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ABOUT MERCY CHINWO
Mercy Chinwo is a Nigerian gospel singer and songwriter. She was born in Port Harcourt Rivers State, Southsouth of Nigeria on the 5th of September 1990. She started singing at the age of eight and was a member of the children’s choir at her church. She continued in the choir until she graduated to the adult choir where she now became the choir’s music director.
In 2012, Mercy Chinwo auditioned for season two of the music talent competition Nigerian Idol. Her music prowess made her a standout contestant and she eventually went on to win the competition. After winning Nigerian Idol, she went on to acting and got her first role where she played Lucia in the 2013 Yvonne Nelson’s movie titled House of Gold. The movie featured Omawunmi, Ice Prince and Majid Michael and also won two awards; the Best Picture at the Ghana Movie Awards and Best Ghanaian Movie at the 2013 City People Awards.
In 2015, Mercy Chinwo fully kick-started her music career with her first single titled Testimony. The song narrated her growth, the process and how far she had come.
A year after the release of Testimony, Mercy Chinwo released her second single Igwe and in 2017, she earned a record deal and was signed to Gospel Music Label Eezee Conceptz. Following her record deal, Mercy Chinwo has gone on to release monster hit gospel records. Her songs Chinedum, Excess Love and Obinasum are one of the most popular gospel songs in the country.
In 2018, Mercy Chinwo released her debut album titled The Cross My Gaze. The album houses sixteen tracks with four featured artists; Chris Morgan, Fiokee, Olaitan Odoko, and Shady B.
Following the success of the debut album, Mercy Chinwo released her sophomore album “Satisfied” two years later. Satisfied housed fifteen tracks with three features; Chioma Jesus, J.J Hairston and Youthful Praise. The project contained hit singles like Obinasom, Na You Dey Reign, Akamdinelu and Chinedum.
Mercy Chinwo sings mainly in English, Efik and Igbo language. She thrives with the soulful, praise and worship gospel music style. Her music has won her a number of awards like the Best Gospel Artiste at the CLIMAX Awards 2018. She won three awards at the first edition of the Africa Gospel Awards Festival, AGAFEST 2019; Africa Gospel New Artiste of the Year, Africa Gospel Female Artiste of the Year and Africa Gospel Song of the Year with her record, Excess Love. Also, in 2020 she was the Gospel Artiste of the Year at the AFRIMMA Awards. Her music and achievements puts her on the list of the greatest Nigerian gospel music singers.
MERCY CHINWO ALBUMS
- The Cross My Gaze
POPULAR MERCY CHINWO SONGS
- Excess Love
- Na You Dey Reign
- Bor Ekom
- Incredible God
- Amazing God
- Onememma (feat Chioma Jesus)
- Onyedikagi (feat Glowrie)
- Oh Jesus
- Power Belongs To Jesus
- With All My Heart (feat Chris Morgan)
- Rest (feat Olaitan Odoko)
The latest Mercy Chinwo songs, albums and EPs are online on Mdudo.com and available for download in mp3.