Rihanna has always embraced her Barbados roots, and now she has a new title in her home country.
The Barbados Government Information Service announced today that Rihanna (real name Robyn Fenty) has been named Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary.
Her specific responsibility in this new post will be, ‘promoting education, tourism and investment for the island,’ which she has already been doing on social media.
Earlier this week, Rihanna, 30, wrote an op-ed piece for The Guardian, where she described her experiences going to school in Barbados, and raised awareness for education deficit around the world.
She then took to Twitter to reach out to leaders from Germany, Japan, Finland and New Zealand, asking them to pledge funds for the Global Partnership for Education.Rihanna was appointed one of Barbados’ cultural ambassadors in 2008, to help promote tourism, but this title is much more expansive in scope.