Daouda Kavuma founded his remarkable dance group, Ghetto Kids, in 2014.
Rising from the streets of Uganda to gracing the stages of British Got Talent, this group has not only mesmerized audiences worldwide but has also become a beacon of hope for countless aspiring dancers.
Led by Kavuma, the Ghetto Kids have redefined the boundaries of what is possible, defying social stereotypes and overcoming unimaginable odds.
Here is his story as told by WoK.
Kavuma is the founder of Triplets Ghetto Kids.
According to The Conversation, he registered the dance group in 2014 as a non-governmental organization.
This was following their success after being featured in singer Eddy Kenzo’s hit-song, Sitya Loss, which has since garnered over 50 million views on YouTube.
Kavuma had been running a foundation offering shelter, food and education to children from the streets of Kampala since 2007.
Additionally, the foundation uses music, dance and drama to help children access a better life.
“The mission is making lives better through dance. That’s our goal. We are helping disadvantaged children, orphans and street kids
“When you dance, you forget that you didn’t eat. When you dance, you forget that you have lost someone. You forget everything. You focus on dance,” Kavuma said in a past interview.
The group is composed of children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who found solace and expression through dance.
They also became widely known after a video of their energetic dance routine to the song “Unforgettable” by French Montana went viral in 2017.
Following the feature, their dance moves, combined with their inspiring story of overcoming adversity, captured the hearts of people around the world.
The group originated from the slums of Kampala, Uganda, where they faced various challenges such as poverty, limited access to education, and exposure to violence.
However, through dance, they found a positive outlet for their creativity and emotions.
They were initially mentored by Kavuma, who helped them refine their skills and gain exposure.
Since their rise to fame, Ghetto Kids have performed on numerous international stages, including The Ellen DeGeneres Show and the BET Awards.
They have also collaborated with renowned artists such as French Montana, Eddy Kenzo, Fuse ODG and Wizkid.
Beyond their performances, the kids have used their platform to advocate for education and upliftment in their communities.
They have set up the Ghetto Kids Foundation, which aims to provide education, support, and opportunities to vulnerable children in Uganda.