Emma Nyra: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Emma Nyra: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Emma Nyra

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 modelling. She is an alumna 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.

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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

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
NGR RSA GHA UK
The Evolution
(with Made Men Music Group)
  • Released: May 29, 2014
  • Label: Made Men Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles

As lead artist
List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NGA GHA RSA AUS UK US US
R&B/HH
“Do It”
(featuring Eno Will)
2011 Non-album singles
“Everything I Do”
“Everything I Do”
(featuring Iyanya)
2012
“Ori Mi Wu”
“Kere Shere” 2013
“Elele”
(featuring Davido)
2014
“For Your Matter”
“For Your Matter (Remix)”
(featuring Patoranking)
2015
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
Promotional singles
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List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
NGA GHA RSA AUS UK US US
R&B/HH
“Say Yeah”
(TripleMG featuring Iyanya, Emma Nyra, Tekno Miles, Selebobo & Baci)
2014 The Evolution
“Amigo” Non-album singles
“Vex”
(with Cynthia Morgan & Victoria Kimani)
2015
“—” denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Filmography

  • Rebound
  • The Re-Union
  • American Driver

Awards and nominations

Year Award ceremony Prize Result
2013 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Most Promising Act to Watch Won