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Tiffany Haddish Wears Stunning Traditional Eritrean Attire On Oscars Night To Honor Her Late Father

"He said one day, I would end up here."

It's Oscars night and Tiffany Haddish stole the show at the red carpet in our books.

The Eritrean-American comedian and Girls Trip star used attending the star-studded event as a great opportunity to honor her late Eritrean father, who, like any other proud parent, knew she would end up where she is tonight.


"My father is from Eritrea and he passed away last year—and he said one say I would end up here; and if I ever end up at the Oscars to honor my people, so I'm honoring my fellow Eritreans."

Watch the clip from her interview below.

Haddish is donning a zuria, an embroidered dress worn by women in Eritrea and Ethiopia, topped with a kaba—a cape you'll see a habesha bride and groom wear at weddings.

So regal!

With her ululation and eskista, it's heartwarming to see her be so excited to be present at the Oscars, as well as put one on for her people.

And folks on social media couldn't agree more.

Back in January, Haddish recently shared her emotional homecoming to her father's land, where she felt like she was finally home. Read more here.

Correction 03/05/2018: This piece has been edited to reflect the zuria as an embroidered dress instead of a hooded dress. Habesha women can accompany the zuria with a net'zela—a sheer piece of cotton one can drape over the dress. Thanks to Bethel Habte for the correction.

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