Emma Nyra Biography
Emma Nyra born Emma Chukwugoziam Obi, is an American-born Nigerian singer-songerwriter, actress and model. She was born on July 18, 1988.
She was born and raised in Tyler, Texas where she had her early education. She has family roots in Delta State. In 2012, she left for Nigeria to pursue a career in music and modelling. She is an alumna of Texas Southern University where she graduated with a degree in Health Care Administration.
In 2011 while in the U.S, she released her debut singles titled “Do It” and “Everything I Do”. Upon her return to Nigeria in 2012, she started working with D’Tunes and Iyanya who she had met in 2010 while in the U.S. In March 2012, she signed a recording contract with Made Men Music Group before she went on to make her first major debut in the Nigerian music industry after she made a vocal appearance in Iyanya’s “Ur Waist”.
In 2013, Emma was voted the “Most Promising Act to Watch” at the 2013 edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. Emma Nyra went on to release several singles which saw her touring the United States and Canada between 2013 and 2014. She has since worked with the likes of Davido, Patoranking, Olu Maintain among others.
In 2014, Emma ended her recording contract with Made Men Music Group. While the press hinted on relationship issues, Emma Nyra cited “abuse with physical and verbal force” from her then manager Ubi Franklin as the reason why she left the label imprint. The allegations were however denied by Ubi Franklin.
In 2015, she was listed on notJustOk’s list of “15 Artists to Watch in 2015”. Her debut studio album titled Emma Nyra Hot Like Fiya Vol. 1 is yet to be released.
She is also an actress. She has so far appeared in three films including American Driver, Rebound and The Re-Union.
Emma Nyra Songs
- For My Matter
- For My Matter (Remix) (feat. Patoranking)
- One Chance
- Drop It
- For The Love Of The Money (Ego)
- Make Money
- Work Hard (prod. Giggz)
- Everything I Do (Remix)
- For My Matter
- Elele (feat. DaVido)
- Ur Waist ( Iyanya feat. Emma Nyra)