I am an Igbo woman – Billionaire Pop Star Rihanna reveals

Posted by News Express | 12 August 2021 | 5,418 times

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•American pop star, Rihanna
 
 
 
 
Popular American superstar, singer and brand influencer Rihanna has revealed she has Igbo roots.
 
The Barbadian singer, actress, fashion designer, was recently pronounced a billionaire and officially one of the wealthiest female musicians in the world.
 
The star’s net worth is estimated at $1.7 billion while still receiving almost $1.4 billion from her beauty cosmetics line.
 
Rihanna’s other fortune comes from her lingerie company, which is worth another $270 million while not forgetting her branded earrings.
 
The billionaire star in a recent interview stated her mother disclosed her real origin to her as she noted she is primarily an Igbo woman.
 
She said: “My mom told me that I am originally an Igbo woman. Igbo is a tribe in Africa.”
 
Responding to Rihanna's revelation, a Nigerian scholar, Dr. Joe Emeson, described it as credible.
 
He wrote on a WhatsApp forum on Thursday, August 12, 2021, saying: "Rihanna is from the Caribbean island of Barbados, born in Saint Michael and raised in the country's capital and largest city, Bridgetown. Her mother, Monica Braithwaite, is of Afro-Guyanese decent and her father, Ronald Fenty, is of Afro-Barbadian and Irish heritage.
 
"It’s possible that the mother’s lineage could be traced to the Igbos of Southeast of Nigeria." (Partly based on a report by The Nation)




Source: News Express

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