Mercy Masika Biography

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Mercy Masika popularly known by the song “Amukomete{wake-up}” which hit the airwaves from 2003, is a worship leader at Jubilee Christian Church{JCC},song writer,composer and a recording and performing artist.  mercy masika

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Things You Didn’t Know About Mercy Masika || Biography

#Name

Mercy‘s real name is Mercy Masika Muguro.

#Education

Mercy attended Machakos Girls High School before joining Daystar University in 2002. Currently, she is pursuing MBA In community development at Daystar university. 

 #Spouse #Mother

Mercy is married to David Tim Muguro and blessed with two children.

 #Background

Mercy speaks of her gift matter-of-factly, pointing out that she has always known that God called her to be a singer. She credits her early interest in music to her parents, especially her mother, Agnes Masika, herself a singer. Agnes was the face of that KBC programme of yore, Sing And Shine. Through this involvement, Mercy and her siblings were introduced early to shows like Joy Bringers, where they performed severally.

It was therefore no surprise when in class 6, Mercy insisted on producing her first album. Titled Nobody Like Jesus, it featured her mother and Hellen Mtawale. Driven by this feat, Mercy went ahead to form a singing group the next year, and with it came a platform for preaching and presenting her singing talent to the world around her. This would continue into high school, and culminate with the release of her second record, Roses Will Bloom Again. This one featured and was produced by Reuben Kigame.

But it was not until she joined Daystar University in 2002 that her gift as a worship artist really began to grow, buttressed by the abundance of opportunity and talent in the school. This year saw her meet up with producer Robert “R Kay” Kamanzi for the production of the album that propelled her to national limelight, Wendo Waku. Done largely in Swahili and her native Kamba, the album was quite a challenge for Mercy. She says:

“It was a new experience for me, having to write most of the songs myself. Apart from that, the songs were born out of personal experiences – I find it hard to sing about something I don’t feel.”

That album contained hits such as the catchy Kamba tune, Amokomete and that stellar repentance song, Nisamehe. Wendo Waku also served to propel Mercy onto the Gospel scene as a credible worship artist with a distinctly Kenyan identity.

#Music

Disarmingly shy and soft-spoken but powerfully gifted vocally, Mercy Masika is no ordinary lady. Her music is totally derived from the word of God n inspired by the Holy Spirit. , Mercy has kept her focus on the calling and Ministry bestowed upon her. Since 1994 to date,Mercy has 5 albums under her sleeve .  She released her debut album at twelve years of age, and had formed a music group at thirteen. Her sophomore album followed in form one, and she was appointed choir director for Machakos Girls High School.

#Hobby

Mercy loves baking and mentoring people.

#Awards

2013-2014 – PARTNER manager and ambassador for CIM .
2 Groove awards –Artist of the year & Female artist of the year 2008
Nominations for skiza tune of the year- 2010
Singer theme song for Dance for life AIDS programme by ACTION AID
Music Mentorship programme 2012 to date
Nominated groove song of the year –{Mwema}-2015
Winner mwafaka awards-song of the year -2015 –
Listed Top ten Artist by Mdundo. Com-2015 

#Quote

“I believe that Africa has a lot to offer to the world. I want to hear songs of praise rise out of Africa. I want to a voice of praise and worship in this land. I want to be Africa’s own Martha Munizzi.”

 




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