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Tiffany Haddish Has Been Granted Eritrean Citizenship

It's official, the American comedian is now an Eritrean citizen.

Eritrea has begun its week-long celebrations in preparation for its 28th anniversary of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front having secured independence from Ethiopia's military regime on May 24th. According to africanews, vibrant and colorful carnivals have already taken to the streets of the capital city Asmara with thousands others joining in on the celebrations all over the world.


Girls Trip actress and comedian,Tiffany Haddish, whose father was Eritrean, landed in Asmara last week. Haddish, who was born in Los Angeles, has been granted Eritrean citizenship and celebrated the huge moment yesterday with fellow Eritreans.

The comedian, who visited Eritrea last year to bury her father and reunite with the rest of her extended family, has an obvious special connection with the country.

READ: Tiffany Haddish on Returning to Eritrea: "I feel like I'm finally home."

At last year's Oscars, Haddish rocked a traditional Eritrean outfit on the red carpet in honor of her heritage and late father. Speaking about why she had chosen to wear the outfit, Haddish said, "My father is from Eritrea and he passed away last year—and he said one say I would end up here." She added that, "He said that if I ever end up at the Oscars to honor my people, so I'm honoring my fellow Eritreans."

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Caster Semenya Recalls Having to Walk into a Change Room Naked to Prove She Was a Girl

The athlete says her gender used to be questioned growing up.

Caster Semenya isn't new to her gender being questioned and used against her. The athlete recently shared that even as youngster she had to sometimes prove she was a woman as her teammates struggled to compete against her. "They started questioning, are you really a girl? One day, I walked naked into the change room [to prove to them]," Semenya was quoted as saying by The Sowetan.

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Celebrated Coupé-Décalé Pioneer DJ Arafat Has Died from a Motorcycle Accident

The continent and the world has lost a true force who put the sounds of Côte d'Ivoire on the map.

DJ Arafat—a beacon of Côte d'Ivoire's coupé-décalé sound—tragically succumbed to his injuries from a motorcycle accident Monday morning, BBC Afrique reports.

Ivorian Public Radio-Television (RTI) says Maurice Bandaman, Ivorian Minister of Culture, confirmed his death, saying DJ Arafat, born Ange Didier Houon, collided into a car driven by a journalist from Radio Côte d'Ivoire Sunday night. He was not wearing a helmet.

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Cameroonian UFC Fighter Francis Ngannou Is Set To Join the 9th 'Fast & Furious' Installment

"The Predator" will be the third UFC fighter to make an appearance in the blockbuster franchise.

This Cameroonian UFC fighter will be making his first movie appearance in the next installment of Fast & Furious, Deadline reports.

Francis Ngannou will be playing a character that has yet to be announced in the ninth Fast & Furious movie—the third UFC fighter to join the blockbuster franchise. The film is set to be released May 22, 2020.

Known in the ring as "The Predator," he currently ranks second in the heavyweight division, Deadline adds.

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Listen to Swae Lee & Drake's​ New Single 'Won't Be Late,' Produced by Tekno

As well as production, Tekno also gets a writing credit on the new song.

Rae Sremmurd's Swae Lee drops two new singles today, "Won't Be Late" featuring Drake and "Sextasy."

"Won't Be Late" is notably produced by Nigeria's own Tekno. The new single is built on a mid tempo, afro-fusion-inspired beat, filled with claps, and light keyboard chords.

As well as production, Tekno also gets a writing credit on the new song. You can hear his input when Drake sings lines like, 'Ikebe, pressing on me heavy' and 'Bakasi, moving on me wassy.'

If you remember, Drake shouted out Tekno last year as one of his many inspirations behind Scorpion and posted a picture of them working on something together.

"Won't Be Late" is paired with Swae Lee's "Sextasy" which was produced by Mike WiLL Made-It and Chopsquad DJ.

Tekno's had a lively past few months. He was recently featured in Beyoncé's The Lion King: The Gift album and dropped his "Agege" collaboration with Zlatan. He was also accused of being a "threat to security" by Nigeria's Council for Arts & Culture for that single's pole dancing video.

Listen to "Won't Be Late" below.

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