Celebrated Nigerian Gospel star and Multi-award winner, Frank Edwards was recently interviewed by Punch Newspaper, and the singer revealed how much his songs have positively impacted his fans across the globe.
When asked about the most shocking thing his music had done, he revealed it had lead to people miraculously healed of brain tumours.
“It is uncountable. People have been healed of brain tumours.”, he said. “A barrister saw me at the airport and shared the testimony of how he was healed of brain tumour. He said he went in for the surgery and was playing one of my songs, Mma Mma on repeat while the operation was going on in the theatre. This was about three years ago and till today, the man has been perfectly okay. He sends me messages almost daily. There have been different testimonies like that. It’s just great to know that God honours himself through one’s music.”
The singer also revealed that Gospel musicians in the country do not make enough money like their secular counterparts. He advised that if one’s motive is to make a lot of money, one should not venture into gospel music.
“The gospel ministry is totally different from the secular industry even though you might say that there is a business side of it which makes it similar. But in gospel ministry, the business aspect of it is never the focus.”, he said.
“I tell people that if you want to make money, don’t do gospel music; you would have a lot of issues. Gospel music means one is reaching out to people through music; the others are strictly entertainment or at least 70-80 per cent entertainment. The company would rather give the opportunity to musicians who sing songs that all religions, including Christians, would dance to, either at a party or in a club.”
” Because the companies are looking for numbers, they would give the brand ambassadorship to someone who everybody loves their music. If the companies give it to gospel singers like me, people who don’t listen to gospel would probably not pay attention. Although I’m a brand ambassador, it is not everything that one must do as a gospel artiste. When you are not getting endorsements, think of how many souls you music has healed– that’s your reward.”
Read the full interview here.