United States comedienne, actress and author, Tiffany Sara Cornilia Haddish is now officially an Eritrean having applied for and received citizenship of the country of her father’s birth.
Haddish flew into Eritrea late last week to join in celebrating the country’s 28th Independence Anniversary in Asmara, the country’s capital.
Until now, Haddish who was widely referred to as an American with Eritrean parentage was the main feature at the Independence Day carnival which hit the streets of Asmara on Wednesday.
The 39-year-old Haddish, who gained prominence as Nekeisha Williams on the NBC sitcom, The Carmichael Show was seen on an open-top vehicle waving at the citizens who had lined up along the streets to observe the spectacle.
Face2Face Africa news website had last year written about Haddish’s parentage.
“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,” the website said.