Over the weekend, Dua Lipa was bestowed with Albanian citizenship in recognition of her contribution to promoting Albanian culture through her music. The following day, on the occasion of Albanian Independence Day, the 26-year-old pop sensation proudly displayed the national flag and expressed her joy at being the country’s newest citizen. Dua Lipa, who was born in London to parents of Kosovar-Albanian origin, shared pictures of herself on Instagram as she wrapped up her Future Nostalgia tour in Tirana’s bustling Skanderbeg Square.
Dua Lipa, aged 26, displayed her pride by celebrating the Albanian Independence Day on Monday. She happily posed with the national flag while expressing her happiness for being the country’s newest citizen. Dua looked stunning in a black ribbed halter neck dress, which she matched with a cardigan. She completed her look with black opaque tights and bright red heels to complement the Albanian flag. The New Rules singer shared her excitement by posting a message on social media, expressing her delight in performing for her fans in Tirana and as a new citizen. She also added that she cannot wait to see them all at the final Future Nostalgia Show.
Fresh citizen: On her citizenship day, the famous singer posted pictures of herself on Instagram. She was born in London to parents from Kosovo and Albania.
Dua looked stunning in a black ribbed halter neck dress and a matching cardigan during the celebrations. It was a day after she was granted Albanian citizenship for her contributions to promoting Albanian culture globally through her music. Dua took to her Instagram to express her gratitude to President Bajram Begaj and Mayor Erion Veliaj, saying she was honored to receive the citizenship. President Begaj also expressed his pride in granting the citizenship, recognizing Dua’s role in making Albanians renowned worldwide.
Dua Lipa, the singer behind the hit album New Rules, paired her midi dress with black opaque tights. Born in London in 1995, Dua’s parents were Kosovar-Albanians who fled the Balkans due to conflict and political instability. She attended a small state primary school, but it was at the Sylvia Young Theatre School where she first discovered her talent for performing. After spending some time in Pristina, Kosovo, Dua made a bold decision to return to the UK alone at just 14 years old to pursue her dream of becoming a pop star. She achieved four A-Levels from a Camden all-girls sixth form college in 2014 and soon after signed with Warner Bros. Records. In just eight years, Dua has achieved incredible success, touring the world with a No.1 album, and winning three Grammy awards and six Brit awards.
The festivities took place one day after Dua was awarded Albanian citizenship due to her contribution in promoting the recognition of Albanians worldwide with her music career.
The famous singer was born in London to Albanian parents who fled the conflict and political instability in the Balkans. Despite being born in London, Dua Lipa feels a strong connection to her Kosovan heritage, and co-founded the Sunny Hill Foundation with her father, which has donated 100,000 euros to various charities and cultural events in Kosovo. The Foundation also organizes the Sunny Hill Festival, where Dua Lipa headlined in 2018. Dua Lipa takes pride in representing both Kosovo and Britain, and feels that she is considered a key figure in Kosovo due to her success around the world. Whenever anyone asks about Kosovo, people often cite Rita Ora and Dua Lipa as two of its most famous exports.
The Break My Heart sensation wore a proud smile as she gazed at the Albanian flag, savoring the moment. She expressed her responsibility to uphold the image of her place and showcase it in the best possible way. Dukagjin, the organizer of the Sunny Hill Festival, shared his vision of instilling a sense of belonging, European living, and unity among visitors. According to him, this festival will promote Kosovo as a peaceful and music-loving country that welcomes everyone with open arms.
Starting from scratch: Dua Lipa, the daughter of Kosovar-Albanian immigrants who escaped war and political turmoil in the Balkans, has accomplished a childhood aspiration by attaining stardom.
Dua Lipa’s passion for performing began during her Saturday classes at the prestigious Sylvia Young Theatre School as a young star. In August 2022, she was appointed as an Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo in a ceremony held at the Office of the President in Pristina. The renowned pop icon posted pictures from the event on Instagram, expressing her gratitude for the title and the opportunity to represent her home country worldwide. She also shared her dedication to working towards visa liberalisation and freedom to travel for the youth of Kosovo, empowering them to dream big and make a difference.
Dua Lipa had a special moment in August 2022 when she was conferred the title of Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo at the Office of the President in Pristina. The singer expressed her gratitude for being bestowed with such an honour and privilege.