Ohemaa Mercy is a celebrated Ghanaian gospel musician. Moreover, she is also a radio show host, a wife, and a mother. She had a calling into the gospel industry since 2004. She joined the music industry intending to encourage and bring more souls into salvation. What else do you know about her life and music?
In the music industry, success depends on the kind of music you perform and how you perform it. Most musicians get into the industry with different aspirations. Ohemaa Mercy is a gospel musician who started singing so as to touch souls and bring many to Christ. She has succeeded in the music field and has composed many songs that are famous in Africa and abroad.
Ohemaa Mercy profile summary
- Full name: Mercy Twum-Ampofo
- Stage name: Ohemaa Mercy
- Date of birth: 7th September 1977
- Age: 42 years old
- Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Amoah
- Spouse: Isaac Twum-Ampofo
- Children: Aseda, Nyamekye, and Nyira
Ohemaa Mercy biography
She was born on 7th September 1977, in Wieja in Accra. She lived most of her early life in Koforidua. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Amoah, who came from Elmina and Abakrapa. She is the third born among five children. Her native name is Twum-Ampofo and she uses Ohemaa Mercy as the stage name. Ohemaa is derived from Ghanaian dialect that means ‘queen.’ Currently, she is 42 years old.
She attended a primary school at St Peter’s Anglican, which is based in Koforidua. She also proceeded to JSS in the same institution. Later, she joined Ghana Secondary School, where she obtained her SSCE Certificate. She then proceeded to S.D.A teacher's training college, where she obtained her Teacher’s Certificate, ‘Á.’
She is married to Isaak Twum-Ampofo. The two have a lovely relationship that serves as a role model to many couples. She says her husband is her best friend and a pillar that solidifies her purpose in life. The two have been blessed with three boys. They include: Aseda, Nhyira, and Nyamekye.
Her music career
She joined the music industry in the year 2004. She released her first album Adamfo Papa in November the same year. The album was received with massive airplay, hence, bringing Ohemaa into the limelight. She was nominated for seven Ghana Music Awards in 2006 but did not win any. However, she won the Discovery of the Year Gospel Music Award in the same year.
The following year she released her 2nd album Edin Jesus. She sold numerous copies after the release making it the most purchased album of the year. She was nominated among the artist of the year category alongside other famous artists. She managed to win the Gospel Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Album of the Year. Moreover, in the same year, she was awarded the National Honors Award from the President of Ghana at the time, John Kufuor.
In 2014, she won the Gospel Artiste of the Year in Canada and was nominated for the Africa Gospel Music Awards in London. Ohemaa Mercy Edin Jesus is among the songs in the album that contributed to the nominations and awards winning.
Ohemaa Mercy songs
She has composed numerous singles that have gained more than a million views in YouTube. Some of her songs she sung in Ghanaian language while others in English. Most of them have received a lot of publicity such as, Aseda by Ohemaa Mercy. Moreover, her songs videos include creative dance and exciting drama action. For instance, Ohemaa Mercy Aseda is composed in a desert with horses and representing the light and darkness as well as creative dancers.
Some of her other songs include, Adwenpa, Fefeefe, Oye Onyame, and Get You Back, among others. When looking up her songs on YouTube, you can write down the song alongside her name, for example, Ohemaa Mercy Yesu Mogya.
Her relationship with other musicians
She has a good and admirable relationship with other famous Ghana-based musicians. For instance, she has publicly praised a colleague gospel artist Sonnie Badu who is a UK based Ghanaian musician. Badu is a hit musician in the world. Some churches in Africa and abroad sing Sonnie Badu songs during worship.
Moreover, she has opened a music label, Royalty Music Studio, in Ghana. She signs her colleague musician in the label in order to help them out. She set up the studio to impact positively in the society by nurturing the growth of talents.
Her activities in social media
To catch up with what is trending about Ohemaa Mercy, it is easy since she has a website. The website is updated regularly on her activities and plans. it is a platform that you can also use to contact her or donate to her ministry. Moreover, she is active on Instagram, with over a hundred thousand followers. You can look her up to view her photos and clips.
Ohemaa Mercy is a famous gospel musician based in Ghana. She has touched numerous souls over the years through her music. Some of her songs are in Ghanaian language and others in English. Moreover, she has won awards including one from the president National Award. Her music is inspirational to numerous Christians all over the globe.