Weeks after Gracious Amani was captured singing melodiously to Alicia Keys song ‘Girl On Fire”, the video has gone viral and finally reached Alicia Keys.
The celebrated musician could not hide her excitement after seeing the video of the laid back girl and she expressed her happiness by writing;
“Look at this beautiful soul!! SHINE!!!!🌟🌟🌟😍😍😍 @thetropixs”
The video was taken by a tourist identified as Chantel, and introduced Amani to the world in the caption below
“So before I came to Kenya I decided to try and limit my social media usage to be present and really take in this amazing experience with our Influence Hers crew But we’re coming to an end and I had to post this beautiful moment!!
While finishing up one of our service projects with Fountain Youth this little girl came up to us as we were leaving and asked to sing a song. Then she blew us away… #undiscoveredtalent
Share, share, help us make her viral!”
The video went viral in Kenya with celebrities such as Big Ted ,Vivianne among others promising to work with the young girl to fully explore her talent. But the icing on the cake was when Alicia Keys paid homage to the young Githurai girls efforts.
Local music producer Tedd Josiah was quick to note that as much as the young girls talented had been ‘noted’ by the international artist, that is not enough and here is the message he has for Alicia Keys on how to best help Amani
“If this child needs someone, she needs u to step in and change her life. This gift will be misused and then she will be dumped back in the slums of Kenya yet she can conquer the world. @aliciakeys as a music producer whose worked in Kenya for over 27 years with all the top artists i ask u, PLEASE TAKE THIS GIRL TO MUSIC SCHOOL OUT OF HERE AND LET HER SHINE. PLEASE 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼”