ghetto kids

Ghetto kids recently made headlines after earning a golden buzzer at Britain’s Got Talent. The dance and music group sailed through to the finals of the popular UK talent show but they emerged in the fourth position.

The youngsters had hoped to win the Britain’s Got Talent Prize money which would have meant ‘a bigger house for everyone” in the group.

The Ghetto Kids are also identified as Triplets Ghetto Kids. The group was founded in  2014 by Dauda Kavuma and is made up of children from the Katwe slums in Kampala, Uganda.

They rose to popularity after starring in Eddy Kenzo’s ‘Sitya Loss’ music video. After that, the talented ensemble proudly embraced their origin(slums) and adopted the name The Ghetto Kids, choosing to reflect their background with authenticity and honour.

Ghetto Kids embarked on an extraordinary journey, captivating audiences across Africa and venturing beyond its borders, leaving a lasting impact wherever they performed.Their immense talent attracted the attention and admiration of renowned American artists such as P. Diddy and Nicki Minaj and in 2017, the group featured in the clip of French Montana’s Unforgettable, launching their success in the United States.

In January 2023, the children headed to France to headline the halftime show at a Paris Saint-Germain home game against Reims at the prestigious Parc des Princes. Before the match, they had the privilege of meeting PSG players, including the illustrious Kylian Mbappé.

They have won several awards including AFRIMMA for Best African Dance in 2017, the BEFFTA for Best Dance Crew in 2016, the HIPIPO Awards for Trailblazer in 2015, the PAFA for Best Fashion Group in 2017, the AEA – USA for Best Dance Group in 2017, the RIAA Awards USA (2017), and the YouTube Creators Awards (2020).

In April 2023, Ghetto Kids appeared on Britain’s Got Talent where they  made history after becoming the first act to be given a “golden buzzer” by one of the judges before they had even finished their performance. The golden buzzer is usually pressed after the performance.

The group has a total of 30 children  currently sharing a five-bedroom house in Kampala. Their guardian, Kavuma, also started life on the street before he was given a chance by a man who spotted him playing football and asked him if he wanted to go to school.

He set up the Inspire Ghetto Kids Foundation in 2007 to care for street children in the Kampala neighbourhood of Makindye. They currently rely on donations from well-wishers, earnings from their social media posts as well as fees for live performances.



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