is a Nigerian worship leader, songwriter, recording and performing artiste. Most renowned for her powerful vocals and riveting stage presence, she is one of the most prominent Nigerian musicians of her generation. Her interest in music goes back decades, as she had been involved before age 10; but her career came alive after the epic success of her single, ‘Excess Love,’ in 2018. That song, and the album that followed, ‘The Cross, My Gaze,’ would catapult Chinwo into nationwide acclaim and cross-border recognition.
‘The Cross My Gaze’ was such a groundbreaking debut album that many songs off it have retained airplay, while remaining mainstays in churches and on private playlists across the globe to this day.
Her next album, ‘Satisfied,’ enjoyed even more success, cementing her place amongst the most-inspirational, most sought artists in Nigeria — and not just in the gospel music category. Pulse, Nigeria’s foremost digital media company ranked her top five amongst the best music performers in the country, attesting to her crossover appeal beyond gospel music circles.
Famous for her love of colorful berets, Mercy Chinwo-Blessed has performed on the biggest stages such as The Experience, Night Of Worship [NOW], RCCG’s annual Marathon Praise, and Dunamis Int’l Christian Center, to name a few. There have been outstanding collaborations with artistes like Moses Bliss, JJ Hairston, Banky W, and the iconic Chioma Jesus. She has also been credited with national and international awards such as Africa Gospel Awards Festival 2019 [Song of The Year: ‘Excess Love’] and Galaxy Music Awards 2019 [Gospel Artiste of The Year], among others.
In 2022, she and Pastor Blessed Uzochikwa of the Westbrook Church, Lagos, tied the knot in a beautiful, love-filled ceremony.