American popstar and business head honcho, Rihanna Fenty, on Monday night was conferred as a National Hero in Barbados as the Caribbean country turned into a republic.
Rihanna was respected as the eleventh National Hero during the presidential introduction function at Bridgetown where Barbados was officially named a republic, Metro UK announced.
The Barbadian Prime Minister, Mia Mottley, in a speech, featured the vocalist's achievements, saying, "Commanding the creative mind of the world through the quest for excellence, her innovativeness, her discipline, and regardless of anything else, her extraordinary obligation to the land of her introduction to the world.
"Having satisfied that Ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty has given service to Barbados which has been exemplified by visionary and pioneering leadership, extraordinary achievement and the attaining of the highest excellence to the Government of Barbados."
Mottley added, "My Government has the distinct honor of recommending to the president who has kindly and graciously accepted that Ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty shall have conferred upon her the order of National Hero of Barbados."
During the occasion, the 33-year-old vocalist who turned into an Ambassador of Barbados in 2018, met with Prince Charles, who addressed his mother at the historic occasion.
The function additionally invited Barbados' first president, Sandra Mason, in the wake of eliminating the Queen, as head of state.