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“We’ve come such a long way” – Kechi Okwuchi shares photo taken one year after surviving Sosoliso plane crash as she celebrates her mother

Nigerian-American burn survivor, Kechi Okwuchi took to social media on Monday to celebrate her mother, Mrs Ije-Duru Okwuchi.

She shared two photos with her mother; one of them taken in 2006…a year after she survived the Sosoliso plane crash.

“Mommy. Nne’m. Nwanyi oma. My role model for life. I found this pic and got the urge to just appreciate you. We’ve come such a long way. I love you so much, you vampire, you. Ije-Duru Okwuchi.” she wrote.


The 31-year-old singer and motivational speaker is one of two survivors in the December 10, 2005 Sosoliso Airlines Flight 1145 crash.

She has undergone over a hundred reconstructive surgeries since the tragic crash that claimed 107 lives, 59 of which were her school mates at Loyola Jesuit College.

All through her recovery journey spanning 16 years, her mother was by her side or as Kechi once said, “we’ve been joined at the hip since December 10, 2005.”