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Mercy Chinwo wins Season 2 of the Nigerian Idol Competition! Photos of M.I, Wizkid, Yeka Onka & More at the Finale



Mercy Chinwo

It’s now official, Port Harcourt born aspiring Nigerian musician – Mercy Chinwo has won the coveted title of the hit reality show – Nigerian Idol. On Sunday 8th April 2012, Lagos residents stayed glued to their TV sets eagerly waiting to see which of the last 2 Nigerian Idol contestants –  Joe Blue and Mercy Chinwo, will win the second season of the hit show.

The D-Day was truly a night of glitz and glamour as some of the biggest names in entertainment came out for the finale show in full force. The show kicked off with a grand performance of Black Eyed Peas “I Got A Feeling” by the 10 evicted contestants. Thereafter, Pakurumo crooner Wizkid came on stage to electrify the audience with some of his hit tracks.

The finalists – Joe Blue and Mercy Chinwo got everyone jumping for joy when they performed a duet of the all time classic Taxi Driver by Bobby Benson, then Nigerian Idol season 1 winner – Yeka Onka came on stage to perform her single “Follow Me” after which Mr Incredible himself got every one on thier feet as he performed his hit track “African Rapper”.

Just before the moment of truth, the finalists got on the Nigerian Idol stage for last time to perform one of their greatest performances on the show. Joe Blue performed Olori Oko by Infinity and Mercy paid great homage to Fela Kuti by performing her own rendition of his hit track “Zombie”

Thankfully, the moment Nigeria had been waiting for finally arrived, Hakeem Bello-Osagie (Etisalat Chairman) stepped on stage and announced Mercy Chinwo as the winner. She was presented with the keys to a brand new SUV and a cash prize of N 7.5 Million.

Hmm! It seems ladies truly run the world as last year’s winner (Yeka Onka) was also a lady. As we all wait to see if a man breaks this record next year, we patiently wait for good music from Mercy who has a new single titled “The Moment”.

Photos from the Finale

The 10 Evicted Contestants with Mercy Chinwo & Joe Blue


Yeka Onka

"African Rapper Number 1"

Joe Blue & Mercy Chinwo performing Taxi Driver by Bobby Benson

Joe Blue performing Olori Oko by Infinity

Mercy getting her "Zombie" on

And the winner is Mercy Chinwo!

Zooming off to the next level! Mercy Chinwo strikes a pose with her SUV

Photo Credits: Red Media


  1. Olori

    April 10, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    She sure deserves it….all the best diva!!

    • Chinelo

      April 23, 2012 at 12:42 pm

      yes she does.

  2. fy

    April 10, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Sooooooooo happy 4 mercy!!!I knew she woz gonna win tho..and dat yeka onka chic just gave me anoda reason to wonder y she won d previous nigerian idol..lyk wth??her dress..her performance n evn her speech too..mmmmmmmmtchew!

  3. konnie

    April 10, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    I watched excerpts of it and it was quite nice. She has great pipes and will go places. Joe blue is a fantastic choreographer as well singer (double degree for dat one) himsef will go places.

    Watch out world, here come the new kids ..I mean stars. May God bless them Amen

  4. Iyosi

    April 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm


  5. kalu ifeoma

    April 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    contrats girl!

  6. daniel chukwudi

    April 10, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    wow! Its rily a gr8 show,i rily apreciate mercy 4 her gud performance,more grace 2ur elbow mercy nd dnt gv up ur gud gifts,weldone mercy

  7. Asabi

    April 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Awww congrats to her

  8. kimbim

    April 10, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    follow me on my plus size blog cheers!

  9. martha

    April 10, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    contrast girl!

  10. christy

    April 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    U deserv it gal,bt joe did an awful justce 2 d olo riko track.I wonda y mercy stil did desame thing on zombie? Yeka onka,luv ur stature nd ur creamy skin,u re gd,y ar u unda grd,neva heard abt u.I dnt like d way d etisalat chairman made d a child play

  11. irabor elizabeth

    April 10, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    congrats girl!!!! all the best,enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. temi

    April 10, 2012 at 8:15 pm


  13. vickky

    April 10, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    i knew she would win cos shes da bomb! congrats girl.

  14. Osariemen

    April 10, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Congrat girl! U deserve it,add wk pays.I wish u great success in ur journey of stardom.I wil miss ur performance.

  15. iamfascinating

    April 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm

  16. Glory

    April 10, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Girl u rock

  17. Godspower Nyegere, Esq.

    April 10, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Mercy sure deserved this award. She was prepared for it and made good proof of her ability. Congrats girl.

  18. morah serah

    April 10, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    congrats dearie……u sure deserve dis…..

  19. marigold anne mettle

    April 10, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Am happy for her

  20. Nikkie

    April 10, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    She really deserve it
    I mean r performance,r voice
    d swaggs
    mehn,u r dah bomb
    Kip it up

  21. Moses

    April 10, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    PHC no de carry last…. Nice one mercy!!!

  22. prijes

    April 10, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Nic1 mercy, hope 2 see u sn

  23. sleek

    April 11, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Congratsoo.. So no compensation to joe blue..heeya

  24. kem

    April 11, 2012 at 8:05 am

    well deserved, happy for u mercy, congrat

  25. nath

    April 11, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I prefer joe blue, will all know his d bomb.

  26. oma

    April 11, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Thank God my 3 votes no waste o Mercy! You truly deserved the prize.

  27. Niamh

    April 11, 2012 at 9:24 am

    i dont like mercy she don’st dersereve it

  28. lois

    April 11, 2012 at 9:38 am

    am so much happy 4 mercy,congrats baby but jeo blue just keep it up cos u r there alread.

  29. lois

    April 11, 2012 at 9:43 am

    am so much happy 4 mercy,congrats baby but jeo blue just keep it up cos u r there already.

  30. eesha

    April 11, 2012 at 10:06 am


  31. Priscy

    April 11, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Mercy totally deserve it…..U rock girl. I’m ur number one fan

  32. Joseph weli

    April 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Mercy my littel sister mercy u realy got it

  33. AAsh

    April 11, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Congratulations Mercy…Pls invest ur money wisely…cant wait to see your video’s…You’re really talented!!

  34. Beebee

    April 11, 2012 at 6:56 pm Mercy!!!

    Yeka Onka was asked a question but she decided to set her own question and went on a frolic of her own..*smh*

  35. Oladipupo Gbenga Job

    April 12, 2012 at 7:54 am

    The Bible say, the gift of man make way for him.
    Mercy you truly deserved this.Congratulation to you, but remember God in all you do.
    give thanks to Him(God).

  36. mabouxy

    April 12, 2012 at 9:07 am

    It was Yeka Onka , Now its Mercy Chinwo, both dropped from project fame auditions…….God surely has better plans, when a door closes, He opens a bigger gate……. Congratulations babes.

  37. Okwuchi agatha

    April 13, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Ooon i shall ve bein joe blue any whr gud luck mercy .bt joe blue beat u

  38. joe,

    April 14, 2012 at 12:28 am

    thank GOD the show is over , can’t wait to get old charly boy off my screen…the judges are clueless…..pls glo should look inward for professionals abeg…congrat mercy u deserve it……

  39. joe,

    April 14, 2012 at 12:29 am

    sorry etisalat

  40. eloho

    April 14, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Proud of Mercy – Dynamite in small package. I was so disappointed in Yeka Onka, her performance was awful! Her outfit – zero! I don’t know what happened but it was nothing to write home about! Always wanted Mercy to win from get go and i’m happy she did.

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