Rita Ora arrived Kosovo to be a headliner for the celebrations dedicated to the decade of independence of this European country. During the press conference, the pop star whose family left the southeastern European nation in 1991 confessed that Kosovo was on an ‘incredible journey’ for her.
Kosovo government was happy to see Rita Ora in Kosovo capital Pristina on Saturday morning, the star came back to the native land and was warmly welcomed by its prime minister Ramush Haradinja.
“It’s been a long journey to get to this point and I think it’s just the start of an ongoing incredible journey for our country,”
Ms Ora said.
In fact, the singer was born in Kosovo as Rita Sahatciu, later she changed the name and started absolutely new life with her family in the United Kingdom.
The 27-year-old Rita has returned to her birthplace a number of times since finding stardom with tracks like How We Do and Poison, including for the filming of the music video for her 2012 hit Shine Ya Light. Kosovo is happy with the visit of a celebrity whose family fled when Rita was less than a year after she was born.
Kosovo Independence Day: celebration with Rita Ora
Kosovo and Rita are keeping the reactions alive, in 2015, Ms Ora was named an honorary ambassador for the country by the then president Atifete Jahjaga.
Prime Minister Haradinaj met Rita personally when she arrived Pristina on Saturday. Mr Haradinajwrote on his Twitter:
“The state of Kosovo has upheld the people’s demand for freedom.”
The main independence ceremony is taking place on Sunday when Thaci and Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli are due back in Kosovo. British singer Rita Ora headlined a concert in Pristina whose residents were glad to see their ex-compatriot during the concert.