Mercy Chinwo is one of the biggest music exports Nigeria has ever produced. After winning Nigerian Idol in 2014, the mellow-voiced singer went ahead to release her debut single Testimony, in 2015 before her world-acclaimed hit Excess Love shook the globe throughout last year – winning her numerous international awards and collaborations with worlds greats. The singer has teamed up with award-winning gospel artist Emmy Kosgei in her new project, the latter’s biggest release since she relocated to Nigeria after marrying Apostle Anselm Madubuko in 2013.
In an exclusive interview with Standard Entertainment & Lifestyle, a jubilant Emmy said she is excited to work with Mercy Chinwo and many other acclaimed stars among them, renown Nigerian producer Orliam.
“As you are aware, I have already released Maloo (It Won’t Be Long), which is the first single from the project. I have featured an all-Nigerian band and the song comes with a fresh afro-fusion touch with a jazz feel, something I have never done. More songs on this project are coming before the end of October. What I can reveal for now is that I have done a couple of collaborations with Mercy Chinwo. I also featured in Nifunike song by Boss of MOG - that just got released,” she said.
Saying that her husband has been very supportive in this new project, Emmy noted that it’s a testimony that she has grown musically.
“I have worked with many artists from across Africa who have also helped me introduce a new music flavour and I trust that this project will impact Africa with blessings and much-needed hope,” Emmy, a Black Entertainment Television Fashion Award winner noted.
Even though the singer relocated to the West African country seven years ago where she runs a gospel ministry with the husband, her connection with her Kenyan fans has never faded and once in a while, she hosts shows back at home including an annual celebration usually held in Eldoret in December.