Ghetto Kids

The Ghetto Kids (or Triplets Ghetto Kids) is a dance group founded in 2014 by Daouda Kavuma and composed of children from the Katwe slum in Kampala (Uganda).

History

In 2014, Alex, Fred, Bachir, Patricia and Isaac film themselves while dancing to Eddy Kenzo's Sytia Loss music. The video accumulates more than 8 million views in a few weeks on Youtube and social networks. Singer Eddy Kenzo later said "I did not know about this clip until a friend told me about it. "I was not aware of the existence of this clip until a friend told me about it." The singer later invited them to participate in the official videoclip of the song that was released in September of the same year. This collaboration marks the beginning of the Ghetto Kids and allowed the children to go back to school and Daouda Kavuma to buy equipment to develop the group. He composes and produces several pieces of music for the group that toured Africa and the UK in the following months.[1]

On November 30, 2015, 14-year-old Alex died as a result of a bicycle accident. Despite this death, the group continues its tours throughout Africa. The group provokes the admiration of American artists like P. Diddy and Nicky Minaj and in 2017, a featuring in the clip of French Montana's Unforgettable begins their success in the United States.[1]

Collaborations

In 2014, the Ghettos Kids dance for the video of Sitya Loss by Eddy Kenzo.

In 2015, they dance again for Eddy Kenzo in Jambole.[2]

In 2017, the Ghettos Kids were featured in the music video for French Montana's single "Unforgettable".[3]

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