Dua Lipa granted Albanian citizenship
Albania’s president on Sunday granted citizenship to British pop star of Albanian origin Dua Lipa for what he mentioned was the artist’s position in spreading Albanians’ fame internationally by means of her music.
President Bajram Begaj mentioned the “Levitating” singer was granted citizenship forward of Albania’s one hundred and tenth anniversary of independence from the Ottoman Empire.
Begaj mentioned he thought-about it an honor to take action as a result of Lipa, 27, has made Albanians well-known all through the world.
“I will likely be an Albanian with papers too,” Lipa mentioned earlier than taking her citizenship oath at Tirana metropolis corridor.
She later added on Instagram, “Thanks President Bajram Begaj and Mayor @erionveliaj for this honour ~ acquired my Albanian citizenship!! ~ faleminderit, po ndihem shume krenare 🇦🇱❤️👐🏼.”
Lipa, who was born in London in 1995 to immigrant Albanian mother and father Anesa and Dukagjin Lipa from Kosovo, began singing at 5 years previous.
She was musically influenced by her father, a former singer and guitarist of a rock band. She began to publish her songs in YouTube when she was 14. Her first debut studio album was launched in 2017. In 2019 she gained the Grammy Award for Greatest New Artist.
Collectively along with her father, she co-founded the Sunny Hill Basis in 2016 to boost funds with annual live shows held in her native Kosovo to assist individuals experiencing monetary difficulties.
“It’s an indescribable nice pleasure with such acceptance, love and all the pieces,” mentioned Lipa. The artist then took a passport picture, was fingerprinted and signed an software type for an id arduous and passport.
Lipa will wrap up her annual live performance tour in Tirana’s major Skanderbeg Sq. on Monday to commemorate Independence Day.