Ohemaa Mercy

Ohemaa Mercy
Ohemaa Mercy
Ohemaa Mercy
Background information
Birth nameMercy Amoah
Also known asOhemaa Mercy
Born (1977-09-07) 7 September 1977 (age 44)
Accra, Ghana
GenresGospel
Years active(2004–present)
LabelsRoyalty Music Company ltd
Associated acts

Ohemaa Mercy is a Ghanaian contemporary gospel singer with several awards to her name.

Early life and education

Mercy Amoah popularly known as Ohemaa Mercy was born in Weija, Accra to Fantis parents, Mr and Mrs Amoah, from and Elmina respectively. She lived most of her young life in Koforidua. Ohemaa Mercy undertook her primary education at St. Peter's Anglican Primary School, Koforidua and secondary education at Ghana Secondary School. She continued to the S.D.A Teachers Training College, Asokore, Koforidua where she obtained her Teachers Certificate ‘A'.[1][2]

Vision

Ohemaa Mercy entered the Ghana gospel music industry in 2004. Her goals were:

  1. To encourage and to bring hope to the down-hearted through music and her personal life.[3]
  2. To evangelize through her songs.[4]
  3. To change the mindset of citizens that there is hope for everyone and there is hope for Ghana and Africa.[5]
  4. To provide support for the poor in the society through her foundation.
  5. To support music excellence among gospel artists in Ghana and to inspire the youth of Africa.[6]
  6. To help reform prison inmates through prison ministry.[7]

Music career

Ohemaa Mercy released her first album in the latter part of November 2004. Entitled Adamfo Papa, the album enjoyed massive airplay after its release, which brought Ohemaa into the limelight. She won seven nominations for the 2006 Ghana Music Awards but did not win any of the awards. She later won the Discovery of the year for the Gospel Music Awards the same year.

In 2007, the gospel minister released her second album, Edin Jesus. Ohemaa Mercy sold 875,000 copies six months after releasing the second album making it the best-selling album of the year.

The Edin Jesus album gave Ohemaa Mercy 10 nominations for the 2008 Ghana Music Awards. This was the highest number of nominations so far in the history of the awards scheme. At the event she managed to take home three awards: Gospel Artiste of the Year, Album of the Year and Gospel Album of The Year. In the same year she won a Grand Medal During the National Honours Award from the ex-President of Ghana, John Kufuor.

In 2010–11 Ohemaa released her third album, Wobeye Kese, which again was the highest selling album and topped all the major chat shows in the country. Four months after its release this album again won her four nominations at the 2014 Ghana Music Awards.

She won the Gospel Artiste of the year and in Canada the same year was Gospel Artiste of the Year-Canada.[8] She was nominated the Best Female Artiste West Africa the same year for the Africa Gospel Music awards in London.

Ohemaa Mercy has performed on major platforms with electrifying performances that have earned her a huge fun base, not only for the love of her music but also for her stage performances.[9] Ohemaa has sharedthe stage with renowned international artistes such as Andrae Crouch, Israel Houton, Don Moen, Darwin Hobbs, Juanita Bynum, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, to mention a few. With her latest album Aforebo, Ohemaa Mercy has six successful albums to her credit.

Studio albums

Title Album Details Ref
Adamfo Papa (Good Friend)
  • Release year: 2004
[10]
Edin Jesus (The Name Jesus)
  • Release year: 2007
[11]
Wobɛyɛ Kɛse (You will be Great)
  • Release year: 2009
[12]
Prophecy
  • Release year: 2012
[13]
His Word
  • Release year: 2013 / 2014
[14]
Afɔrebɔ (Offering)
  • Release year: 2015 / 2016
[15]

Major singles

  • "Aseda" (Thanksgiving)[16]
  • "We Praise Your Name"[17]
  • "Yesu Mogya" (The Blood of Jesus)[18]
  • "Woafiri Mu"(You Have Escaped It)[19]
  • "Ɔbɛyɛ Ama Wo"(He Will Do It For You)[20]
  • "Biribi Bɛsi"(Something Will Happen)[21]
  • "Ote Me Mu"

References

  1. ^ "I have quit teaching - Ohemaa Mercy". Pulse.com.gh. Ghanaweb. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  2. ^ Akwasi, Kofi (2019-11-19). "Ohemaa Mercy: All you need to know about her". Yen.com.gh - Ghana news. Retrieved 2021-03-03.
  3. ^ "Ohemaa Mercy leads the Youth to Christ". Daily Graphic. Graphic.com.gh. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Ohemaa Mercy, others for Jesus Rocks 2015". David Mawuli. PulseGhana. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Ohemaa Mercy makes history at KNUST". Zion Felix. Ghanaweb. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  6. ^ "MTN Hitmakers get inspired by Ohemaa Mercy". Joy Online. 28 August 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  7. ^ "How I was arrested by God - Ohemaa Mercy". Gifty Owusu-Amoah. Ghanaweb. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Ohemaa Mercy Grabs Award In Toronto". Ghanabase. Stephen Nakujah. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Ohemaa Mercy rocks Legon with "Praise Break 15" campus tour concert". Adomako Mensah Felix. Ghanweb. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Adamfo Papa by Ohemaa Mercy on Spinlet". spinlet.com. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Ohemaa Mercy launches new album". Ghanamusic. Gifty Owusu-Amoah. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Wobeye Kese by Ohemaa Mercy". ghanamusic.org. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  13. ^ "OHEMAA MERCY TALKS ABOUT HER ALBUM LAUNCH 'PROPHECY'". gospelhauz.com. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  14. ^ "Ohemaa Mercy's Christmas gift to all is 'His Word'". Graphic.Com.Gh. Graphic Showbiz / Ghana. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  15. ^ "Ohemaa Mercy releases new single 'Aseda'". Zionfelix. Ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  16. ^ "Video: Ohemaa Mercy releases visuals for 'Aseda'". Ghanaweb. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  17. ^ "Ohemaa Mercy Releases New Single "We Praise Your Name" Ahead Of #TEHILLAH EXPERIENCE Concert". Peacefmonline. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  18. ^ "Ohemaa Mercy to plead with Sakawa boys". ModernGhana. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  19. ^ "Ohemaa Mercy – Wofiri Mu(Prod By Morris Babyface)". ghxclusives. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  20. ^ "Obeye Ama Wo by Ohemaa Mercy". www.ghanamusic.org. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  21. ^ "Biribi Besi by Ohemaa Mercy". deezer.com. Retrieved 4 January 2016.

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