Meet Ghetto Kids, the World-Class Ugandan Dance Troupe Joining ‘AGT: Fantasy League’
Reading Time: 3 minutes
A faction of kids from the slums of Uganda, Ghetto Kids are born to display astounding African swag. This dance group has undeniably been a joy to watch during their time on Britain’s Got Talent. As they gear up to compete on AGT: Fantasy League, it pays knowing them deeper than before.
Ghetto Kids are Internet Sensation from an Orphanage in Uganda
Founded in 2014 by Daouda Kavuma, Ghetto Kids has managed to build international presence over the years. Previously called Triplets Ghetto Kids, the group consists of children from a Ugandan orphanage.
They first attracted attention in 2014 when they performed for the music video of Eddy Kenzo’s single entitled “Sitya Loss.” In the next year, they were once again featured in another Kenzo single entitled “Jambole.”
In 2015, the group suffered a devastating loss with the death of 14-year-old Alex after an unfortunate bicycle accident. Despite the tragedy, Ghetto Kids remained touring throughout Africa and beyond. Later, they had stimulated the admiration of P. Diddy and Nicki Minaj. When they were featured in French Montana’s “Unforgettable,” they gained a new level of success in the United States.
Then, in 2022, they did a dance routine in the music videos for Eltee Skhillz single entitled “ODG” and Eltee Skhillz single entitled “Tunakupenda.” They continued to land gigs in 2023, having the opportunity to perform at halftime during football club Paris Saint-Germain’s home game against Reims at the Parc des Princes in France.
They’re Set to Compete on AGT: Fantasy League
Elevating their desire to showcase their talent, Ghetto Kids joined Britain’s Got Talent season 16. There, they made history after new judge Bruno Tonioli granted them the Golden Buzzer mid-act. Then, they ended in the Finals, in sixth place.
“We feel so happy to keep doing this and to bring hope to all the children around the world who are in the ghetto, who are disadvantaged, who are less privileged – that they can make it in life,” Kavuma said.
Ahead of BGT Finale, one from the group, 13-year-old Priscilla Zawedde, told BBC that winning the show meant “a bigger house for everyone.” Sadly, the group didn’t win the show at the time.
While they didn’t snatch the prize money, they are wishing for better luck next year. Ghetto Kids will continue to use music, dance, and drama to inspire other underprivileged as they will be stepping on stage of AGT: Fantasy League. The dance troupe revealed the thrilling news on Instagram last week.
“Exciting News Alert! We are excited to announce that we are Competing on the #AGTFantasyLeague @agt premiering on the 1st January 2024 on @nbc,” they wrote.
If you want to witness Ghetto Kids’ journey on the spinoff, be sure to tune in on the show. America’s Got Talent: Fantasy League premieres Monday, Jan. 1 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and will stream the next day on Peacock.