Nigerian gospel singer, Mercy Chinwo who can hardly be spotted without a beret on her head has opened up on why.
The singer who got married in 2022 also spoke about her music career and her marriage to Pastor Blessed during an interview with The Guardian.
On her music journey and she started professionally, Mercy Chinwo said:
“It started at an early age of six when my parents observed that I was always singing and I loved to perform around the house to both people and even objects. They encouraged me by putting me in the children’s choir of our local church – The Apostolic Church Nigeria. It later developed into my singing with the adult choir and even as a backup singer. I got involved in a number of competitions, winning many of them. That’s how I started my professional music journey.”
On why she stuck with gospel music and didn’t delve into secular like many other artistes who started in church, Chinwo said:
“A fish cannot survive outside of its source. Jesus gave me this gift and I am fulfilled staying aligned in God’s purpose for my life. There’s nothing compared to the joy and peace that comes with serving God.”
Opening up about her marriage so far, she said:
“It’s been a beautiful journey; marriage is a blessing. It has indeed impacted my career positively. The Bible says one will chase a thousand, and two ten thousand and I am excited to see all of that become my reality doing life with my gee.”
Finally speaking about why she always wears her beret, Mercy Chinwo said:
“I just needed to be different. I felt I needed to be unique with not just my craft but also my style. And that’s how beret wearing came about. It has now evolved into an online business at Mecempire on Instagram. In one word, my fashion style is modest.”