Mercy Nnenda Chinwo is a prominent gospel music musician, singer, songwriter, and actress from Nigeria.
Mercy was born on September 5, 1990. She is currently 32 years old.
She is from Port Harcourt, where she grew up with her five other siblings.
Mercy is unquestionably one of Nigeria’s top gospel musicians right now.
- Name: Mercy Chinwo
- Age: 32 years
- Date of birth: 5th September 1990
- Nationality: Nigerian
- State of Origin: Rivers state
- Marital Status: Married
- Husband: Pastor Blessed Uzochikwa
- Occupation: Singer
- Net worth: $900,000
Mercy began her primary education at Godswill International School before moving on to Victory Comprehensive College and, finally, Paradise International School to finish her secondary studies.
She received her tertiary education at the famed University of Port Harcourt, where she graduated with a degree in Linguistics and Communication Studies.
Mercy Chinwo began her career as an actor before diverting totally into music.
She shot to fame in 2012 after winning Season 2 of the popular acting competition Nigerian Idol.
Then, in 2013, she was cast in her first film, “House of Gold,” directed by Yvonne Nelson and featuring other celebs like as Yvonne Nelson, Majid Michel, and Omawumi.
Mercy Chinwo then began a music career by providing her vocals to projects by prominent Nigerian gospel music performers such as Sammie Okposo, Joe Praize, Buchi, Chris Morgan, and Preye.
In 2017, she got signed by EeZee Concepts, a Christian music label run by Ezekiel ThankGod.
Mercy is married to The WaterBrook Church’s Pastor Blessed Uzochikwa.
Pastor Blessed is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional and holds an Advanced Project Management Certificate from Stanford University in London. He also has a relationship with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.
On August 13, 2023, just one day after their traditional wedding ceremony, the couple wedded in an opulent church ceremony in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Numerous celebrities attended the event, including Cubana chief priest, Banky W, Adesua Etomi, Waje, Chigurl, Joe Praize, Pita Sings, and many more.
Mercy Chinwo’s net worth is now assessed to be $1.5 million.
Awards And Achievements
- Mercy has received various accolades and nominations over her career.
- She was nominated for a Maranatha Awards USA Award in 2020.
Among her honors are:
- 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)
- Mercy Chinwo’s first single, “Testimony,” debuted in 2015, and her second single, “Igwe,” was released in 2016.
“The Cross my Gaze,” her debut album, was published in 2018.
Many soul-stirring gospel songs from “the cross my gaze” are still popular among Nigerian Christians.
International musicians have also collaborated with Mercy Chinwo. JJ Hairston, Youthful Praise, and The Gratitude remade her most famous song, “Excess Love.”
Mercy Chinwo has earned broad recognition and a position among the top female vocalists in the Nigerian gospel music market because to her song “Excess love.”
Mercy Chinwo made yet another big contribution to the gospel music business with her single “Akamdinelu.” The song has currently received over a million streams across multiple music streaming services.
In 2020, she published her second album, “Satisfied,” a 13-track collection. “Baby Song” and “Na you dey reign” were two of the album’s biggest hits.
Mercy has some songs to her name which include:
No More Pain
Ome ka Nna ya
Power Belongs To Jesus
With All My Heart
Power Belongs to Jesus