Kechi Okwuchi, the Nigerian lady who was one of the two survivors of the 2005 Sosoliso Plane crash that claimed the lives of 108 passengers including 60 students of Loyola Jesuit College in Abuja, Nigeria was among some of the talent wonders at the ongoing America’s Got Talent competition in the US.
The 28 year old who graduated with honours from the University of St. Thomas, against all odds, wowed the tumultuous audience leaving the quartet of critical minded Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and Melanie Janine Brown-the panel of judges dumbfounded by her inspirational performance.
Without mincing words, Kechi who lives in Houston Texas, US narrated her ordeal in the ill-fated plane crash telling the judges that she would want to show her talent, saying she has been singing since she was about eight years old, but only very seriously for about 12 years now.
The judges were almost moved to tears when she says, while she was recuperating in the hospital, bandaged from head to foot, music was the only ‘escape route’ she had.
“That’s why music means so much to me,” the 28-year-old lady says, before she given the floor to render Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud. Below is the video of her awe-inspiring performance.