December 1, 2022



Dua Lipa Named the Honorary Ambassador of Her Hometown, Kosovo

Though she’s already a singer, songwriter, and even a mannequin sometimes, on Friday, Dua Lipa added one more accolade to her listing. “Yesterday afternoon I used to be awarded the title of Honourary Ambassador of Kosovo by our Madame President #VjosaOsmani,” she wrote on Twitter. “It is an honour and a privilege to have the ability to signify my nation all around the world and to proceed my work and efforts globally to see that we go away our mark . . . and make a distinction,” she continued.

Kosovo is Lipa’s hometown — a younger state in the midst of the Balkans that declared its independence from Serbia again in 2008 (though Serbia has but to acknowledge it as an impartial state). It’s also the house of the Sunny Hill Music Competition, initially based by Lipa’s father and supervisor, Dukagjin Lipa. Sunny Hill debuted again in 2019, that includes artists like Miley Cyrus, Martin Garrix, and Calvin Harris, all of whom introduced huge quantities of publicity to this small area. This yr’s competition is at present underway and can proceed by Aug. 8.

“The youth of Kosovo deserves the suitable to visa liberalization, freedom to journey and to dream large.”

Since its inception, Lipa’s father stated he is seen the competition coated in over 500 shops, lastly giving the Republic of Kosovo a few of the recognition it deserves, per Billboard. And evidently, Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, the president of Kosovo, agrees. “The Future Nostalgia tour has despatched waves throughout the music business and the world, and also you proceed to make us immensely happy with your successes,” Osmani-Sadriu wrote in a letter to Lipa, additionally posted on Twitter.

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“Apart from being a world-class and a once-in-a-generation musician, you might be additionally a task mannequin for a lot of women and girls internationally as a forthright and conscientious activist. However above all, what you may have executed for the individuals of Kosovo, in elevating consciousness of the Republic of Kosovo is unmatched and actually invaluable.”

President Osmani-Sadriu went on to ask the Lipa household to her workplace to speak extra about “causes we each really feel strongly about.” That is the place Lipa was formally awarded her new title, sharing photographs with Osmani-Sadriu fastening a medal round her neck. “The youth of Kosovo deserves the suitable to visa liberalization, freedom to journey and to dream large,” Lipa wrote on Twitter. “Thanks 🇽🇰❤️.”