There is quite a number of African-Americans who are content with their American identity. Popular Eritrean-American actress, comedian, and author, Tiffany Sara Cornilia Haddish has officially applied for and received citizenship from Eritrea. It is the country of her father's birth.
To show how much she appreciated her roots and wants to associate with her people in every way possible, Tiffany Haddish flew into Eritrea late last week to join the country’s 28th Independence Day celebrations in Asmara.
She then took the all important opportunity to apply for her Eritrean citizenship before returning back to the United States of America.
Photos of a delighted Tiffany Haddish were shared online after they were captured by renowned photographer, Ghideon Musa. The photos and news trended on tweeter just minutes after they appeared – a sign that shows Africans around the world welcomes and accepts her as their own.
After guest starring on several television series, Haddish gained prominence as Nekeisha Williams on the NBC sitcom The Carmichael Show.
The photographs showed Haddish going through and filling the relevant forms at what appeared to be a government office. She was draped in the Eritrean flag whiles completing the process.
You will recall that before now, many official documents available online have failed to refer to Haddish as an Eritrean. As they only spared a line after a long read to say her father was born in the African country of Eritrea.
This is sure going to change following her citizenship and ownership of an Eritrean passport.
Haddish was also a main feature at the Independence Day carnival that hit the streets of the capital Asmara on Wednesday. She was seen on an open-top vehicle waving at the citizens who had lined up along the streets to observe the spectacle.
According to a reputable Media Agency, Face2FaceAfrica, “Born in Los Angeles to an African-American mother and Eritrean father, Haddish visited the Horn of Africa nation last year in what was an emotional homecoming to bury her father and also meet and connect with her relatives. Haddish’s father, Tsihaye Reda Haddish, entered the United States as a refugee.”
Header Image Credit: Ghideon Musa