Biography Of Mercy Chinwo: Husband, Parents, Age, Songs And Awards, Net worth
Here is the biography of Mercy Chinwo. She is a Nigerian Gospel 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’.
In this article, we will look at Mercy Chinwo’s background, career, songs, acting, marriage, age, networth, etc
Mercy 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.
Mercy Chinwo Background
Mercy Nnenda Chinwo was born on September 5, 1990. She was born into the family of five in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. Mercy lost her father at a young age, and had to fend for herself and other siblings. As a result, she took her music ministry serious from the beginning. Mercy Chinwo’s mother is Eno Jerry, while her father is Peter Chinwo.
Mercy Chinwo is without doubt one of the most popular gospel acts in Nigeria today. Born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, her mother is from Akwa Ibom.
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Mercy Chinwo Career
Chinwo started from the children’s choir at age 8. Subsequently, she moved into the adult choir and became the music director of her local church. She was also lending her voice to gospel music ministers like Sammie Okposo, Joe Praize, Buchi, Chris Morgan and Preye. Later on, she began to participate in musical competitions until she found Nigerian Idol. Eventually, she emerged winner in the season 2 of the Nigerian talent show, and came to limelight.
In 2015, she released her debut single Testimony (2015) and subsequently Igwe (2016). On February 20, 2018, Mercy released her debut studio album The Cross: My Gaze. The 16-track contemporary gospel songs was released by EeZee Conceptz under Dixtrit Media. It featured guest appearances from Shady B, Fiokee, Chris Morgan, and Olaitan Odoko. Since then, Mercy has continued to release soul-lifting worship songs.
- Testimony, 2015
- Igwe, 2016
- Trust, 2017
- Excess Love, 2018
- Omekannaya, 2018
- Correct, 2019
- Rest, 2019
- My Responsibility, 2018
- Imenem, 2018
- No More Pain, 2018
- Chinedum, 2018
- Regular ft Fiokee, 2018
- Bor Ekom, 2019
- Incredible God, 2019
- Excess Love Rmx ft J.J Hairston, 2019
- Power Belongs to Jesus, 2019
- Oh Jesus, 2019
- Akamdinelu, 2019
- True God with ChiZee, Israel Dammy, Judikay & Mercy Chinwo, 2019
Mercy Chinwo made an acting debut in House of Gold. House of Gold is a Ghanaian Nigerian comedy film produced by Yvonne Nelson, and directed by Pascal Amanfo. She starred as Lucia and featured alongside Yvonne Nelson, Majid Michel, Omawumi, Ice Prince, Eddie Watson, Francis Odega e.t.c.
Mercy Chinwo is one of the artists signed to EeZee Concept. The label is owned and managed by Mr. Ezekiel (Eezee Tee). It is a Christian record label doing God’s business on earth with passion for a divine move for the end time.
Apart from Mercy Chinwo, Mr. Timothy also manage music ministers like Frank Edwards, Preye Odede, and others who are using their music as a dynamic tool for Christ.
Award And Recognition
- Best Gospel Artiste, CLIMAX Awards, 2018
- New Artiste of the Year, Africa Gospel Awards Festival (AGAFEST), 2019
- Female Artiste of the Year, Africa Gospel Awards Festival (AGAFEST), 2019
- Song of the Year ‘Excess Love’, Africa Gospel Awards Festival (AGAFEST), 2019
- Gospel Artiste of the Year, Galaxy Music Awards, 2019
- Female African Artiste of the Year, Gospel Touch Music Awards, 2019
- Artiste of Excellence West Africa, Africa Gospel Music Awards, (AGMMA), 2019
Mercy Chinwo is married to Pastor Blessed Uzochikwa of Water Brooks Church Lekki, Lagos. The couple tied the knot in a glamorous church ceremony in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on August 13, 2022 just a day after their traditional marriage ceremony took place also in the same city of Port Harcourt.
The top-notch event attracted many celebrities to the Garden City. Among those in attendance were Obi Cubana, Banky W, Adesua Etomi, Waje, Chigurl, Joe Praize, Pita Sings, and many others.
Mercy Chinwo Quotes
“The entertainment industry is basically about people trying to sell their market in different ways.”
“…If you don’t go through challenges you won’t know your strength.”
“The more you know Jesus for yourself, the more empowered you become. The more beautiful life becomes for you.”
“The gospel is not a 3 point sermon; it’s one person named JESUS CHRIST.”
“Our faith isn’t based on what we see, our faith is based on who God is.”
“There’s no better news than the gospel (Jesus The Christ).
“The Joy that comes with meeting and connecting with people who love and appreciate God’s gift upon your life is so fulfilling.”
“When a song isn’t ordinary, even babes are intentional about WORSHIP.”
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Entrepreneurial Lessons From The Life Of Mercy Chinwo
Chinwo’s major drive is passion; she had her eyes on the bigger picture, but started small. She knew exactly what she wanted and kept her eyes on the goal. Mercy Chinwo started from the children choir until she got a bigger platform. Preparedness must meet opportunity for success to happen.
What are you doing about your dream? Are you taking it one step at a time or are you just waiting to ‘blow’?
Mercy Chinwo is said to value about $1,000,000