Mercy Chinwo

Mercy Chinwo is a Nigerian gospel musician, singer and songwriter. She won the Nigerian Idol Season 2 in 2012.[1]

Mercy Chinwo
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Background information
Birth nameMercy Chinwo
Born (1990-09-05) 5 September 1990 (age 30)
Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Genresgospel, contemporary gospel, worship
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, actress
Years active2012–present
LabelsEeZee Conceptz

Life and careerEdit

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.[2]

Mercy Chinwo released her first single, "Testimony", in 2015, and "Igwe" a year later.[3] In 2017, Mercy Chinwo signed to Gospel Music Label EeZee Conceptz.[4]

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. [5]


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.[6]


  • In 2018, Mercy Chinwo was awarded the Best Gospel Artiste at the CLIMAX Awards 2018.[7]
  • 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).[8][9]
  • In 2020, Mercy Chinwo emerges the Gospel Artiste of the year at the AFRIMMA Awards.[10]



  • The Cross My Gaze (2018)
  • Satisfied (2020)


  • Testimony (2015)
  • Igwe (2016)
  • Excess Love (2018)
  • Omekanaya (2018)
  • No More Pain (2018)
  • Chinedum (2018)
  • Power Belongs to Jesus (2019)
  • Äkamdinelu (2019)
  • Oh Jesus! (2019)
  • Obinasom (2020)
  • Kosi (2020)
  • Tasted of your power (2020)
  • Na you dey reign(2020)


List of television and film credits
Year Title Role
2013 House of Gold Lucia

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "How Mercy Chinwo won Nigerian Idols". Vanguard News. 9 April 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  2. ^ Onyike, Samuel. "Mercy Chinwo Biography, Songs, Age, Husband, Networth and Career". Thrill Ng. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  3. ^ Media, D. O. D. (12 November 2019). "Gospel Artiste of the Week: MERCY CHINWO". Daughters Of Destiny TV. Retrieved 24 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Mercy Chinwo gets signed to EeZee Conceptz Record Label |". Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  5. ^ Abanobi, Jayamma. "Mercy Chinwo Biography, Age, Songs, Contact, Husband". Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  6. ^ "House of Gold Full Cast & Crew - nlist nlist | Nollywood, Nigerian Movies & Casting". Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Mercy Chinwo receives First Award". Lighteousness Entertainment News. 23 August 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Africa Gospel Awards 2019: Full list of nominees". Music In Africa. 14 January 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  9. ^ "AGAFEST 2019 Awards – Photos, event review and full list of winners". WorshippersGh. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  10. ^ Staff, Prime9jaOnline (16 November 2020). "Cuppy, Simi, Rema are Winners at 2020 AFRIMMA Awards | #AFRIMMA2020 |Prime9jaOnline Media". Prime9jaOnline Media. Retrieved 22 February 2021.