Rihanna, a Barbadian singer and entrepreneur, has been named a national hero by the country’s prime minister.
Mia Mottley bestowed honor on the 33-year-old during an event commemorating the island nation’s transformation into a republic.
Rihanna was born in Saint Michael and raised in Bridgetown before going to the United States after being discovered by Evan Rogers, a New York-based music producer.
She has subsequently gone on to become one of the world’s most famous musicians, as well as appearing in films such as Battleship and Ocean’s 8, and creating her own fashion label, Fenty, in 2018.
Rihanna has held the prestigious position of Ambassador for Culture and Youth in Barbados since 2018.
Prince Charles was asked to speak during the changeover ceremony, which officially marked the start of the transfer.
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