Frank Edwards (gospel musician)

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Frank Edwards
Birth nameFrank Ugochukwu Edwards
Also known asFrankRichboy
Born (1989-07-22) July 22, 1989 (age 29)
OriginEnugu, Nigeria
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments
Years active2007–present
LabelsRocktown Records
Websitefrankincense.world

Frank Ugochukwu Edwards (born July 22, 1989) is an Igbo Nigerian contemporary Christian singer-songwriter and recording artist from Enugu, Enugu State.[1] He is the founder and owner of the record label Rocktown Records, which is home to recording artists such as Edwards himself, Gil, Divine, King BAS, Nkay, David, Dudu, Micah Heavens and among others.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Frank Edwards was born into a family of seven. His birth name is Frank Ugochukwu Edwards. He was born in Enugu state of Nigeria. He has five siblings. He began singing at the age of ten. He learned to play the piano from his father when he was young. In his teenage years, he became a born-again Christian. He has six albums and many hit singles to his name.

Musical career[edit]

Mr. Edwards is a producer, plays several musical instrument and is a keyboardist and a member of the Presidential band of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome in Christ Embassy Church. His debut album The Definition was released in 2008. It was a 14-track album and was distributed by Honesty Music.[2] His second album Angels on the Runway was released in 2010, and his third album Unlimited was released in 2011. Tagjam was released in November 2011. He is currently known as Nigeria's Hottest Gospel rock artiste Now in Nigeria. In 2013 he appeared in the live performance of Sinach's "I know who I am" video. He is known for his high pitched voice. Besides being an artist with many songs that cover a variety of musical genres, he is also a music producer and a master mixer. As a result, Rocktown Records, which he owns, has a generation of upcoming talents including Gil Joe, King BAS, Divine, Nkay, Soltune, David and others.[3][4]. In 2016, he collaborated with famous American gospel artiste, Don Moen on an album "Grace" His Album was produced in 2016Frankincense.[1]In 2018, he released an album for the Body of Christ titled "Spiritual Music Season" which includes songs like "Miyeruwe" (I Praise your Name), "You are Good", "Who dey run things" & "Praise Your Name". Still in 2018, he has collaborated with Nathaniel Bassey (Thy Will Be Done) and Jeanine Zoe (I'm in Love with You)

Church life[edit]

Frank Edwards (nicknamed Frankrichboy) is a member of Christ Embassy Church in Nigeria and LoveWorld Music Ministry alongside other gospel musicians including Ada Ehi (gospel musician), Sinach, Eben, Joe Praize.[2]

Discography[edit]

Title
Okaka (Featuring Victor Ike)
Overtake (Featuring Joe Praize)
Selfie (Featuring Gil Nkay)

Under the canopy

Videography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

In May 2011 he was nominated as the Gospel artiste of the year in the sixth annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA). He won the award of the best Gospel Rock artiste in the first annual awards.[7][8] He also won west Africa best male vocalist in 2012/ best hit single at the love world awards 2012/ and 3 awards at the Nigeria gospel music awards (male artiste of the year,song of the year and best male vocal).[9][10] His latest album, Frankincense which feat Micah Stampley and Nathaniel Bassey got everyone wowed when it topped Beyonce's and Adele's albums within few hours of release on iTunes album chart.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Frank Edwards biography". music.naij.com. Retrieved 2014-06-05.
  2. ^ a b "Nigeria: The Emergence of Love World Records". www.allafrica.com. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
  3. ^ Olujobi, Debbie (2012-10-14). "The soul speaks". Vanguard. Lagos, Nigeria. Retrieved 2014-06-05.
  4. ^ Nkem-Eneanya, Jennifer (2013-06-24). "Frank Edwards; the Young, Gifted Gospel Artiste Taking Africa for God". Konnectafrica.net. Konnect Media. Retrieved 2014-06-05.
  5. ^ "Gospel Artiste, Frank Edwards Release New Video, Okaka • Connect Nigeria". 2014-02-04. Retrieved 2016-08-05.
  6. ^ "Frank Edwards Singer shares his life story in 'Onye' [Video]". Pulse.com.gh. Joey Akan. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Nigeria Entertainment Awards nominees 2011". www.museke.com. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
  8. ^ "NEA Awards 2011 Nomination Party, Themed: Casino Celebrity Night". www.connectnigeria.com. Retrieved 2 August 2011.
  9. ^ "Frank Edwards emerges Best Male Gospel Artiste". Mydailynewswatchng.com. 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2014-06-05.
  10. ^ Arinze, Ada (2013-07-08). "Frank Edwards Bags Best Male Gospel Artiste Award". Connectnigeria.com. Retrieved 2014-06-05.


Year Title Director Ref
2010 Beautiful
2010 You Too Dey Bless Me feat. TB1 Gbenga Salu
2011 Oya Moshman
2011 Oghene Doh Moshman
2011 This Love Patrick Elis
2014 Okaka Lawrence Omo-Iyare [5]
2014 Hallelujah Frank Edwards
2015 Onye St. Immaculate [6]
2016 Grace Don Moen & Frank Edwards
2017 Here to Sing feat. Chee Frank Edwards