Emma Nyra

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Full name Emma Chukwugoziam Obi
Date of birth July 18, 1988
Country Nigerian-American
Genre Afropop, Soul, R&B
Activity Singer, Songerwriter, Actress
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2011–present
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Emma Chukwugoziam Obi (born July 18, 1988), professionally known by her stage name Emma Nyra, is an American-born Nigerian singer-songwriter, actress and model.

Early life and education

Emma Nyra was born and raised in Tyler, Texas, where she had her early education. She is of Igbo descent from Delta State, Nigeria. In 2012, she left for Nigeria to pursue a career in music and modeling. She is an alumni of Texas Southern University, where she graduated with a degree in Health Care Administration.

Career

Music

Emma Nyra released her debut singles titled "Do It" and "Everything I Do" in 2011 while in the U.S. 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 Nyra 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. Shas since worked with the likes of Davido, Patoranking, Olu Maintain among others. In 2015, Emma Nyra 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.

Film

Apart from music, Emma Nyra is also an actress. She has so far appeared in three films including American Driver, Rebound and The Re-Union.

Exit from Made Men Music

In 2014, Emma Nyra 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.

Discography

Compilation albums

Singles

As lead artist
Promotional singles

Filmography

  • Rebound
  • The Re-Union
  • American Driver