Nigerian singer Emma Nyra unveiled
Emma Nyra is 28 years old today. The popular singer whose real name is Emma Chukwugoziam Obi was born on July 18, 1988. Emma Nyra is an American-born Nigerian singer, song writer, actress and model.
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.
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 ‘Your Waist’.
In 2013, Emma Nyra was voted the “Most Promising Act to Watch” at the 2013 edition of the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. She then went on to release several singles which saw her touring the United States and Canada between 2013 to 2014.
She has worked with the likes of Davido, Patoranking, Olu Maintain and many more famous acts in Nigeria. In 2015, Emma Nyra was listed on Notjustok’s list of “15 Artists to Watch in 2015”.
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.
In 2014, it was time for celebrity drama as Emma Nyra ended her recording contract with Made Men Music Group. 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.