Mercy Asiedu, the veteran Ghanaian actress, has opened up about her life before entering the film industry. Unlike others who were eager to pursue a career in acting, she never voluntarily entered the industry.
She used to be a seamstress, according to the 50-year-old actress, before being introduced to the movie industry by Apostle Kwadwo Safo, who introduced her, Akrobeto, and Agya Koo to a Concert Party.
Mercy Asiedu, who is most known for her role in Kumawood’s “Asoreba,” produced by Samuel Nyamekye of Miracle Films, said that she used to be a member of a small group that used to entertain church audiences, especially during conventions.
“I used to be a member of a small entertainment group that used to perform for the audience at church, especially during conventions. She explained, “I used to perform at church conventions.”
Aps. Kwadwo Safo advised her to pursue a career in the film industry because what she was doing at the conventions was essentially the same as what her Concert Party colleagues Agya Koo and Akrobeto were doing.
“Agyekoo and Akrobeto were invited to join the concert party crew at the time because it was something they were both interested in. My Godfather aided us in our acting careers by composing a narrative for us to read. He said it will come in handy one day,” she added.
She lamented, however, that Ghanaian culture had been misplaced, and she and some of her colleagues are currently on a mission to reintroduce the lost Ghanaian culture and traditions.
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