An 18 year orphaned African teenager has gone viral after her school friends posted a video of her singing a cover of Beyoncé’s Halo.
Audrey Iteriteka, a high school student from Burundi has become an international sensation… being called “the biggest musical phenomenon that the country has ever seen”. People are even starting to call her “Beyoncé of Burundi”.
The orphaned teenager apparently agreed to record the song for her friend who was leaving for another part of the country. Audrey sat in a sparsely furnished schoolhouse and belted an a-capella rendition of the song that will absolutely knock your socks off.
For Audrey, singing is so much more than entertainment. When she was living in the orphanage, singing was her way of dealing with the emotional ups and downs that plagued her every day.
Iteriteka, is currently studying modern literature at the Lycée Sainte Therese Gitega, and says she usually sings just for her own pleasure and wasn’t expecting the video to be such a hit.
“I was very happy and surprised at the same time,” she said during an interview.
Audrey remains humble about her future as a singer, but at the same time is proud to represent Burundi and inform people about her beautiful home country.
Check out the awesome video below: