Afro Hip-Hop

About Mugeez

Rashid Abdul Mugeez, known under his stage name Mugeez, is an award-winning Ghanaian singer and songwriter. Born in Tema (Accra, Ghana) he became known through the influential Afrobeats/Hiplife duo R2Bees (Refuse to Be Broke), which he formed with his cousin Faisal Hakeem (aka Omar Sterling) in 2007. The last album of R2Bees titled Site 15 from 2019 made it into the top 10 on the Billboard Chart. Mugeez continuously works with persons in the Africa entertainment industry like Wizkid, Mr Eazi and Davido. He has also worked with Grammy winner Ed Sheeran on Boa Me. In 2019 of April Mugeez founded his record label Extrial Music to promote his solo projects, as well as up-and-coming artists. Rashid Abdul Mugeez developed a love of rap while attending school which led to him and his cousin forming R2Bees in 2007, and quickly became a favorite in Ghana, releasing their debut album, Da Revolution, in 2009. A follow-up, Da Revolution II, came in 2012, before the pair were nominated for Best International Act at the 2013 BET Awards. Various R2Bees singles appeared over the next few years while Mugeez also struck out on his own, guesting on singles by the likes of Criss Waddle, Mr. Eazi, and DJ Breezy. 2017 saw him guesting on Fuse ODG's single "Boa Me," alongside Ed Sheeran. The two cousins lived in the same house and also attended the same primary, junior and senior secondary schools in Tema. Beginning their career early, they started off representing their school in school music contests. This led them to participating in the popular radio competition Kasahare, which they won. Continued performance gained them popularity within their community.

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