Rihanna honored as ‘national hero’ of Barbados

The vocalist was honored Monday in her native Barbados throughout its governmental inauguration, which served to mark the nation ending up being a republic.

Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley informed the crowd, “On behalf of a grateful nation, but an even prouder people, we therefore present to you the designee for national hero of Barbados, Ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty.”

“May you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honor to your nation by your works, by your actions and to do credit wherever you shall go,” Mottley stated.

The makeup and style magnate was selected as an ambassador of Barbados in 2018.

According to a declaration from the Barbados Federal government Details Workplace launched at the time, the position provides the superstar “specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment for the island.”

She likewise turned into one of the Caribbean island nation’s cultural ambassadors in 2008, doing advertising work for its tourist ministry.

In a relocation that got a lot of assistance in the nation, Barbados officially cut ties with the British monarchy by ending up being a republic practically 400 years after the very first English ship got here on the most easterly of the Caribbean islands.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.