Mercy Chinwo

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Mercy Chinwo is a Nigerian gospel musician, singer and songwriter.

Winner of the Nigerian Idol Season 2 in 2012,[1] Mercy is a powerful vocalist and a renowned songstress in the Nigerian music industry. She is currently signed to Eezee Conceptz record label.

Mercy Chinwo is currently managed by Mr. Ezekiel ''Eezee Tee'' ThankGod, who also manages Frank Edwards.[2]

Mercy Chinwo
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Background information
Native name
Birth nameMercy Chinwo
BornPort Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Genresgospel, contemporary gospel, worship
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, recording artist, actress
Years active2012–present
LabelsEeZee Conceptz

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Mercy Nnenda Chinwo was born on September 5 in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. She is the first child in a family of six. Mercy Chinwo got involved in music at a very early age, 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 lost her dad at a very young age.[3]

Musical career[edit]

MM1, as she's fondly called, started her musical career by lending her vocals to musical projects by gospel music artistes such as Sammie Okposo, Joe Praize, Buchi, Chris Morgan, and Preye.[4]

Mercy Chinwo dropped her first single titled Testimony in 2015, a year later she dropped her second single titled Igwe.

In 2017, Mercy Chinwo signed to Gospel Music Label EeZee Conceptz.[5]

Her major breakthrough came in 2018 with the song Excess Love which gained so much popularity and confirmed her musical ability.


A year after winning the Nigerian Idols, 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 three categories namely Africa Gospel New Artist of the Year, Africa Gospel Female Artist of the Year and Africa Gospel Song of the Year (Excess Love). Notably, the categories she won contained the likes of Sinach, Prospa Ochimana and Tim Godfrey.[8][9]



  • Testimony (2015)
  • Igwe (2016)
  • Excess Love (2018)
  • No More Pain (2018)
  • CHINEDUM (2018)
  • Power Belongs To Jesus (2019)
  • Oh Jesus! (2019)


  • The Cross My Gaze (2018)


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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "How Mercy Chinwo won Nigerian Idols". Vanguard News. April 9, 2012. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Africa Gospel Awards 2019: Full list of nominees". Music In Africa. January 14, 2019. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  3. ^ Kadri, Usman (May 19, 2016). "I'm A Shy Person – Mercy Chinwo". The Moment Nigeria. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  4. ^ Bp-Relate (September 5, 2018). "Biography Of Mercy Chinwo". Believers Portal. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "Mercy Chinwo gets signed to EeZee Conceptz Record Label |". Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  6. ^ "House of Gold Full Cast & Crew - nlist nlist | Nollywood, Nigerian Movies & Casting". Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  7. ^ "Mercy Chinwo receives First Award". Lighteousness Entertainment News. August 23, 2018. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  8. ^ "Africa Gospel Awards 2019: Full list of nominees". Music In Africa. January 14, 2019. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  9. ^ "AGAFEST 2019 Awards – Photos, event review and full list of winners". WorshippersGh. April 4, 2019. Retrieved June 9, 2019.

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