Born Fidel Ngerageze, Congolese born- Norway based musician popularly by his stage name Dragas Dempa has been having his hip-hop thing going on.
Upon first impression, Dempa comes off as a smart, lively and focused youthful man. His music is just as aggressive and defines his identity as a man hopeful for the Hip hop genre back in Uganda – a home away from home.
Dragas was born on 6th November 1994 in the, in the province of North Kivu, the territory of Rutshuru, in the village of Remera. Following the instabilities and insecurities back home in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Dragas moved to Kampala, Uganda in 2004.
The 27-year-old began his professional music career in 2015 upon completion of his secondary level of education in Uganda.
Dempa together with his whole family in 2018 moved to Trondheim, Norway as refugees in search of peace and a better life.
He is the Founder of The Man Made Roots Foundation which he came up with purposely to help provide education to the African child.
In 2019, Dragas released his debut album and was produced and mastered by Norwegian sound engineer Adikalie and had tracks like ‘Ready’, ‘We Can’t Lose’, ‘Don’t You’, Paper Chasing, among others. He also featured on an album dubbed ‘The Government’ alongside B-Ozzy.
Because of his wish to carry out charity and give back, Dragas Dempa despite the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic was able to organize a concert in Trondheim city in August together with the Save A Child charity organization.
The “Kampala My City” crooner raps in Swahili and English, sometimes adding Luganda to the mix since he grew up in Uganda.
Talking performances, Dempa has made appearances on the stages of events at Freedom City, Tavan Woods, and Kololo Airstrip.
Dragas Dempa’s 1st September, 2021 single “Hakuna Matata” as Produced by Rangle Tunes as well as his other tracks are available everywhere for streaming. Do check him out.