Barbados has declared singer, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, popularly known as Rihanna, a national hero during its republican celebration in the capital of Bridgetown.
This is coming after the Caribbean country officially removed Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and became a republic. In the overnight ceremony on Monday, November 29th, Dame Sandra Mason was sworn in as president coinciding with the country’s 55th independence day anniversary.
Rihanna also attended the ceremony and was conferred with the honorary title of a National Hero of Barbados by prime minister, Mia Mottley.
Mia Mottley said, “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.”
The ‘Diamond’ hitmaker accepted the honour to cheers and applauds from the crowd.
Watch a video of the moment she was honored below,