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For millionaire female singer, Rihanna, there seems to be so much happening, and so fast for her lately, on the back of the recent announcement by Forbes that she had stepped into the annals of history as the richest female entertainer at a $600 million net worth.

This
time around, it is her home country of Barbados that is doing something
extremely big for and in her name. Making the announcement recently, the
country’s first female prime minister, Mia Amor Mottley said there were plans
far-advanced between Rihanna’s team and her government to create a museum that
honors her work in the country.

She
becomes one of a handful of celebrities including ABBA, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and
Britney Spears to have celebrity museums in their names.

“We’ve been discussing with her [Rihanna] family – her brother in particular and her management – the need for them to establish a major museum with the government in Westbury Road so that people who leave the cruise terminal or who are at Kensington visiting for cricket have another iconic thing besides the Legends of Barbados Museum there at Herbert House,” Mottley said.

“We
hope that her family and government can work together to make that a meaningful
experience in the same way that when you go to Kingston, you can go and visit
Bob Marley’s house.”

Born
Robyn Rihanna Fenty and raised in Barbados before she set off to the United
States as a teenager to start her music career, the millionaire 31-year-old is
now a chart-topping musician, acclaimed actress,
major fashion designer and shrewd businesswoman.

Earlier
last year, the country of Barbados named her as an ambassador of education, tourism and investment,
renaming the street she grew up on as “Rihanna Drive” in 2017 and built a small
monument for her.

Prime
Minister Mottley is happy that Rihanna “… didn’t say ‘I want to build a
business’ or ‘when I build a successful business’, she said ‘when I build my
empire’ – and I’ve never forgotten that – and she has built an empire and is
still building it,” she said during an interview at Kensington Town Hall.

“Anybody who could start going to
school on a ZR [route taxi] from Westbury to Waterford and could now be the
most successful woman entertainer in the entire globe in my view deserves to be
recognized in her life as a living legend of Barbados as well.”

Praising Bajan cricket legend Sir Garfield Sobers, who was in
the audience, Mottley drew parallels between the country’s cultural landmarks
recognizing his achievements and her hopes for similar ones for Rihanna. Sobers
is among those honoured in the Legends of Barbados Cricket Museum and an
impressive statue depicting him batting stands outside the Oval, Barbados’
premier cricket ground.

The already popular online sensation, who was listed among
Time Magazine’s 25 most influential People on the Internet in 2017, is also
busy with other projects alongside her charitable work, including her Fenty
Beauty makeup line, Savage x Fenty lingerie line, Fenty x Puma
partnerships, and recording new music.

Source – Etsey Atisu. The content of this article does not necessarily reflect the views or opinion of Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com).