From seamstress to actress: Mercy Asiedu Recounts Powerful 25-year Journey to Stardom

From seamstress to actress: Mercy Asiedu Recounts Powerful 25-year Journey to Stardom

  • Veteran Ghanaian actress, Mercy Asiedu, has recounted how and where her acting career spanning 25 years started
  • The Asoreba movie star revealed she began acting with the Kristo Asafo Concert Party group
  • Asiedu was a clothier before she got introduce into the field of acting

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Mercy Asiedu has recounted how her acting career, spanning over two decades set off, crediting the role of Apostle Kwadwo Sarfo Kantanka in her journey.

The 50-year-old Ghanaian actress says Apostle Kantanka inspired her and other colleagues to take a chance in acting.

Before venturing into acting, Aseidu was a seamstress and got introduced to the field with the help of the renowned preacher and business owner.

From seamstress to actress: Mercy Asiedu Recounts Powerful 25-year Journey to Stardom
From seamstress to actress: Mercy Asiedu Recounts Powerful 25-year Journey to Stardom. Photo credit: Mercy Asiedu
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Where it started

Asiedu told Joy News' Becky that she was part of a small entertainment group that entertained the congregation at church.

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''I used to perform at church conventions ... Apostle Kwadwo Sarfo pointed out my talent and inspired me.

Asiedu further mentioned that Apostle Sarfo Kantanka, who she described as her Godfather, encouraged them by writing a story to help them progress their acting career.

The versatile actress has starred in several movies, including Obaakofou, Sumsum, Aware, Kakra Yebedie, Agya Koo Trotro, Ghana Yonko, and Asoreba, the movie that exposed her to a larger global audience.

Born on May 9, 1971, Mercy Asiedu has contributed to the growth of the Ghana movie industry since the 90s, featuring in the stage drama, Concert Party.

In the 2000s, Asiedu became a known entertainment figure who appeared on the screens in the homes of many Ghanaians.

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Meanwhile, Mercy Asiedu has earned praise from her fans after releasing new photos on social media.

The photos have the ace actress looking pretty as she stepped out in nicely made makeup. In the photos sighted by YEN.com.gh Mercy Asiedu's Instagram page, she wore a white dress with marbles at the edges.

The first of the photos was a close-up shot that showed the actress' beautifully made makeup on her face.

First Black Woman to Earn PhD in Nuclear Engineering from top US Varsity

In another success story, a Jamaican native, Charlyne Smith, has become the first Black woman to get a PhD from the University of Florida's Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

She makes history as the only and first Black woman to attain the feat in the university's 168-year history.

Smith grew up in St Catherine and is a former student of Spanish Town-based St Catherine High School.

She now has her gaze firmly set on the nuclear research reactor called Slowpoke at The University of the West Indies (The UWI).

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