Rihanna has developed into a full-fledged megastar, receiving numerous awards during her career. But there’s one achievement she recently received that has earned her respect in her home country of Barbados.
Barbados declared itself a republic on Monday (November 29), and the nation celebrated the historic event lavishly. Rihanna was dressed in a silk Bottega Veneta halter-top gown for the event, which took place in her hometown of Bridgetown.
Rihanna was dubbed the National Hero of Barbados at the same time as Queen Elizabeth II was deposed as the country’s head of state and Governor-General Sandra Mason was sworn in as the country’s first elected president. Rihanna is the first woman to receive the award since former cricketer Garfield St. Aubrun Sobers in 1998.
In 2018, the Barbados government appointed Rihanna as an ambassador in charge of promoting tourism and investment in the Caribbean island.
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“On behalf of a grateful nation, but an even prouder people, we thus present to you Ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty, the designee for national hero of Barbados,” Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley said on Monday. “May you continue to shine brightly like a diamond, bringing respect to your country by your works, your acts, and your ability to do credit wherever you go.”
Fans are still waiting for Rihanna to release her ninth studio album, despite the fact that she now plays an important role in her native nation. It’s been five years since Rih Rih’s album ANTI was published, and fans have been looking for any hints about the record. Rihanna claimed she’s been experimenting with a new sound that’s different from the rest of her repertoire during a recent interview with the Associated Press in September.
When asked for an update on her upcoming album, she remarked, “You’re not going to expect what you hear – just keep that in mind.” “What you think you know about Rihanna will not be what you hear. I’m doing a lot of experimentation right now.
“Music is similar to fashion in that you should be able to perform it.” I believe that I should be allowed to wear anything I want and that I should be able to listen to whatever I want. So I’m having a good time, and it’s going to be different.”