Sarah Ikumu is a 17-year-old singing sensation who made Kenya proud on the popular UK television talent show, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.
Ikumu, who was only 15 at the time, received the “Golden Buzzer” when she auditioned for the talent show.
Recalling her experience during the show, Sarah Ikumu says she was hesitant to go for the auditions at first.
“My mum and I did not like me go for the auditions because for me, I have never liked competitions, and so it took me some time before I could join, but I did finally,” Sarah said.
On how it was like performing in front of well-known harsh judge Simon Cowell, Sarah said: “First there was tension, especially because of well-known ‘harsh’ judge Simon Cowell. I knew he was tough.”
She added that she was not thinking about the crowd but mainly about her voice and if it was going to stay all through her performance.
Sarah further said she started performing in public at the age of five years. “My first audience was the church, where my father was ministering, and the congregation was amazed by my voice and my courage,” she said.
Did she expect to receive the attention she got from Kenyans after the performance?
“Even during the auditions, I had only told my friend, cousins and my parents because I did not know I would make people that happy. I was so shocked by the huge comments coming from Kenyans telling me they are proud of me,” she said.
Sarah Ikumu is hoping to release her songs this year.