Kechi Okwuchi is one of the two survivals from the Sosoliso plane crash that happened on the 10th December 2005. Kechi was 16 years old when the crash occurred. She was heading back to Lagos from her school Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja. 60 of the young students from the same school died while only Kechi survived. She sustained third-degree burns to over 65% of her body.
Kechi is currently attaining a masters degree at University of St. Thomas, Houston while also exploring her love for music. She recently gave a breathtaking performance on America’s Got Talent.
Speaking at the show she narrated her story;
“I was in a plane crash when I was about 16 years old back in Nigeria. It took the lives of a 107 out of a 109 passengers, and I was one of the 2 survivors,” she said, adding that lying in the bed in the hospital and not being able to move, music was her escape.
Kechi survived. For many years, she underwent various surgeries, endured pain and found solace in family and in music.
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