As Robyn Rihanna Fenty clocks 31, we have quite a number of reasons to believe the Grammy-winning Pop star, beautypreneur, and actor is a living goddess. Rihanna has proven time and again that she is a wonder woman as she keeps winning over millions of fans with her music, fashion, philanthropy, business acumen and all round badassery. Rihanna has amassed several awards since her debut in the music industry at the young age of 15.

Today, the Barbadian Beauty turns 31, and to celebrate, we are sharing 8 reasons we believe Riri is a living goddess, apart from her music.

– Rihanna is a Business Mogul:

In every sense of the word! Rihanna has her own fragrance line, lingerie line (SavageXFenty) and cometics line (Fenty Beauty. Also, Rihanna makes collaborations and partnerships looks extremely easy with her successful partnerships and campaigns with notable fashion brands over the years. In 2016, she collaborated with PUMA launching FentyXPuma, a collection of apparels and shoes, which was a huge success. Rihanna has also worked with Armani Jeans and Armani underwear (2011), River Island (2013), Balmain (2014), Dior (2015), Gucci (2016), Chopard (2017) to mention a few. Lately, there have been speculations of a possible partnership with LVMH to launch a luxury fashion label, following Riri being spotted with sunshades engraved with Fenty.

– Fenty Beauty launched with 40 shades of Proflitr foundation!

Fenty Beauty had one of the most anticipated launches in recent times. In a time when inclusion has become increasingly important, Fenty Beauty launched in September 2017 with 40 shades. In January 2019, Fenty Beauty launched 10 additional shades, bringing the total to 50 shades. The brand also launched Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer in 50 shades. Each shade of Pro Filt’r concealer range is made to correspond with the same or any suitable Pro Filt’r Foundation number.

– Rihanna is an Actor:

A girl of many talents, Rihanna has featured in a number of movies. Talk about multitalented! From the early beginnings of Bring It on: All or Nothing (2006), to Battleship (2012), This is the End (2013), Home (2015), Oceans 8 (2018). Is there anything she can not do?!!

– She is an Ambassador:

Owing to her global influence in music (8 Grammys and counting), and her influence in fashion, charity and the society at large, Rihanna Fenty was named “Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary” in Barbados on 21st September 2018 same day as the country’ Independence Day. Prior to that she has served as a Cultural ambassador promoting Barbados tourism industry.

– SAVAGE X FENTY is about more than lingerie:

Savage X is Rihanna’s lingerie line she launched 9th January 2018. The lingerie is made up of assortments of sheer camisoles, cut-out body suits, body-positive briefs and bras, heart-shaped pasties. Rihanna went on to describe Savage X as a lingerie line that is all about respect and being unapologetically yourself.

– Rihanna’s campaigns are all Diverse and Inclusive

In her much anticipated and lauded beauty line Fenty Beauty, Rihanna fully comprehends the true strength of diversity and inclusivity and she leveraged massively on it. Rihanna fashion brands and makeup line campaigns embrace people of all skin types, ethnicity, body shapes and sizes.

Her spectacular New York Fashion Show presentation featured a diverse range of models, including 2 pregnant models, one of whom was Slick Woods, one of the brand favorites who went into labour shortly after.

Recently, she followed a Nigerian model, Adetutu on Instagram with tribal marks on her face, campaigning to model for her beauty line Fenty beauty.

– Rihanna is the coolest girl pal:

Even though she is popularly known to be a highly lauded celebrity, Rihanna, the Arabic word for sweet basil is the most down-to-earth person.

In 2018, Rihanna became friends with Monia, one of her fans undergoing treatment for cancer. Sadly, Monia lost her battle to cancer December 2018, and Rihanna paid the most touching tribute to her on her Instagram.

– The Rihanna Diamond Ball Experience:

BadgalRiri has a good heart. Since 2012, She has had an annual Diamond ball, a fundraiser for her American NGO Clara Lionel Foundation that helps benefit underprivileged communities all over the world with education, healthcare amongst many other programs.

Here’s one more.

– One time for Rihanna the Fashionista!

Rihanna sure knows how to make an entrance, she raises the red carpet standards like its no one’s business. For the 2018 Met Gala which she co-hosted with Donatella Versace, Anna Wintour, and Amal Clooney, Rihanna paid tribute to the Pope with her Maison Margiela gown with a papal tiara like those worn by medieval era Popes in 1960s – the perfect interpretation for the Met Gala theme: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.


Images via Instagram/badgalriri, Instagram/SavageXFenty and Instagram/fentybeauty

From Bright Yellow Capes to Floor length satin dresses and faux locs, Ri is not one to play it safe.

What more convincing do you need? An amazing person all round, Happy birthday, Riri!

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