Veteran Ghanaian gospel musician, Mary Ghansah has revealed venturing into music was not part of her plans when growing up.
Speaking in an interview on Hitz FM’s Morning Show with Sammy Forson, the veteran gospel musician said she wanted to be an air hostess and a nurse at a point, but she ended up doing music.
“I wanted to be air hostess because I love to fly,” Mary, who celebrated her 61st birthday on Wednesday, indicated.
She has been in the Ghanaian music scene for about forty (40) years now.
Known for her gospel singing prowess and prolific songwriting, Mary is also an ordained minister of God.
She is widely known for her songs such as ‘Okokroko’, ‘Onyame Ndae’, ‘Agyenkwa Jesus’, ‘Onyame Ye Odo’, ‘Onipa Ben Neni’, ‘What A Friend’, ‘Onyame Se Ayeyi’, ‘You Are My Everything’, ‘Enkaa Ekyire’, ‘Sweet Jesus’, and others.
“My parents thought I would be a doctor. Yeah, my father especially, he has so much interest in that. He wanted me to be a doctor,” she revealed.
“As I said, music wasn’t something I wanted to do even though my uncle Pastor Anderson, who is mom’s brother, was a pre-composer… It looks like it (music) is in the family. So, one day I realised that I was being called to do what I originally didn’t want to do because if you are doing God’s work in our days is like they are poor,” Mary Ghansah added.