Eurovision 2021: From child refugee to Swedish pop star

A decade after being granted asylum in Sweden, 19-year-old Tousin Chiza is representing his adoptive country at the Eurovision Song Contest next week in Rotterdam.

Tousin – or Tusse, as he is called in Sweden – was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He fled with his aunt, siblings and cousins ​​at the age of five to a refugee camp in Uganda and lived there for three years until he moved to Sweden at the age of eight.

“It’s a great honor for me,” he told Radio 1 Newsbeat. “It’s like the biggest thank you I can give.”

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