Bajram Begaj, the president of Albania, conferred citizenship on Dua Lipa on Sunday, November 27. Before the nation’s 110th anniversary of independence from the Ottoman Empire, Lipa was given a decree of citizenship, according to the Associated Press. The musician, 27, was born in London to Albanian parents, according to President Begaj, and was given the accolade for promoting Albanians abroad.
Before taking her citizenship oath at Tirana City Hall, Lipa declared, “I will be an Albanian with documents too.” In an Instagram post, she shared a number of images and videos from the ceremony to commemorate the momentous occasion as she shared the good news.
“Thank you President Bajram Begaj and Mayor @erionveliaj for this honour ~ got my Albanian citizenship!!” she wrote in the caption.
On Sunday morning, President Begaj posted pictures from the ceremony with Lipa and her family, including her parents, Dukagjin and Anesa Lipa, and siblings, Rina and Gjin Lipa, to spread the news. “Happy to give the one and only @DUALIPA the decree of Albanian citizenship,” the post read. “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