Kechi Okwuchi

Kechi is a 30 year-old Nigerian-born author, currently living in Houston, Texas. She is an MBA student, a bullying prevention advocate, an inspirational speaker and a 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 University of St. Thomas, Houston, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2015 with a BA in Economics. She began to sing and perform at her church, at burn/ trauma fundraisers and galas, and at family events, sharing what she loved with those she wanted to inspire. 

Becoming a finalist on America’s Got Talent 2017 was Kechi’s truest dream realized, and on June 10th 2018, she released her first ever single, ‘Don’t You Dare’ on all digital music platforms. She has since become a traveling artiste, inspirational speaker and burn survivor advocate for multiple burn survivor organizations, including the hospital she herself was treated at- Shriners Burns Hospitals for Children, Galveston, TX.

In 2019, she became a finalist on the premiere season of 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. 

She has been active in events organized by WEMovement, a global youth empowerment organization, speaking and singing to thousands of students at WE Day events all over the country, the most notable being WE Day UN which took place in New York in September 2019. As a bullying prevention advocate, she has teamed up with organization, Be Strong Global, as well as Instagram and Teen Vogue, to speak out against bullying. She hopes to use her story and her musical talents to  ignite hope all over the world, to whoever needs it.