Rita Ora named honorary ambassador of Kosovo
The 24-year-old Black Widow hitmaker lived in the country's capital of Pristina before her family moved to London when she was just one. Holding back tears the singer said she would wear the title of honorary ambassador “with great pride and responsibility,” reported Daily Mirror.
The award was bestowed on Ora by Kosovo's President Atifete Jahjaga, who described the X-Factor judge as Kosovo's “most successful artist.” “She embodies what we are as a nation beyond talent and success that makes us all proud. She is the best bridge between Kosovo, the country she was born in, and Britain, the country she now calls home.”
Ora said, “This is amazing. Thank you madam president for this honour. I am so emotional. This is so incredible for me. I didn't expect to be a role model, least of all being ambassador, but I'm not going to say no. This is beyond what I thought was going to happen.”
The singer was joined at the ceremony by her parents Vera and Besnik Sahatciu, along with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.