Frank Ugochukwu Edwards popularly known as frankrichboy was born on the 22 of July, 1989. He hails from Enugu State Nigeria currently based in Lagos, Nigeria. He’s one of the top Nigerian Contemporary Gospel singer and Songwriter. Frank Edwards is the founder and owner of the record label Rocktown Records.
Rocktown Records is the home to recording artists such as Edwards himself, Gil, Divine, King BAS, Nkay, David, Dudu and Micah Heavens, and many others.
Frank Edwards was born into a family of seven. Frank Edwards was born in Enugu state of Nigeria. He grew up with a passion for music and so he began singing at age 10. He learned to play the piano from his father when he was much younger. Mr Frank became a born-again Christian in his teenage age, making him become more committed in his dream of taking the gospel globally through music. 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 and west Africa.
Music Career Progress
Frank Edwards is a full-time music producer who plays several musical instruments. He 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. 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.
In 2013, he appeared in the live performance of Sinach’s “I know who I am” video. He is known for his high pitched melodious 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. Rocktown Records, which he owns, has a generation of upcoming talents including Gil Joe, King BAS, Divine, Nkay, Soltune, David and others.
In 2016, he collaborated with famous American gospel artiste, Don Moen on an album “Grace” His Album was produced in 2016Frankincense. Also 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)
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.
- 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)
Nominations and Awards Received
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.
He 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).
The release 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.
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