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Mercy Chinwo Biography, Age, Childhood, Awards

Mercy Chinwo Biography

Want to know about the biography of Mercy Chinwo? Hang on!

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.

Age

As stated above, Mercy Chinwo was born in September 1990. So, she’ll be 32 years of age on 5th September 2022.

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 – Biography of Mercy Chinwo

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.

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.

Awards – Mercy Chinwo Biography

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 these categories are Sinach, Prospa Ochimana, and Tim Godffery. She won Gospel Artiste of the Year in Galaxy Music Awards, 2019, and she has won other awards.

Relationship

Mercy got married to Pastor Blessed Uzochikwa on Saturday, 13th August 2022. Pastor Blessed is the resident pastor of The Waterbrook Church, Lekki Phase 1, Nigeria.

Net Worth

According to thrilling (2020), Mercy Chinwo is currently worth an estimated $150,000.

Songs and Album

Mercy Chinwo released an album in 2018, titled, The Cross: My Gaze. She released another in 2020, title ‘Satisfied’.

Below is a short list of some of Mercy Chinwo’s 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)
Na You Dey reign (2020)
Strong Tower (2020)
Baby Song (2020)

Summary – Mercy Chinwo Biography

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. Her latest album is titled ‘Satisfied’.


See also: Biography of Reinhard Bonnke

10+ Bible verses about Prayer and Faith

Bible verses about Prayer and Faith

Faith is a very important tool in the Christian faith. Prayer requires faith. God wants us to trust Him. There are Bible verses about Prayer and Faith.

This trust will help our assurance that our prayers are answered when we make our request known to Him.

The following verses are offered in the New Living Translation (NLT) and King James Version (KJV) of the Bible.

1. James 5:15

And their prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make them well. And anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven.

2. Matthew 21:22

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

3. Jude 1:18

But you, dear friends, must continue to build your lives on the foundation of your holy faith. And continue to pray as you are directed by the Holy Spirit.

4. Mark 11:24

Listen to me! You can pray for anything, and if you believe, you will have it.

5. Psalms 65:5

You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth, even those who sail on distant seas.

6. Matthew 6:6

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

7. Luke 22:32

But I have pleaded in prayer for you, Simon, that your faith should not fail. So when you have repented and turned to me again, strengthen and build up your brothers.”

8. Matthew 15: 22-28

And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word.

And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.

Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

9. Acts 7:7-8

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you (.) Verse 8 – For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

10. Matthew 17: 19-21

Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

11. Luke 18:1

And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

12. Luke 18:6-8

6. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.

7. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

8. I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

Why are you Following Jesus? Exhortation

Following Jesus

Are you following Jesus for the right reasons? Find out.

After Jesus was arrested in the garden of Gethsemane, He was led by soldiers to the gathering of the priests, scribes, and elders. All his disciples fled and departed from him except Peter.

Peter took a faithful and courageous decision, he chose to follow Jesus. His choice to follow Jesus was good, but something however was missing to make it perfect. The last phrase of the gospel according to Matthew chapter 26 verse 58 tells us his purpose for following Jesus.

‘But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest’s palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.’

This purpose of ‘to see the end’ explains the shortcomings that Peter had on the way of following Jesus that day. He had to lie three times to save his head.

It even got to a point when he started cursing himself, all to save his life. He couldn’t stand the temptations, he couldn’t hold on to the Spirit of truth. His actions was not directed towards Jesus by any means, he was only struggling to save his head. He denied ever knowing Jesus good times.

Many Christians today are in the same shoes as Peter’s, we follow Christ for the wrong purpose(s). Jesus turned back one day and rebuked the multitude because they were only following him for the food he was willing to provide.

Some people follow Christ for pleasure because He is said to be loving and kind. We follow Christ for the gain. We follow Christ to see what will become of Christianity. We follow Christ with this mindset_ peradventure He comes like they always say.

Our purpose for following him determines how far we will go with him in this strange and wicked world we live in.

The true reason to follow Christ is shown in the epistle of Paul to the Philippians, Chapter 3 verse 10

‘that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.’

Reinhard Bonnke Biography, The Evangelist to Africa

Reinhard Bonnke Biography

Do you want to know about the Biography of Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke? Then stick around!

Song in Yoruba Language:
Reinhard Bonnke mbo lo sogbo
E wa gbo
Osogbo yoo gba alejo re
Ewa gbo

Translated to English:
Reinhard Bonnke is coming to Osogbo
Come and hear
Osogbo will receive his visit
Come and hear

Above is a song I know, used in announcing a coming crusade of the great German-American Pentecostal evangelist, general of faith, and preacher of the gospel to Africa– Reinhard Bonnke. It is reported that over 79 million souls made their decision unto salvation at his crusades. He authored over 40 books, delivered the baton of His ministry to his successor, and slept in the faith on the 7th day of December, 2017, at the age of 79.

Biography of Reinhard Bonnke

Reinhard Willi Gottfried Bonnke was born on 19 April, 1940, in Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany. He was the son of an army logistics officer, and spent some of his years in a displaced person centre after he was taken to Denmark during the evacuation of East Prussia – together with his mother and siblings. At the age of nine, he became a born-again Christian and sensed a call to serve God as a missionary in Africa at the age of ten. His father became a pastor after war service.

At an early age, Reinhard Bonnke went with his guitar to a street corner in downtown Glückstadt. He sang there until a crowd gathered, and then he preached. According to his report, “To my amazement one man knelt and prayed the sinner’s prayer with me right there on the street!” He ran home and exclaimed, “Father, it works! A man came to hear me preach and accepted Jesus. The Holy Spirit really gives us the power to preach!”

Mission to Africa

Bonnke attended the Bible College of Wales in Swansea, Wales, and was ordained in Germany where he pastored a small church until 1967, together with his wife – Anni. It was at this time in 1967 that they embarked on missionary life to Africa, in obedience to his childhood call. They came to the small mountain kingdom of Lesotho.

Before their coming, Bonnke was offered a choice of positions in South Africa by the Apostolic Faith Missions Board, which had given him a one-year South African apprenticeship. One position was with a large, influential and wealthy white church, which he rejected. This rejection surprised the local leaders.

The least attractive of the four positions was the kingdom of Lesotho, a small nation to the south of Johannesburg. And this Bonnke accepted with the Lord’s leading, becoming the overseer of the three small churches serving the indigenous Basuto people.

Also, in the midst of parking up for their move, Anni discovered she was expecting another child, while their son – Kai-Uwe – was almost one. Nevertheless, they embraced the challenge and kept on their move. They bought a van that helped in moving, serving also as their temporary living quarters once in Africa.

Gospel from Coast to Coast

Reinhard Bonnke traveled from place to place in the VW camper van, by mule, or horseback, across Lesotho’s 1,200 miles of mostly unpaved roads which connected small villages of less than 250 souls.

The early years of Bonnke’s ministry in Lesotho were discouraging. Those that had been converted, amidst about half of the tribesmen who were still idol worshippers, had become hardened to the gospel.

Bonnke encountered an elder who was a drunkard, another who espoused idol worship, and another church’s local pastor who did not believe in evangelism. Bonnke began to seek out new converts on the street of Lesotho villages, and these converts brought revival to the existing churches.

Employment and Evangelism – wisdom!

Reinhard provided employment for many youths that were unemployed in his church and city, and advanced the preaching of the gospel through the same means.

Each young man, having a bicycle with a waterproof box, went from village to village, giving out the ministry’s magazine, while also selling Bibles and Hymnals. Some of these young men, out of about thirty in total, became genuine soul winners and, eventually, pastors.

In two years, these thirty young men had visited all of Lesotho, exposing 1,348,000 to the gospel.

Africa shall be saved

In 1973, the evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, had a dream of a blood washed africa. Here it is in his own words, “I had a dream that changed everything. I saw a map of Africa. Not South Africa, not Lesotho, not Johannesburg, but the entire continent. The map began to be splashed and covered with blood. I became alarmed.

I thought surely this meant some kind of apocalyptic violence was coming … Then the Spirit whispered to me that what I saw was the blood of Jesus’” terrible violence had first spilled His blood 2,000 years ago on a cross. But then I heard the words, ‘˜Africa shall be saved.”

Christ for All Nations

In 1974, Bonnke founded the mission organization called ‘Christ For All Nations’ (CfaN). This organization was originally based in Johannesburg, South Africa, but was later relocated to Frankfurt, Germany, in 1986. CfaN has 9 offices across five continents in all, today.

Bonnke held more crusades in Nigeria than any other African country. The largest recorded of the minister’s open-air crusade was in the city of Lagos during what is called the ‘Millennium Crusade’ in November, 2000. In this meeting about 1.6 million people came around to hear the gospel. The meeting held for five days, and over 6 million people were in attendance.

Early in Reinhard Bonnke’s ministry, he held meetings in a tent that accommodated just 800 people. However, as the audience of the message grew, larger tents were purchased. And in 1984, Bonnke commissioned the world’s largest mobile structure at the time. This was a tent that had the capacity to seat 34,000 people.

But when the number of attendees of his meeting rose above the capacity of even this structure, he began open-air campaigns with an initial gathering of over 150,000 people per service.

The first fire conference was held by Bonnke in Harare, Zimbabwe, 1986. Since this time, these events have taken place all around the globe, equipping church leaders and workers for evangelism.

Oppositions in Ministry

Bonnke’s meetings have also faced oppositions, like the riot that happened in Kano, Nigeria, in 1991, encouraged by the claim that Bonnke was going to blaspheme Islam.

Many Christians sustained various injuries and several churches were burnt during this incident. Bonnke did not return to preach in Nigeria until after nine years.

Farewell Crusade in Lagos, Nigeria

The farewell crusade of the evangelist was held in Lagos, in November, 2017. At his last press conference on November 6, 2017, Bonnke mentioned that Nigeria was his favourite nation. He also mentioned that he has no regret preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ in Africa for 50 years.

Bonnke had said, “God’s words will be preached, miracles will be full and the Holy Spirit will come down. The ripple effects of this crusade will be felt all over the world. No man has invented water but no one can live without water. We can’t live without the gospel, the gospel is eternal and can never be invalid. The gospel is true today Because it was true at the beginning.”

The farewell crusade in Lagos launched on November 8, 2017, holding behind Sparklight Estate, Opposite OPIC, Berger area of Lagos. Bonnke preached a powerful and clear evangelistic message at the crusade, thousands placed their faith in Christ, and many were healed.

Entrance into Glory

Reinhard Bonnke slept in the lord on December 7, 2019, aged 79.

The evangelist is survived by his beloved wife – Anni, three children – Kai-Uwe, Gabriele, and Susanne, and eight grandchildren.

More can be said about this gifted evangelist, but let us stop this here. Thanks for reading!