Entertainment Rihanna Gets Street Named After Her in Barbados

02:07  02 december  2017
02:07  02 december  2017 Source:   etonline.com

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The street Rihanna grew up on in Barbados is officially changing its name to honor their most famous former resident.

Rihanna 's getting honored with her own street in Barbados and it's the very same one she grew up on. The Government of Barbados will officially change Westbury New Road to Rihanna Drive Thursday in honor of RiRi.

a woman smiling for the camera© Provided by ETOnline The people of Barbados can now take a walk down Rihanna Drive.

The 29-year-old singer was honoured in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Thursday, as the street, she grew up on as a child was renamed after her.

RiRi couldn't have looked more stunning -- or proud -- in an off-the-shoulder yellow Hellessy shirt dress at the ceremony. Officials announced last month that they were changing the name of Westbury New Road in Barbados' capital as a tribute to the GRAMMY winner.

Rihanna took to Instagram to celebrate the occasion, sharing a pic of her new street sign.

"On any block," she captioned the pic, before reflecting on her childhood in Barbados.

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The 29-year-old singer's childhood home now sits on Rihanna Drive.

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"A day my people and I will never forget!" she began a touching essay about the memories she shared with her neighbours and family on the 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."

From her hit songs to her fashion and beauty lines to her acting roles, Rihanna has given Barbados a lot to be proud of. See more on the singer in the video below.

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