Tiffany Haddish wears Eritrean zuria and honors father at Oscars - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois
Tiffany Haddish wears Eritrean zuria and honors father at Oscars
WILLIAMSON CO. -- Tiffany Haddish showed up to the Oscars representing her Eritrean roots.
"My father is from Eritrea and he passed away last year, and he said one day 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," Haddish told ABC in an interview on the red carpet.
Haddish, a 38-year-old comedian and actress, stunned the world in her zuria, a Tigrinya term used to describe an Eritrean or Ethiopian dress. The presenter also wore werki (the gold accessories) and a kaba (the black cape-like clothing piece, used for special occasions) on the red carpet.
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