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Eurovision 2021: From child refugee to Swedish pop star Eurovision 2021: Tusse - from child refugee to Swedish pop star
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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.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.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.""It's a huge honour for me," he tells Radio 1 Newsbeat. "It's like the biggest thank you I can give."
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