Rihanna On Being Named Barbados Hero: Great To Be Recognised In The Soil That You Grew Up In
The Times of India Hyderabad|December 02, 2021
‘It is the first time in more than 20 years that barbados has bestowed a national hero honour’ The last person to receive the title was former cricket player Garfield St Aubrun Sobers. A total of 11 people have now been honoured since 1998, including a slave who led a rebellion and the first person of African descent to serve in the island’s Parliament.

Rihanna smiled under her face mask as she heard her name called in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday, but hesitated before she stood up. Before her, top Barbadian government officials encouraged her to join them at a crucial moment in her nation’s history. “You can come, my dear,” Mia Mottley, the Prime Minister of Barbados told the multi-Grammy winner.

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