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Alicia Keys and Gracious Amani

‘Githurai girl’ in viral video wows Alicia Keys

Popular R&B singer, Alicia Keys has finally noticed the video doing rounds on social media, of a Githurai girl singing one of her major hit songs, ‘Girl on fire.’

The young girl, Gracious Amani, shocked many Kenyans when a video of her performing to strangers went viral.

Kenyans on social media commended her beautiful voice and confidence while performing which led to a search that saw her appear on popular TV shows in the country.

Several weeks later, Alicia Keys noticed Amani singing and shared her video on Twitter with the caption, “Look at this beautiful soul.”

The post by Alicia Keys elicited various comments from Kenyans who were proud that Amani was one of their own, some even saying that Amani’s dreams were finally coming true.

@lewanjoski commented, “Proudly Kenyan. Help her make her dreams come true.”

@vinny_wa_ commented, “Man she made it. The internet is not bad after all.”

@andyjomo said, “The internet is what you decide it to be.”

@Hanswa72 said, “wow, you just saw it? She went viral a while ago, she’s from my country, Kenya. I’m so proud of her and thank God you finally saw her.”

@efasano08 commented, “She’s turning heads already, future star! I love seeing kids so involved in music. I have played this video over and over. Let’s keep sharing her video!”

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