Twenty-nine-year-old Chukwugoziam Obi shot into limelight after she featured in Iyanya’s hit track, Your Waist. Also known as Emma Nyra, she speaks about her love for entertainment
What projects are you working on?
I just dropped the video of my single, For My Matter and I did a remix with one of Nigeria’s biggest dancehall act. The song is based on true-life events. I will release more singles this year and afterward, an album before the end of the year.
How do you feel being the First Lady of Made Men Music Group?
It’s a fun experience because I get to learn from different people. There are a lot of ladies who look up to me.
Why did you move back to Nigeria in spite of your track record in the United States of America?
Back then, I opened shows for other artistes in the US. I never closed shows; only the biggest artistes did. I wanted to be the one to close shows. I figured out that if I went to Nigeria and made it big, show organisers would fly me to the US to close shows.
You had a career in athletics…
I was a professional athlete. I played volleyball, basketball, track and field events and gymnastics. My dad encouraged me to be an athlete. He made sure all his children love sports which is now second nature to us. I have not found an opportunity to practise as an athlete in Nigeria. Right now, I am focused on my career.
Is music all you have ever wanted to do?
Yes, It has always been my dream. When I told my parents I wanted to sing, they insisted I earned a degree first. I got a degree in Health Administration with a minor in Public Affairs in 2010 from the Texas Southern University. It was only after that, I became fully involved in music. I did music professionally in the US before I moved to Nigeria in 2012. When I was in high school, I participated in talent shows, and was involved in sporting activities for my university which enabled me to sing the national anthem at every home game.
In 2009, I opened up a show for P-Square during their US tour and decided that I wanted to venture into entertainment fulltime. My maternal grandfather, the late Felix Onuorah, was a musician who played many instruments.
Why did you study Health Administration?
I was inspired to study Health Administration because of my parents. My dad is a pharmacist; he owns two pharmacies and my mum is a health administrator. She has a Home Health Agency. It’s a decision that wasn’t difficult to reach because health care runs in my family.
Where your parents in support of your decision to move back?
They weren’t in support. I am the only one in my immediate family who lives in Nigeria but I have cousins and uncles who live here. They were nervous at first but they have been supportive of my career.
The Nigerian music scene is rather competitive and not too supportive of the female artistes. Does this bother you?
This is my life-long dream and that is what keeps me going. I am not doing music to be famous or to make money. I love music and even if I wasn’t making money from music, I would still be doing music as a hobby.
Are you happy to compete with Nigerian female acts?
I am happy there are other female acts doing well because they are paving the way for other girls coming after us. Girls tell me all the time that they look up to me because I have done quite well within a short period of time. Before now, we didn’t know that women could make it big in the industry.
Some persons feel you should have been bigger beyond what you are now. How does this make you feel?
I am happy to be in their midst and I am not under any pressure whatsoever. When God says it is your time to make it, nothing can stop it. Orisefemi has been in the game for nearly 10 years and he has only just made his mark. Music is all about timing, I think I am doing fine. Three years, I don’t feel like I am wasting time.
How would you describe your style?
My style is sexy, classy and sporty. I like to wear clothes that fit. I am an artiste and I like to take risks. People always comment about my style, but they need to know that style is an expression of who you are. I read comments about myself on blogs, Twitter and Instagram and I delete the offensive ones.
Are you in a relationship?
Yes, I am and he is very supportive of my craft. He encourages me to ignore all the negative things being said about me.
What are your career aspirations?
I want to establish a foundation for kids. I plan to own a perfume, make-up brand and clothing line. My mum attended a school of cosmetology and she also is a certified hair stylist. I am also interested in cosmetology.
Can you describe your style of music?
My style of music is Afro R ‘n’ B.
Iyabo Ojo Finds Out Her Mum Lied About Her Age (Video)
While still in a mourning state, actress Iyabo Ojo has revealed that she just found out her mum, Mrs Victoria olubunmi Fetuga lied about being aged 67 years.
Mrs Victoria olubunmi Fetuga was aged 67 and a three generation photo shoot was organized by Iyabo Ojo in her honor, three months ago to celebrate.
Posting an Instagram video of her late mum dancing on her last birthday, Iyabo Ojo moments ago wrote;
“O my sweet mother even in your death you made me laugh so hard this morning. I just found out from her siblings that she was 69 years old and not 67, as she always claimed.
She didn’t want us to know she was older than my late dad who would have been 68! 😀😃😅😅🤣🤣 she could have claimed his age at least but no, she wanted us to believe she was much younger hence the 2 years gap. Gosh! No wonder she never wanted any birthday party🤣
Cant wrap my head around the fact that she is gone 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 I love you too much mama, Continue to rest on……..”
Denrele Edun Meets His ‘New Twin’, Says “Time To Start Questioning Our Parents”
According to the media personality, he was on a visit to Hi-Impact Planet for a TV recording when he stumbled on the young man who looks exactly like him.
Denrele who shared their photos on his social media pages revealed that he dressed the young man in his ensemble, and was able to confuse people with their looks as it was difficult to spot the difference.
In his words,
“NOTHING WEY NEBUCHADNEZZER NO GO SEE INSIDE FIRE! Wahala dey for who no resemble DENRELE WEREY o!
Ran into my *supposed TWIN* at the @hiimpactplanetng when I was hosted a few weeks back for a TV Recording.
Dressed him up in my ensemble, save for the Heels (I no wan hear story; Nothing wey I no go see for another pickin parent hand) and we had a blast confusing people all around the complex!
Time to start Questioning our parents! Since I’m the German-Indian DENRELE, my new Twin will be the Sango-Agbado-ijaiye DENRELE! What do you think of the Resemblance? Flood Me… I am your Comment Section!”
‘God Bless U’- Davido reacts after artist shared a wonderful painting of him
David Adedeji Adeleke (born November 21, 1992), better known as Davido has received massive love from a fan who decided to give him his birthday gift with a beautiful painting.
The fan took to social media to share the wonderful photo of the piece he had designed for Davido.
He tagged Davido and wrote:
Happy Birthday King @Davido Please Help Me Retweet And Tag Him So That He Can See This Street Art I Did Of Him #HappyBirthdayDavido Happy Birthday OBO Papa ifeanyi Big 28 King David World OBO Day
Davido reacted to the painting and thanked him.
God bless u
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