Idris Elba and other black Americans who have been granted African citizenship

January 03, 2020 at 12:30 pm | Lifestyle

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola

Novieku-Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

January 03, 2020 at 12:30 pm | Lifestyle

Last year witnessed a lot of celebrities and business executives visiting Africa for various reasons.

While some came to trace their roots, others were just for the funfair.

Ghana, in particular, was the main center of attraction. After it declared 2019 the Year of Return, the West African country was host to several foreigners, especially U.S-based celebrities.

Big names like Black Panther star, Lupita Nyong’o and Beyonce’s mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Bozoma Saint John, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, Diggy Simmons, Micheal Jai White, Anthony Anderson (of Blackish), Rosario Dawson, Jidenna, Cynthia Bailey and Steve Harvey were in Ghana. Others were Samuel L. Jackson, Deborah Cox, Ernie Smith, Irvin Mayfield, reggae band Third World, Luda Cris, Cardi B, Rick Ross, Kofi Kingston, Danny Glover, T.I, Tiny, and Hisham Tawfiq.

Others were also in other African countries and were lucky enough to be granted citizenship.

In this article, we focus on some famous black personalities who got citizenship from their hosts in Africa. Scroll through to check them out:

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