Alton Edwards

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Alton Edwards is a Zimbabwean singer, who had a UK Top 20 hit with "I Just Wanna (Spend Some Time With You)" during January 1982.[1][2][3][4][5][6] He wrote and recorded a song called "Thank You from Africa" which was a song to thank the Western artists for the help given to Africa, mostly to Ethiopia. The song is still played on Zimbabwean TV and some other African countries. All proceeds were collected by the International Red Cross.

Edwards is uncle to Warren Mills who had hits with "Mickey's Monkey" and "Sunshine" on the Zomba / Jive Records label. Mills is also a cousin to Rozalla, who had hits with "Everybody's Free" and "Are You Ready To Fly". Edwards is still an active singer on the UK circuit. He works frequently with Angelo Starr (Edwin Starr's brother) and Alexander O'Neal.

Edwards appears as himself in the 2011 documentary Dreams of a Life.


  1. ^ "Alton Edwards - Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Zimbabwean musicians Alton Edwards and Alistair Abrahams in court over Will despute - ZIMBABWE NEWS". 20 September 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2018. 
  3. ^ "Alton Edwards A JUST WANNA (SPEND SOME TIME WITH YOU) Chart History". Retrieved 28 January 2018. 
  4. ^ Radio, Absolute. "I Just Wanna Spend Some Time With You by Alton Edwards on Absolute Radio". Absolute Radio. Retrieved 28 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Alton Edwards Songs • Top Songs / Chart Singles Discography • Music VF, US & UK hits charts". Retrieved 28 January 2018. 
  6. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 179. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.