Mercy Chinwo Bags 7 Nominations for Maranatha Awards 2021
27 April 2021
Photo Source: GospelNaija
By Khisa Cj
Popular Nigerian gospel singer Mercy Chinwo has been nominated for a record 7 different categories in the Maranatha Awards (M.A.USA) 2021.
The singer known for her hit single ‘Excess Love’ shared on her Instagram account a list of categories that she has been nominated for, in the awards.
Top on the list is the nomination to the category of the Outstanding Female Music Minister - Africa.
Her 2020-released sophomore album ‘Satisfied’ was nominated for the Album of the Year – Africa, while ‘Eze’ a song Mercy Chinwo teamed up with Preye Odede got a nomination for the Outstanding Gospel Collaboration Song – Africa.
Hit single ‘Jesus’ in which Mercy Chinwo was featured by fellow gospel singer Samsong was nominated for two categories – Gospel Song of the Year – Africa and Outstanding Gospel Collaboration Song – Africa.
Another joint effort that brings together Mercy Chinwo, Israel Dammy and Eeze Tee dubbed ‘Oyoyo Chukwu’ also has two nominations in the Maranatha Awards for Gospel Song of the Year – Africa and Outstanding Gospel Collaboration Song – Africa.
Other Nigerian gospel musicians who were nominated in different categories include Sinach whose latest album ‘Greatest Lord’ was listed for Album/EP of the Year alongside Chioma Jesus’ ‘Chiomalized’.
Steve Crown was also nominated for two categories - Outstanding Male Music Minister – Africa and Best Scripted Gospel Music Video – Africa for the ‘Yesu Na’ single.
Online voting for the nominees is set to be opened from May 1 to July 1, 2021 with the grand celebration Gala scheduled for August 28, 2021, at Baltimore, Maryland in the United States of America.
In the 2020 Maranatha Awards, Mercy Chinwo had 6 nominations out of which she won the Best Female Minister – Africa Category.