Rihanna has been named a National Hero of Barbados as part of the country’s celebrations as it declares itself a republic. Her official title is now The Right Excellent Robyn Rihanna Fenty.
After 396 years under British rule (albeit as an independent state within the Commonwealth since 1966), at midnight last night, the Caribbean island of Barbados declared itself a republic, removing Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. President-elect Sandra Mason is now set to take the country on what she called “her maiden voyage” in the capital of Bridgetown.
Also in attendance at the ceremony was the famous Bajan Rihanna, who received her honorary title from Prime Minister Mia Mottley.
“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”, said Mottley, as the musician came to the stage.
Now, Your Right Excellence, how about that a new album, eh?