“for the LOVE of Music” with Sara Troy and her guest Kechi Okwuchi on air from March 19th
Sara says ” From the very first show with Kechi she has stayed in my heart, and when I speak of strength and courage as an inspiration, Kechi’s name will be spoken, to see Kechi embrace her passion and not let her challenge get in the way is truly heartwarming inspiration, her journey to the finals on Americas Got Talent both times was truly earned for she is such a beautiful talent.
Kechi is a 29-year-old Nigerian-born young woman, currently living in Houston, Texas. She is an MBA student at the University of St. Thomas and self-taught singer. Kechi found her true voice after her accident- a plane crash that took the lives of 107 of 109 passengers in Nigeria in 2005. Throughout the difficult journey of burns recovery, Kechi was sustained by her Christian faith, her family and her music. She resumed high school in 2009 and then went on to the University of St. Thomas, Houston, where graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Economics. She began to sing and perform at her church, at Burn and Trauma fundraisers and galas, and at family events, sharing what she loved with those she wanted to inspire.
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Becoming a finalist on America’s Got Talent 2017 was Kechi’s dream realized, and on June 10th 2018, she released her first ever single, ‘Don’t You Dare’ on all music platforms. She has since become a travelling artiste, inspirational speaker and burn survivor advocate for multiple burn survivor organizations, including Shriners Burns Hospitals. In 2019, she became a finalist on America’s Got Talent: The Champions through Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer and Kechi has now chosen to forge ahead on a path that allows her to explore both business and artistic opportunities henceforth.