‘Girl on Fire’ singer from Githurai, Gracious Amani’s family has been living in fear after receiving death threats from people who think that they received money from different interviews.
Amani’s video went viral last week and was reposted by American singer, Alicia Keys.
According to her mother, Christine Ambuso, the family started receiving threats and her son, Fadhil, attacked at some point by armed men demanding for money.
“After the video went viral we started receiving threats and at some point, my son was attacked. People started demanding money from us thinking that we have been making money from the video and interviews,” Ms Ambuso told a local TV station.
In fact, she says, everyone in the family has been forced to watch their backs.
The video was first posted by Brit Chantel on Facebook, capturing the attention of many on social networks.
“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!” Brit said.
Amani, 13, after the viral video has been on BBC Africa, Citizen TV and is set to record a hit with singer, Vivian.
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