Barbados declares Rihanna a national hero

Barbados declares Rihanna a national hero

She was conferred the honour during a celebratory event in her hometown of Bridgetown.
Updated 30 Nov, 2021

Barbados declared hit singer Rihanna a national hero at its republican celebrations in her hometown of Bridgetown.

Prime Minister Mia Mottley announced that the 33-year-old would be conferred with the honour of National Hero of Barbados to cheers. Rihanna was called up before the crowds to be congratulated by Mottley.

"May you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honour to your nation by your works, by your actions," Mottley told Rihanna, a reference to her 2012 chart-topping single 'Diamonds'.

According to the Daily Mail, Rihanna is the second woman in Barbados history to be given the title of National Hero after religious leader Sarah Ann Gill, who died in 1866. She is also only one of two living Barbadian National Heroes — the other is 85-year-old cricketer Sir Garfield.

In 2019, Forbes declared Rihanna the richest female musician alive with a net worth of $600 million and in 2021, she officially became a billionaire. She became the richest female musician in the world with a net worth of an estimated $1.4 billion. Much of her fortune comes from her 50% stake in her Fenty Beauty cosmetics line.

The ceremony also marked Barbados' transition to a republic and the relinquishment of British hold over the Island.


Tadka Nov 30, 2021 03:35pm
Dont think will get much love frm other side of border. Sobers is well loved
Timur Nov 30, 2021 03:58pm
What a fame one can achieve by removing clothes every now and then
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Nov 30, 2021 04:12pm
Too little, too late after 400 years of British hold on Barbados, known as "West Indies" in the cricket world since last 200 plus years.
Tahmad Nov 30, 2021 06:00pm
She is a beauty of Barbados, Rihanna...please help poors of Barbados and be proud of your home land on earth.
Chrís Dăn Nov 30, 2021 09:01pm
What a good news.
Chrís Dăn Nov 30, 2021 09:02pm
@Timur Rihana is one of the greatest artists of this century. Clothes or no clothes,her art is super most.
Chrís Dăn Nov 30, 2021 09:03pm
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad good things come late. They are independent from now on.Their New generations till end of planet will enjoy this freedom. How it is late!!
Truth be told Nov 30, 2021 10:26pm
@Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad You will cause Google to commit suicide one day and the world will suffer. Hence stop.