PETER Edwards — former member of the boy group Q which stole the hearts of teenage girls in the course of the 2005 staging of Digicel Rising Stars — is about to release his debut gospel album in December.
The album, titled Daring as a Lion, is to be released December 17 via Dream It Productions.
In an interview with the Jamaica Observer, the Canada-based Edwards shared his reasons for giving up a profession in secular music, opting as a substitute for gospel.
“What made me walk away from secular music was the proven fact that I did not have joy and there was no peace inside. I used to be restless until I discovered life in following Jesus Christ. Now I even have what I have been trying to find with fulfilment,” he disclosed.
Edwards began singing gospel in 2008, however it wasn’t until 10 years later that he decided to pursue a profession in gospel.
“After meeting Dr Prophet Kofi Danso and Rev Joanne Danso [founders and senior pastors of the Miracle Arena for All Nations in Canada], who discovered the gift and encouraged me to strive for excellence. And so they are one in every of the explanations for my success up to now,” said Edwards.
Edwards is scheduled to launch Daring as a Lion on December 17 on the Miracle Arena for All Nations. He produced and wrote all of the songs on the album.
A number of the musicians who played on the project include Chris Blair and Francis Owusu.
“The messages on the album are about hope and surviving despite the challenges. Individuals who have faced many obstacles in life, but in the long run God will elevate you to the highest,” said Edwards.
Among the many tracks featured on the album are Live in Me and the title track Daring as a Lion.
Christopher Martin, Kalvin Tahal, Jerome Powell, and Damarah Danni were the opposite members of the group Q when it was formed in 2004. Martin left the group and later competed in Digicel Rising Stars the identical 12 months because the group in 2005. Martin went on to change into the winner of that season of Digicel Rising Stars.
As a toddler Edwards attended the Church of God of Prophecy in Kitson Town, St Catherine, and he says that was where his passion for music was ignited. He later attended St Catherine High School.