Meet – Kechi Okwuchi, on 10 December 2005, she was involved in a horrific plane crash in Nigeria that took 107 of the 109 lives on board. She was 16 years old and sustained 3rd degree burns over 65% of her body and given a 30% chance of survival.
She was air-lifted to Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa for immediate medical attention and treatment, and later to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston, Texas, United States, where she has undergone over 100 reconstructive surgeries.
She resumed high school in 2009 and graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a First Class Degree in Economics in 2015. She got invited into six honour societies, including the International Economics Honour Society.
Kechi Okwuchi is a Nigerian born Singer, Songwriter, Business Consultant, Inspirational Speaker, Social Impact Advocate and a Published Author of ‘More Than My Scars’.
In 2019, she became a finalist on the premiere season of America’s Got Talent: The Champions through Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer.
Kechi recently obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Economics with distinction from the University of St. Thomas (TX).
“I don’t hide behind anything. I don’t hide how I am, how I look from the world. I want people to feel like they can be their genuine selves in any given situation because that’s the way that they’re supposed to be. That’s the way to be really happy in this world,” said Kechi Okwuchi.