From the City of Lagos, hails a phenomenon whose passion, energy and vision for music are matchless: Meet Frank FREO.N Ohikhuare, The “KWAYAMASTER”! This Nigerian born Ora genius from Okpuje, who began composing and singing his own songs since he was 7, comes from a family of music enthusiasts’, creative artistes and innovators. Frank grew up under a roof where all kinds of music was played on turn tables, cassettes and over the radio. His father, Macaulay MACO Ohikhuare, who he celebrates as his largest contributor to his sense of entrepreneurship and innovation, owned a chain of businesses including a film house, Music label and a music band, which he promoted and managed successfully.
Who is FREO.N?
An exceptional vocalist, songwriter, composer, arranger, music director, enigmatic conductor, recording and performing artiste, Frank’s embodies musicianship at its best.
As a master coach of the Voice, Frank’s unique sense of Precision and excellence allows him to achieve a grade of vocal dynamics that sound too good to be true. Thus, In the last decade, he has proven his authenticity as an ingenious vocal director.
Frank’s vision is to simplify life, by perfect learning processes, and strengthen vital human connections.
To summarize Frank’s process, he attends to tone creation, textural harmonization and pitch definition with the intensity of a mad scientist, aptly combined with the precision of a chief architect, layering every piece of sound with the highest quality of tone achievable. He is uncanny, relentless, disciplined, unorthodox and yet clinical in his application of his techniques. He is a living college of vocal music, committed to learning, unlearning and re-learning, tuning music into the perfect language of the soul, for the performer and the audience alike.
A trusted name within the vocal and choral music industry, Frank has had the opportunity to work alongside several music performers in the capacity of arranger, vocal director, music director and vocal coach. Some of these artistes include Timi Dakolo, Adekunle Gold, Banky W, Tems, Omawumi, Waje and Johnny Drille, to name a few.
Frank has also functioned as Concert Director and Vocal Director for a number of Gospel Greats on various projects, including Israel Houghton, Micah Stampley, Bob Fitts, Sinach, PatUwaje King (Midnight Crew) and Sammie Okposo.
Frank consulted as Music Director and Vocal Contractor for Judikay’s Live recording of the Man of Galilee Album Project in 2019. He also directed music for Delta Yadah 10th Anniversary in 2019, from which Patuwaje King’s latest song: “All Power” Medley was released this year.
Frank is the Music Director of House of Freedom, a charitable organization in Nigeria that leads socio-cultural influence and transformation following Christian principles. Therefore, he serves as the music director of One Music, The Lagos Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) And One Nation band, which are comprised of all the musicians and vocalists within the organization’s churches. On any given Sunday, Frank can be found Directing Music for thousands of worshippers around Lagos in congregational worship, which is where he finds his greatest joy. He is fondly called “Mr. Cantata” and “Frank Cantata” by the church congregation, following his unprecedented successes in delivering breathtaking, professional, concert type productions for the physical and online worship audiences. A few of the concerts major concerts he has directed include: ‘Shekere’ – a concert of prayer songs led by Pastor Tony Rapu, as well as Easter Concert (2017-2019), Christmas Cantata (2016-2019), Freedom Rally (2016-2019) and Beyond Music 2019.
A musical connoisseur with many exceptional talents fused into one, Frank maximizes every opportunity to share his gift with the world; he’s on a mission to promote sociocultural influence and virtue through the musical arts. He believes great dreams are valid and achievable, for those who would dare to use their God given imagination. Frank carries a unique grace for kingdom projects, building, restoring, pioneering and perfecting assignments feared or termed impossible.
Frank is a devoted husband and family man. Some of his favorite pastimes include writing, cleaning, reading, research, and innovations that simplify learning, and life.
Singing, Song-writing, Composition, Arrangement, Music Directing, A&R.
Voice Training, Research & Analysis, Talent Coaching And Mentoring.
Public Speaking, Strategy, Negotiation, Writing & Legal Drafting.
Team Building, Management & Business Development.
“My goal is to see people’s dreams come true, teaching them to achieve every intent which is currently feared impossible. My happiness lies in the realisation of the dreams, peace and happiness of communities of persons I am blessed to engage. I believe that human connections of love, friendships & family are what keep a community strong to brave all odds and win every time.”