Although she’s already a singer, songwriter, and even an occasional model, Dua Lipa added another accolade to her list on Friday. “Yesterday afternoon, I was awarded the title of Honorary Ambassador of Kosovo by our Madam President #VjosaOsmani,” she said. wrote on Twitter. “It is an honor and a privilege to be able to represent my country around the world and to continue my work and my efforts on a global scale to see that we leave our mark… and make a difference”, he said. she continued.
Kosovo is the hometown of Lipa – a young state in the middle of the Balkans that declared independence from Serbia in 2008 (although Serbia has yet to recognize it as an independent state). It is also the home of the Sunny Hill Music Festival, originally founded by Lipa’s father and director, Dukagjin Lipa. Sunny Hill debuted in 2019, featuring the likes of Miley Cyrus, Martin Garrix, and Calvin Harris, all of whom got a lot of publicity in this small area. This year’s festival is currently underway and will run until August 8.
“The youth of Kosovo deserve the right to visa liberalisation, the freedom to travel and to dream big.”
Since its inception, Lipa’s father says he has seen the festival covered in more than 500 outlets, finally giving the Republic of Kosovo some of the recognition it deserves, for Billboard. And of course, Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, the president of Kosovo, agrees. “The Future Nostalgia Tour has sent waves across the music industry and the world, and you continue to make us immensely proud of your successes,” Osmani-Sadriu wrote in a letter to Lipa, also posted on Twitter.
“In addition to being a world-class and one-of-a-kind musician, you are also a role model for many girls and women around the world as an outspoken and conscientious activist. But above all, what you have done for the people of Kosovo, in raising awareness of the Republic of Kosovo is unparalleled and truly invaluable.”
President Osmani-Sadriu then invited the Lipa family to her office to talk more about “causes that are close to our hearts”. It was there that Lipa officially received his new title, sharing photos with Osmani-Sadriu while tying a medal around his neck. “The youth of Kosovo deserve the right to visa liberalization, freedom to travel and dream big,” Lipa wrote on Twitter. “Thank you 🇽🇰❤️.”