Frank Edwards
Background information
Birth nameFrank Ugochukwu Edwards
Also known asFrankRichboy
Born (1989-07-22) July 22, 1989 (age 31)
OriginEnugu State, Nigeria
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Drums
  • Guitar
Years active2007–present
LabelsRocktown Records
Associated actsNathaniel Bassey Tope Alabi Psalmos Tim Godfrey Lara George
Websitefrankincense.world

Frank Ugochukwu Edwards (born July 22, 1989) is a Nigerian Contemporary Gospel singer and songwriter from 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 and Micah Heavens, among others. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria

Early life

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. He has established himself as one of the best leading gospel artiste in Nigeria.

Musical career

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.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

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

Albums

  • Definition (2008)
  • Frankincense (2016)
  • Birthday EP (2016)
  • Born in July (2017)
  • Unlimited – Verse 1 (2017)
  • I'm Supernatural (2018)
  • Unlimited – Verse 2 (2018)
  • Born in July (2019)

Videography

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
2019 If Not For You[7] H2O Films
2020 Believers Anthem[8] H2O Films
2020 Suddenly[9] H2O Films
2020 No Other Name Frank Edwards
2020 Logo[10] Frand Edwards
2020 Opomulero[11] H2O Films
2020 ME[12] H2O Films

Awards and nominations

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.[13][14] 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).[15][16] 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.[17]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Frank Edwards biography". music.naij.com. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Nigeria: The Emergence of Love World Records". www.allafrica.com. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  3. ^ Olujobi, Debbie (October 14, 2012). "The soul speaks". Vanguard. Lagos, Nigeria. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  4. ^ Nkem-Eneanya, Jennifer (June 24, 2013). "Frank Edwards; the Young, Gifted Gospel Artiste Taking Africa for God". Konnectafrica.net. Konnect Media. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  5. ^ "Gospel Artiste, Frank Edwards Release New Video, Okaka • Connect Nigeria". February 4, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  6. ^ "Frank Edwards Singer shares his life story in 'Onye' [Video]". Pulse.com.gh. Joey Akan. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  7. ^ "Frank Edwards - IF NOT FOR YOU #frankedwards #rocktown #gospelmusic #ifnotforyou - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
  8. ^ "Frank Edwards - BELIEVERS ANTHEM #frankedwards #rocktown #gospelmusic #anthem - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
  9. ^ "Frank Edwards - Suddenly - #frankedwards #rocktown #gospelmusic Rocktown Music 2020 - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
  10. ^ "Frank Edwards - LOGO OFFICIAL VIDEO #frankedwards #rocktown #gospelmusic - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
  11. ^ "Frank Edwards - OPOMULERO #frankedwards #rocktown #gospelmusic - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
  12. ^ "ME - FRANK EDWARDS #frankedwards #rocktown #gospelmusic - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
  13. ^ "Nigeria Entertainment Awards nominees 2011". www.museke.com. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  14. ^ "NEA Awards 2011 Nomination Party, Themed: Casino Celebrity Night". www.connectnigeria.com. Archived from the original on June 18, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  15. ^ "Frank Edwards emerges Best Male Gospel Artiste". Mydailynewswatchng.com. July 13, 2013. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  16. ^ Arinze, Ada (July 8, 2013). "Frank Edwards Bags Best Male Gospel Artiste Award". Connectnigeria.com. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  17. ^ "Frank Edwards Songs, Videos, Lyrics and Bio". zionlyrics.com. Retrieved May 28, 2020.

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