A claim that Nigerian gospel singer, Mercy Chinwo Blessed and her husband have welcomed their first twin babies has circulated online.
The claim, stated in a video blog posted by Eviral TV on YouTube on December 16, 2022 and archived here, reads:
“Mercy Chinwo and Pastor Blessed welcomes their first twins.”
It has garnered over 300 views on the YouTube channel since it was published there on December 16, 2022.
A Facebook page named Angela Okorie with the username, @angelaokorieteam posted a photo collage of the couple and a set of twins, alongside a web link same day with a caption that reads:
“Mercy is blessed: Gospel singer Mercy Chinwo and her husband welcomes their first twin babies Today (Photos)”
The post has since garnered over 12,800 likes, 55 shares and more than 5,300 comments.
The Facebook page has over 2 million followers.
When clicked, the web link directs users to an article page on Ejikesblog.com with the headline: Pregnancy Rumor: All you need to know about Gospel singer Mercy Chinwo, Career, husband, children.
Another Facebook page named Eviral TV also posted the video with a caption that reads:
“Mercy is blessed Gospel singer Mercy Chinwo and her husband welcomes their first twin babies today”(photos)
The post has garnered over 5,000 likes, over 300 comments plus more than 23,000 views.
The Facebook page has over 16,000 followers.
Mercy Chinwo Blessed is known for her popular songs including Excess Love, Obinasom, Omekannaya, and Na You Dey Reign, among others.
Mercy Chinwo and her husband welcome their first twin babies.
Findings by The FactCheckHub show that the claim is FALSE.
When our researcher reached out to Mercy Chinwo Blessed via her email: Mecempire1@gmail.com on Saturday, December 17, 2022, she debunked the claim.
“No, it’s fake news ,” she said in her terse reply to the email inquiry.
When The FactCheckHub visited her Instagram page which she often use when making public announcement, the most recent post on her page was published on November 16, 2022.
The claim that Mercy Chinwo and her husband welcome their first twin babies is FALSE; the gospel artist debunked it.