Mercy Chinwo is one of the leading stars of Gospel music not just in Nigeria but Africa.
Mercy Nnenda Chinwo was born 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.
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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.
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.
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