Emma Chukwugoziam Obi was born in July 18, 1988. She is professionally identified by her stage identify as Emma Nyra. She is an American-born Nigerian singer, track author, an actress, and a mannequin.

The Igbo folks additionally spelled Ibo and previously additionally IboeEboEboe, Eboans, Heebo; natively Ṇ́dị́ Ìgbò) are an ethnic group in Nigeria. They’re primarily present in Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo States. A large Igbo inhabitants can also be present in Delta and Rivers States. Giant ethnic Igbo populations are present in Cameroon, Gabon, and Equatorial Guinea,in addition to outdoors Africa. There was a lot hypothesis in regards to the origins of the Igbo folks, that are largely unknown. Geographically, the Igbo homeland is split into two unequal sections by the Niger River – an japanese (which is the bigger of the 2) and a western part. The Igbo persons are one of many largest ethnic groups in Africa.

The Igbo language is a part of the Niger-Congo language family. Its regional dialects are considerably mutually intelligible amidst the bigger “Igboid” cluster.[32] The Igbo homeland straddles the decrease Niger River, east and south of the Edoid and Idomoid teams, and west of the Ibibioid (Cross River) cluster.

Earlier than the interval of British colonial rule within the twentieth century, the Igbo have been politically fragmented by the centralized chiefdoms of Nri, Aro Confederacy, Agbor and Onitsha. Frederick Lugard launched the Eze system of “warrant chiefs”. Unaffected by the Fulani War and the ensuing unfold of Islam in Nigeria within the nineteenth century, they turned overwhelmingly Christian underneath colonization. Within the wake of decolonisation, the Igbo developed a powerful sense of ethnic id. Throughout the Nigerian Civil War of 1967–1970, the Igbo territories seceded because the short-lived Republic of Biafra. The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra and the Indigenous People of Biafra, two sectarian organizations shaped after 1999, proceed a non-violent wrestle for an unbiased Igbo state.

Emma Nyra is a mother of two. Her associate acts include Iyanya, Selebobo, Davido, Cynthia Morgan, Victoria Kimani, and Patoranking.

Early life

Emma Nyra was born and raised in Tyler, Texas, where she had her early education. She is an Igbo descent from Delta State, Nigeria. In 2012, she left for Nigeria to pursue a career in music and modelling.

model is a person with a role either to promote, display or advertise commercial products (notably fashion clothing in fashion shows) or to serve as a visual aid for people who are creating works of art or to pose for photography. Though models are predominantly female, there are also male models, especially to model clothing. Models may work professionally or casually.

Modelling (“modeling” in American English) is considered to be different from other types of public performance, such as acting or dancing. Although the difference between modelling and performing is not always clear, appearing in a film or a play is not generally considered to be “modelling”. Similarly, appearing in a TV advertisement is generally not considered modelling. Modelling generally does not involve speaking. Personal opinions are generally not expressed and a model’s reputation and image are considered critical.

Celebrities, including actors, singers, sports personalities and reality TV stars, frequently participate in modelling contests, assignments as well as contracts in addition to their regular work. Often, modelling is not a full-time, main activity.


She is an alumna of Texas Southern University, where she graduated with a degree in Health Care Administration.



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 that 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.

She has worked with the likes of Davido, Patoranking, and 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.


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.


Compilation albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
The Evolution
(with Made Men Music Group)
  • Released: May 29, 2014[12]
  • Label: Made Males Music
  • Format: CD, digital obtain
“—” denotes a recording that didn’t chart or was not launched in that territory.


As lead artist
Checklist of singles as lead artist, with chosen chart positions and certifications, exhibiting 12 months launched and album identify
Title 12 months Peak chart positions Certifications Album
“Do It”
(that includes Eno Will)
2011 Non-album singles
“Every thing I Do”
“Every thing I Do”
(that includes Iyanya)
“Ori Mi Wu”
“Kere Shere” 2013
(that includes Davido)
“For Your Matter”
“For Your Matter (Remix)”
(that includes Patoranking)
“—” denotes a recording that didn’t chart or was not launched in that territory.
Promotional singles
Checklist of singles as lead artist, with chosen chart positions and certifications, exhibiting 12 months launched and album identify
Title 12 months Peak chart positions Certifications Album
“Say Yeah”
(TripleMG that includes Iyanya, Emma Nyra, Tekno MilesSelebobo & Baci)
2014 The Evolution
“Amigo” Non-album singles
(with Cynthia Morgan & Victoria Kimani)

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