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10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MERCY CHINWO

by Seyi Babalola
MERCY CHINWO

MERCY CHINWO

Mercy Chinwo is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, actress, and comedian. She started singing at age 8 in her church children’s choir. Eventually, in 2012, she came to the spotlight after winning in the popular talent show ‘Nigerian Idols’.

Mercy Chinwo is widely known for her hit single Excess Love (2018). The song earned her national and international recognition and sealed her status as one of the best vocalists in the Nigerian Gospel music ministry.

Below are 10 major things you need to know about the popular Gospel Artist:

  1. Mercy Nnenda Chinwo was born on 5th September 1990 in Port Harcourt, Rivers state and she is the first daughter in a polygamous home, she is actually the fourth child out of five (5). She lost her dad at a young age and decided to take up her musical career after he died.
  2. Mercy while growing up in the music industry sang in the projects of great artists like Preye Odede, Buchi, Sammie Okposo, Joe Praize and Chris Morgan.
  3. Mercy Won the Nigerian Idol Season 2 in 2012.
  4. A year after winning Nigerian Idol, she landed her first film role in Yvonne Nelson’s film, House of Gold starring alongside Yvonne Nelson, Majid Michel and Omawumi, ice prince among others.
  5. In 2015, she released her debut single Testimony (2015) and subsequently Igwe(2016).
  6. She was signed to Eezee Conceptz record label in 2017; she has many hit songs to her credit, Excess love, Igwe, Eze omeka anaya, obimasom and others.
  7. Mercy Chinwo has been honored by many gospel bodies for excellence in Gospel Music; one of her awards includes Best Gospel Artiste of the year (CLIMAX Awards 2018).
  8. In 2019, at the maiden edition of the Africa Gospel Awards Festival (AGAFEST 2019) Mercy Chinwo was named winner in the categories Africa Gospel New Artiste of the Year, Africa Gospel Female Artiste of the Year and Africa Gospel Song of the Year (Excess Love).
  9. In 2020, Mercy Chinwo emerges the Gospel Artiste of the year at the AFRIMMA Awards.
  10. Mercy Chinwo is still single.

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