Kechi is a self-taught singer, born in Nigeria and now living in Pearland, Texas. She is influenced by her parents' passion for music, and her love for singing was fostered in high school by singing for friends at events. She found her true voice after being involved in a plane crash in 2005 that took the lives of 107 out of 109 passengers. Throughout a difficult journey of recovery that included treatment for third-degree burns over much of her body, Kechi was sustained by her faith, family and music. She began performing at galas and fundraisers for burn trauma victims, family events and at her church, sharing what she loved with those she loved.