Rihanna has been honoured as part of Barbados' celebrations after the country was officially declared a republic.
The Umbrella singer attended the country's declaration as a republic and inauguration ceremony of president elect Sandra Mason on November 30. At this ceremony, Rhianna was awarded the honour of National Hero of Barbados by prime minister Mia Mottley.
While handing over the honour to Rhianna whose real name is Robyn Rhianna Fenty, Mia Mottley said, “May you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honour to your nation by your words, by your actions, and to give credit wherever you shall do it".
Following her conferring, Rihanna will be awarded the title The Right Excellent.
The singer and entepreneur had previously been awarded a Barbadian Ambassadorial award in 2008 and named the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for her home country. This promotes tourism, education and investment.
BREAKING: Rihanna is conferred with the honor of National Hero of Barbados by the prime minister pic.twitter.com/I036f4O2zx— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 30, 2021
The country's president elect Sandra Mason is set to become the secretary of state. Barbados also confirmed their plans to abolish its ties to the Monarchy last year.
Rihanna was born in Barbados in 1988. She lived in Bridgetown until she was discovered by American record producer Evan Rogers, before moving to the USA to pursue an ultimately very successful music career.