Dua Lipa

BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards 2016 - Arrivals

Lipa in 2016, photo by Prphotos

Place of Birth: Westminster, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 22 August, 1995

Ethnicity: Albanian, as well as Bosniak

Dua Lipa is a British singer, songwriter, and model. She was born in Westminster, London, England. Her parents, Anesa (Rexha) and Dukagjin Lipa, are Albanian, originally from Kosovo. Her family is Muslim. Her father spent two months in besieged Sarajevo during the region’s 1990s civil war.

Her parents settled in an Albanian refugee community in Camden, London. For a number of years as a teenager, Dua also lived in Pristina, Kosovo. At sixteen, Dua returned to London to follow her musical career. Her father was lead vocalist in a Kosovar rock band named Oda.

Dua’s paternal grandfather was historian Seit Lipa. He was head of the Bosnian Institute of History.

Dua’s maternal grandparents are possibly named Iljaz Rexha and Zinka.

Sources: http://www.nylon.com

Marriage record of Dua’s parents – https://familysearch.org

51 Responses

  1. Blahby says:

    She’s pretty, but I don’t think she looks 100% inbred European…maybe she has something like Turkish in her background.

  2. bluexoxo says:

    I thought she was either Italian or Slovene/Croatian at first. Possibly Romanian as well.

    • porkarella says:

      Only the Southern Italians of ancient Albanian and Spaniard roots are like her looks Spaniard too cause Spaniards have Slavic roots like the famous Arab root, I live in Italy and I can say it, you don’t know that the Italians you “know” are not Italians for real, are you Hispanic right you’re so obsessed to us and who believe to be white even if you’re not.

  3. Akwaba says:

    Her maternal grandparents are possibly named Iljaz Rexha and Zinka.

  4. Thenabster says:

    She’s Albanian

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