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Mercy Masika Biography

Mercy Masika is a worship leader at Jubilee Christian Church {JCC}, song writer, composer and a recording and performing artist. Her music is totally derived from the word of God and inspired by the Holy Spirit.

Popularly known by the song “Amukomete{wake-up}” which hit the airwaves from 2003 , Mercy has kept her focus on the calling and Ministry bestowed upon her. Since 1994 to date, Mercy has 5 albums.

She is set to launch the sixth album soon. She is married to David Tim Muguro and blessed with two children. Currently, Mercy is pursuing MBA In community development at Daystar university.

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Mercy Masika – Education

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

Mercy Masika – 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.

Mercy Masika Music Career

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.

Mercy Masika Songs

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    Nikupendeze

  2. Milele
  3. Nisamehe
  4. This Life
  5. Umeinuliwa
  6. Yeye Ni Mungu
  7. Nakupa Yote
  8. Mtakatifu
  9. Emmanuel

Mercy Masika Awards

  1. 2013-2014 – PARTNER manager and ambassador for CIM .
  2.  Groove awards –Artist of the year & Female artist of the year 2008
  3. Nominations for skiza tune of the year- 2010
  4. Singer theme song for Dance for life AIDS programme by ACTION AID
  5. Music Mentorship programme 2012 to date
  6. Nominated groove song of the year –{Mwema}-2015
  7. Winner mwafaka awards-song of the year -2015
  8. Listed Top ten Artist by Mdundo. Com-2015

Mercy Masika Family

Mercy Masika Husband and Children

It is true when she sings and says that she can’t help but sing about the goodness of the Lord in her life, because Mercy Masika is blessed with a beautiful family and a good life that most of us strive to have. The popular gospel singer is married to a handsome hubby, David Muguro with whom they have two lovely kids. David doubles up as Mercy’s manager when it comes to matters concerning her music business.

The amazing couple who met way back in 2007 have now been married for 7 years and have a five-year-old daughter, Ranise Muguro and a four-year-old son, Tevita Muguro. So, the next time you hear her song mwema, this is the living testimony she sings of.

Mercy Masika Husband

Mercy Masika Husband

Mercy Masika Wedding

Details about Mercy Masika Wedding will be updated soon

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.”

Interesting Facts About Mercy Masika

  1. Mercy Masika attended Machakos Girls High School before joining Daystar University in 2002. Currently, she is pursuing MBA In community development at Daystar university.
  2. Mercy Masika 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Since 1994 to date, Mercy Masika has 5 albums under her sleeve
  5. Mercy Masika released her debut album at twelve years of age, and had formed a music group at thirteen.
  6. Her sophomore album followed in form one, and she was appointed choir director for Machakos Girls High School.
  7. Mercy Masika is married to David Tim Muguro and blessed with two children.
  8. Mercy Masika has won the following awards- in she won the 2013-2014 – PARTNER manager and ambassador for CIM Likewise also won 2 Groove awards –Artist of the year & Female artist of the year 2008 followed by Nominations for skiza tune of the year- 2010
  9. Her best 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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Mercy Masika Contacts

Email: info@mercymasika.com
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Phone : +254 723 550 250

Mercy Masika – Interview

After many years in music, gospel songbird Mercy Masika made her major breakthrough this year with her new single Mwema, an inspirational song that surprisingly is the biggest hit in Kenyan clubs and has made her a household name. She talks to us about her music journey, family and faith

Interviewer: How was the year 2015?
Mercy Masika: It was a glorious one and here comes Christmas, the birthday of our Lord.

Interviewer: Yes, here is Christmas, how are you spending the festive season?
Mercy Masika: Well, it is a season of joy and peace and I will use the time to connect with those close to me, my family and the needy.

Interviewer: You are such a laid back star and everyone keeps on wondering who Mercy Masika really is…
Mercy Masika: Well, I am woman of many faces. I am a child of God, a singer, a community developer, a mother of two and a wife, married to Mr David Muguro. I am the second born in a family of four. I was born and raised in Machakos and Embu where life was amazing. Growing up, I was the good girl who never broke any rules and I still am to-date.

Interviewer: Talking about the good girl, you are in Daystar University and those who know you from back then do testify that nothing much has changed…
Mercy Masika: True. I attended many schools owing to the fact that my parents were forced to move from one place to another working as teachers. I attended Kamuthatha in Embu, Machakos Primary and Masii Township before going to Machakos Girls. Am now in Daystar University where I am pursuing my masters degree in Community Development.

Interviewer: Did it take you by surprise that your latest song Mwema turned into a massive hit that besides being a church favourite is now a big hit in the clubs?
Mercy Masika: Let’s just say heaven was on it and God is a very effective promoter. Mwema represents 20 years of ministry. I did my first album when I was eleven years and the song represents everything I have learnt over the years.

Interviewer: What inspired the single?
Mercy Masika: I have been a fan of Mr Vee’s music since the days he did Fundi wa Mbao with Zaidi ya Mziki. His lyrics have depth. We met on an artistes’ Whatsapp group and began chatting and like they say the rest is history. It took him about two months to put together the song and once he was done, we had a perfect project.

Interviewer: Are you saying Mr Vee wrote the song for you?
Mercy Masika: Yes, I work with a team of professionals and he is one person who has been instrumental in writing my songs. He is still doing my songs for me. Together with my producer Tim of Still Alive, we make a great team.

Interviewer: Many Kenyan artistes don’t employ the services of songwriters. What makes you different?
Mercy Masika: You can’t do it all. In a music career, one needs experts around him or her. Even great writers like Kirk Franklin end up sounding the same when they write entire albums on their own.

My mum wrote my songs when I was young so I learnt 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 a big plus.

Interviewer: Twenty years in music is a lifetime. Why have you kept such a low profile over the years?
Mercy Masika: I think I am one person who lets results speak for me. Besides, life is a learning process and I always feel like I need time to discover myself more.

Interviewer: Your passion and devotion to your calling is quite the opposite of what we see in the gospel industry today. What is the story?
Mercy Masika: God is not a respecter of persons. I have had my mistakes and I always rise to God who gives all of us second chances. This time round, I am totally sold out and focused on my assignment of praising and giving thanks to God. That is the core of my music career and I think that makes the whole difference.

Interviewer: But still, we are seeing a new Mercy Masika we were not used to; a bit social…a bit outgoing…a bit trendy…
Mercy Masika: Well, some few things have changed since I got married. I used to be a conservative introvert who was stuck in my ways but my husband has totally challenged my way of thinking.

We work as a team. He handles all the logistics and half the time I don’t even know what’s happening. That could be the reason behind this new face Mercy.

Interviewer: Have you always been interested in gospel music?
Mercy Masika: Gospel music has been a big part of me ever since I was six years. I often sang along with my elder sister Edith besides submitting to Christ.

Interviewer: Do you have any role models?
Mercy Masika: My mother is my first role model – having been my first teacher. Internationally it is America’s Cece Winans, Yolanda Adams, Mary Mary and Shirley Caesar not forgetting Jamaica’s Jermaine Edwards among others. Locally Sarah K, Christina and Pastor Kathy Kiuna inspire me.

Interviewer: Given a chance would you work with a secular artiste?
Mercy Masika: Let me just say I would follow God’s lead.



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