You have seen Rihanna doing music, acting, designing, and now you’ll also get to see her as a politician since music star was named official ambassador of her native country Barbados. That’s right, RiRi can do it all!
The Barbados Government Information Office recently shared the news that Rihanna is getting appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. According to her new position, “Diamonds” singer will be responsible for “promoting education, tourism, and investment for the island.”
“Rihanna has a deep love for this country, and this is reflected in her philanthropy, especially in the areas of health and education,” – said Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley in a statement. “She also shows her patriotism in the way she gives back to this country and continues to treasure the island as her home. She has also demonstrated, beyond her success as a pop icon, significant creative acumen, and shrewdness in business. It is therefore fitting that we engage and empower her to play a more definitive role as we work to transform Barbados.”
This won’t be the first time, however, that Rihanna worked alongside the government of the country. Back in 2008, she served as Barbados’ Cultural Ambassador, promoting its tourism.
Now the 30-year-old is ready to help her country even on a bigger scale.
“I couldn’t be more proud to take on such a prestigious title in my home country,” – she said in a statement. “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. I look forward to working with Prime Minister Mottley and her team to reimagine Barbados.”
Rihanna was born in one of Barbados’ parishes Saint Michael, where she started her music career at the age of 15 forming a girl group. After meeting American record producer Evan Rogers in 2003, she managed to get a record deal with his help a year later, and her meteoric rise in the music world was about to start. Now she is the best-selling music artists of all time, with 250 million sold records, and owner of numerous honors and accolades including nine Grammy Awards.