People spend years formulating a plan for the future, but sometimes uncontrollable circumstances get in the way of such blueprints and can steer a person in another direction. Music artist and Medical Doctor EUGEE knows this all too well. Still, she found a way to find harmony between the two paths.
EUGEE is a native of New Orleans. Naturally, her music embodies the vibrancy of her home city, captivating listeners with her unique take on Jazz, Soul, Rock, Pop, and R&B music. Besides masterfully composing tones together, the artist is also known for expressing her emotions and narratives musically through songwriting. Today, slowly but surely, her soulful music is generating waves in the music industry, signifying a promising career for her ahead.
EUGEE began her music journey in 2003. She found her words flowing musically as a songwriter at the age of 14, and two years later, she took her talents to the stage by joining a band composed of her friends and classmates from high school. At that time, the artist went by her moniker “Ugorji”. It wasn’t long until the band captured New Orleans with their music and packing venues across the city with their performances. The band had an amazing run as a local favorite and the members aimed to take their group to greater heights.
Unfortunately, when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the band had to think of new opportunities to survive. Despite the tragedy, the artist remained optimistic about her passion. And so, after relocating to Chicago for college, she fiercely re-emerged on the dance-pop music scene in 2008, this time going by her current stage name “EUGEE”. Together with PartyTie2000, also known as Simoneaux, the artist thrived in her new town, bringing electric beats and soulful vocals to audiences.
Later on, EUGEE ventured into a different journey. She attended medical school in 2012 and received her Doctor of Medicine degree in 2015. The artist soon finished her residency in Internal Medicine in 2018 at the LSU-Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA. EUGEE is currently practicing as a physician of Internal Medicine and is also board certified in Lifestyle and Culinary Medicine. In addition, EUGEE will be completing a Sleep Medicine fellowship in June 2021.
Despite her current success as a Medical Doctor, EUGEE’s desire to become a musician remains strong. She may have taken a detour to pursue a different career, but her passion for storytelling and music is still driving her forward as an artist. Without losing her musical touch, nurtured for over two decades, it’s no surprise that EUGEE is one of the most sought-after artists for concerts and performances today. She has won various contests to date and is set to amaze more audiences this 2021.
Additionally, EUGEE has been serving the community as a front liner amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Seeing how the country needs the dedication of medical practitioners now more than ever, she has temporarily put her dream of making music on hold, a sacrifice many would regard as worthwhile and altruistic.
Through it all, EUGEE is determined to continually make music to maintain her momentum and balance passion with medical service. With her journey, the artist will, without a doubt, inspire thousands worldwide to pursue their dreams despite all the detours. EUGEE’s commitment towards her dual careers exemplifies a bold movement for women empowerment.
Learn more about EUGEE and listen to her music on YouTube.