Rita Ora made a triumphant return to her hometown of Pristina, Kosovo, to shoot the video for “Shine Ya Light,” the empowering single off her Roc Nation debut ORA. The blonde bombshell was overcome with emotion while looking out at the sea of fans who gathered to cheer her along. At one point, she was seen wiping away tears.
“I can’t explain to you what this means,” said Rita, who also spoke in her native tongue. “This is the only place I wanted to shoot my video.”
She performed a traditional Albanian dance while standing on top of the Newborn monument and filmed scenes on the back of a motorcycle.
Rita moved from Kosovo to London at the age of one. “I’m proud to kind of put it on the map,” the small town girl previously told Rap-Up TV. “We are a very patriotic country, so we always try to mention us wherever we can because it’s such a great place.”
Check out video from Rita’s homecoming below.