Rihanna made Barbados ambassador by tourist board

'Man Down' singer wants people to experience the 'spirit and warmth' of her nation

Rihanna has been made an ambassador for her homeland of Barbados.

The ‘Man Down’ singer has joined forces with her country’s tourist board, and she says she wants people to experience the “spirit and warmth” of her people.

Rihanna said: “Barbados is a place like no other and one of the reasons for this is the spirit and national pride of our people. I want each and every visitor to this beautiful island to experience what makes this destination different from all others and that is the spirit and warmth of my fellow Barbadians.”

She will begin her duties by bringing her world tour to the city of Bridgetown in August, according to RihannaNow.com.

The Barbados Tourism Authority said in a statement: “We are proud to announce that musical sensation and social phenomenon Rihanna has partnered with the Barbados Tourism Authority as an exclusive promotional partner for three years. Celebrate this amazing announcement today by joining us on August 5 as she brings her ‘Loud’ tour to Bridgetown, Barbados, her homeland.”