The British pop diva Dua Lipa, who is of Albanian descent, has been given citizenship by Albania’s president in recognition of her contribution to the globalization of Albanian reputation through music, according to the president.
The citizenship of Lipa was conferred in advance of Albania’s 110th anniversary of independence from the Ottoman Empire, according to President Bajram Begaj on Sunday. Begaj claimed that because Lipa made Albanians well-known throughout the world, he thought it an honor to do so.
Before taking the citizenship oath in Tirana city hall, Lipa declared, “I will be an Albanian with papers too.” Lipa was born in London in 1995 to Kosovo-born parents Anesa and Dukagjin Lipa, who were immigrants from Albania.
Her father, a former rock band guitarist and singer, had a musical effect on Lipa, who began singing at the age of five. When she was 14 years old, she began uploading her music to YouTube. She released her debut studio album in 2017. She took home the Grammy for best new artist in 2019.
She co-founded the Sunny Hill Foundation with her father in 2016 to generate money through yearly concerts performed in her native Kosovo to assist those in need of financial assistance. With such acceptance, affection, and everything, it is an unfathomably wonderful joy, stated Lipa.
“It is an indescribable great joy with such acceptance, love and everything,” said Lipa.
After getting his or her fingerprints taken and signing an application for an identity card and passport, the artist had their passport photo taken.