From child refugee to Swedish pop star- BBC News

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

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 Ritchie

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37 comments

Greg the gamer May 17, 2021 - 12:30 AM

Claim your "here within an hour" ticket right here

Uddipan Das May 17, 2021 - 12:31 AM

Carry on…

Himanshu Yadav May 17, 2021 - 12:32 AM

Nice

Srinagar Diary - Kashmir Adventures May 17, 2021 - 12:34 AM

Awesome 💖⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐🙏

Lap Dog May 17, 2021 - 12:34 AM

4th comment

Minien May 17, 2021 - 12:35 AM

Sorry, but real Swedes aren’t black.

James Smith May 17, 2021 - 12:36 AM

Kalergi plan

Maheen Ali May 17, 2021 - 12:36 AM
Giacomo Guilizzoni May 17, 2021 - 12:36 AM

Congrats!

J T May 17, 2021 - 12:37 AM

Some of these comments are disgusting…

Israeldiegorivera2 Genius2 May 17, 2021 - 12:37 AM

No to vaccine passports

Jim Court May 17, 2021 - 12:38 AM

YAWN BBC …..YAWN. The virtue signalling never stops. Thankfully the silent majority decide elections .

Asphodelia D May 17, 2021 - 12:38 AM

Surely Sweden is a white supremacist hellhole just like the UK? I mean that's what the BBC tells us every day.

If Sweden use a Congolese born immigrant for Eurovision is that not cultural appropriation?

Amazing how well immigrants do in these 'systemically racist' environments.

Or is the BBC just full of !*&$

David Barlow May 17, 2021 - 12:39 AM

FREEDOM DEMONSTRATION IN LONDON YESTERDAY WITH THOUSANDS ATTENDING.
THEY EVEN BESEIGED THE FAKE NEWS BBC HEADQUARTERS.(THE ONE WITH THE PEDO STATUE OUTSIDE).
WILL THE BBC BE REPORTING THIS NEWS,OR JUST CONTINUING TO PUSH OUT COMRADE JOHNSON'S PROPAGANDA IN A PATHETIC ATTEMPT TO SAVE THE TV TAX THEY ARE IMPOSING?

europa May 17, 2021 - 12:40 AM

BLah blah blah

Ollie Williams May 17, 2021 - 12:40 AM

i love how positive he is, such a cool person and role model 😀

Aqza ak May 17, 2021 - 12:42 AM

666 views – illuminati confirmed

Sukarna Banik May 17, 2021 - 12:42 AM

That's so inspiring 💙 More of these news should be made.

Leigh Aston May 17, 2021 - 12:42 AM

meanwhile … yesterday millions walked the streets of london for freedom … stood out the BBC chanting "shame on you shame on you" …. more people suffer death and adverse reactions after taking the jab … and BOJO the clown uses the so called indian variant to put us all back into lockdown …bring on nuremberg trials 2.0 …..

Aztec Eagle Cocho de Guerrero May 17, 2021 - 12:44 AM

… Israel Zionism don't mess with the eagle eggs 🦅 🥚🥚
Aztec eagle🦅🌎🦅🥚🥚 América 🐣🌎🐣

Guff May 17, 2021 - 12:45 AM

Economic migrant, more like.

Lvsitanv May 17, 2021 - 12:45 AM

The new face of Sweden. Total replacement on the way.

Yonathan Asefaw May 17, 2021 - 12:45 AM

Congrats!

Aztec Eagle Cocho de Guerrero May 17, 2021 - 12:46 AM

The world is no only for you I am the
Aztec eagle 🦅🌎🦅 América eagle

Hour Bee May 17, 2021 - 12:46 AM

Omg this is so amazing. I'm in favor of open borders now. Thank you BBC

Suzie M May 17, 2021 - 12:47 AM

Couldn't expect anything less from Sweden.

TRENDING TV LIVE May 17, 2021 - 12:48 AM

Proud of you my black brother love from yaad 🇯🇲

Yee Tian May 17, 2021 - 12:49 AM

Sweden is willing to help more kids like her/him

Rare Breed May 17, 2021 - 12:50 AM

He is only relevant because he thinks he is a women, simple as that! Another black guy that lost his way in his world!

gouki4563 May 17, 2021 - 12:50 AM

Why so many dislikes, on a great story.

Richard Kent May 17, 2021 - 12:51 AM

Not being funny when was the last time you saw a african swedish man they are all blonde haired and ayrian usually and all clones like Greta thungberg for the united nations.

Neil Wilde May 17, 2021 - 12:54 AM

Defund the BBC

Charles Davies May 17, 2021 - 12:55 AM

This isn't news this is part of the constant BBC sociological brainwashing

gilkesisking May 17, 2021 - 12:55 AM

Damn! The BBC is actually searching for things to post rather than actually reporting the news… you're going to run out of this rubbish sooner rather than later.

Debarghaya Mukherjee May 17, 2021 - 12:58 AM

still black peoples gonna say whites were bad

Mary Francis May 17, 2021 - 12:59 AM
Vegan Sausage Roll May 17, 2021 - 1:00 AM

Here come “those” comments. Seriously people hating others based on ethnic background is crazy.