Emma Nyra, born Emma Chukwugoziam Obi in the United States, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, actor, and model. After signing with Made Men Music, she made her major debut in the Nigerian music industry with a vocal appearance in Iyanya’s “Ur Waist” (MMM). Emma later left the record due to physical and verbal abuse, which was denied by her boss (Ubi Franklin).
Early Life and Education
She attended St. Paul Catholic School, Gregory, Andy Woods Elementary School, Hornedo High School, and Franklin High School before attending the University of South Texas in Houston, Texas, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration.
Emma Nyra released her first two singles, “Do It” and “Everything I Do,” while living in the United States in 2011. In 2012, she moved to Nigeria to pursue a career in music and modeling. After leaving the United States in 2012, she began working with D’Tunes and Iyanya. In March 2012, she signed a recording contract with Made Men Music Group before making her first significant appearance in the Nigerian music industry. She then contributed vocals to Iyanya’s “Ur Waist.”
Emma Nyra was named the “Most Promising Act to Watch” at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. Emma Nyra began touring the United States and Canada in 2013 and 2014 after releasing a number of hits.
She has worked with Olu Maintain, Cynthia Morgan, Patoranking, and Davido, to name a few. Emma Nyra was named one of “notJustOK’s” 15 Artists to Watch in 2015. Emma Nyra is an actress as well as a musician. She has appeared in three films: American Driver, Rebound, and Re-Union.
On August 12, 2018, she welcomed twin babies, Alexandra and Alexandre. Their father? She’s still hiding his details from the public.
In 2015, Emma Nyra denied dating her former label boss, Ubi Franklin after so much speculations. She opened up to the media about her exit from MMMG, confirming that she was abused and terrorized.
“Ubi and I never dated. Rather he terrorised me for years. He abused me and other members of the label with physical and verbal force. This is why I left Triple MG the first time. He claims he spent money on me but failed to mention that he never gave me my payment for all the tours I have done alongside Iyanya. The true story lies between me and other members of Triple MG who have all chosen to be silent because of fear of one man.
“I do not support abuse of women or men. That is why I left. I don’t want to be involved with anything that has to do with Ubi Franklin ever again. Honestly, I don’t want to see my name associated with Ubi in any way. Let these lies die down. I am moving on with my career. Thank God”.
In 2016, she was accused by producer OD Beats of stealing her single, ‘Work Hard’, a report she later denied and threatened to sue the producer.
- The Re-Union
- American Driver
- For My Matter
- Drop It
- Ori Mi Wu
- Love Song
- Everything I Do
- Make Money
- One Chance
- Work Hard
- Love of The Money
Awards and Nominations
- In 2013, Emma Nyra was voted the ‘Most Promising Act to Watch at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Most Fashionable Female
- Most Outstanding Female Artist Global Leadership Award for her role in Women’s Empowerment
Her estimated net worth is $500,000.