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Rihanna gets road named after her in Barbados

Music sensation and entrepreneur, Rihanna, had a road named after her in Barbados where she grew up.

On Barbados Independence Day, this week, the government of Barbados renamed the Westbury New Road to Rihanna Drive in honour of the singer.

on any block.

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To mark the special occasion, Rih Rih wore a gorgeous bright yellow Hellessy tunic dress and looked like absolutely stunning.

a day my people and I will never forget! all the lessons, running around barefoot, nosey neighbors, braiding hair on the step, playing in the cemetery, walking to the beach, rum shop karaoke keeping the whole street awake til 4am (“only the lonely” by Roy Orbison is playing in my head as I type this) , stealing Sammy pomegranates from his tree, begging my mother to let me walk to Jan’s shop cause she had American snacks, selling plastic/glass bottles to Peter so I could buy those American snacks, getting my hair hot combed for Harvest at church, doing my homework on my front step while Miss Hyacinth yells “ya gon get belly hurt from dat cold step” across from her veranda, watching iFE walk past with her dreads dragging on the floor like a couture gown, all the times I thought Melissa came to hang out with me, turns out she was dating my next door neighbor all along, rushing to do dishes when my mother’s high heels start hitting the pavement as she gets off the bus from work……right here on this street! WESTBURY is more than a community, we’re family!!! Thank you for all that you’ve poured into my life and the woman I am! It takes a village, and I’m glad my village was you!!!! To God be the Glory!!!! #RiRiDrive

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She shared pictures of the event on her Instagram account and captioned it, “A day my people and I will never forget! All the lessons, running around barefoot, nosey neighbors, braiding hair on the step, playing in the cemetery, walking to the beach, rum shop karaoke keeping the whole street awake till 4am (“Only the Lonely” by Roy Orbison is playing in my head as I type this), stealing Sammy’s pomegranates from his tree, begging my mother to let me walk to Jan’s shop cause she had American snacks, selling plastic/glass bottles to Peter so I could buy those American snacks, getting my hair hot combed for Harvest at church, doing my homework on my front step while Miss Hyacinth yells “ya gon get belly hurt from dat cold step” across from her veranda, watching iFE walk past with her dreads dragging on the floor like a couture gown, all the times I thought Melissa came to hang out with me, turns out she was dating my next door neighbor all along, rushing to do dishes when my mother’s high heels start hitting the pavement as she gets off the bus from work……right here on this street! WESTBURY is more than a community, we’re family! Thank you for all that you’ve poured into my life and the woman I am! It takes a village, and I’m glad my village was you!!!! To God be the Glory! #RiRiDrive”

Rihanna unveiled a plaque to commemorate the name change.

The plaque read “Welcome to Rihanna Drive… My home. My whole life was shaped on this very road. I was just a little girl riding bikes, running around barefoot, and flying kites in the cemetery, but I had BIG dreams. Dreams that were born and realized right here.”

It continued, “Thank you to my family, my country and the people of Westbury New Road! You will forever be a part of who I am, and for that, I am honoured to have this place named after me.”

Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados and raised in Bridgetown. In 2005, Rihanna rose to fame with the release of her debut studio album Music of the Sun and its follow-up A Girl Like Me (2006), which charted on the top 10 of the US Billboard 200.

Rihanna is one of the best-selling artists of all time and is the youngest and fastest solo artist to earn fourteen number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as a current total of 31 Top 10 Hits on the same chart.

She recently launched a cosmetics line by the name Fenty Beauty which became an instant hit, especially with women of colour.



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