Rihanna has been appointed the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for Barbados

Barbados is RiRis native country

by Asfa Shakeel

The government of Barbados has appointed Rihanna the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, adding to her already impressive resume. 

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Rihanna attends Vogue’s Forces of Fashion Conference at Milk Studios on October 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

RiRi was born Robyn Rihanna Fenty in Saint Michael, Barbados and grew up in the capital, Bridgetown. She was appointed the cultural ambassador of the Caribbean country in 2008. With her new post, she has added prestige and added responsibilities. Plenipotentiary is defined as “a person, especially a diplomat, invested with the full power of independent action on behalf of their government, typically in a foreign country.

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Rihanna attends Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Launch on September 23, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)

The government of Barbados announced the 30 year old’s new position on its information service site. The Prime Minister, Minister Mia Amor Mottley explained that it was RiRi’s passion that has given her this role, saying:

“Rihanna has a deep love for this country and this is reflected in her philanthropy, especially in the areas of health and education. 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.

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Rihanna hosts the launch of the AW17 FENTY PUMA at Bloomingdales on October 13, 2017 in NYC. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

RiRi herself said, “I couldn’t be more proud to take on such a prestigious title in my home country. 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.

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Rihanna said she is very proud of her new role. (Image source: Instagram/ Rihanna)

RiRi owns a cosmetics line after her birth name of Fenty.



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