Tag - Mercy Chinwo
Mercy Chinwo is a Nigerian gospel musician, singer and songwriter. She won the Nigerian Idol Season 2 in 2012
Life 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 age 8, being a member of the children’s choir in her church and transitioning to the adult choir prior to launching her musical career.
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.
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. The death of her father did not deter her from pursuing her passion in the music career and she began singing in her local church from a young age. It is believed that she started singing in the children’s choir of her local church before she moved to the adult section of the church still passionate about music.
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.
- 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 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).
- In 2020, Mercy Chinwo emerges the Gospel Artiste of the year at the AFRIMMA Awards.