Mercy Chinwo biography
Mercy Chinwo is one of the Nigerian gospel musician, singer and songwriter. She is Winner of the Nigerian Idol Season 2 in 2012
Full Name: Mercy Nnenda Chinwo
Born: 5 September, 1990
Birth place: Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Genres: gospel, contemporary gospel, worship
Famous as: Singer, songwriter, actress
Years active: 2012–present
Labels: EeZee Conceptz
Albums: The Cross: My Gaze
Movies: House of Gold
Early childhood and career
Mercy Nnenda Chinwo was born on 5 September 1990 in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. She is the fourth child in a family of five (first daughter).
Chinwo got involved in music at a very early age, being a member of the children’s choir in her church and transitioning to the adult choir prior to launching her musical career. Chinwo’s father died when she was young.
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She started her musical career by lending her vocals to musical projects by gospel music artistes such as Sammie Okposo, Joe Praize, Buchi, Chris Morgan, and Preye.
Mercy Chinwo released her first single, “Testimony”, in 2015, and “Igwe” a year later.
In 2017, Mercy Chinwo signed to Gospel Music Label EeZee Conceptz.
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 among others.
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Achievements and awards
In 2018, Mercy Chinwo was awarded the Best Gospel Artiste at the CLIMAX Awards 2018.
In 2019, at the maiden edition of the Africa Gospel Awards Festival (AGAFEST 2019) Mercy was named winner in three categories namely Africa Gospel New Artiste of the Year, Africa Gospel Female Artiste of the Year and Africa Gospel Song of the Year (Excess Love).
Notably, the categories she won contained the likes of Sinach, Prospa Ochimana and Tim Godfrey.
The Cross My Gaze (2018)
“Excess Love” (2018)
“No More Pain” (2018)
“Power Belongs to Jesus” (2019)
“Oh Jesus!” (2019