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“I had no idea it would be like this” – Frank Edwards on Fame & Success

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"I had no idea it would be like this" - Frank Edwards on Fame and Success - BellaNaija

Gospel musician Frank Edwards has in an interview with Punch said he had no idea he would be so widely listened to.

He wanted to make music for people around him, he said. He wanted to do something he loved and if just one person said they were touched by it, then fine. He said:

I never planned for this; I had no idea it would be like this. Some things would happen to some people and they would say it was dream come true.  In my own case, I didn’t even have any dream. I just wanted to make music for people around me to listen to. I just wanted to do what I loved and I was okay if it was just one person that would tell me my music touched his soul. God decided to bless me and take my music all over the world, I am grateful for it.

Discussing gospel music, Edwards said it’s better one goes into it with the intention to preach the gospel, and not to make money. He said:

If you are a gospel minister, you have to know you are in a ministry.

If you are in it for the money, you may be disappointed. It is not that you will not make money in the long run but that is not the focus, the focus is to preach the gospel of music through your music.

When your focus is to first do something that would sell, you would lose focus. If you want to do it for the business, then try secular music. You need to be called to be a gospel artiste because you would have to endure when the money is not coming and you have to wait on the Lord and learn to use your faith. You would even be popular and you would still be climbing bikes.

Read the full interview on Punch.

8 Comments

  1. Dora

    December 9, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Wake up mate! God gave you a gift and you should profit from it also. The so called ministry is owned by a single individual and he is being enriched and you impoverished. Wake up Nigeria and stop being ignorant!!! Religious leaders manipulate people very badly and give account to no one. I really love your music btw. Cheers. Xx

    • Delta geh

      December 10, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      No offence but your comment doesn’t make sense. So how does it happen outside of Christian music? You think all the secular artists you listen to get all the money? Who takes part of Tiwa’s money? Mavin records? What about some of your fave American singers? You

  2. MsSpecial

    December 9, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Bless you Frank. Your music does minister.

  3. Dr.N

    December 9, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I love his music!

  4. Ms B

    December 9, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    He’s inspirational. His music is just wonderful

  5. Maxie

    December 11, 2017 at 10:38 am

    When God wants to bless you. He does it his own way.

  6. Didi

    December 11, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    I just love his music. Very heartfelt and inspirational.

  7. Thepreacher

    July 14, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    You are right frank. Gospel artiste must minister with the aim of preaching the gospel not making fast money. Am inspired

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