Rihanna, Barbados’ most famous daughter, will get a permanent landmark named after her in the neighborhood she grew up in.
In a press release, The Ministry of Tourism in Barbados announced:
“The Government of Barbados will on Independence Day, Thursday 30th November, 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.”
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart and Rihanna are scheduled to unveil the signage at a two hour ceremony on Westbury New Road, from 3.00pm to 5.00pm on Independence Day. (PR)
The Singer’s childhood home and community were briefly featured on her episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter in 2012. And now Rihanna’s roots are being recognized as her successes puts her home on the map.