Emma Nyra Biography
Emma Chukwugoziam Obi, born July 18, 1988, better known as Emma Nyra, is a popular American-Nigerian singer and songwriter, actress, and model. She was born and raised in the United States, and after earning her Bachelor’s Degree in 2010, she decided to relocate to Nigeria to pursue her dreams of modeling, acting, and, most importantly, singing.
|Full Name:||Emma Chukwugoziam Obi|
|Date of Birth:||July 18, 1988|
|Place of Birth:||Tyler, Texas|
|Occupation:||Singer/Songwriter, Actress, Model|
|Net Worth:||$1million – $5million|
Early Life and Education
Emma Chukwugoziam Obi was born in Tyler, Texas on July 18, 1988. She is the second of four children born to Emmanuel and Maryann Obi, both of whom were born in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria.
She attended St. Gregory Catholic School, Andy Woods Elementary School, Hornedo Middle School, and Franklin High School before graduating from Texas Southern University with a degree in Health Care Administration.
Emma was always active in the school choir and went on to compete successfully in state wide competitions throughout her entire school career. Her achievements as a classically trained opera singer earned her a high school letterman.
Emma Nyra has established herself as a major force in the African entertainment industry. All of her singles have received extensive airplay on major radio stations in Africa, the United Kingdom, and other parts of the world.
The singles have also received high placements on top music charts, music sharing, and streaming websites.
Emma Nyra has performed at over 700 shows, hosted dozens of red carpet events, completed more than 100 runway fashion shows, and acted in two Nollywood films since the beginning of her career.
She has performed at more concerts than any other Nigerian female artist during this time period and is considered one of the industry’s top female Nigerian artists.
Emma Nyra made her mainstream debut with Iyanya’s smash hit Ur Waist. She went on to release her own singles and tour the United States and Canada in 2013 and 2014, as well as Europe in 2013.
Emma Nyra is well-known for her electrifying stage performances, for which she has been nominated and awarded numerous awards.
These honors include the NEA’s Most Promising Female Act 2013, the Most Fashionable Female, the Most Outstanding Female Artist, the Global Leadership Award for her role in women’s empowerment, and others.
Emma has appeared on the covers of numerous magazines and has shared the stage with many of Africa’s top acts.
Emma co-headlined the African Showcase at SXSW in the spring of 2015, and was the only female artist on the bill alongside top African acts such as R2bess, Sarkodie, Davido, Ice Prince, and many more.
Emma Nyra’s recording contract with Made Men Music Group expired in 2014. While the press speculated about relationship problems, Emma Nyra cited “abuse with physical and verbal force” from her then-manager, Ubi Franklin as the reason for leaving the label imprint. On the other hand, Ubi Franklin denied the allegations.
Her list of songs include:
- Do It
- Everything I Do
- Everything I Do
- Ori Mi Wu
- Kere Shere
- For Your Matter
- For Your Matter (Remix)
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.
Emma Nyra in 2018 had a verbal war with her former manager, Ubi Franklin following a feud Ubi had with Iyanya.
Emma seems to have supported Iyanya in the feud. Emma was rumoured to be dating her former manager, Ubi Franklin though she denied ever dating Ubi.
Days after, Ubi confirmed that they were actually in a romantic relationship.
In 2018, Emma Nyra, was reportedly pregnant and hiding in France with her boyfriend who’s identity isn’t known, as they await the arrival of their twin.
The singer was said to have met her prospective baby-daddy, sometimes last year, through Kenyan singer, Victoria Kimani.
On August 12, 2018, Emma welcomed the babies; Alexandra and Alexandre in the United States of America. Emma has shared the picture of her twins as they clock 6 months old.
The singer revealed how raising them up to this level hasn’t been easy for her, an experience she calls life-changing.
Emma Nyra Net Worth
Emma as an actress and music artist has amassed a net worth between $1million – $5million
Emma Nyra has also amassed a sizable fan base, with hundreds of thousands of people following her on various social media platforms, including her verified handles on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Emma Nyra’s YouTube and VEVO channels have received over one million views worldwide.
Emma Nyra has a large following on her verified social media handles and has proven to be extremely marketable.