- Ghanaian actress, Oheneyere Mercy Asiedu, has recounted her struggle with homelessness after she became pregnant with her first child
- The celebrated Ghanaian actress revealed that she got pregnant at age 20, becoming a single mother after the man responsible dumped her
- Despite the rounds of adversities with her love and business life, she singlehandedly raised the child
- Asiedu who is now married to the father of her second child recounted her grass to success story to empower other women
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Ghanaian actress, Oheneyere Mercy Asiedu, has recounted her grass to success story amid her struggle growing up with her father and stepmother, and her subsequent hapless relationship with the father of her first child.
Mercy Asiedu, aged 50, revealed that she had turbulent teenage years after her birth mother divorced her father.
Narrating the difficulty she faced whilst growing up, she disclosed that her father refused to enrol her into a senior high school after she completed Form 4.
''I asked why he wanted me to learn how to sew and not further my education after I passed my exams, but he said if a woman learns how to sew, it's also good,'' she said.
''I later learned that my stepmother convinced my father not to enrol me into a senior high school.''
Since then, young Asiedu's relationship with her father and stepmother declined, but she decided to learn how to sew against her desire to further her education.
In later years, Mercy Asiedu met a man who promised to cater for her but he dumped and sacked her from his house not long after she got pregnant at age 20.
Eventually, she became homeless whilst pregnant with her first child, moving from one house to another to seek shelter.
Mercy Asiedu disclosed that she took a loan to start a business after she gave birth, later joining a concert party to begin her acting career.
During this period, she met another man and took seed the second time but the man also travelled abroad in search of greener pastures and had to singlehandedly fend for the family.
Despite the rounds of difficulties, she defeated the odds as a single mother and has become one of Ghana's celebrated movie stars.
Mercy Asiedu who is now married to the father of her second child recounted her struggle as a single mother to empower other women.
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In other news, YEN.com.gh previously reported Naa Ashorkor has notched another milestone in life as she earns a master's degree in Public Relations from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
The award-winning media personality is a mother and wife, who combined her studies and work as a broadcaster and film star with taking care of the family.
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