Who is Frank Edwards?
Frank Edwards is a Nigerian gospel artiste and songwriter. His full name is Frank Ugochukwu Edwards. He owns the record label, ‘Rocktown Records’ which is home to other prominent gospel musicians, including Micah Heavens, King BAS, Divine, David, and Nkay.
Frank Edwards is also known by the nickname, Frank Richboy. He has been nominated for several awards and has won quite a good number of them. Frank has released over 60 songs and albums. Some of his hit songs include “You Too Dey Bless Me”, “Opomulero”, “Okaka”, and “No One Like You”.
Frank Edwards’ songs have become globally popular and are being sung at worship events in different parts of the world.
Full data profile of gospel artiste, Frank Edwards
|Full Name||Frank Ugochukwu Edwards|
|Age||32 years old|
|Date of Birth||July 22, 1989|
|State of Origin||Enugu|
|Career||Gospel Artiste, Song Writer|
Frank Edwards childhood and education
Frank Edwards was born on the 22nd of July, 1989, and he is 32 years old at present. Frank is a native of Enugu State. He has five siblings; all of whom were raised by their parents in Enugu.
Frank Edwards experienced a tough childhood as he was a child hawker. His parents were poor and he had to hawk his mother’s food to make ends meet.
There is no information about Frank Edwards’ education. The gospel artiste either received no formal education or has decided not to share the information. He learned how to play the keyboard at the age of seven.
Frank Edwards’ music career
Frank Edwards began his career in the church. He is a member of Christ Embassy Church pastored by Chris Oyakhilome. Frank Edwards noted that his church and pastor are huge contributors to his growth in the music industry.
Edwards was a part of the church choir and he received most of his musical training there. He also mentioned his pastor loved singing and that inspired him greatly to sing as well.
Frank Edwards has remarked on how amazing it was to be personally mentored by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. He is currently a member of the Christ Embassy music band.
Frank Edwards’ debut album “The Definition” was released in 2008. The album contained 14 songs in total. He released his second album, “Angels on the Runway” in 2010. The following year, Frank released two albums: “Unlimited” and “Tagjam”, all of which found success among fans of gospel music.
Frank is the founder of Rocktown Record Label which has trained other gospel talents such as Soltune, Divine, Nkay Gil Joe, David, King BAS, etc. He was featured in the live performance of Sinach’s song, “I Know Who I Am” (2013).
Frank Edwards released another album, “Spiritual Music Season” in 2018. He also featured Nathaniel Bassey and Micah Stampley in his album, titled “Frankincense”. The album topped the Nigerian iTunes album chart, surpassing Beyonce and Adele’s albums.
Frank Edwards has also collaborated with other local and international gospel musicians. In 2016, he collaborated with veteran gospel musician, Don Moen, in the production of the album, “Grace”. He also collaborated with a fellow Nigerian gospel artiste, Nathaniel Bassey, in the release of “Thy Will Be Done”.
Additionally, he partnered with Jeanine Zoe in the song, “I’m in Love with You”. Other artistes Frank Edwards has collaborated with include Joe Praiz, Eben, Micah Stampley, and Ada Ehi.
Frank Edwards’ awards
- Best Gospel Rock Artiste in the First Annual Awards – 2011
- West Africa’s Award for Best Male Vocalist – 2012
- Love World Awards for the Best Single of the year – 2012
- Nigerian Gospel Music Award for the Male Artiste of the Year – 2013
- Nigerian Gospel Music Awards for the Song of the Year – 2013
Frank Edwards’ songs and albums
- Oghene Doh (2013)
- Eze Ndi Eze (2016)
- GRACE (2016)
- Frank Edwards Collections: Vol. 3 (2016)
- Frankincense (2016)
- Here to Sing (2017)
- I’m Supernatural (2018)
- Born in July (2019)
- Believers Anthem (2020)
- No Other Name (2020)
- Suddenly (2020)
- Opomulero (2020)
- No One Like You (2020)
Frank Edwards’ relationship and marriage
As of the time of writing this biography, Frank Edwards does not have a wife or girlfriend as he is neither married nor in a relationship. While speaking about his relationship status, Edwards mentioned that it is difficult for him to find a true wife because of his status as a famous singer.
He also mentioned that he regrets not getting married at an earlier age. The singer, however, disclosed that he plans to get married soon.
Frank Edwards and Sharon Oyakhilome
There were once rumours that Frank Edwards was dating Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s daughter, Sharon Oyakhilome. Although neither of them addressed the issue, the rumours seem to be false as Sharon is now married to a certain Philip Frimpong.
Frank Edwards net worth
Based on current information about Frank Edwards’ earnings and income, his net worth is estimated at $600,000 (about N250 million naira).
Frank Edwards on social media
Frank Edwards is active on social media. His Instagram handle is @frankrichboy.