Why Tiffany Haddish is returning to her home country Eritrea [Video]

May 17, 2019 at 02:00 pm | Diaspora Connect

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

May 17, 2019 at 02:00 pm | Diaspora Connect

Tiffany Haddish on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight to Asmara -- Photo via @flyethiopian on Twitter

Actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish is Eritrean and proud and she never backs down from flaunting her heritage whenever she gets the chance.

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.

With Eritrea’s independence day nearing, the Girls Trip star is returning to her father’s homeland to join in the celebrations.

On Thursday, Ethiopian Airlines shared photos of Haddish feeling all comfortable on board their flight to Asmara and also being presented with a bouquet of flowers on their Twitter page.

“It’s our honour to have the renowned Eritrean – American Actress, comedian and Author, Tiffany Haddish on board Ethiopian Airlines on her way to Asmara,” they captioned.

Haddish also shared her excitement of returning home and her eagerness to meet her family and people in a video.

“Guess what? I’m going to Asmara for independence day,” she said before excitedly ululating. “I’m expecting good food, fun, camaraderie, see my family and people, you know, just good times,” she added.

Take a look at the video below:

Face2Face Africa will keep you up to date with her activities back home.

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