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We visited Rihanna Drive: The street and house in Barbados where superstar Rihanna was born

  • We visited Rihanna Drive: The street and house in Barbados where superstar Rihanna was born
    Rihanna & Karina Giorgenello at the gate of the superstar's birthplace We visited Rihanna Drive: The street and house in Barbados where superstar Rihanna was born
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In recent years, Barbados has also built a reputation for its powerful women, most notably music megastar Rihanna and Prime Minister Mia Mottley.

In addition to touring its beaches, enjoying the gastronomy and steeping in history at Mount Gay Distilleries, where rum is said to have been born, visitors to Barbados cannot miss visiting the birthplace of superstar Rihanna.

Before Rihanna became a global pop superstar and successful businesswoman, she was Robyn. Little Robyn Rihanna Fenty attended Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary School, in a neighborhood of colorful houses along Westbury New Road in St. Michael, on the outskirts of Bridgetown.

Following Grammy Awards, platinum records, and her rise as a fashion entrepreneur, Westbury New Road was given its current name: Rihanna Drive.

The Barbados government changed the name of that stretch of street to rename it Rihanna Drive. Local visitors and international tourists flock to the modest green and orange painted cottage to see where Barbados' biggest star grew up.

Rihanna was born on February 20, 1988 in Barbados and although she became independent from her parents at the age of 16, she always returns to her homeland.

The singer, who participated this year 2023 in the Super Bowl halftime show, has become one of the highest representatives of Barbados.

In recent years, Barbados has also built a reputation for its powerful women, most notably music megastar Rihanna and Prime Minister Mia Mottley.

Mottley, who took office as prime minister in 2018, has built an impressive reputation on the world stage thanks to his impassioned speeches on climate change and its impact on developing island nations.

With her line of cosmetics and other ventures that also include fashion design, the Barbadian has managed to position herself as a billionaire. The difference has been made by running an inclusive campaign in which its perfumes are unisex and its makeup bases have several dozen color palettes so that no one is left out.