President Bajram Begaj granted Dua Lipa citizenship in Albania, and she couldn’t have been happier to share the news with her countless social media fans. Erion Veliaj, the mayor of Tirana was also there in witness of her big day.
The English singer landed in Tirana on November 27 ahead of her performance at the nation’s Independence Day celebration in Skanderbeg Square. It is Albania’s 110th commemoration of freedom from the Ottoman Empire.
The pop star gleamed with a cheerfulness while sharing a life update with her 87.4 million Instagram followers while wearing a blue tartan-patterned dress and white knee-high boots.
Dua Lipa was born in London in 1995 to migrant Albanian guardians Anesa and Dukagjin Lipa from Kosovo.
Her father, a former rock band guitarist and singer, had a musical effect on Lipa, who began singing at the age of five. She began to post her songs in YouTube when she was 14. In 2019 she won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
“It is an indescribable great joy with such acceptance, love and everything,” said Lipa. “We all deserve to be proud of our ethnicity and where we are from,” she wrote in a statement. ” I simply want my country to be represented on a map and to be able to speak with pride and joy about my Albanian roots and my mother country.”
The president of Albania was also deighted to share this moment in Twitter saying “Happy to give the one and only @DUALIPA the decree of Albanian citizenship. She has made us proud with her global career and engagement in important social causes”
Happy to give the one and only @DUALIPA the decree of Albanian citizenship. She has made us proud with her global career and engagement in important social causes. pic.twitter.com/B9qYbrfywA— Bajram Begaj (@BajramBegajAL) November 27, 2022