We love to celebrate Nigerians, most especially those ones who don’t let anyone or a thing bring them down or stop them from dreaming big.
We are proud to showcase this beautiful Nigerian lady, Kechi Okwuchi, who is one of the 2 people who survived the 2005 Sosoliso Plane Crash has just shocked the audience and also the judges with her amazing performance at the 2017 America’s Got Talent show.
Explaining at the show, the Nigerian woman introduced herself and when asked why she fell in love with music, she told her story, narrating how the plane ferrying 109 people crashed, killing 107.
“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.
The ill-fated Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 carrying 109 people from Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja crashed and erupted in flames at the Port Harcourt International Airport. 7 people were rescued from the burning plane, but only 2 survived the horror.
60 of the victims were young students of Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja.
Kechi Okwuchi survived. For many years, she underwent various surgeries, endured pain and found solace in family and in music. Now, she wants to share her voice with the world, starting with America’s Got Talent.
Watch her lovely performance below that got the crowd roaring with joy: