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

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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Juliana Olayode: Toyosi in Jenifa’s Diary Biography – Childhood, Profile & Story

Juliana Olayode Biography

Toyosi (Olayode Juliana) is well known as Toyobaby because of the phenomenal display of her role in Jenifa’s diary. Still on Juliana Olayode biography.

She acted as Jenifa’s (Funke Akindele) roommate in the TV series.

This article is about Juliana Olayode’s biography.

Juliana Olayode was brought up in Lagos State, Nigeria, born into a family of eight.

This gorgeous star is from Ipokia local government of Ogun State, Nigeria.

Toyosi in Jenifa’s Diary TV Series

She published her biography titled ‘Rebirth‘ in 2017. And this would serve as a major point of reference for this post.

From her very birth, life wasn’t ready to occupy such a star as Juliana.

She narrates how her mother turbulently gave birth to her as she writes, “She was in labour for three days! She kept seeing a black cat and every time she saw it, she lost her strength.

The strange thing was that she was the only one seeing the cat. The midwives did not see it.

So, they began to think something was wrong with her.

Childhood: Olayode Juliana Biography Story

Juliana Olayode was born at C.A.C. (Christ Apostolic Church), Oke-Iyanu, Ogba, Lagos, Nigeria.

Her soul-lifting story started when her father sent her mum packing from his house.

She writes, “Growing up, for me, was fun until my dad and mum separated.”

This separation led to a lot of distortions in her life and that of her siblings.

Who could live well without the full care of a mother?

It is relatively certain, through her story, that Juliana Olayode knew the Lord, even while she was young.

She told of how she prayed for her father, and also felt the peace of God after praying for her mother. “My dad always had a soft spot for me; we were close.

In those days, when he wanted to submit a quotation for a job, he would tell my mum to pray over it.

After my mum had prayed, he would bring it to me to do same. He believed in my prayers.

I would say I was my dads second wife.”



Sexual assault: Juliana Olayode biography

While still in the first year of her primary education, Juliana was a victim of sexual assult.

A man in her neighbourhood abused her.

Not for once, not even twice, but as often as he could. Someday, the man’s friend also joined in the process.

Juliana writes that she prayed against this, and that the Lord made it stop.

The man became ill, and was subsequently taken to his village. She says, “God answered my prayer!”

Five years after her parent’s separation, Juliana’s father brought in a new woman. And the real hardship was just yet to begin.

First, Juliana’s father ordered their relocation from Lagos to Ogun State, Nigeria.

The division in the family expanded as Adetutu, one of her sisters, would not yield to the call.

The business of Juliana’s father became less successful day after day, until it crumbled.

Juliana Olayode Biography: Early Life Issues

Living on the proceeds from the business of her stepmother was very bad. There were days they could not afford good food at all.

She writes thus, “There were days we had nothing to eat and there were days we lived solely on Garri; we ate a lot of Garri (Eba) and Ewedu in those days.

I have never liked Ewedu, I still do not. So, whenever the family was eating Eba and Ewedu, I soaked Garri instead.”

Juliana Olayode and her brother, Samson, soon stopped schooling. To worsen matter, they started selling sachets of water to people on a construction site.

And they then added snacks to balance the sales.

Toyobaby biography: Streets Experience

When they were stopped from hawking in the construction site, Juliana Olayode and her brother took to the streets.

They had a lesson teacher, but that didn’t last long. Juliana’s responsibility doubled when her stepmother gave birth to her second child.

Soon enough, because of the hardship, she had chicken pox all over her. And then hawking advanced to begging on the street.

Juliana Olayode had many other profusely turbulent times in her life, even when she started leaving with her mother again.

She missed her chance to get tertiary education at a time in her life, because her mother could not raise the acceptance fee, tuition and other necessary payment before the deadline.

And afterwards she lost another opportunity to study abroad.

For yet another time, Juliana was a victim of complete sexual assaults, somehow self-willed but innocently.

After this incident, another false prophet wanted to take advantage of her.

Olayode Juliana

Olayode Juliana in black and hat

She was even labelled by some people as having seductive spirit.

In her words, “I kept remembering the words that were spoken over me at that time, your own daughter would do same to you, you have a seductive spirit, you are from the marine world, you are cheap and more.

Those words became my constant companions and destroyed my self-esteem.”

The Transformation: Biography of Juliana Olayode

Juliana Olayode then met a couple she calls, ‘TiTiMi Adigun’, who took her into their house. Her saving faith heightened graciously from there.

After other failed attempts to get admission into a tertiary institution, Juliana Olayode went into acting.

Thereafter she participated in an episodic comical movie known as Jenifa’s Diary.

It was then that fame was all over her, as she acted as ‘Toyosi’ or more suitably ‘Toyo baby,’ in the award-winning humorous TV series, led by Funke Akindele, a popular Nigerian actress.

Biography of Toyobaby: She rises

Today, Juliana Olayode has risen to stardom, a simple definition of ‘from grass to grace.’

Though many other things happened behind the scene that I cannot mention, the difficulties I have highlighted are enough to derail a man from his dreams.

Juliana has risen so fast in nollywood, and has participated in so many movies.

These movies include Where Does Beauty Go, Rivers Between, Life of Disaster, Move on, Bridezilla, The Cokers, among many others.

It is no gainsaying to mention now that Juliana Olayode is currently worth hundred thousands of US dollars.

Juliana Olayode in native, smiling

Juliana Olayode in native, smiling

I know to follow your dream may be somehow hard, but place attention to this fact.

Other people up there have their stories as well, yours is not the first. Things may seem they won’t work, but hold on tight and you’ll succeed.

Don’t let go before your manifestation. Do not give up too soon. You will succeed – let God hold your hands. You are blessed.

Sexual Purity Activist: Olayode Juliana Biography

More? Juliana Olayode is a sexual purity activist. There have been some question on whether or not she is a virgin. She’s not.

Notwithstanding she is committed to promoting sexual purity. In her book ‘Rebirth’, she shares the story of how she lost her virginity.

You should read the book, if you haven’t.

In all, Juliana Olayode is phenomenal, a star in Nollywood – intriguing actress, and sexual purity advocator.


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Travis Greene: Intentional Singer Biography, Childhood, Awards and Story

Travis Greene Biography

The Grammy and Stellar Award nominated artist, American gospel musician and Pastor, and the phenomenal vocalist of ‘Intentional’ and ‘Made a way’, Travis Montorius Greene, was born on the 17th of January, 1984. – Travis Greene biography.

He is the voice behind ‘Intentional – 2015’, ‘Made a way – 2016’, ‘You waited – 2017’, and others.

He is also a co-singer of the hit song ‘Nara- 2018’, alongside Tim Godfrey. The name of his wife is Jacqueline Gyamfi Greene.

Biography of Travis Greene

The biography of Travis Greene seems quite unbelievable.

He was declared dead twice while he was young, even before kindergarten.

The impact of his mother, Charleather Greene, also deserves to be talked about.

Travis Greene is a phenomenal American gospel singer, songwriter, musician and pastor. Still on Travis Greene biography.

He has, since his presence in the musical world, successfully changed the tone of gospel music.

To this effect, Kirk Franklin referred to him as one of those artists who are the future of gospel music.

Travis Greene Intentional

Travis Greene released the song ‘Intentional’ in 2015. The song is about the faithfulness of God in the challenges of life.

Travis Greene would say, “It’s not happening to you, it’s happening for you.”

See also: Lyrics of ‘Intentional’ by Travis Greene

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say here that this stunning singer and admirable songwriter as being all over the world. Rebroadcasting the love and goodness of God through his music.

I love Travis Greene, and I guess you do too. Still on Travis Greene biography.

He tells of the grace which he had himself received from God. And yes, his story speaks for itself, reverberating the place of grace, favour and hope in the misfortunes of life.

Travis Greene biography

The biography of Travis Greene is one of the most inspiring ones I have read. It’s so phenomenal.

The story of Travis Greene starts

Twice in his lifetime, Travis Greene has been pronounced dead, even before his entrance into kindergarten.

The first miraculous event occurred during the very birth of this music legend. Travis arrived on planet earth, still-born, and immediately they declared him dead.

But his mother, Minister Charleather Greene, raised her voiced and cried to God. God answered her prayers and brought Travis back to life. A big miracle it is in the biography of Travis Greene.

Travis puts this thus, during an interview with Jet Magazine, “When I was born, my mother said that I wasn’t breathing.

My skin colour was purple, and doctors immediately said that I was stillborn. My mother and father just started praying and believing God, and he performed a miracle.”

The miracle at his birth was the first Travis Greene had on earth. But this he cannot obviously give an accurate account of.

The second one was to Travis’s full knowledge, conscious and unconscious. Travis Greene profile on New Release Today speaks also.

Travis Greene Biography

Travis Greene

The second wonder: Biography of Travis Greene

At the age of four, Travis fell out of the window of the family’s fourth floor apartment located in Germany. His mother was told of Travis’ fall by an informant.

But before she could make it to the scene, a white sheet had already been pulled over her son’s face.

In his words, Travis said, “They (the rescue team) got my body and they covered me with white shirt. They said it was over (again) and the doctors pronounced me dead.”

Travis Greene Made a Way

(This song ‘Made a Way’ by Travis Greene was released in 2016. It went so viral that it became an anthem on the lips of singers.

It is about the mighty hand of God to save and make ways out of life troubles.

Click to view the lyrics of Made a Way by Travis Greene.)

Once again, Travis’s mother picked up the lifeless body of her son. She cried out the name of Jesus over and over again until Travis came back to life.

“But then, my mother came, she picked up my lifeless body and prayed to God to give me my life. He did it.”

Biography of Travis Greene: The Experience

Notably, this incident happened in the natural world. But back then in the supernatural world was an occurrence that only Travis could tell us of.

When Travis fell from the window, he had an experience that he would never forget, and that we should always remember.

Taking this in Travis’ direct words, “I said mom I remember falling, but I never hit the ground. Right before I hit the ground, a man with a big hand caught me but I couldn’t see his face.

I heard a voice and he said, ‘Do you want to go with your mama?’ I looked at him and said I want my mom.

He said, ‘Okay, this time you are going, but next time, you will come with me.’ And I looked up I asked what his name wasHe looked back and said, ‘Son, my name is Jesus’.”

The story of Travis Greene continues

In 1989, Travis’ father died of an aneurysm, and then he became very zealous about music. In his words, “It was God’s way of giving me an escape from tragedy and crisis. I turned to the keyboard instead of to drugs and to the streets.

Any instrument I put my hands on I was able to play.” Travis Green participated in his mother’s ministry, and thereby got the opportunity to master more instruments, and apparently developed self-discovery.

While in college, a Pastor heard Travis sing and instantly named him worship leader.

Travis Greene walking and smiling

Biography of Travis Greene

Travis Greene – Musician

Skill and talent of Travis Greene

With his discovered skill in singing and instruments, Travis worked passionately for God at Georgia Southern University, breaking the strongholds of darkness on campus.

“I saw first-hand in the clubs and at the campus parties what sin can do to you are blinded by it.

The sexual activities, alcohol, and drugs were some of the strongholds on the campus.

Because of all of the rampant negativity, I would walk round the campus and just love on the kids and send out 300 text messages to come to church service on Sunday mornings.”

Travis Greene You Waited

The song “You Waited” by Travis Greene is a wonderful debut, inspirational song.

It is about how the Lord Jesus saved us when we were yet sinners. Click to view the lyrics of ‘You Waited’ by Travis Greene.

Travis Greene Started His Music Career so Well

He saved hundreds of souls while he was on campus. Travis Greene began his full music career in 2007 with the release of ‘The More’ via Greenlight Records.

Still now, he has released some studio albums, ‘stretching out’ in 2010.

‘The Hill’ in 2015, and an extended play, ‘Intentional’ in 2015. His third album ‘crossover: Life from Music City’ was released in 2017 as a live album.

He is now a world renown gospel musician and pastor, winning souls and saving nations.

He has been nominated for multiple awards, including 2 Grammy Awards and 13 Stellar Awards. Along with his wife, he leads Forward City Church in Colombia, South Carolina.

Biography of Travis Greene

Here is the Family of Travis Greene (2018)

Travis Greene and Jackie Welcomes Thrird Child

It is reported that Travis Greene and his wife, Dr jacqueline Gyamfi Greene welcomed their third child – a baby boy in April, 2019. The name of their new son, as reported, is Judah. See image below.

Travis greene & Jackie welcomes third child

Travis Greene welcomes third child

Over all – conclusion: Biography of Travis Greene

Travis Greene has taken it upon his shoulders as a personal responsibility to expose this generation to the glory of God. The anchor scripture for him is Romans 8:28.

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God. And to those who are called according to His purpose.”

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