Nigerian singer and Americans Got talent star Kechi Okwuchi can’t help but gush about her wearing earrings again after years of losing both earlobes.
You’ll recall that Kechi was the only surviving victim of the 2005 Sosoliso plane crash, from which it took her years to recover fully. Though the collision badly damaged her skin, Kechi never allowed it to cut short her dream of becoming an international singer.
In her recent post on Instagram, Kechi talked about two things she missed since the plane crash 15 years ago. Sharing a beautiful photo of herself wearing, she wrote:
“Speaking of gratitude, let me tell y’all a story.
Two things I’ve missed since the accident are doing braids and wearing earrings. I don’t talk about it, but my mom knows this.
Sometime late last year, mommy came into my room all excited about a package that had finally arrived-little gold hoops that gently hook around the ear. We tried many things with no success cos I don’t have ear lobes, so if this worked, it would be a big deal. Bruh. We put them on me, and they 👏🏽 stayed 👏🏽 on 👏🏽 like what?! Then we found out we could hook longer earrings unto them too!! I couldn’t believe it. Mommy doesn’t know this, but I cried that day after she left my room. She didn’t tell me she was still looking for a way for me to wear earrings. She just knew it’d make me happy.
I just wanna say to my sweet & incredible mom @ijeduruokwuchi (founder of @gateaux.d.ije bakery😉) for not stopping until she found a way for me to wear earrings again: thank you, and I love you so so much.🥲❤️❤️❤️❤️
I AM WEARING EARRINGS, GUYS😭🥰 I’ll be posting about this all week, so sorry in advance!”