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by Francis Akhalbey, at 01:00 pm, July 25, 2018, Entertainment

American rapper and entrepreneur retraces Eritrean roots, meets president [Photos]

Eritrean president meets rapper Nipsey Hussle and family

Fresh off releasing his first studio album Victory Lap, Eritrean-American rapper and entrepreneur Ermias Asghedom, best known by his stage name Nipsey Hussle visited Eritrea together with his brother and father. This was the 32-year-old’s first visit to the Horn of Africa nation in 14 years.

Born in the United States to an Eritrean immigrant father and an African-American mother, Nipsey Hussle grew up in Crenshaw, Los Angeles.

From meeting President Isaias Afwerki to touring the capital city of Asmara as well as granting a series of interviews, we can definitely say he really felt at home and had a worthwhile experience! Going back to your African roots and retracing your heritage as a person of African descent is always very indispensable and enlightening. Just early this year, his compatriot Tiffany Haddish also visited Eritrea in what she described as a very memorable trip.

Below are some photos of Nipsey Hussle’s trip and a video interview he had with one of the local TV stations.

Photo via @HadnetKeleta on Twitter

 

Photo via @HadnetKeleta on Twitter

 

Photo via @HadnetKeleta on Twitter

 

Photo via @HadnetKeleta on Twitter

 

Photo via @HadnetKeleta on Twitter

 

Photo via @HadnetKeleta on Twitter

 

Photo via Deskgram

 

With President Isaias Afwerki

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