American comedian excites social media with stunning Eritrean gown at the Oscars

Haddish said the outfit was in honour of her Eritrean father, who died last year.

Haddish graced the red carpet wearing a traditional Eritrean dress known as Zuria. The creamy gown had black and gold embroidery along with a matching black cape.

The 38-year old said the outfit was in honour of her Eritrean father, who died last year.

“My father is from Eritrea. He passed away last year. He said one day I will end up here. And if I ever end up at the Oscars to honor my people. So I am honoring my fellow Eritreans," she said.

The Girls Trip star was born in California to an African American mother and an Eritrean father.

Last week, she told Entertainment Tonight that she wanted Oprah's advice on what to wear to the awards show.

“Because my daddy from Eritrea and he passed away, and I want to pay respect. I want to show the world,” she said.

Her choice of dress took social media by storm and it's quite evident that they were impressed.

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