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“I WAS UNABLE TO PAY GH¢15 RENT” – Ohemaa Mercy Shares Hustle Story

Award-winning Ghanaian Gospel musician, Ohemaa Mercy has narrated her grass to grace story as she recounts her struggling days and how she used to play hide and seek with her landlord all because she could not afford to pay her rent of GH 15,00cedis.

Ohemaa Mercy told Afia Amankwa Tamakloe on Adom TV that those days she was a tenant, she will leave the house early in the morning at about 4am and everyone is still in bed and return late in the night when everybody is asleep.

“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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