Dua Lipa has been named Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo.
While the ‘Don’t Start Now’ singer grew up in the UK, her parents are Kosovar Albanians and the family moved back to Pristina when she was eight, shortly after Kosovo declared independence.
While visiting the country for the Sunny Hill Festival, the live music event organized by Lipa and her father, on Friday (August 5), Lipa received the special Honorary Ambassador medal and certificate.
The title was awarded to her by the President of the Republic of Kosovo, Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu.
Lipa shared pictures from the event on Instagram and wrote: “It is an honor and a privilege to be able to represent my country around the world and to continue my work and efforts worldwide to see that we are making our mark and making a difference.
“The youth of Kosovo deserve the right to visa liberalization, freedom to travel and dream big. Many Thanks.”
She also shared the letter that Osmani-Sadriu Lipa sent inviting her to accept the award.
“Apart from being a world-class and unique musician, you are also a role model for many girls and women around the world as an open and conscientious activist,” the politician wrote.
“But most of all, what you have done for the people of Kosovo by raising awareness of the Republic of Kosovo is second to none and truly invaluable.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/dua-lipa-kosovo-honorary-ambassador-sunny-hill-b2140170.html Dua Lipa receives the title of Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo as she visits the country for Sunny Hill Festival