Checkout Details Of Emma Nyra’s Career, Personal Life And Scandals
All Emma Nyra singles have gotten massive airtime on major radio stations in Africa, the UK and other places around the world
Emma Nyra is a beautiful songstress who rose to limelight in 2012.
Emma Nyra was born under the birth name, Emma Chukwugoziam Obi, on July 18, 1988, in Tyler, Texas, where she was brought up. She is the second child of four, born to parents Emmanuel and Maryann Obi who were both born in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria.
She attended St. Gregory Catholic School, Andy Woods Elementary School, Hornedo Middle School, and Franklin High School.
The mother of one got a degree in Health Care Administration and a Minor in Public Affairs from Texas Southern University. She graduated in n 2010.
Emma Nyra started music in her college days and was awarded a high school letterman for her accomplishments as a classically trained opera singer. She released her first official singles ‘Do It’ and ‘Everything I Do’ in 2011 while in the U.S.
Having majority of her life in the United States, she officially moved to Nigeria in early 2012, Emma Nyra has mastered the art of infusing Afro beat with a hint of American style in her music that her many fans adore.
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’ who she met through her then manager Ubi Franklin.
In 2014, Emma Nyra ended her recording contract with Made Men Music Group citing ‘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.
Emma Nyra has become a mainstream force within the African entertainment industry. All of her singles have gotten massive airtime on major radio stations in Africa, the UK and other places around the world. The singles have also garnered high rankings on top music charts, music sharing and streaming sites.
She has worked with the likes of Davido, Patoranking, Olu Maintain among others and have been on several major tours in several countries like Nigeria, South Africa, Canada, Dubai, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
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Since the very beginning of Emma Nyra’s career until now, she has performed at over 700 shows. In spring 2015, Emma Nyra co-headlined the African Showcase at SXSW and was featured as the only female artist on the bill with top African acts such as R2bess, Sarkodie, Davido, Ice Prince and more.
‘Most Promising Act to Watch’ at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
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.
On August 12, 2018, she welcomed twin babies, Alexandra and Alexandre. Their father? She’s still hiding his details from the public.