Don’t Vote for me Based on my Story…There are Better Singers on the Show- Kechi Okwuchi

Image: Kechi Okwuchi (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Nigerian Semi-Finalist of the current edition of America’s Got Talent and  Sosoliso Plane Crash Survivor, Kechi Okwuchi, in an interactive session on Instagram with her fans stated that she won’t want people to vote for her based on her story.

Asked how she will feel if she wins the competition, she said she will be happy to make it to top ten but that is where she might stop because she feels there are better people on the show and she won’t want people to vote for her based on her condition.

She said, ”It would be amazing to make it to top 10 but honestly if I make it that far, I think that is probably where I might stop just because I feel there are some people there who are good.

There are a lot of singers and a lot of us know how to sing. I am so grateful to get this far but I feel like if I win it might be a little unfair because I don’t want people to vote for me based on my story and how much they like me and feel they are inspired by me.

The main part of the show is the talent part and there are such amazing people that have amazing talents and I feel some of them may be more deserving.

So, then again you never know, God’s plans are not our plans and he can see further than we can so I don’t want to go and say something that might counter what he has planned. Lets just say what will happen will happen. Let it just be what God wants”.

In a heart melting response to what she remembers about the plane crash, ”I remember in bits and pieces” she said, ”I don’t remember the impact of the plane because that must have been when I blanked out or something. I remember being on the plane and feeling like everything was fine and I was with my friend who lived next door to me.

I remember when the pilot made the announcement that we would be landing like 20 minutes at the airport that we would be heading to.

I remember when the plane started really getting crazy and the turbulence started getting like way too much.

I remember feeling this out of body experience. It looked like a movie.

I remember holding my friend’s hands and she was asking what we should do like should we pray or something.

Then there was this loud weird metal sound and I woke up in the hospital five weeks later in South Africa. There were 109 passengers on the plane and 60 of them were fellow students from my school. I was in a boarding school.

Two people survived. Myself and the other lady that I did not know before the plane crash”.

We are all rooting for Kechi, break a leg dear.


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Omaku Josephine

Omaku Josephine Ananeyi is a Journalist with keen interest in social reformation, a spontaneous writer, an impulsive reader, and a talker. She currently writes for Ghafla Nigeria. Catch me on Facebook @Omaku JhoJho Ananeyi and on Instagram @Jho_Ananeyi