Lifestyle January 03, 2020 at 12:30 pm

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

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

Novieku Babatunde Adeola January 03, 2020 at 12:30 pm

January 03, 2020 at 12:30 pm | Lifestyle

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Idris Elba

Actor Idris Elba was given citizenship of his father’s native country on his first visit to Sierra Leone. Speaking to the BBC, he said: “the biggest honour I could get from my country”.

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“I’m no stranger to Africa: I’ve been in Africa, I’ve made films in Africa, I’ve championed Africa,” he said. “But Sierra Leone, it’s a very different feeling because it’s my parents’ home.”

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