Frank Edwards Biography, Songs & Career – Everything You Should Know About The Gospel Rock Star
Frank Edwards is one of the most popular gospel singer and compelling songwriter, whereby is all his songs are sung in all part of the country and also provides danceable gospel music for hip-hop-loving Nigerian Christians.
He his from the South Eastern part of Nigeria, Enugu state the and his label record is Rocktown Records, frank and been a blessing for all Christians and also in the entertainment circles.
His first released album was, “The Definition” in 2008, which is a huge success. In fact, so resounding of the song was its realization that songs from the album such as Chukwu Okike, etc., still making a wave in churches or Christian congregations till date. Honesty Music and ‘Rich Boy’ (Name popularly called by friends). Distributed the 14-track album. Frank Edwards is a Nigerian based recording artist and also a producer. He his multi-talented and led him plays several musical instruments like piano, the guitar even the drums.
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Early (Musical) Life
Frank Ugochukwu Edwards from the south-eastern state of Enugu, Nigeria. Born in a family of seven, He was given birth on the 22nd day of July 1990. His talents for music started to blossom at his very tender age of 7 while his picked up piano lessons from his father.
You may seem not to believe that Rich Boy has hawked items on the street of Enugu while in his tender age. He commenced his singing career. In his local church and then combined with his now fine-tuned keyboard skills, at the age of 10. After then, the started to play outside his local church and jumped to on the largest stages in Nigeria.
Christ Embassy Role
As a matter of fact, Frank Edwards songs wouldn’t have been popular by now if not for Christ Embassy Church that helped his career. He gave his life to Christ (born-again Christian) at his teenage years. He joined the Christ Embassy aka Believers LoveWorld Inc. Which was founded by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome the television evangelist and that was how he started his journey to a life of fame and relevance.
After that, he joined the church music team, a big thanks to God for his skill set with musical instruments. After some while, he was an integral member of the church music ministry, LoveWorld Records, which gave him the opportunity to display his talent alongside some great gospel musicians such as Buchi, Sinach, and Samsong, etc.
He became one of the Presidential band of his church Pastor (Pastor Chris) and also his personal keyboardist. Frank Edwards was also referring to Pastor Chris as the man which God has orchestrated to taught him how to sing, is his pastor and mentor. While Growing up, Frank Edwards thought of becoming a pilot. Because he never saw a future in music, not to talk of singing. After he joined the Christ Embassy Church, we learned that Frank was inspired by the way Pastor Chris sang, which makes him pursue a life in music.
Again, when he frank released his very first album, it was independent of the LoveWorld Records. Pastor Chris took it up to promote the album. He marketed it among the church folks and also encouraged them to buy the CD. He also invited him (Frank) to play live in the church and during his programmes.
The very first time Frank Edwards would ever stand before a crowd was in Christ Embassy Church, through Pastor Chris Oyakhilome‘s platform.
Frank Edwards Relationship Life
Though Frank Edwards is single and not married and so for being a celebrity, we always want to know when and why. Even though his relationship life been kept secret, a star will not hide for so long.
There was a time it was announced, and he was head over heels in love with one Chisom – a Nigerian teenager, who was schooling in the United States at the time. It was said that they got engaged, but it didn’t end up being a married couple in 2012.
More recently there have been some reports about his romantic relationship with the first daughter of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, Sharon. And even though it wasn’t confirmed and also not denied, the teeming members of his church(Christ Embassy Church a.k.a. Believers LoveWorld) were happy about the news, which can be deduced from their communications on social media.
His Songs, Albums & Record Label
“The Definition” (2008) was Frank Edwards debut album, and his gospel music career began from there. Two years later, he dropped, “Angels on the Runway,” which was his second album. The following year, 2011, he released another great single, which is the third one, “Unlimited.” And “Tagjam,” was dropped later in the same year – in November 2011. As of today, Frank Edward now has seven albums, many EPs and a host of other hot singles which are always played across all church denominations in Nigeria and beyond. His album, Frankincense, featured another popular gospel minister, Nathaniel Bassey and also an international gospel artist, Micah Stampley. As a result of this feature, his album topped the iTunes album charts, toppling both Beyonce’s Lemonade album upon its release.
His music has brought a whole new vibe in the gospel music industry in Nigeria as of today, as it had a flair for rock, Fuji, and pop all blended into one sound. All his music are always made in unique sound from the stables of his music record label, Rocktown Records and he has some other gospel artists who have signed up to the label such as Soltune, Nkay, Divine, Gil Joe, David, King BAS and et.al.
On His Collaboration with Don Moen…
In a conversation when he was asked how he managed to get a team up with the US-based renowned songwriter and worship leader, Don Moen, Frank Edwards said it happened by coincidence. He stated he was invited to a programme whereby Don Moen was ministering, and as he tried to take a picture with him, the gospel legend actually told him (Frank Edwards) that he was his fan and would like collaboration music with him, and the rest is history!
Career And Awards
currently, Frank Edwards happens to be the hottest gospel rock artist in Nigeria, and since he came into the fold, he has been getting awards after the other, while smashing records along the way. Ever Since 2009, Frank Edwards has acquired various gospel music awards in Nigeria and the Nigeria Entertainment Award (NEA) in 2009, 2014 and also 2016. He got the Rock Artist of the Year in 2010 at the Nigerian Gospel Awards.
2012 was acctually a blast year for him regarding several awards and recognition. He won the Best Gospel Artist West Africa, Best Gospel Rock Artiste, and West Africa Best Male Vocalist at the African Gospel Awards in 2012. He also won three appointments The Male Artist of the Year; The Song of The Year; The Best Male Vocal at the Nigeria Gospel Music Awards 2012 the same year – which was a breakthrough. He obtained the Hit Song of the Year 2012 at the Loveworld Awards and was rewarded with a cash prize of $10,000.
In the year 2013, he won Africa’s Best Male Gospel Artiste in the Africa Gospel Music Awards (AGMA). Oh my goodness, he also has won the City People Music Award for Gospel Artist of the Year for two years on a row – 2015 and 2016. Cant say it all.
Frank Edwards released a video in 2016 in his collection “Frankincense” titled “Onye” (The Story). Based on him, the music is a story of how his life has been and how grateful he is to God for what he has become today.
Watch Frank Edwards “Onye” below: