Rihanna declares Barbados 11th national hero at age 33

Rihanna is now a National Hero in her hometown.

On Monday night, the pop star/billionaire businesswoman was declared a national hero by her country Barbados, which converted from a former British colony to a republic on May 30. 11NS, 2021. Rihanna is currently the 11th National Hero of the country.

The pivotal opportunity saw the pop singer fly home to Barbados on Monday. The proclamation of naming her a national hero, making her the second living national hero, has been widely celebrated in her home island and by fans around the world. world.

Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced that Rihanna, whose real name is Robyn Fenty, will be awarded the title of National Hero of Barbados.

Mottley, who has made history as an elected prime minister, congratulated Rihanna. “May you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honor to your country with your work, with your actions,” Mottley told Rihanna, referring to the hit single of the year. 2012 “Diamonds”.

Barbados’ only living national hero, Sir Garfield Sobers, was present when the title was conferred.

Barbados’ plans to remove itself as a colony from Great Britain were celebrated throughout the Caribbean. The island with a population of less than 200,000 was formerly a British colony for over 400 years!

Rihanna Motley
Rihanna, Mia Motley

Locally, the island celebrated the historic moment at National Heroes Square in Bridgetown, where the Queen’s flag was lowered and the island’s canes were hoisted.

The event also marks 55 years since Barbados gained full independence. However, while independent, they retain the Queen as the ceremonial head of the country.

All of that will now change as the fledgling republic takes its first major steps – Sandra Mason, the Barbadian woman who served as the island’s governor, is sworn in.

However, the presidency will be a puppet job with Prime Minister Mia Mottley wielding more effective power in running the country.

Barbados will remain a member of the Commonwealth – a group of 54 states that voluntarily formed the organization. They are mainly former British colonies. The Queen was represented by an heir to the throne, Prince Charles, who represented her at the solemn event.

Rihanna was named global ambassador for cultural roles for Barbados in 2008 and in 2018 she was named Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

While fans wait for her 9th studio album, Rihanna stays in business to run her Fenti clothing and makeup empire. Forbes honored her as a billionaire in August 2021 with an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion thanks to growth in the valuations of her Savage X Fenti and Fenti Beauty companies.

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