Top local actress Mercy Asiedu, who is popularly called Asabea, launched her second album titled ‘Ye Meho Nsenkyereni’ at the Kumasi Cultural Centre last Sunday.
The actress, who has been acting in Twi movies since 2005, told BEATWAVES that her main aim was to reach the top of the ladder, adding that it was her dream to make it to the international music market.
Mercy Asiedu, who has developed a strong passion for spreading the gospel of Christ through music, hinted that her new album had nine tracks which were a delight to listen to as the lyrics focused on real life issues.
The lyrics of the album and her good vocal power are neatly arranged with sensational and inspirational rhythms, making the album unique and pleasing to the ear.
All the songs on the album are inspirational, and though it is obvious they were composed and sang by a Ghanaian, the rhythms and modulations in some of the songs could easily compete with those on the international music market.
Her music is basically a combination of the traditional gospel rhythms and other danceable gospel tunes.
With her presence in the music scene, Mercy has promised to run things in a different dimension with support from Frank Kwaku Nyamekye of Naska Music Production based in Kumasi.
She was optimistic that her style of music, coupled with the fact that most of her songs were fused with good drum beats and rhythms, would take her places.
Ever since she joined the movie and music industry, Mercy has received rave reviews.
In a chat, the actress/singer noted, “I have taken both my musical and acting career very serious. I was into music before going into acting. I have been singing for years and produced my first album with my own resources”.
Before she joined the movie industry, Mercy was part of Concert Party, though acting was not her dream then. She had always wanted to become a musician but instead ended up acting within Kristo Asafo drama group alongside Nkomode, Bishop Bob Okala and Akrobotu.
In 2001, she was adjudged the best actress for her roles in concert party plays.