Popular gospel singer Mercy Chinwo is currently facing backlash from Nigerians after taking the stage at a Peoples Democratic Party, or PDP, event in Akwa Ibom State.
When the singer invaded the governorship campaign event in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State, on Tuesday to perform as an artist, she confused many Nigerians.
The 32-year-old singer, who just wed, reportedly wowed the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, his wife, Martha, and thousands of other party supporters in the state with her gospel songs.
She performed a number of songs, including “See the way you love me” and “Jesus, you love me too much. In his address following Sister Mercy’s ordination, the governor said, “Sister Mercy, this is electrifying.” Tweeps’ reactions to the news of her participation at the event have ranged from criticism to the idea that she was being paid for the role.
Some of the Twitter comments have been included below.
EsteemKuti: But I thought she was supposed to use the gift to glorify God. What’s she doing collecting money in a political rally? She done turn burna boy
@Chrisamaechi: Abeg allow her earn her pay. Charge them double if she could. Artists should be free to ply their trade this season. They are like printers and bus drivers. She knows that at the end, Obi-dience is the most important thing.
@3xtimesalady: Atleast Udom Emmanuel paid her appearance fee, wetin concern her? She probably knows how to vote wisely.
@Silad_Chime: If you are a carpenter, and called to fix Tinubu’s table, you will charge the fee for the service and get the job done. Na work she go do. You finish, they pay you, you waka. Nothing attached. She doesn’t need to vote for PDP/ APC. She can actually sing for APC and PDP same day.
@IkennaArinze: This is a state rally to support one of their own. She was not at the presidential rally. If she believes that the PDP have done well in Akwa Ibom, she should carry go.