In response to singer Obidiz’s derogatory use of her name and image in secular music audio and video, gospel artist Mercy Chinwo has vowed to sue for N2 billion. On February 10, 2023, Obidiz made a commercial for the song “Mercy Chinwo,” which featured the gospel singer’s image as cover art.
Obidiz Lawson received a letter from Chinwo, through her attorney Pelumi Olajengbesi, on March 23 ordering the secular artist to remove the song’s audio and video from all online music services. Chinwo’s legal team seemed mainly pissed because of the derogatory lyrics contained in the song, which was also touched on in the issued letter.
This lawsuit threat comes days after Mercy, and Minister GUC unfollowed each other on Instagram following a cryptic post from GUC. Checking their pages reveals that the gospel musicians who had previously collaborated had severed relations. According to a review of their followers, they were no longer following one another. However, Mercy and Reverend GUC were close friends before the incident and sang at each other’s weddings.
Moreover, Mercy and Minister GUC previously shared a record label. This happened shortly after GUC published a strange piece on ungrateful people, which many think was directed toward Mercy Chinwo. The gospel singer wrote a piece on not anticipating much from others after frequently posting about their breakup.