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Kechi Okwuchi


Kechi is a Nigerian-born author and award-winning singer.  She is an inspirational and TEDx keynote speaker, MBA student, and bullying prevention advocate. Her dramatic story, as well as her impactful messages of resiliency and overcoming combine powerfully to inspire personal and cultural transformation. 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 in 2015 she graduated First Class from the University of St. Thomas, Houston, with a Bachelors in Economics. Becoming a finalist on America’s Got Talent 2017 was Kechi’s truest dream realized, and on June 10th 2018, she released her debut single, ‘Don’t You Dare’ on all digital music platforms. She became a burn survivor advocate for multiple organizations, including the hospital she herself was treated at- Shriners Burns Hospitals for Children- now Shriners Children’s TX- Galveston, Texas. In 2019, Kechi became a finalist on the premiere season of America’s Got Talent: The Champions through Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer. Since then, she has become an active ambassador for multiple organizations such as WEMovement, Be Strong Global, and the United Nations Foundation #TOGETHERBAND project, advocating for various global causes such as youth empowerment, bullying prevention advocacy, and sustainable living.

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