Biography of Mercy Chinwo: Age, Career, Songs, Awards, Net Worth

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Mercy Chinwo Biography

Mercy Nnenda Chinwo is an award-winning Nigerian gospel singer, with a thrilling voice. Her singles are widely known, particularly Excess love and Chinedum. Chinwo was born in Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. She got involved in music at an early age in her church choir, won Nigerian Idol Season 2 in 2012, and released her first single in 2015, titled ‘Testimony’.

This admirable music artist and actress, Mercy Chinwo, was born on the 5th of September 1990 in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. She is the fourth child and first daughter in a family of five.

Mercy Chinwo: Excess Love video


As stated above, Mercy Chinwo was born in 1990. So, she would be 30 years of age by September 5, 2020.

Music at Early Age

Mercy Chinwo has a musical background from an early age, as she was part of the children’s choir in her church. She later became part of the adult choir as well, before she started her music career.

Music Career

At the early stage of her music career, Mercy Chinwo lent her vocals in musical projects by gospel artists like Joy Praise, Sammie Okposo, Buchi etc. She released her first single, Testimony, in 2015, and was signed in to a Gospel Music Label called EeZee Conceptz in 2017.

Akamdinelu Video

Nigerian Idol

Mercy Chinwo won Nigerian Idol Season 2 in 2012. She, popularly called Mecindo by her fans, sealed her victory over her worthy rival, Joe Blue, with votes from fans in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. She therefore got the winning prize of 7.5 million naira, a record contract, and a sports Utility Vehicle (SUV Jeep).

Performance in Movie

Mercy acted in House of Gold, a Ghanian Nigerian Comedy film produced by Yvonne Nelson, in 2013. She acted as Lucia in the movie, starring alongside Omawumi, Yvonne Nelson, Majid Michel, Francis Odega, among others. This was a year after she won Nigerian Idol season 2 in 2012.


Mercy Nenda Chinwo was awarded the best Gospel Artiste at the CLIMAX Awards 2018. Moreover, 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 song of the year (Excess Love), and Africa Gospel Female Artiste of the year. Other singers nominated in this categories are Sinach, Prospa Ochimana, and Tim Godffery.

Excess Love (Remix) Video

Net Worth

Mercy Chinwo is currently worth an estimated $150,000.

Songs and Album

Mercy Chinwo released an album in 2018, titled, The Cross: My Gaze.

Below is a list of some Mercy Chinwo singles:

  • Testimony (2015)
  • Igwe (2016)
  • Excess Love (2018)
  • Omekanaya (2018)
  • No More Pain (2018)
  • Chinedum (2018)
  • Power Belongs to Jesus (2019)
  • Akamdilelu (2019)
  • Oh Jesus! (2019)
  • Obinasom (2020)

Mercy Chinwo released her album ‘Satisfied‘ on the 3rd of July, 2020. This album contains 15 singles, including some hits she had earlier released like Chinedum and Obinasom. 


Finally, here is what we know from the story of Mercy Chinwo. She was involved in music from an early stage of her life. She won Nigerian Idol Season 2 in 2012. She performed in the grand finale of Nigerian Idol Season 3 in 2013. In the same year (2013), before or after, she acted as Lucia in House of Gold, a Ghanian Nigerian Comedy film. She released her first single in 2015, titled Testimony, and Igwe, a year after. Mercy Chinwo was signed into Eezee Conceptz, a gospel record label, in 2017. She has released other songs since then, and won awards.



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