Rihanna celebrated with an honorary degree from University of West Indies

Nduta Waweru Aug 8, 2018 at 08:51am

August 08, 2018 at 08:51 am | Entertainment

Nduta Waweru

Nduta Waweru | Contributor

August 08, 2018 at 08:51 am | Entertainment

The University of West Indies Cave Hill Campus will award singer Rihanna an honorary doctorate in October.

The ‘Umbrella’ singer will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Letters, which is given to people who have made huge contributions to the Caribbean and the world.

The degree was hinted at back in 2016 when a publication on Rihanna’s life Rihanna: Barbados World-Gurl in Global Popular Culture was launched.  The book featured eight Caribbean and American scholars who highlighted the rise to fame and the impact of the star across the world.

It will be the second honorary degree for the star who had received one from the Parsons School of Design in 2017.

Rihanna will be awarded alongside other Caribbean greats, Justice Adrian Dudley Saunders who will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws, and Professor Ebenezer Oduru Owusu who will receive an Honorary Doctor of Science.

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