Robyn Rihanna Fenty, popularly known as Rihanna, a Barbadian singer, businesswoman, and actress who is widely regarded as one of the most prominent singers of the 21st century has revealed that she is from the Igbo tribe in Africa precisely Nigeria.
In 2021, Rihanna revealed Tribe she originated from.
“My Mum Once Told Me, My Origin Was From Igbo Africa” – Rihanna Revealed.
We recall that recently, the Barbadian singer, actress, fashion designer was pronounced a billionaire and officially one of the wealthiest female musicians in the world.
Rihanna recent interview has caused mixed reactions on social media after she revealed what her mother once told her about her origin in Africa.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty was born on February 20, 1988, in Saint Michael, Barbados. She is the daughter of accountant Monica (née Braithwaite) and warehouse supervisor Ronald Fenty. Her mother is an Afro-Guyanese, while her father is a Barbadian of African, Irish, English, and Scottish descent. Rihanna has two brothers, Rorrey and Rajad Fenty, and two half-sisters and a half-brother from her father’s side, each born to different mothers from his previous relationships.
She grew up in a three-bedroom bungalow in Bridgetown and sold clothes with her father in a stall on the street. Her childhood was deeply affected by her father’s alcoholism and crack cocaine addiction, which contributed to her parents’ strained marriage.
Rihanna’s father used to abuse her mother physically, and Rihanna would try to get in between them to break up fights.
As a child, Rihanna had many CT scans for the excruciating headaches she suffered, recalling, “The doctors even thought it was a tumor, because it was that intense. By the time she was 14, her parents had divorced, and her health began to improve.
She grew up listening to reggae music. She attended Charles F. Broome Memorial Primary School and Combermere School, where she studied alongside future international cricketers Chris Jordan and Carlos Brathwaite.
As an 11-year-old, Rihanna was an army cadet in a sub-military programme, where the later Barbadian singer-songwriter Shontelle was her drill sergeant. She initially wanted to graduate from high school, though chose to pursue a musical career instead.