Celebs are filing for dual citizenship in Africa and we’re not even mad considering the current war climate. Deets on Ludacris, Cardi B and Idris Elba’s new citizenship statuses inside…
African-American celebrities (as well as Black Brits) have been scooping up African citizenships. Rapper Ludacris is the latest celeb to nab dual citizenship with an African country.
Over the holidays, Ludacris, his wife Eudoxie, their daughter Cadence Gaelle Bridges, and Luda’s daughters Cai Bella Bridges (whom he shares with Tameka Fuller), and Karma Bridges (whom he shares Christine White) jetted to Eudoxie’s home country Gabon, Africa.
The Gabanese native brought her hubby Luda – who’s real name is Christopher Bridges – back to her roots and he received Gabonese citizenship. In fact, the whole family was awarded citizenship:
Ludacris becomes citizen of Gabon pic.twitter.com/fWElP0Ye9B
— Africaamarica agenda 2020 (@africaamarica) January 3, 2020
Starting My New Year off with Dual Citizenship! AFRICA IM OFFICIAL!! Momma & Kids Too. The Best Gift of the Decade Award goes to @eudoxie #thebridges
A post shared by @ ludacris on Jan 2, 2020 at 11:52am PST
“Starting my new year off with dual citizenship. Africa, I’m official! Momma and kids too. The best gift of the decade award goes to @eudoxie,” he wrote.
“I am a loyal citizen of Zamunda,” he joked. “This is the best day of my life and Wakanda.” Peep the clip above.
Ludacris is a citizen of Gabon cos next week they were about to enlist him for the war. What a G!
— (@SbuDaBuddist) January 5, 2020
Fans on Twitter joked about Luda getting the dual citizenship as a response to the recent killing of Iranian military general Qassem Soleimani.
Ludacris dancing Zlatan and Burna Boy’s “Killin Dem” in Gabon. pic.twitter.com/5kjUOn2Eqz
— Laila Ijeoma | Lailasnews.com (@LailaIjeoma) January 3, 2020
Home. photo cred: @msrjstlf
A post shared by Eudoxie (Eh-dox-ee) Bridges (@eudoxie) on Jan 3, 2020 at 7:06am PST
Beautiful day with family.
A post shared by Eudoxie (Eh-dox-ee) Bridges (@eudoxie) on Jan 3, 2020 at 12:47pm PST
As for another celeb who now hold dual citizenship…
Idris Elba and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre were granted citizenship by Sierra Leone on Idris’ first visit to his father’s country. He will serve as a Tourism Ambassador of the country. pic.twitter.com/Lo1Sco4spF
— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) January 6, 2020
British hottie Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba (who is actually Canadian) recently became citizens of Sierra Leona, his father’s country. The “Luther” actor and his wife received citizenship before celebrating Christmas with the president.
Sierra Leone; I can’t thank you enough for the warm welcome you gave me and my husband at every opportunity. Words won’t be able to express our gratitude but I hope our actions will. Such a beautiful country
A post shared by Sabrina Dhowre Elba (@sabrinaelba) on Dec 30, 2019 at 4:34am PST
Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio bestowed the passport to the actor/DJ during a private ceremony at his colonial-era residence in the capital Freetown.
This little girl we visited in the village of Maboikandoh was one of my 2019 highlights. Her family and mother are part of an @ifadnews programme that is working to reduce rural poverty and food insecurity on a sustainable basis through agriculture. The community and issues blew us away. So proud to be able to say we’re partnering with @ifadnews and @glblctzn to eradicate poverty and hunger. As proud Africans, we promise to work toward a stronger future for our continent. First stop was Sierra Leone but it won’t be our last. Stay tuned.
A post shared by Sabrina Dhowre Elba (@sabrinaelba) on Dec 28, 2019 at 1:39am PST
“I’m humbled and thankful for the opportunity to become a citizen of my father’s country, it’s an honour for our family,” the Suicide Squad actor said.
The Avengers star was born in London. His mother is from Ghana and his father is a Sierra Leone native. In the past, Idris expressed interest in investing in eco-toursim. According to reports, the impoverished West African country is hoping to rekindle its tourism industry nearly two decades after the end of the civil war, which claimed some 120,000 lives.
Another celeb seeking dual citizenship…
Let’s turn the FUCK UP
A post shared by Cardib (@iamcardib) on Dec 8, 2019 at 4:46pm PST
Over the weekend, Cardi B hopped on Twitter to announce she’s filing for citizenship in Nigeria, following Trump’s fatal airstrake against Iranian general Qassim Suleimani, which could likely start a war. Iran has promised “revenge” and that was enough for Bardi to jump ship if need be.
Naaaaa these memes are fuckin but shit ain’t no joke ! Specially being from New York .Its sad this man is putting Americans live in danger.Dumbest move Trump did till date …I’m filing for my Nigerian citizenship.
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 3, 2020
“Naaaaa these memes are fuckin but shit ain’t no joke ! Specially being from New York .Its sad this man is putting Americans live in danger.Dumbest move Trump did till date …I’m filing for my Nigerian citizenship,” she tweeted.
Soon after the “Press” rapper posted her tweet, the Nigerian governmen responded with open arms.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of Nigeria’s diaspora commission, tweeted:
@iamcardib . As one in charge of the Diaspora for Ngr, We can’t wait to receive you again. Our doors are open, sister. And you need to talk a walk through the Door of Return in Badagry . It’s an indescribable experience . https://t.co/BjE2un0XfZ
— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) January 3, 2020
“@iamcardib As one in charge of the Diaspora for Ngr, We can’t wait to receive you again. Our doors are open, sister. And you need to talk a walk through the Door of Return in Badagry. It’s an indescribable experience,” Dabiri-Erewa wrote.
I was in Ghana for less then 24 hours .Went thru a lil dilemma but I still had fun.
A post shared by Cardib (@iamcardib) on Dec 8, 2019 at 9:51pm PST
Bashir Ahmad, personal assistant to Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari, also responded to Cardi’s tweet, saying her move would end the Nigeria vs. Ghana rivalry.
Nigeria vs Ghana, case closed. https://t.co/0Ri9H7Jtur
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) January 3, 2020
“Nigeria vs Ghana, case closed,” he tweeted.
Now, Twitter is cutting up with African-themed Cardi B/Offset/Kulture memes:
Olayinka @OffsetYRN and Wife Khadijat @iamcardib with daughter Karimat @Kulture #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/2Gnzz0aNft
— Hadiness (@hadiness) January 6, 2020
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 4, 2020
Sooo cute https://t.co/7F2p19FnCT
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 4, 2020
Convince him to move with me pic.twitter.com/faeAVMHQBe
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 6, 2020
In December, the Grammy Award winner performed in Africa for the first time, making stops in Nigeria and Ghana. While there, she donated tons of supplies to an orphanage and made it rain in a strip club. It was her first time visiting Africa.
In August 2019, actor Samuel L Jackson received a Gabonese passport and in May 2019, comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish traveled to Eritrea – her father’s home country – where she gained the country’s citizenship.
Hmm…maybe we all should consider dual citizenship somewhere at this point because ish isn’t looking good here in the U.S.
Photo: Luda’s IG