Mercy Chinwo Biography

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

Mercy Chinwo Biography

Mercy Chinwo is a well known talented and inspiring gospel vocalist and songwriter, Who became active in the music industry when she wins the Nigerian Idol Season 2 in 2012.

Mercy Chinwo

Mercy Chinwo

She got signed to Eezee Concepts’ record label in 2017; She’s been known worldwide for her unique voice in the Gospel, contemporary gospel and worship genres of music

Read Mercy Chinwo Biography and All that you need to know about her and her career, Education Net Worth.

Early Life & Education

Mercy Nnenda Chinwo was born on the 5th of September 1990 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, She is the first child of her parents with the other five follows.

She lost her father during her early stage of life, she was then left with her mother who brought her up;

She has been into music since her early age through her church choir, where she began as one of the church’s children choir then promoted to the adult choir

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Mercy Chinwo has also been into acting before she majored music. She got into the limelight in 2012 after winning Season 2 of a popular acting talent show – Nigerian Idol. After which, in 2013, she landed her first film role in Yvonne Nelson’s film, “House of Gold” where other stars such as Yvonne Nelson, Majid Michel, and Omawumi featured.

Mercy started her musical career by voicing to musical projects by top Nigerian gospel music artistes such as Sammie Okposo, Joe Praize, Buchi, Chris Morgan, and Preye whom she featured in a single “Eze”.

In 2017 Mercy Chinwo’s big move came after EeZee Concepts, a gospel music label owned by Mr. Ezekiel ThankGod, endorsed her. EeZee.

Mercy Chinwo released her first single, “Testimony”, in 2015, and another single “Igwe” in 2016. Her first album was in 2018, “The cross my Gaze”. “The cross my Gaze” consists of lots of soul-uplifting gospel songs that are still trending in Nigerian Christian space.

Mercy Chinwo has collaborated with international artists. She did a remix of her most popular song, “Excess love” with JJ Hairston, Youthful Praise, and The Gratitude.

Mercy Chinwo Songs

Mercy Chinwo has released so many singles, and presently has only one album released. She’s arguably got repositioned through her songs tagged “Excess Love” then “Chinedum” which were both released in June 2018.

Her nationwide recognition and spot as one of the best female vocalists in the Nigeria Gospel music industry was earned by her “Excess Love” 

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Others songs are;

  • Testimony
  • Igwe
  • Excess Love
  • No More Pain
  • Chinedum
  • Ome ka Nna ya
  • Regular
  • Power Belongs To Jesus
  • Imenem
  • Incredible God
  • Eze
  • Testimony
  • Love Expression
  • Inhedinma
  • Receive it
  • With All My Heart
  • Power Belongs to Jesus
  • I Am
  • Responsibility
  • Receive
  • Oh Jesus!
  • Bor Ekom


Mercy Chinwo has noted various notable awards since the beginning of her career in 2012. She has rivaled top gospel artists such as Sinach, Prospa Ochimana and Tim Godfrey in the award-winning race. She was nominated for an award at Maranatha Awards USA Awards 2020.

  • Nigerian Idols – 2012
  • Best Gospel Artiste – 2018 – CLIMAX Awards.
  • Africa Gospel New Artiste of the Year – 2019 – Africa Gospel Awards Festival (AGAFEST)
  • Africa Gospel Female Artiste of the Year – 2019 – Africa Gospel Awards Festival (AGAFEST)
  • Africa Gospel Song of the Year “Excess Love” – 2019 – Africa Gospel Awards Festival (AGAFEST)

Net Worth

 Mercy Chinwo net worth is currently estimated to be $150,000.

Social Media Handles

Instagram: @mercychinwo

Twitter: @mmercychinwo

FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) Related To Mercy Chinwo Biography

Q1). Is mercy chinwo married?

For now, the 30years old gospel singer, Mercy Chinwo, is not married.

Q2). Where is mercy chinwo from in Nigeria?

She hails from Port Harcourt, Rivers state

Mercy Chinwo Quotes

“The entertainment industry is basically about people trying to sell their market in different ways.”

“…If you don’t go through challenges you won’t know your strength.”

“The more you know Jesus for yourself, the more empowered you become. The more beautiful life becomes for you.”

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“The gospel is not a 3 point sermon; it’s one person named JESUS CHRIST.”

“Our faith isn’t based on what we see, our faith is based on who God is.”

“There’s no better news than the gospel (Jesus The Christ).

“The Joy that comes with meeting and connecting with people who love and appreciate God’s gift upon your life is so fulfilling.”

“When a song isn’t ordinary, even babes are intentional about WORSHIP.”

Entrepreneurial Lessons From The Life Of Mercy Chinwo


Chinwo’s major drive is passion; she had her eyes on the bigger picture, but started small. She knew exactly what she wanted and kept her eyes on the goal. Mercy Chinwo started from the children choir until she got a bigger platform. Preparedness must meet opportunity for success to happen.

Stand out

When Mercy Chinwo started singing gospel music, she was advised by some people to substitute the name ‘Jesus’ in her song for ‘Baba’ or ‘Father’ in order to attract everyone. She faced rejection but it did not deter her. Mercy wasn’t ashamed to stand out even when it meant standing alone. If she has to wait, she waits because she believes that waiting is part of the process. At some point, she was rejected, but she saw it as an a test of faith and time.

In life and in business, dare to be different. There has to be something unique about you and your business if you want to stand out

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