- Sometimes it might take a while for your music to hit.
- A lot of people give up during the process but I did not. I thank my God because I have grown.
Who is Mercy Masika?
A mother, a wife, God’s representative on earth and above all I love Him as my personal saviour.
How long have you been a musician?
I started singing when I was 11 years old. I used to sing for my family every evening and by the time I was that age I had released my first album. My parents supported me. I had so many dreams and I had to make them a reality. I have 22 years in music.
Why gospel music? What is it about your songs?
I don’t like singing things that don’t make sense to me. I go by what I have passion in. I don’t have interest in secular music. My songs are not about the hit songs but what God is saying and what God wants me to do.
How many albums have you released?
Five. I am working on the sixth one.
Which was your hit song?
The third album Amukomete.
It is a Christian traditional song. This is the first song I performed at a national function. It was my wake up call. This was my breakthrough.
What are some of the challenges you have encountered?
Sometimes it might take a while for your music to hit. A lot of people give up during the process but I did not. I thank my God because I have grown.
What keeps you going?
The relationship I have with Christ. Being accountable to certain people who have my interest at heart and would call and inquire about the going.
What are your successes?
Being able to bless hearts with my songs. When someone comes with a testimony on how blessed they are through my songs I am inspired.
Has singing changed you?
I have had a normal life apart from the relationship I have with God. Nothing has changed in me.
Who are your role models?
My parents, my husband and pastors.
What decision are you most proud of?
I am so happy I didn’t quit gospel singing because I feel God helped me and giving up is not an option to me. I have never ergretted the line I took of gospel music.
Tell us about your husband. How was your first date?
He totally supports me in terms of family because at times I feel overwhelmed. He is good with the kids. He is my pillar and my pastor. He is a nice guy and an amazing man of God. I met him in a wedding, I was singing and he was taking a video camera and exchanged numbers and later on we met and here we are together. Alleluya we praise Him.