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. Known for her disco-influenced production, her songs include “Be the One,” “New Rules,” “IDGAF,” “One Kiss,” “Electricity,” “Don’t Start Now,” “Physical,” “Break My Heart,” “Levitating,” “We’re Good,” “Love Again,” “Cold Heart (Pnau remix),” “Sweetest Pie,” “Dance the Night,” and, in a featured role, “Prisoner.” Her vocal range is mezzo-soprano. She appeared in the film Barbie.

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 was granted Albanian citizenship in 2022.

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

53 Responses

  1. Yesterday says:

    Her dad owns a pub, not a club. Her mum works for the nhs. Wealthy?

  2. truthbetold says:

    Dua’s paternal grandfather was head of Kosovo’s history institute.

    Her mother is fully Albanian but has lived in Sarajevo for some time (neé Rexha), also during the Kosovo war, nothing Bosniak about her / close source to the family.

  3. Oaken05 says:

    To be sure, Raggy Bitt has NO idea of what he’s talking about. Bulgarians, Russians and other Slavs have very minimal Central Asian admixture; that’s just a genetic fact. Of course they have more than Western Europeans, but that is to be expected given geography. But the Bulgars left very little genetic influence in the Bulgarians just like the Magyars made very little genetic in-roads in modern Hungarians.

    Maybe you need to study a bit more before spreading falsehoods, Raggy.

  4. Manila says:

    Dua’s paternal grandfather is historian Seit Lipa.

    Dua’s maternal grandmother was of Bosniak descent.


  5. ashash says:

    It looks like a man.

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