Tiffany Haddish attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood in traditional Eritrean attire.
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Tiffany Haddish attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood in traditional Eritrean attire.

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Tiffany Haddish dresses in traditional Eritrean clothes in honor of her Eritrean Father at the Oscars.

She wore a zuria, a dress worn by women in Eritrea and Ethiopia, topped with a kaba.

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“He said one day I would end up here, and if I ever end up at the Oscars to honor my people.”

And honor her people she did.

At the 90th Academy Award ceremony, the actor and comedian, Tiffany Haddish wore a traditional Eritrean dress called a zuria. It’s a dress worn by women in Eritrea and Ethiopia, topped with a cape called a kaba, worn mostly by Habesha brides and grooms at wedding ceremonies.

Haddish was born in Los Angeles to her late Eritrean father Tsihaye Reda Haddish, who was a refugee, and an African- American mother Leola. She met her father as an adult through her now ex-husband.

Haddish is a comedian and actor known for her role in “Girls Trip” (2017), “Keanu” (2016) and “Meet the Spartans” (2008).

She told American TV host Ryan Seacrest, “I feel like a princess.”

Eritreans on social media are having a proud moment

Eritreans took to social media to celebrate Haddish’s choice of attire and thanked her for promoting their culture.