In 1923, he transferred to Mandalay Keli (Kal li) School and studied there until he passed sixth standard.
He came into prominence by his nationalist article "Hell Hound at Large," which criticised British rulers and mayors in Burma. In later years, he was more well known by pen name Nyo Mya. Nyo Mya began his education at a primary school headed by Saya Hlaing, and under the Kyatthun Zay Sayadaw U Nyāna.
In 1932, he passed tenth standard (now known as matriculation standard).
In 1933, Nyo Mya began his undergraduate education at Rangoon University (now Yangon University). In 1938, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, graduating with honours.
The following year, on 8 August 1939, he relocated to England to study journalism. From there, he went onto study at Northwestern University in the United States (due to university closures in England because of World World War II).
In 1943, he obtained a Master of Science degree in journalism.
From 1935 to 1938, he worked as an editor of Rangoon University"s Oway magazine. During his years abroad, he worked as a Burmese language lecturer at Yale University"s eastern department, as a Burmese language military news broadcaster, publisher of Burma News (1942-1943), adviser of Burma in Washington District of Columbia, chief of Burma department of psychological warfare (1944-1945) in Ledo, India. After he returned to Burma, he published Oway News in 1946.
He toured England, Germany, Yugoslavia in 1953, Indonesia and Singapore in 1954, and Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in 1955.
From 1968 to 1974, he published Oway journal. In 1980, he was awarded state honours (2nd grade).
Nyo Mya died at the Rangoon General Hospital on 29 September 1985.
He was also a friend of Aung San and a member of parliament in the Pyithu Hluttaw. He was a chairman of Burma Journalist Association (1957-1958) and a member of parliament representing the Monywa Township constituency in 1960.