Pop superstar, actress, entrepreneur, fashion icon Rihanna has added a new apppoitment to her resume as an Ambassador in her home country barbados.
She is now Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, the Barbados government announced on Friday, September 21. Rihanna will be responsible for “promoting education, tourism and investment for the island,” said the official statement, which referrered to the singer as Ambassador Fenty.
Rihanna said she “couldn’t be more proud” to be given the prestigious title and was looking forward to help “re-imagine Barbados”.
As well as her multi-platinum musical talents, the 30-year-old was hailed for her “significant creative acumen and shrewdness in business” by the Caribbean island’s prime minister, Mia Amor Mottley.
“Rihanna has a deep love for this country and this is reflected in her philanthropy, especially in the areas of health and education,” the prime minister said.
“She also shows her patriotism in the way she gives back to this country and continues to treasure the island as her home.”
Already a cultural ambassador for Barbados, her expanded role reflects her “global influence across a much broader range of areas”.
Ms Motley also noted her “significant” charitable contributions at home and abroad.
In her statement, Rihanna was quoted as saying she “couldn’t be more proud” of being given the chance to help shape the future of her home country
“I couldn’t be more proud to take on such a prestigious title in my home country,” Rihanna said.
“Every Barbadian is going to have to play their role in this current effort, and I’m ready and excited to take on the responsibility.”