Multi-award winning artist, designer, and activist Rihanna has been made an ambassador by the government of her home country Barbados.
Rihanna, full name Robyn Rihanna Fenty, can now add ‘Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary’ to her CV as of Thursday.
In her new role, Rihanna’s responsibilities include promoting education, tourism and investment for the Caribbean island.
Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said the Government was honoured to give the title to Rihanna especially after her incredible efforts in raising the island’s profile internationally.
“Rihanna has a deep love for this country and this is reflected in her philanthropy, especially in the areas of health and education,” the prime minister said. “She also shows her patriotism in the way she gives back to this country and continues to treasure the island as her home.”
The 30-year-old has actually been Barbados’ Cultural Ambassador since 2008 but now, ~ Ambassador Fenty ~ will be able to use her global influence across a range of different areas.
In a statement Rihanna said she “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.”
When Rihanna’s not pulling off incredible shows at New York Fashion Week, she’s raising awareness for equal access education. In 2012, the artist founded the Clara Lionel Foundation – a nonprofit organisation focused on improving the lives of disadvantaged communities around the world in the areas of education and healthcare.
Savage x Fenty by Rihanna recently partnered up with the Clara Lionel Foundation for a limited edition Short Robe and Cami & Hipster Set. 50 per cent of sale proceeds go to emergency response work and local education.
You can shop the lewks, HERE.
Earlier this week, Rihanna penned an opinion piece for The Guardian championing the importance of education in developing nations around the world. Read it, HERE.