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“I love my people;” Tiffany Haddish says as she receives warm welcome in Eritrea

Popular American actress and comedian, Tiffany Haddish was treated like a queen when she recently visited Eritrea, her ancestral home. The actress who was earlier offered a citizenship reportedly returned to the east African country to embark on a family project.

In a viral video, she had the Eritrean flag draped on her as the members of her community surrounded her. The actress was then presented with a plaque which reads: “Tiffany Tsehaye Haddish Residence Geza Keren, Eritrea.”

She took to her Instagram page with more than 6 million followers to write: “I am so happy to be welcomed by my Grandfather’s village so warmly. I love my people.”

The actress’ Instagram post generated a lot of support from other celebrities who praised her for her visit to her fatherland.

Her deep attachment to the continent of Africa despite being raised in the United States is attributed to her father who always had the pride of her heritage strongly embedded in her.

She had once attended the red carpet for the 2018 Oscars dressed in traditional Eritrean attire which gave her attention from the media.

“My father is from Eritrea, and he passed away last year, he said one day I would end up here. He said that if I ever end up at the Oscars to honor my people, so I’m honoring my fellow Eritreans.” Haddish said.

Aside being celebrated by her people during this visit, she also narrated her experience with the Eritrean traditional culture of Tsh which is a local spa treatment.

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