Frank Edwards recounts as he remembers late dad‘My dad never wanted me to do music because he thought I would be broke’ – Frank Edwards recounts as he remembers late dad

Nigerian Afro gospel music artist, Frank Ugochukwu Edwards simply known as Frank Edwards has recounted the efforts his late dad, Chris Orakwue Kenechuckwu Edwards put into discouraging him from being a musician.

GFNG had earlier reported that the gospel artist Frank Edwards lost in dad in 2021 and laid him to rest on the 19th of March, 2022.

Sharing the news of his demise, he wrote ‘dad finished his Holy Communion, closed his eyes and checked out’.

Remembering him and how far God has helped him in his music ministry, the artist said his father assumed he was going to be poor just like some well known musicians as at the time he made his intention known to his dad about his music career.

According to him, his father queried if he was going to be like some musicians who were poor and broke but Frank Edward was quick to mention another rich musician to silence his assumption.

In his words;

“My dad actually never wanted me to do music..

So one day he seized my toy piano .. and he said “ are you planning to be like ——— ..! He mentioned the name of a very poor and broke musician then that I won’t want mention now.

Then I said why are you using him as an example for me but Micheal Jackson is also a musician .. And my dad went quiet & was just looking at me. Rest on king”.

He furthered added that his father barely listened to gospel musicians but had the likes of Michael Jackson, Don Williams and Abba’s songs on repeat while he was growing up.

‘The only Christian music my dad played growing up was voice of the cross / patty obasi and hymns.

The rest was : Michael Jackson, Don Williams, Abba, On repeat!’ – he shared