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My husband encouraged and stood with me in our difficult times- Ohemaa Mercy

Written by  Aug 07, 2018
Ghanaian gospel musician, Ohemaa Mercy who is originally known as Mercy Twum-Ampofo has showered praise on her husband who double as the manager. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Sokoohemaa Kukua on the mid-morning show, the musician disclosed the husband was the one who encouraged her during her challenging times. According to the worshipper, she almost gave up her music career but the husband encouraged and supported her. She was on the show to talk about her career, marriage life and 2018 Tehillah event slated for Sunday, August 12, 2018. Ohemaa Mercy said in the most difficult times, they stood with each other, helping each other and ministered together at some point. In her view, suffering is part of Christianity but it does not mean God has forsaking you. In life, you will not have at all rosy, it may be sour, sweet and bitter but all in situations you have to trust in God. She recounted the difficulty she went through and one that made me become a ‘’hospital prisoner’’ and it took a former student of my husband who used his fees to pay for my medical bills. The husband who accompanied the celebrated musician also disclosed that he proposed to Ohemaa Mercy after they completed teacher-training college. 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.[10] 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. Ohemaa has shared the 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. American International Empowerment Lecturer, Recording Artist, Author, Conference Host and Entrepreneur, Dr. Juanita Bynum will be attending this year’s Tehillah’s event. Announcing Dr. Bynum’s presence at the 2018 Tehillah Experience recently, Ohemaa Mercy wrote on Facebook that “finally I can confirm with excitement that my mother and mentor Dr. Juanita Bynum will be our guest for Tehillah Experience 2018, the 5th Anniversary on the 12th of August. It’s going to be another special encounter and just can’t wait. Ghana get ready !!!”
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