Uganda’s Ghetto Kids say Britain’s Got Talent exposure will open doors

Ugandan sensation group, the Ghetto Kids are optimistic their stellar performance at this year’s Britain’s Got Talent edition has opened more doors to carry the country’s flag high.

During the British’s Got Talent, contestants can move on to the next stage of the competition either when they get three “Yeses” from the judges or when they get the golden buzzer, which grants them a place in the semi-finals stage allowing them to skip the boot camp stage.

The golden buzzer sends a shower of gold confetti onto the stage and sends the contestants straight through to the show’s final rounds

The Ugandan dance group was eliminated at the finals of Britain’s televised talent competition where groups and individuals showcase their talents in various categories on a stage before a panel of judges.

This was after a stellar earlier performance which saw them set the record when they received the golden buzzer in the middle of a performance, the first time in history this was being done.

Speaking shortly after return from London where they performed during the finals, Dauda Kavuma, the group’s manager and founder, said this competition gave them chance to showcase their talent at the world stage.

“However, much we didn’t win, we are happy Ugandans and Africans at large are happy with our performance. What we did is extraordinary since not many in Africa have ever done it,”Kavuma said.

According to Kavuma, the performance has opened doors for them for many endorsements and performances both at home and abroad.

“Previously, children from the Ghetto were being seen as criminals but our performance in the UK has given hope to many unprivileged children that they can have a bright future,” he says.

“We have got a lot of opportunities courtesy of our performance. We have an upcoming gig with Wizkid in UK and many upcoming projects.”

The group was put together in 2007 by Kavuma Dauda, a former teacher.

They are part of a family of 30-odd children taken in by Kavuma, whose foundation has offered food, education and shelter among others to children from the streets since 2007.

The Ghetto Kids rose to fame when their dance video for the popular song Sitya Loss by Eddy Kenzo went viral in 2014 and they have never looked back. They have gone ahead to perform at various stages both home and broad including appearing in the music video for the song ‘Unforgettable’ by musician French Montana and the Black Entertainment Television awards (BET) among others.

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