Singer Rihanna was honored during a celebration of Barbados’ new republic status.
“On behalf of a grateful nation, but even more so on behalf of a proud people, we designate you as the National Heroine of Barbados. Ambassador Robin Rihanna Fenty, may you continue to shine like a diamond,” said Prime Minister Mia Amor Motley The superstar’s song on Monday referred to the words of Diamonds, when the first president of the Republic of Barbados, elected by Sandra Mason, was sworn in in October of indirect universal suffrage.
“Rihanna’s designation as the national heroine of Barbados, coinciding with the country’s transition to an independent republic status, could not be more appropriate”, it wrote in the British newspaper The Guardian, which notes Not only has the singer been the official ambassador of culture and youth since 2018, but she is also the most famous citizen of her country as well as its standard-bearer. She has never let down her buzzing accent. [le créole de la Barbade, ndlr] And his music, a mix of pop, R&B and dance, is still heavily imprinted with his Caribbean heritage”.
The icon of success, the singer and talented businessman of 33 years, who today weighs $1.7 billion, was in fact already in 2018 given the title of Ambassador Plenipotentiary of the island state, responsible for promoting tourism, education and investment. Was.
The Caribbean’s easternmost island, independent from the United Kingdom since 1966, on Monday celebrated its transformation into a republican regime after nearly four centuries under British sovereignty. The ceremony took place in the presence of Prince Charles, who recognized the “horrific tyranny of slavery” that the island suffered during colonization.
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