Singer Rihanna As National Hero, here is what it means. Singer, actor, designer and entrepreneur Rihanna was honoured as a national hero as Barbados gained the status of a republic. She gained global recognition music which is influenced by Caribbean music. Her songs have often topped the US Billboard 200 chart.
The honour came to the popular singer as Barbados ended its centuries-old ties with the British monarchy. The country swore in its first president Dame Sandra Mason. Here are 8 things we know about the honour and the singer:
- Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced that the government has recommended the singer for the Order of National Heroes.
- She was honoured as the 11th National Hero for her achievements in entertainment and making the country proud globally.
- Prince Charles represented the UK at the ceremony. The singer was also seen chatting with the Prince of Wales. The royal representative said, “I shall always consider myself a friend of Barbados,” during his speech.
- The historic event was held at Heroes Square, Bridgetown.
- Prime minister Mottley while praising the singer during the ceremony said “Commanding the imagination of the world through the pursuit of excellence, her creativity, her discipline, and above all else, her extraordinary commitment to the land of her birth.”
- Her full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty and she was born in Saint Michael, Barbados.
- The daughter of an accountant her mother is of an Afro-Guyanese, while her father is of Barbadian of African and Irish descent.
- Rihanna has two siblings.
- Earlier in 2018, she became an Ambassador of Barbados.
Earlier this year the singer sparked outrage on Indian Twitter for a Ganesha pendant. Before that, she had drawn wide backlash for her remarks on the farmers’ agitation.