At One Point I Couldn’t Afford My GHC15 Rent – Ohemaa Mercy Share’s Her Grass To Grace Story

Ghanaian gospel singer Ohemaa Mercy has recounted her past when she used to play hide and seek with her landlord because she was unable to pay her GH¢15 rent.

According to her, she would usually leave the house as early as 4 am when everybody was still in bed and returned late at night when everybody, especially the landlord was fast asleep.

Ohemaa Mercy in a television conversation with Afia Amankwa Tamkloe on Adom TV revealed that her days as a pupil-teacher at the St. Peters Anglican School at Koforidua in the Eastern Region was hard.

“I was very devastated because I didn’t know where my rent money will come from. The man was always chasing me and because I didn’t have the money, I leave the house as early as 4:00 am and returned very late when there was nobody in sight,” 

Ohemaa Mercy added she suffered several instances of embarrassment as a teacher. It got to a time where she had to run from her debtor who invaded the school for her money.

“I had to deal with a lot of struggles at that point and I remember the day a blender seller came to the classroom to embarrass me over debt I owed and I had to run to the back of the building to weep bitterly.

“I didn’t want to suffer the hardships I saw my elder siblings go through as a third born and I began to question God.”

Ohemaa Mercy said through all her hustle, she had unshaken faith in the power of God Almighty and although situations have changed, she looks back with a heart full of gratitude.

“I woke up at my usual 4:00 am in my quest to dodge the landlord amid prayer that morning. So while on my way, I came across this man who identified himself as a pastor and blessed me with a bundle of GH¢20 notes.”

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