Rita Ora Returns to Kosovo to Shoot ‘Shine Ya Light’ Video

Rita Ora

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.



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45 Comments

  1. Samantha

    Lovely girl inside and out. #Ora cd is amazing. Hope those other stans dont come here hating.

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  2. coolio

    whats with that outfit? looks like pajamas

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    YoungPereezy YMCMB-MMG Chapter 5 Reply:

    @coolio, Lol she gotta be Kiddin’ me.

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  3. Lala

    She’s such a sweet person!

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    a Reply:

    no she’s not

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  4. KosovaFans

    RITA WE LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU #KOSOVAFANS WE MAKE US PROUUUUUUUUDDDDDDDD

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  5. KosovaFans

    YOU MAKE US PROUD*

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  6. Warren

    is it her next Uk single? or Usa?

    how many singles is she releasing? :/

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  7. RitaCole

    Rita haters gon be mad that she never went to Barbados and rep that set haha see she is her own person repping her own country Rhiannas music is not unique anyone can jump on that style because she don’t have her own style people just get it twisted and think Rita trys to copy her when really she just making music in that genre and she is signed to the roc

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  8. BreezyLover

    yeeeeeahhhh! Kosovooooo!YOU ROCK GIRL! WE LOVE YOU!

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  9. Frankie

    Love Rita!

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  10. Just google Kelsnetwork and see what happens

    she is so sweet… i mean just google kelsnetwork

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  11. @taimiicel

    I love it

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  12. Ritafans

    Rita I love you

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  13. :o

    Shes amazing!! #ProudToBeAlbanian

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  14. anon

    I know that Rihanna and Rita are two completely different people, who make two very different styles of music…but, the resemblence is a little uncanny.

    Whenever Jay-Z signs an artist thats a girl they have to be BAD. Hope Rita Ora has some longevity, she has the potential to be a big artist once she finds her lane.

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  15. vladica07

    As far as I know,when she was born,Kosovo was a part of Serbia and it still isn’t a country!!!I have nothing against her,but she shouldnt give wrong informations.

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    Republic of Kosovo Reply:

    @vladica07,
    We’ve been independed sice 2008 and we were always been INDEPENDED . You don’t also know history (poor you) we know that Kosovo “was” a part your contry but we were there without our binge.Serbia also did lots of crimes at our country killing so many people !! but we are happy that soon ar later you will be judge for those crimes . GOD helped us not yours .
    RITA is Albanian and will always be , we’re proud of you .

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    vladica07 Reply:

    @Republic of Kosovo, I am more than familiar with the history of Serbia,including Kosovo,thank u very much!Despite the wars and altercations on Kosovo and desire of stronger countries to separate it,KOSOVO IS NOT A COUNTRY AND ISN’T ACCEPTED AS A COUNTRY BY MANY COUNTRIES!!!Rita is Albanian,but she was born in Serbia,since Kosovo is a part of Serbia FROM THE BEGINNING,GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!!

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  16. Noname

    You Vladica07 YOU are wrong, Kosovo now is a country, and Rita haven’t give wrong informations OK. Just search in google, and u will learn that ;). KOSOVA LOVES RITAAAAAAAAAAAA

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    vladica07 Reply:

    @Noname, I dont have to learn anything,I am well informed about the situation Kosovo is in.The whole world hasn’t admit that Kosovo is so-call independent and neither did its mother country-Serbia,so when that is settled,it will be a different story.Just because U want it to be independent,doesn’t mean it is!!

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    RITA_UK Reply:

    @vladica07, you say truth. Rita – rules

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    RITA_UK Reply:

    @Noname, Kosovo is still part of Serbia.
    I LOVE YOU RITA ORA

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  17. lisa

    Kosovo is proud of Her.We love her.
    All you gays should know that Kosovo is country.A small country!!!

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    vladica07 Reply:

    @lisa, Kosovo isn’t a country!!!It has a level of autonomy and although many of u want it to be independent,like I said,NOT ALL COUNTRIES ACCEPT THAT AND DONT SEE KOSOVO AS EQUAL,DEAL WITH IT!!!

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  18. RITA_UK

    RITA IS 100% UK and I like her.
    Just hear how she talk English.
    She is not al-banana.

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    KosovaFans Reply:

    @RITA_UK, then why she came to make a music video here ? fucking idiot she said it on every interview that she is from kosova

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  19. RITA_UK

    She just try to speak some sqiip ???
    wtf??
    She is British

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    hanife Reply:

    @RITA_UK, U are a fucking jelaous bitch!! she is from kosovo!! just because she lives in Britain doesnt mean she is british u dumb fuck. If u moved 2 kosovo now are u albanian then?! NOOOOO STUPID!!

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    Republic of Kosovo Reply:

    @RITA_UK, we’re proud of her and with our language .
    RITA is albanian and sings English , whats matter with this ?
    You aren’t allowed to play with our names and with our nationality , couse from this nationality comes RITA ORA not from yours , she also spoke Shqip you must listen them at all . Its normal that she don’t know some words in albanian but she didn’t forget her hometown where she was born..
    RITA sings well and she has got Blood of albanian Girl … ;) dont waste time scolding

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    vladica07 Reply:

    @Republic of Kosovo, There is no Republic of Kosovo!!!She is Albanian,but Kosovo ISNT A COUNTRY!!!U MAYBE WANT IT TO BE,BUT IT ISN’T!!!

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    Republic of Kosovo Reply:

    @vladica07, YOU ARE SAYING THIS COUSE YOU ARE JELAOUS , we know that we are a country , and the others say what they want

    You are welcome in our republic ! :D

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    Mila Reply:

    @Republic of Kosovo, It is not a country Serbian people lives there !!! And you can think in your stupid mind everything you want but it is not true !!!

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  20. NNJW

    Fake, dumb as-s, talentless posing ho-e. Same as that bit-ch rihanna. WACK

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  21. Kosovo is not part of Serbia you idiot!

    We started slow but we beat you in the final!!! You hear that Serbia?! We started slow but we beat you in the final!! Kosovo is ours it never belonged to Serbia.. They tried to claim it and tried to kill us all just like they did in Bosnia! But we beat you in the final!! We got out independence!! Rita is Kosovan and if u don’t know that by now… U will soon when the video comes out! Hahaha Serbs are going to hate that video!!…Mann this is why I love Rita ora!! She knows how to show the haters that Kosovans rule!!

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    vladica07 Reply:

    @Kosovo is not part of Serbia you idiot!, I have nothing against Rita and dont hate that she is Albanian!It is her music that matters.As for Kosovo,it was a part of Serbia SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING OF MAKING THE COUNTRY,so dont come here and act like we are on the opposite sides,because we have always been one!There are Serbs on Kosovo who won’t give up,although there is an interest of the big countries for it to be separated!KOSOVO IS NOT A COUNTRY!!!

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  22. aliciasahomewrecka

    funny how everyone is shading haters but guess what..most of these comments are from her stans. I don’t see longevity for her. her vma red carpet was disastrous and forgettable. The reason why? because she looks just like rihanna. in the music industry…you have to be unique. her formula has already been done and seen. no hater here, just a stopping by to reawaken the drones.

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  23. B to the C down to the Man Orange

    cAN’T WAIT TO SEE THE FULL MUSIC VIDEO AIN’T THIS SONG PRETTY OLD?

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  24. leen

    RITA IS GREAT, SHES DOING HER OWN THING, AND SO MUCH FOR KOSOVO NOT BEIN ACCEPTED BLA BLA, FUCK YOU SERBIA LEFT RIGHT AND CENTRE !DIKHEAD!

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  25. .

    @vladica07 whatever group of people that occupies certain land belongs to the people who occupy that land. Yeah Kosova was part of Yugoslavia and Serbia and serbia had control over kosova but it always remained Albanian no matter what. It may not be an official country but we are independent. Kosova was and always will be Albanian whether you like it or not. The majority of Kosova is Albanian. And it pissese off when I hear serbs say “Kosovo is the heart of Serbia” because that is complete bullshit. Serbia just wants more land.

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  26. So

    Is Rita Ora a gypsy woman?

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  27. banger

    @vladica07 Tell me where is now Slovenia,Croatia,Bosnia?! are they yours now u faggiet?! U never can understand and accept so u’r just Siberian peoples who came in Ballkan and steal everything here,The first were ILIRET, u know them i thought :D..u dont have history,YOUR history is written by u,but not real history,all the world know it.U know what is the case: Your politic has good relationship with arabian Countries,TITO has been the best friend of them. And Novak DJovovic is from Kosovo,but he’s serbian,we accept it cuz we’r real people. All i want to say is: Kosova is not part of Serbia anymore,we are independent like Slovenia,Croatia.. Accept it or u’r stayin in the ghetto forever..U never be people of EUROPE BITCHEEEESSSS..

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  28. Eriona

    @vladica07 y’all haters are always gonna hate. First of all Kosovo was always a country and never a part of Serbia. The desire and the reality are different unfortunately. Kosovo was independent in 2008. You serbs did everything to us but yet we(as a strong country) were brave enough and y’all are just so mad. Kosovo has never, is never and will NEVER be a part of Serbia. Y’all haters disgust me.

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  29. Mila

    @vladica07, You are right , Kosovo will always bee Serbia . It never was Albania!!!!!!!!!!!! And read the history !!!!! And you learn wrong things , you learnd that we killed 20.000 albanian womens , but they all run away in Macedonia before Serbian army came !!

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  30. Emre

    Kosovo is not in Serbia,it is a little Albania!

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