You've seen Rihanna making music, acting, designing, and now you'll also see her as a politician since the music star was named official ambassador of her native country, Barbados . . That's right, RiRi can do everything!
The Information Office of the Government of Barbados recently shared the news that Rihanna will be appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador. According to her new position, the singer of "Diamonds" 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 returns to this country and continues to treasure the island as her home." She has also demonstrated, beyond her success as a pop icon, her creative acumen and sagacity in business. Therefore, it is appropriate that we involve her and empower her to play a more definitive role as we work to transform Barbados. "
It will not be the first time, however, that Rihanna worked with the country's government. In 2008, she served as Cultural Ambassador of Barbados, promoting her tourism.
Now the 30-year-old girl is ready to help her country even on a larger scale.
"I could not be more proud to assume such a prestigious degree in my country of origin", – he said in a statement. "All Barbadians are going to have to play their part in this current effort, and I am ready and excited to take responsibility, and I look forward to working with Prime Minister Mottley and her team to reimagine Barbados."
Rihanna was born in one of the parishes of San Francisco, Barbados, where she began her musical career at the age of 15, forming a group of girls. After meeting the American producer Evan Rogers in 2003, he got a recording contract with his help a year later, and his meteoric rise in the world of music was about to begin. Now she is the best-selling sales artist of all time, with 250 million albums sold, and holds numerous honors and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards.