The award-winning, multi-talented and songwriter Mercy Nnenda Chinwo popularly known as Mercy Chinwo was born on September 5th 1990 in Port Harcourt, Rivers state Nigeria. She is the fourth child in a family of five (first daughter) in a polygamous home. She lost her dad at a young age and decided to take up her musical career after his death.
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 and then performing as a backup singer for awesome gospel music artists like Preye Odede, Buchi, Sammie Okposo, Joe Praize and Chris Morgan, prior to launching her musical career.
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.
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.
Her major breakthrough came in 2018 with the song Excess Love which gained so much popularity and confirmed her musical ability.
In 2019 she released collaboration remix of Excess Love with an American Artist JJ Hairston, Barely 2 months after the release of Excess Love Remix, the video hit over 4 million views on video streaming platform, YouTube.
Mercy Chinwo Acting Career
One year after winning the Nigerian Idols, Mercy Chinwo also featured in many movies. Her first ever movie was, House of Gold and acted alongside major Nigerian and Ghanaian artists including Francis Odega, Yvonne Nelson, Ice Prince, Majid Michael, and many others.
For now, the singer is not married. She also has no children to our knowledge.
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 three categories namely Africa Gospel New Artiste of the Year, Africa Gospel Female Artiste 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.