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

A decade after being granted asylum in Sweden, 19-year-old Tousin Chiza is representing his adopted country at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam next week.Tousin – or Tusse, as he’s known in Sweden – was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He fled to a refugee camp in Uganda aged five with his aunt, siblings and cousins, and lived there for three years until moving to Sweden aged eight.”It’s a huge honour for me,” he tells Radio 1 Newsbeat. “It’s like the biggest thank you I can give.”Producer: Méabh RitchieFollow Newsbeat on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.Listen to Newsbeat live at 12:45 and 17:45 weekdays – or listen back here.



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