse. 23 December 2022. Retrieved 23 June 2023.