Learn about Ohemaa Mercy (Founder of Ohemaa Mercy Ministries): Her birthday, What she did before fame, her family life, ministry, and more.
Ohemaa Mercy, Ghanaian contemporary gospel singer, known in private life as Mrs. Mercy Twum-Ampofo was born on the 7th of September 1977. He was born to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Amoah both Fantis from Abakrapa and Elmina respectively.
She was born in Wieja in Accra but lived most of her life in Koforidua. Ohemaa is married to Mr. Isaac Twum-Ampofo and they have three Boys Nyamekye, Nhyira and Aseda.
Ohemaa Mercy started her Primary Education at St Peter’s Anglican Primary School in Koforidua and proceeded to the JSS of the same school. She had her Secondary Education at Ghana Secondary School also in Koforidua where she obtained her SSCE Certificate. She continued to the teachers training College at S.D.A Teachers Training College, Asokore Koforidua where she obtained her Teachers Certificate ‘A’.
According to her, she got married to her husband because of his intelligence and not his physique.
Eulogising her husband who was her friend before they married, she said her ‘witty’ husband pushed her into the limelight in the arts and entertainment industry.
‘I married my husband because of his mind, I believe in him and what he is capable of doing. I must confess that everything you see about us, my ministry, about our lives, where we are now in life, everything you see about us is the idea of my husband, wen you are moving with him, the kind of things he will tell you, will blow your mind, apart from God, my husband is the next in line in terms of wisdom,’ she remarked.
Mr. Isaac Twum –Ampofo is the Executive Director, Visionary and the Artiste Manager for Ohemaa Mercy Ministries. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing at the Central University College, Accra, Ghana.
Mr. Twum-Ampofo has over 10yrs experience in Artiste Management, Events and Marketing and Advertising. In the field of Artiste management, he has managed the Gospel Artiste, Ohemaa Mercy since the Genesis of her music career. In events, he has managed and spearheaded one of the most successful Gospel event in the country, Ghana ‘Tehillah Experience’ since 2012.
He is an alumnus of Central University College. Mr. Isaac Twum-Ampofo is married to Mrs. Twum- Ampofo (Ohemaa Mercy) with 3 children: Kelvin, Emmanuel and Aseda.
Ministry (Ohemaa Mercy Ministries)
Ohemaa Mercy had her calling into the Ghana Gospel Music Ministry and The Ghana Music Industry in 2004. She entered the Gospel scene and the Music Industry with a vision and they are as follows:
- To encourage and to bring hope to the down-hearted through music and her personal life.
- To win souls into the Kingdom of God through her songs.
- To draw attention of his listeners to the fact that the name ‘JESUS’ still performs even more than it did in the days of the bible.
- To change the minds set of our citizenry that there is hope for everyone and there is hope for Ghana and Africa.
- To provide support for the poor in the society through her foundation for the needy but brilliant Children.
- To help the reformation of our prisons inmates with her prisons ministry.
Ohemaa wishes to leverage a platform to champion the course of music excellence among gospel artist in Ghana and to inspire the youth of Africa to rise to the global challenge of breaking the status quo.
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. 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 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.
Discography (Title Album Details)
- Adamfo Papa • Release year: 2004
- Edin Jesus • Release year: 2007
- Wobeye Kese • Release year: 2009
- Prophecy • Release year: 2012
- His Word • Release year: 2013 / 2014
- Aforebo • Release year: 2015 / 2016
• “We Praise Your Name”
• “Yesu Mogya”
• “Wofiri Mu”
• “Obeye Ama Wo”
• “Biribi Besi”
Congratulations to Ohemaa on her achievements. Her greatest award is on the way.
Ceval Gospel Music Awards : Discovery of the Year
Ghana Music Awards:
Gospel Artiste of the Year
Gospel Album of the Year
Album of the Year
Central Regional Music Awards : Most Celebrated Gospel Musician
Couples for Christ Fellowship Awards for Gospel Celebrities — Outstanding Couples.
National Honors Awards — Grand Medal.
Ghana Music Awards : Gospel Artiste of the Year
Ghana Music Awards, Canada : Gospel Artiste of the Year
Africa Gospel Music Awards, London : Female Artiste of the Year. 2010 (Nominee)
Ceval Gospel Music Awards : Gospel Artiste of the Year
Ceval Gospel Music Awards: Gospel Album of the Year
Ceval Gospel Music Awards: Inspiration Sing of the Year
Multiple award-winning gospel musician Ohemaa Mercy and her ministry have commenced her borehole project for Ghana prisons. The ‘Aseda’ singer on Tuesday, February 28 2017 cut sod for a borehole project to begin at James Camp Prison in Accra.
The female songstress at the sod-turning ceremony thanked officers at the prison for accepting her offer to donate such a project.
Gospel singer Ohemaa Mercy has become the latest in a long line of Ghanaian celebrities to be presented with the keys to a city in the United States. Ohemaa Mercy was honoured with the keys to the city of Cincinnati, Ohio, in a ceremony held Thursday.
Mayor John Joseph Cranley made the presentation to the singer, declaring September 27th as Ohemaa Mercy Day in the City. Ohemaa Mercy’s award was for her humanitarian work.