Pop singer, actress and designer Rihanna can add another accolade to her growing list of achievements after being given a new ambassadorial role by the government of Barbados. The artist, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, was named "Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary" for her home country on Thursday (Sep 20).
The role involves promoting education, tourism and investment.
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said she was honoured to confer the title.
The singer was born in Saint Michael in Barbados, and grew up in in the capital Bridgetown. She lived there until her teen years when she was discovered by an American record producer, who helped her break into the US charts.
Last year a street she used to live on was renamed Rihanna Drive in her honour.
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