Biography Of Nigerian Gospel Music: Artist Frank Edwards

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Edwards Frank also known as Frankrichboy is a Nigerian gospel singer-songwriter, producer and entrepreneur. He started out by playing the piano at age 7. In the year 2007, he began to sing, while also learning the rudiments of music. The Singer released his debut album, The Definition in 2008.

Frank is a multi-award-winning gospel singer whose song has gone beyond the shores of Nigeria and Africa. Frank Edwards sings different genres of music including Christian hip-hop, urban, contemporary gospel, e.t.c

Also, he is the founder of Rocktown Records, a record label which is home to several young artists.

Background
Frank Ugochukwu Edwards was born on July 22, 1989 into a family of seven in Enugu State. He grew up in a very poor background, where he had to assist his mother in cooking okpa (igbo dish) and hawk to make ends meet.

Like we mentioned, Frank Edwards started learning how to play piano at age seven. Later on, his mother assisted him with some funds to get some studio equipment. He later joined the Christ Embassy Church where he learnt the rudiment of music as he discovered his talent for singing.

Music Career
Frank Edwards started playing piano at age 7. And, while working with a popular gospel singer, Sinach, who is also a member of the Christ Embassy Church, he became aware of his singing talents. Also, he started doing mixing music, production and sound engineering which has remained a major part of him till date.

Now, Frank plays several musical instruments and also sits as one of the members of the presidential band of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.

In 2008, he released his debut album, The Definition. Then, in 2010, he released Angels on the Runway, and has continued to release God-inspired albums and singles. In 2016, he released an album titled Grace with the anointed American singer, Don Moen.

In general, Frank is one of the leading gospel artists in Nigeria and Africa. He has worked with gospel artistes like Chee, Micah Stampley, Nathaniel Bassey, Sinach, e.t.c. He also sang with M.I Abaga, Oritse Femi in The End/The Chairman (2019).

Below is a list of Frank’s albums, EPs, collaborative gospel songs and singles;

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Album
The Definition, 2008
Angels on the Runway, 2010
Unlimited, 2011
Frankincense, 2016
Grace with Don Moen, 2016
Birthday EP, 2016
Born in July, 2017
I’m Supernatural, 2018
Unlimited – Verse 1, 2017
Unlimited – Verse 2, 2018
Songs
You Too Dey Bless Me, 2008
Beautiful, 2010
You Too Dey Bless Me ft. TB1
Oya, 2011
Oghene Doh, 2011
This Love, 2011
Okaka ft Victor Ike, 2014
Hallelujah, 2014
Onye, 2015
I no fit shout, 2015
Celestial, 2016
Grace with Don Moen, 2016
Under the Canopy, 2016
Eze Ndi Eze, 2016
Miracle God, 2016
Nara Ekele, 2016
Ome Mma, 2016
Under the Canopy, 2016
Ka Anyi Bulie, 2016
I Lift My Voice, 2016
Oghene Do, 2017
Miracle Rain, 2017
Defender, 2017
Here to Sing ft Chee, 2017
Thy Will Be Done, 2018
Spirit of God ft Nicole Mullen & Chee, 2018
Heaven Rocks, 2018
Miye ruwe, 2018
Idi Ebube ft Sinach, 2018
Praise Your Name, 2018
Mmamma, 2018
In Love With You, 2018
You Are God, 2018
Heaven Rocks, 2018
If Not for You, 2019
Happiness, 2019
Chioma, 2019
Wetin I Gain, 2019

Awards And Recognition
Best Hit Single, Love World Awards, 2012
Male Artiste of the Year in Africa, Nigeria Gospel Music Awards
Song of the Year, Nigeria Gospel Music Awards
Best Male Vocal, Nigeria Gospel Music Awards
Male Artiste of the Year, Africa Gospel Music Awards, 2013
Gospel Artiste of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2014
Best Male Vocalist, Nigerian Gospel Music Foundation Awards (Crystal Awards), 2014
Best Collaboration ‘Hail My King’ by Obiwon ft Frank Edwards, Eben & Kenny K’ore, Nigerian Gospel Music Foundation Awards (Crystal Awards), 2014
Gospel Artiste of the Year, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2016
Gospel Artiste of the Year, City People Music Award, 2016

Rocktown Records
Frank is the founder and CEO of the Rocktown Records. Sound engineering, music production, and music arrangement are some of the things they do in Rocktown Records. Under his record label, he has produced for Nicole Mullen, Chidinma Ekile, e.t.c His record label is also home to artists like Gil, King BAS, Nkay, David, Dudu, Soltune, Micah Heavens and others.

Also, Frank having passed through the storm at his early age, he empathizes and helps people. Among others, he sets up mini studios for young and upcoming music producers.

Frank Edwards Net Worth
According to online sources, Frank’s net worth is estimated at $600,000 and he makes his money from gospel music.

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Frank Edwards Quotes

“When the worship is pure there is always a synch.”

“I know you want your enemies to die, but God wants them in heaven at all cost so he is keeping them alive to repent or prepare you a table before them.”

“As a recording artist/music minister, you need visa to travel places but your voice does not need a visa.. So sing the right message! Your music can get to places you may never go to.”

“At the end of the day, the quality of life you live is what matters, not how many arguments you won. Build your life…”

“Keep doing good. Be known for kindness not by your publicity, but by the testimony of many you’ve been kind to.”

“I reach out to a larger audience with the message of Christ in my music.”

“When God is taking you through a route stop looking around for who else is going that direction. Focus, so you don’t miss Him at some point.”

“Everybody is a superstar, all they need is an opportunity.”

“My music is not targeted at people, my target is the heart of God.”

“Everybody wants to blow, nobody wants to grow but growth is necessary so you can be rooted properly and you can shoot out taller and higher.”

Frank Edwards

Entrepreneurial Lessons From The Life Of Frank Edwards

Hard Work

Since Frank began his music career, he has been consistent and timely in releasing songs. He is able to do that because he works hard and is diligent.

In life and in business, you have to work hard. There is no substitute for hard work in the journey to success.

Focus
For gospel ministers, it is a ministry and not an industry. Therefore, it is important to venture into gospel ministry for the right reasons and not just for the money.

Looking at a person like Frank Edwards, money is not his first attraction, Christ is the center of it all. He believes that once the heart of God has been reached, humans will be impacted.

Uniqueness
Edwards is unique and different and is led by the holy spirit. He believes as individuals, what works for others may not necessarily work for you. So, only learn and be inspired from people’s experiences.

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