Rapper Ludacris becomes a Gabon citizen
Ludacris, celebrated Christmas and rang in the New Year in Gabon, the home country of his wife Eudoxie Mbouguiengue, where he received the citizenship. The celebrated rapper took to Instagram to make the announcement about his dual citizenship. Later on a video surfaced on twitter showing Ludacris with his Gabonese passport and confirming his mother and two daughters also obtained the citizenship of the Central African nation.
In recent years a number African-American celebrities have received African citizenship or travelled to Africa to trace their roots.
In August 2019, actor and producer Samuel L Jackson received a Gabonese passport while in May 2019, comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish travelled to Eritrea where she gained the country's citizenship.
And last November, Ghana held a mass ceremony in which 126 African-Americans and Afro-Caribbeans took Ghanaian nationality as part of the country's "Year of Return" marking 400 years since the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in North America.