AceShowbiz - Dua Lipa couldn't be happier to have received Albanian citizenship. The "Levitating" hitmaker, who was born in London to Albanian parents, expressed her joy by sharing photos and videos when she took her citizenship oat at Tirana City Hall.
In the post shared on Sunday, November 27, the singer could be seen smiling ear-to-ear during the ceremony. In the caption, she gushed, "Thank you President Bajram Begaj and Mayor @erionveliaj for this honour ~ got my Albanian citizenship!! ~ faleminderit, po ndihem shume krenare."
Dua was granted citizenship ahead of Albania's 110th anniversary of independence from the Ottoman Empire. She received the honor for her role in spreading Albanians' fame internationally through her music.
President Bajram also shared the news on Twitter. Alongside pictures of him, Dua and the singer's family, he penned, "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."
According to a press release from UNICEF, Dua's parents immigrated to England in 1992 after fleeing the Balkans due to conflict and political instability. "My parents fled a war-torn region and built a life for themselves in a new place," she elaborated. "And each one of the refugee children I met has parents just like my own, who have tried to make the best decisions they could for their families."
Due herself has proudly celebrated her heritage throughout the years. She and her father Dukagjin Lipa founded the Sunny Hill Foundation, a charity organization that aims to help the people of Kosovo. In August, she was named Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo by President Vjosa Osmani.