Gospel star Mercy Masika has said she was broke for seven years before getting a breakthrough in her career.
She became more popular in 2015 after her hit song “Mwema” received tremendous love from her fans, giving her more recognition, not just in Kenya, but across East Africa.
In an interview at Hot96 radio on Friday, Mercy stated that:
my first big hit mwema opened up the way for my career in 2015 AFTER SEVEN YEARS OF SINGING BROKE.but I DIDN’T GIVE UP EASILY, I kept singing, I kept releasing songs. Some of them are still there but people did not quite get to hear them.
The ‘nikupendeze’ hitmaker said music has always been her calling. She grew up looking up to her mother who used to sing in a TV show back in the days.
I grew up singing, my mother, Agnes Masika was a singer. She used to sing in a KBC show Sing and shine.
After high school, she quit her full-time job because all she wanted to do was sing and serve God.
I always knew that I wanted to serve God. Music was one of the gifts that i had, especially after I cleared campus and was employed for a little while. I left my job after three weeks and went to chase my career, that is singing.
Masika was recently in Washington DC after being invited to perform at the 67th USA National Prayer Breakfast.
The annual event took place between February 6 and 7 and was graced by US President Donald Trump and other 3,500 dignitaries from about 140 countries.
Washington DC WAS COLD BUT IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE TO SING AT THE DINNER. IT WAS EXCITING TO MEET AND SiT NEXT TO AMBASSADORS AND DIGNITARIES.
She is planning to tour rural parts of Kenya and is working on a new song with the biggest Kenyan producer Cedo.
I’ll be doing church tours in April. I’ll tour Nakuru, Embu, meru. I’m excited about the new song I’m working on with Cedo next week.
Mercy said she she is an upcountry kind of girl and is always happy to perform there.