For an undeserved love, for a life from out of this world, for the Christ that dwells in us and the working of his power within us: we stand grateful.
Mercy Emmanuel in her debut single GRATEFUL with her exceptional voice uses simple expressions reverencing God’s unique qualities. Mercy Emmanuel is an Abuja based singer, foodpreneur, and a passionate lover of Jesus. She is a lover of depths in God’s word and a dispenser of the same; that Jesus may be revealed.
It’s a pleasure to have you with us!
Can we please meet you?
Thank you, my name is Mercy Ojonugwa Emmanuel. I’m from Olamaboro Local Government, Igala by tribe, currently based in Abuja. I am from a family of five; father, mother, two brothers. I’m the first child and only girl of my family. I’m a graduate of Kogi State University, studied Mass Communication. I’ll be done with my service (NYSC) on the 2nd of November 2017 (big grin).
Tell us more about your musical background?
Well, I started singing ever since I could pronounce words as a child. Leading almost all songs in the children’s choir (haha, good ‘old days), graduated to teenage class and continued in the ministry lol. I didn’t stop there; I joined the adult choir immediately I turned 18 and continued from there… Now I’m here.
When did you get started officially?
I officially started during my university days, got invited severally to churches to minister. Since then, it’s been an awesome experience.
Why didn’t you choose to have a nickname?
I like my name a lot. Lol. Mercy Emmanuel, that’s all!
What’s your style of music?
I love me some R’n’B!!!
How do you see music? As a career or a ministry?
Music for me is ministry.
Your debut single is titled ‘Grateful’; tell us the story behind it?
God has been A. M. A. Z. I. N. G. ‘’Grateful’’ did not come as a result of … just the material things God has been providing… I’ve experienced God in different dimensions and it’s been mind blowing. God was aand has been so good to me even when I seemingly did not deserve it. This is a heart that has seen God from a fatherly perspective! I’ve enjoyed and still enjoying grace, favour, unconditional love. My life is a testimony. When it seemed like I was drowning in my own self, God was there to pull me back up. I’m amazed at how I turned out, and it’s all because of HIM!!! God is sweeter than sugar Hahaha. I’m forever Grateful.
Has there been any challenge so far?
Of course yes, but let’s move on to the next question lol.
Who are the artistes you listen to?
Oche , Roland Ricketts, Kiera Sheard, Tasha Cobbs!!!
Who would you say you sound like?
What is your description of good music?
Great lyrics, Great beat, Great sound.
Aside music what else do you do?
I cook, I bake, and I help people around me stay happy!!!
What next should we be expecting from you?
So much more is coming soon, surely as the lord lives!!!
Who would you love to share the stage with?
What do you think is wrong with the gospel industry?
I choose to say, we grow, we increase, riding on the wings of the Holy Spirit!!!
What is your advice to upcoming artiste?
Look unto Jesus, strive to grow in the revelation of him; stay true to fellowshipping with the father; give back songs borne from all these to us… you’re not the message, Christ is, preach him.