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Who is Mercy Masika

Mercy Masika is a worship leader at Jubilee Christian Church (JCC), music composer, songwriter, and a performing Kenyan Gospel artist. Above all, she is a loving mother and a wife. Her music is the word of God with inspiration from the Holy Spirit. Truthfully, it’s very rare to hear a Mercy Masika song speaking of anything else other than God. And the things he has done in her life. Popularly known by the song “Amukomete{wake-up}” which hit the airwaves in 2003 and Mwema in 2014, her devotion is unraveling too.

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Mercy Masika released her first album titled nobody Like Jesus while in class six in 1994. At 12 years old she had the assistance of writing the songs from her mother Agnes Masika and Hellen Mtawale.

Early life stages to her music

Mercy Masika released her first album titled nobody Like Jesus while in class six in 1994. At 12 years old she had the assistance of writing the songs from her mother Agnes Masika and Hellen Mtawale. Her mother still sings in church and can also play a variety of instruments including the guitar. According to Mercy, having someone else to write your music is better if you don’t have a gift of composition skills. Her song Mwema was recorded with the aid of her friend and fellow Kenyan gospel artist Mr. Vee who works with her at Still Alive Records.

After her first album, Mercy Masika joined forces with a few of her peers and formed a music group. She later joined Machakos high school where she met Reuben Kigame who helped her record her second album dubbed roses will always bloom, during her holidays. Another song, Nisamehe, was also among the best songs in the album.

Her education

Mercy Masika had top change schools in primary because her parents were always on the move due to job demands. However, they finally settled in Machakos, and the singer got her education. She started out at Kamuthatha Girls Primary School in Embu before joining Machakos Primary. She later swapped the latter for Masii Township in Machakos and got her O levels at Machakos High School.

After her high school education, Mercy Masika joined Daystar University where she pursued a degree in education. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in community development in the same university while working on her sixth studio album. Mercy Masika might have made her name after completing her university education, but she already had two albums before campus. Mercy Masika tribe, Kamba, has been instrumental in her success seeing some of her best songs to date are a mixture of Kamba, English, and Swahili.

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After her high school education, Mercy Masika joined Daystar University where she pursued a degree in education.

Her inspiration

She might be famous. But Mercy Masika still suffers from hitters when performing. In the parent interview above she said, ‘There’s something about being an introvert and crowds. I have never been able to outgrow the nerves. With every performance, my heart pounds and stomach rumbles.’‘But then I remember, courage is not the absence of fear, and once I start performing, they disappear,’ she adds. Mercy Masika’s fourth and fifth albums were also a huge success despite the disparity in their time of release. A while ago, her songs were playing from compact disc. However, now people can download her music straight to their mobile phones.

Fungua Macho by Mercy Masika – New Music Video.

Most artists are not ready to work with songwriters because they think the public will consider them not good enough. However, Mercy Masika has a different opinion, ‘You can’t do it all; you need variety in your music. Unity commands a blessing and if you don’t have the depth and content to write a song to let someone else do it.

Even great writers like Kirk Franklin end up sounding the same when they write entire albums on their own,’ she says. Mercy continues, ‘my mum wrote my songs when I was young, so I was learning at an early age the power of working with a good songwriter. I’ve been writing my own music for a while now, but I must say having someone else do it is great.’

Mercy Masika

She might be famous. But Mercy Masika still suffers from hitters when performing. In the parent interview above she said, ‘There’s something about being an introvert and crowds. I have never been able to outgrow the nerves.

Her successful venture into the Kenyan gospel industry

The Kenyan gospel music industry was welcoming a new age after 2010. Hence, some artists were receiving salvation and switching allegiances. Mercy Masika was already popping by then. However, in 2011 she went mute to take care of her family leading fans to believe she had given up on music. Then, she had to return in 2014 with a hit single “Mwema” and follow it up with another to keep her name relevant.

Not to mention, the untimely death of fellow gospel artist Peter Kaberere played a part in her decision to return to singing. Mercy took that as a reality check seeing one day you can be here and the next gone. She had this to say regarding her break,  ‘It became a journey of faith for me. Not that money was the end game but just like any other profession, artists also deserve pay for their talent.”

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Mercy Masika married David Muguro in a low-key wedding in 2008 and are now blessed with two lovely kids.

Mercy Masika has a song with Reuben Kigame, who is well known in the Kenyan music industry and has been helping grow a lot of careers. Furthermore, all songs by Mercy Masika have reached their full potential. After the singer joining Daystar University and meeting Robert Kimanzi, popularly known as R Kay. Her music clearly took off for the best. From the first hit song, “Amukokete” produced by R Kay, which means in Kamba “wake up.” The song is in her third studio album called “Wendo Waku”, “for your love.”

Mercy Masika Music Videos and the Playlist.

Her Achievements

Mercy Masika married David Muguro in a low-key wedding in 2008 and are now blessed with two lovely kids. After finishing campus, she was having a hard time getting her music to pay, so she decided to open a bakery. Thou, her love for music from an early age does not diminish because her music is playing on the radio and online streaming platforms such as boom play, mdundo. Also, performing at major corporate events. Since her successful comeback to the music, she has won numerous awards in Kenya and Africa.

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More Sources:

  1. Tuko Kenya
  2. SDE Kenya
  3. Expose Kenya
  4. Soft Kenya

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