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After Surviving a Plane Crash in 2005, Kechi used Music to Heal | Watch her Beautiful Performance on “America’s Got Talent”



America’s Got Talent contestant Kechi Okwuchi is an inspiration.

Kechi survived the 2005 Sosoliso Airlines plane crash in Nigeria that took the lives of over a 100 persons on board. She is one of the two survivors.

After such a harrowing experience, music became her escape as she lay on her hospital bed, bandaged head to foot, not being able to move.

Watch her beautiful rendition of Ed Sheeran‘s Thinking out Loud:



  1. dyva

    June 9, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Bella…whats ‘lied on her hospital bed’?

    • Fleur

      June 10, 2017 at 1:32 am

      Nkechi you are AMAZING.. will see if this is a voting show so that i can vote. YOU ROCK!

  2. Annon

    June 9, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Girl! You are a superstar! Your voice is beyond amazing!

  3. Kbear

    June 9, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Wow….this made me so emotional. So beautiful!!! Go Kechi!

  4. Vera

    June 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    kechi!!!!! i am super proud of you. God! you never give up! You are a star that burns brighter and brighter and shows no signs of extinction. I love love you!

  5. Yinmu

    June 9, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    This right here is the true definition of nothing can keep me down! Go K

  6. Danjay

    June 9, 2017 at 5:10 pm


  7. AMY

    June 9, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    awwww!!! great voice, such an inspiration. I remember watching that sosoliso crash in my hostel room and crying. It was such a sad day.

  8. Lailatu

    June 9, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Wow… this gave me chills. She has such a wonderful spirit.

  9. Her Grace

    June 9, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Not in the auditorium but girl, I had to stand and duff my hat for you from where I am. You are the true definition of beauty; brains and courage. You have all my love.

  10. Wendy

    June 9, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    You are beautiful inside and out. Love you girl! Nothing can hold you down.

  11. Gloria

    June 9, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Wow, she can really sing.

  12. josdaily

    June 9, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Tear jerker. Nice. Good luck girl

  13. Blueberry

    June 9, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    There are two most important days in our lives:the day we are born, and the day we know why….Chuck Swindoll

    Kechi darling THIS is why you were born. To encourage those who like you have gone through hell and think they have no reason to even live. Your story and your voice will inspire many .

    If you ever read this, remember these words. You are proof that God is indeed GREAT. <3

  14. Blackky

    June 9, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    This girl inspires me time and time again. The plane crash didn’t break her and she rose above it. She’s such a fighter and am so proud of her.

  15. Darius

    June 9, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Wow! What a voice! I’m teary-eyed! She’s destined for greater things!

  16. Onyidocdiva

    June 9, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Kechi, you are divine, a true manifestation of Gods miracles. You are blessed my dear, stay strong and use that magnificent voice to change the world ???

  17. Fifi

    June 9, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    I love her but her voice wouldnt get her far in this competition

    • Nne Umu Boys!

      June 9, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      Maybe not but many lives will be touched and that will count more than any prize money. God bless her!!!

    • Allyberry

      June 9, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      Huh????? Say what?

  18. Frida

    June 9, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    I had tears in my eyes watching this. So beautiful

  19. Tolani

    June 9, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    For Samuel to give her a standing ovation. That’s a Wow. Kachi you’re a winner already whether you win this competition or not. You’ve shown us to always fight for our lives no matter the circumstance. Thanks for inspiring the whole world what a phenomenal lady you are!

    • Me

      June 9, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      Afi Samuel….Lool

  20. Manny

    June 9, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Wow wow wow.

  21. B.E.T. Proudly Nigerian

    June 9, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    When angels sing…
    I love this
    Kelechi, your life is really going to make a beautiful story.

  22. B.E.T. Proudly Nigerian

    June 9, 2017 at 8:06 pm


  23. House of Lunettes

    June 9, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Absolutely inspiring! She is an angel……

  24. Pere

    June 9, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Awesome, Kechi!!!
    You are a Winner anyday and anytime!
    I can’t begin to imagine how many lives will be turned around by Your Story and Your Voice!!!
    So, so, so Proud Of You!!?

  25. Chioma

    June 9, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Go Kechi. I am so touched and I’m sure many are.

  26. purplieciousbabe

    June 9, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Fact is…. she chose not to be a VICTIM…
    The look on the judges beforehand..

  27. MIA

    June 9, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    You are born to win. Your greatest will be told from generation to generation. You are a winner already! Go Kelechi!

  28. Oma

    June 9, 2017 at 10:53 pm


  29. GYOnlineNG.COM

    June 9, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Am proud o for this young woman. In Skales’s voice The Never Say Never Guy..

  30. lifeisbeautiful

    June 9, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    I love this young woman. Keep shining!

  31. Comment

    June 10, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Naija no deny carry last! So emotional. Welldone!

  32. Comment

    June 10, 2017 at 1:08 am

    No *dey

  33. Uberhaute

    June 10, 2017 at 1:33 am

    My Uncle’s daughter was in that flight, her beautiful petite yellow self was burnt to death on that Port Harcourt tarmac. Only source of identification was her beautifully crested bracelet.

    May God continue to heal the hurt of every parent who lost a child/children that unfaithful day.

    Now, for Kechi to have survived that crash, endured over 100 surgeries, graduated summa cum laude, and then melts our hearts and made us teary with this beautiful performance; is worth celebrating.

    So much to learn from her about not giving up.

  34. AceOfSpades

    June 10, 2017 at 2:24 am

    Put all the plane crash story aside. SHE can sing for America (can I say that Africans?)

  35. Fabulous

    June 10, 2017 at 5:32 am

    I can’t believe I’m crying. Girl God kept you for a purpose and this is only the beginning of greater things.

  36. judith

    June 10, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Beautiful soul… Best of luck Kachi

  37. Ash

    June 10, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Amazingly beautiful voice.

  38. pearlyTee

    June 10, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Simply amazing

  39. Jen

    June 10, 2017 at 10:20 am

    So amazing… very inspiring… so so inspirational.. so much strength … beautiful human

  40. Merbby

    June 10, 2017 at 11:16 am


  41. enkay

    June 10, 2017 at 11:52 am

    I had tears in my eyes watching this ,kechi your voice is amazing! Keep shinning

  42. liz

    June 10, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Just goes to show, our problems are nothing. You are truly inspirational Kechi! Love you already. I hope you go all the way

  43. Tareh

    June 10, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Kechi, you’re an amazing person. Despite your tragedies you still rose to be a fighter. You never give up. I’m really inspired by this!

  44. Amaka

    June 10, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Girl,you got me crying.Despite the life threatening challenge you had,you still stand up tall. I am super encouraged

  45. jake

    June 10, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    wow.. this is really amazing…God is the greatest… Kechi you are a winner….Love you

  46. Angee

    June 10, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Am just speechless. My dear Kech, you have made us proud. Way to go girl. God bless you.

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