Eurovision 2021: Tusse – from child refugee to Swedish pop star

A ten years right after being granted asylum in Sweden, 19-yr-outdated Tousin Chiza is symbolizing his adopted nation at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam following 7 days.

Tousin – or Tusse, as he’s regarded in Sweden – was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He fled to a refugee camp in Uganda aged 5 with his aunt, siblings and cousins, and lived there for a few decades till going to Sweden aged eight.

“It can be a huge honour for me,” he tells Radio 1 Newsbeat. “It truly is like the most significant thank you I can give.”

Producer: Méabh Ritchie

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