Emma Chukwugoziam Obi, who is popularly known as Emma Nyra, was born and raised in Texas, in the United States. Emma Nyra’s father, Emmanuel Obi, is a pharmacist, and her mother, Maryann Obi, is a home health practician.
The name “Nyra” was gotten as a nickname at the university, which is just another version of “Naira.”
We will be exploring Emma Nyra net worth, biography, musical career, relationship, lifestyle, and other information you need to know about the Afropop singer.
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Emma Nyra Profile
- Birth name: Emma Chukwugoziam Obi
- Date of Birth: July 18, 1988
- Age: 32
- State of Origin: Delta State, Nigeria
- Genres: Afrobeats
- Occupation(s): Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Model
- Net worth: $2 million
Emma Nyra Biography
Emma Nyra was born on July 18, 1988, in Tyler, Texas. Emma is the second child out of four children. Her parents Emmanuel and Maryann Obi are both from Asaba, Delta State, in Nigeria.
She attended St. Paul Catholic School. Gregory, Andy Woods Elementary School, Hornedo High School, and Franklin High School before obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Health Administration and a Major in Public Affairs from the University of South Texas at Houston, Texas, via volleyball scholarship.
Emma Nyra always knew that she wanted to be an artist from an early age. She was very active in the school choir, winning numerous competitions at school, which helped her to become the talented Afropop singer that she is today.
After graduating in 2010, she insisted on moving to Nigeria to pursue a career in music, acting, and modeling. Emma Nyra lived most of her life in the United States before she decided to settle in Nigeria in early 2012.
Emma Nyra had mastered the art of infusing Afrobeat with together with the American to her music, which is adored by many of her fans.
Emma Nyra moved to Lagos, Nigeria, with the full intention of taking her musical aspiration to the next level.
Emma Nyra Career
Emma Nyra, who has been singing since her university days, released her first single entitled “Do it” and “Everything I Do” while in the United States in 2011.
In March 2012, Emma Nyra signed a recording contract with ‘Made Men Music Group’. Before making her massive debut in the Nigerian music industry, Emma Nyra did a voice-over on “Ur Waist” by MTN project fame star, Iyanya, whom she met through her manager at the time, Ubi Franklin.
Emma Nyra is best known for her hit single “Elele” featuring Davido and “For My Matter” produced by DJ Coubulon.
According to the Afropop singer, being a successful musician is not only about knowing how to sing; but also about having an extra spice and knowing how to use it. Emma Nyra, in addition to her singing talent, is a sexy lady with impressive dance skills adding to her benefits, so she uses both to improve her musical art.
In 2014, Emma Nyra terminated her recording contract with Made Men Music Group, citing ‘Abuse of Physical and Verbal Power’ by Ubi Franklin as the reason she left the music record label. However, the charges were denied by Ubi Franklin.
Superstar singer and entertainer, Emma Nyra has collaborated with the likes of Davido, Patoranking, Olu Maintain, among others, and has also made several tours in various countries such as Nigeria, South Africa, Canada, Malaysia, Dubai, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Emma Nyra has become a dominant force in the African entertainment industry. All of their singles have had massive broadcasts on major radio stations in Africa, the UK, and around the world.
The single also got high marks on top music rankings, music sharing, and streaming sites. From the start of Emma Nyra’s career, she has appeared in more than 700 fashion shows, hosted a dozen red carpet events, made over 100 fashion shows, and starred in 2 Nollywood films.
In addition to music, Emma Nyra is also an actress. So far, he has starred in three films, including American Driver, Rebound, and The Re-Union.
Emma Nyra has garnered a massive fan base with hundreds of thousands of people following her on her different social media platforms. Emma Nyra’s youtube and VEVO channels have generated collectively over 1,000,000 views worldwide, and this has impressively added to Emma Nyra net worth.
Emma Nyra Awards
- In 2013, Emma Nyra was voted the ‘Most Promising Act to Watch’ at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Most Fashionable Female
- Most Outstanding Female Artists Global Leadership Award for her Role in Women Empowerment
Emma Nyra Net Worth
Emma Nyra is among one of the top-rated female musicians in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. As of 2020, Emma Nyra net worth is estimated at $2 million.