Emma Chukwugoziam Obi a .k.a -Emma Nyra transformed right in front of our eyes from being just another female act to becoming one of the sexiest damsels in Nigeria’s entertainment.
See Excerpts of her interview as she talks about her career, style, music industry and dating Iyanya;
Was it difficult breaking into the Nigerian music industry?
My experience has been memorable. I noticed that when I was in America pushing my music, it was difficult for the music to now move to Nigeria. When you are Nigeria it’s easy for the music to now move to other places, because that is where everybody is paying attention .I moved here March 2012 , so March 2014 will be my second year moving to Nigeria. When you want to penetrate the market in Nigeria, you need to move back home in order to understand the sound.
What was the best part of 2013 for you?
The best part of 2013 was when I won Nigeria Entertainment Award (NEA) as The Most Promising Female Act to Watch in 2013.I have worked with them twice .I hosted the red-carpet a year before and in the following year I just attended. It was always a dream to win an award and for my peers to recognize me. When I won the award, I felt like what I am doing is what I am meant to be doing. Also the U.S tour was a lot of fun. We did fourteen cities and that was the most I ever performed in my life.
A lot of people think you are dating Iyanya, how does that make you feel?
Iyanya is not a bad looking person, but am not dating him, we are on the same label. I have known him before the days of Kukere, so if it was a fling or a dating thing I don’t think my career will be as serious as it is. I am not with Iyanya to date him. Iyanya has helped me in the studio, he is an R n b singer, am also an R n b singer. He thought me to change my style of music to suit the Nigerian market. He has taught me a lot of things. We are not dating , people can be friends without dating.
What part of your body do you consider the sexiest?
My legs, usually if you see my performance outfit the most comment I get is that ’Oh we like your legs’
What defines your sense of style?
I like to be sexy and classy. I work really hard on my body and anytime i am doing anything fashionable, I like to show a little bit of skin. I worked hard for it and its my selling point. I am not afraid to show my body, you know how you do it in a classy way. There will be classy ways to be sexy, so you don’t have to show everything.
What is the one thing people hardly know about you?
I was a professional athlete .I played in college I was on scholarship, I played volleyball. I represented America in the junior Olympics that is what paid for my schooling.
Who is your celebrity crush in the Nigerian music industry?
I always say Terry G.I like people who are their own person. He does his own thing, his own sound.