- Barbadian musician Rihanna has bagged major recognition as a National Hero of her home country, Barbados
- Prime minister Mia Mottley bestowed the special honour on the singer in a ceremony attended by many
- The recognition makes the much-loved singer the second woman to bag the title in the country’s history
Singer and beauty entrepreneur Robin Rihanna Fenty has scored another impressive recognition in her home country, Barbados.
The Fenty boss was among dignitaries who gathered in her hometown of Bridgetown on Monday, November 29, in celebration of the country becoming a colony and breaking ties with the British monarchy, BBC reports.
The ceremony which was also the inauguration of president-elect Sandra Mason as head of state saw the music star being bestowed the honour of National Hero of Barbados by Prime Minister Mia Mottley.
Conferring the honour on Rihanna, Daily Mail quoted Mottley to have said:
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“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.”
Rihanna was born in Barbados in 1988 and was raised in Bridgetown before she was discovered and started her music career.
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Some weeks ago, Rihanna and her rapper boo, ASAP Rocky showed up at Nigerian singer Wizkid's Made in Lagos (MIL) concert in Los Angeles.
A video of the lovers where they were sighted backstage at the concert surfaced on social media and got fans excited.
Rihanna excited as she meets Nigerian star Tems at event
In a related story about the singer, Legit.ng previously reported that Rihanna met Tems at an event in the US and shrieked in excitement.
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The Fenty boss made sure to hug Tems and they even discussed for several minutes. Nigerians on social media were impressed.
An excited fan of Tems who reacted to the link-up wrote:
"Talent different from Grace. When the two collaborate, It’s all over. Big up TEMS. You deserve everything good."
Another fan teasingly wrote:
"Rihanna is so lucky for meeting Tems."