World’s newest republic Barbados declares Rihanna a national hero

Barbados declared hit singer Rihanna a national hero at its republican celebrations in her hometown of Bridgetown.

Prime Minister Mia Mottley introduced that the 33-year-old can be conferred with the honour of National Hero of Barbados to cheers. Rihanna was known as up earlier than the crowds to be congratulated by Mottley.

“May you proceed to shine like a diamond and convey honour to your nation by your works, by your actions,” Mottley instructed Rihanna, a reference to her 2012 chart-topping single “Diamonds”.

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