A street to be named after Rihanna in Babados


Babados plans to name a street after Rihanna, one of her greatest exports in commemoration of the country’s independence come November 30th this year.

The street where the good girl gone bad grew up, Westbury New Road will be renamed Rihanna Drive the Loop News Babados reports.

The country’s Ministry of Tourism disclosed this in a statement issued over the weekend.

The Government of Barbados will on Independence Day, Thursday, November 30, 2017 officially change the name of Westbury New Road located in St. Michael to Rihanna Drive in honour of Barbadian superstar Ms. Robyn Rihanna Fenty who grew up in Westbury New Road.

Barbados’ Prime Minister Feundel Stuart and the multi grammy awards singer will participate in the unveiling ceremony which will take place between 3-5pm on the 30th of November.


Recalled that Rihanna was named Humanitarian of the Year by Harvard University.

The University noted that Riri was given the award for her charitable work for women’s health and for young girls’ education, The Harvard Gazette reports. “Rihanna has charitably built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown, Barbados,” Dr. S. Allen Counter, director of the Harvard Foundation says.

He said; “She has also created the Clara Lionel Foundation Scholarship Program (named for her grandmother and grandfather) for students attending college in the US from Caribbean countries, and supports the Global Partnership for Education and Global Citizen Project, a multi-year campaign which will provide children with access to education in over 60 developing countries, giving priority to girls, and those affected by lack of access to education in the world today.

“In 2014, Rihanna became the Global Partnership for Education Global Ambassador. It is for these philanthropic initiatives and other acts of compassionate sharing that the students and faculty of the Harvard Foundation chose to honor Rihanna with the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year Award.”

Yesterday, Rihanna surpassed Michael Jackson as the artist with the most top 10 hits of all-time after her song ‘Love on the Brain’ gained new chart traction. Pretty good week to be Riri.

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