Barbadian singer, businesswoman, and actress, Rihanna Fenty has announced that her namesake makeup brand Fenty Beauty will officially kick off in Asia this September.

Fashion and beauty enthusiasts will be able to test out products from the cosmetics line at the beginning of this September, in person and shop for them in Hong Kong, Macau, as well as Seoul and Jeju in South Korea.

Back in May, it was announced that Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) and Rihanna teamed up to create a “new luxury Maison” named Fenty. A collection of ready to wear, shoes, and accessories, as an extension of her beauty line.

The fashion icon singer took to her social media to make this announcement, she wrote;

Notably, Sephora will be relaunching in Hong Kong with a brand new boutique this August in the city’s IFC mall in Central.

In Seoul, fans may find Fenty Beauty at Duty Free locations at Lotte and Shinsegae, while those in Jeju may shop the collection at Shilla Duty Free stores.

Fans of Rihanna were very excited about the news and had some suggestions of who should be her ambassador. K-pop singer Kai was by far the fan favourite.



When I launched @fentybeauty in 2017, it was important to me to make sure it was available globally so everyone had access to it. And now we are continuing to expand our Fenty Beauty family to Hong Kong, Macau, Seoul and Jeju in September!

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We will be available in Hong Kong & Macau at T Galleria by @DFSOfficial, @sephorahongkong, @harveynicholshk, Beauty Bazaar, and Beauty Avenue. In Seoul, you can find us in Duty Free locations at @lottedfs_global, @shinsegaedf, and in Jeju at The Shilla DF.

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We will be available in Hong Kong & Macau at T Galleria by @DFSOfficial, @sephorahongkong, @harveynicholshk, Beauty Bazaar, and Beauty Avenue. In Seoul, you can find us in Duty Free locations at @lottedfs_global, @shinsegaedf, and in Jeju at The Shilla DF.


KAI also has ties to lotte, he would be perfect as your korean ambassador hopefully comes thru 😉 pic.twitter.com/n9wGCaSpHf

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It has been revealed that plans are underway for a museum to be built in Rihanna’s honor back home in her Bajan native.

The reveal came courtesy of the country’s first female Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who shared the news during a recent speech in London.

Per Mottley, the space would be a permanent, interactive cultural tribute to the RiRi.

Speaking on the 31-year-old’s impact (which includes being an official ambassador for Barbados), she said:

“Anybody who could start going to school on a ZR [route taxi] from Westbury to Waterford and could now be the most successful woman entertainer in the entire globe in my view deserves to be recognised in her life as a living legend of Barbados as well.”

She continued…

“She didn’t say ‘I want to build a business’ or ‘when I build a successful business’, she said ‘when I build my empire’ – and I’ve never forgotten that – and she has built an empire and is still building it.”

On The museum specifically, Mottley added:

“We’ve been discussing with her [Rihanna] family – her brother in particular and her management – the need for them to establish a major museum with the government in Westbury Road so that people who leave the cruise terminal or who are at Kensington visiting for cricket have another iconic thing besides the Legends of Barbados Museum there at Herbert House.” [Source]

The news comes on the heels of the launch of Fenty – Rihanna’s luxury fashion house with LVMH, which is the first original label the latter has established since 1987.

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Rihanna’s highly successful ventures across multiple industries are worthy of a standing ovation. From lingerie and beauty to fashion and music, her ascendance to multi-hyphenate territory has only heightened the public’s fixation on her every move. In her latest cover story for Interview Magazine, the award-winning artist spoke to her Ocean’s 8 costar Sarah Paulson about her upcoming album, being in love, becoming a mother one day, and her relationship with religion. 

“I’m so shy,” Rihanna tells Paulson. “I don’t even want you to know I’m shy.” Although she hasn’t released a new album since 2016’s Anti, she admits her entrepreneurial success has meant dividing her time between the multitude of projects she has in the works, including new music. 

“It’s the reason why an album isn’t being spat out like it used to,” she admits. “I used to be in the studio, only the studio, for three months straight, and an album would come out. Now, it’s like a carousel. I do fashion one day, lingerie the next, beauty the next, then music the next. It’s like having a bunch of kids and you need to take care of them all.”

“Okay, but as a hungry kid, I need a new Rihanna album. How much longer do we have to wait?” Paulson then asks her. “It really does suck that it can’t just come out, because I’m working on a really fun one right now,” Rihanna replies. “I’m really happy with a lot of the material we have so far, but I am not going to put it out until it’s complete. It makes no sense to rush it, but I want it out. I’ve gotten to the point where I’m like, “Even if I don’t have the time to shoot videos, I’m going to put an album out.”

Although Paulson continues to press her costar about a release date, Rihanna admits “I wish I knew,” and explains that she has blocked off a “solid period of time” in the studio next month. 

In addition to music-related inquiries, the Glass actress asks her to divulge about her love life, and whether or not children are on the horizon. “Are you in love,” Paulson asks. “Of course I am,” Rihanna promptly responds. Although she opts for silence when asked about marriage, she notes that becoming a mother is something she wants, “more than anything in life.” 

When asked whether or not she has ever questioned her faith, the Grammy-award winner notes that although she’s never doubted her religious beliefs, she has felt as though her relationship with God was strained at times.

“I have been in a place where I felt like maybe I had disappointed God so much that we weren’t as close,” Rihanna explains. “Actually, that happened to me while I was making Anti. That was a really hard time, but, thank God, I got through it.”

According to a recent report by Forbes, Rihanna is currently the wealthiest female musician in the world, surpassing greats like Beyoncé and Céline Dion. This was undoubtedly influenced by her partnership with luxury fashion conglomerate LVMH, and the commercial success of her beauty and lingerie lines. With the imminent arrival of her upcoming album, there doesn’t appear to be anything that’s capable of slowing Rihanna down. 

You can read Paulson and Rihanna’s full conversation for Interview here https://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/meet-rihanna-the-shy-gal

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At just 31, Rihanna has officially been named the world’s richest female musician by Forbes.

A new Forbes report published on Tuesday estimated the singer’s massive assets to be worth about $600 million, thereby placing her ahead of fellow music superstars as Madonna ($570 million), Celine Dion ($450 million) and Beyoncé ($400 million).

This is coming on the heels of the news that her early mentor Jay-Z has just become the first rap billionaire.

A breakdown indicated that Rihanna’s earnings tripled as a result of her partnership with LVMH, the French luxury goods giant run by billionaire Bernard Arnault.

Rihanna and LVMH co-own the makeup brand Fenty Beauty which was launched in September 2017.

Not only did the business quickly become a viral success, it also racked up a reported $100 million in sales in its first few weeks, propelled by Rihanna’s fame and 71 million Instagram followers.

Forbes said Fenty Beauty generated an estimated $570 million in revenue last year, after only 15 months in business.

The entire operation is worth, conservatively, more than $3 billion.

Forbes estimates that LVMH owns an estimated 50% of it, while Rihanna has about 15%, a figure a spokesperson for the artist disputed but would not clarify further.

The Barbados native, who overcame hardships including an abusive addict father and a well-publicised assault by then-boyfriend Chris Brown in 2009, also co-owns the Savage X Fenty lingerie line with Los Angeles-based online fashion firm TechStyle Fashion Group.

She has millions in earnings from her career touring and releases as a singer, which make up the rest of her fortune.

Her empire continues to grow. In May, LVMH and Rihanna announced Fenty, a new clothing house that will make high-end clothes, shoes, accessories, and jewelry.

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Rihanna’s luxury clothing line Fenty is the first luxury line helmed by a woman of color at fashion conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH). Accordingly, Rihanna took that groundbreaking spirit and infused it into every detail of Fenty’s first collection.

In conversation with Vogue UK, Rihanna spoke about the campaign’s imagery,which draws inspiration from the 1960s Black Is Beautiful movement. In the images, Rihanna takes us to history class, as she juxtaposed her models directly against vintage photographs by Kwame Brathwaite. In the 1950s and 60s, Kwame was a photographer who documented the cultural richness of Harlem’s African-American community. He also organized pageants to celebrate Black beauty; the pageants were so successful that they ran for five years and inspired the term Black is Beautiful.

“When I was coming up with the concept for this release, we were just digging and digging and we came up with these images,” Rihanna told Vogue UK. “They made me feel they were relevant to what we are doing right now,” adding that she received permission for Kwame (who is now 81) to use the images. “It was a really strange and powerful parallel.”

That parallel plays out in the stark campaign images. Using Kwame’s photos of the Grandassa models — a group of pageant models and activists who promoted the Black is Beautiful idea — Rihanna tied together historical depictions of Black women and the Fenty aesthetic. In one image, Nomsa Brathwaite (Kwame’s sister-in-law) wears a headwrap and a long chandelier earring; next to her, Rihanna’s models play together in white power suits, wearing rhyming earrings.

Ultimately, the campaign serves as a necessary reminder that, at one time, Black beauty was not widely promoted or accepted as activists had to fight for visibility and acceptance of African-American features and styling. Even today, beauty diversity is still nowhere close to where it needs to be — though Rihanna, through her makeup and clothing, has been instrumental in encouraging accessibility in the fashion industry.

Still, Rihanna is careful to explain that while her clothes embrace the legacy of black creatives, they aren’t necessarily meant to be political themselves. “Well, I don’t know if it’s political so much as embracing the fact that people should be more aware,” she said. “But definitely, we want people to see the parallels between what was then and what this is now, in a modern way.” And Fenty’s clothes are definitely modern, with their sharp tailoring and monochromatic colors.

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On the 10th of May, singer-turned-entrepreneur, Rihanna made history, becoming the first woman to launch an original brand at the LVMH luxury goods collective, which is home to brands such as Givenchy, Dior, Louis Vuitton, and now Fenty Maison.  

While the brand debuted in Paris on Friday, the online global launch is still to come. To prepare us for the latest episode of Rihanna’s world domination, Fenty has been releasing a steady flow of sartorial images, shot by the talented Nigerian photographer, Ruth Ossai

Speaking with The New York Times, who first aired the news of Rihanna’s latest business exploit, the LVMH chairman, Bernard Arnault said “to support Rihanna to start up the Fenty Maison, we have built a talented and multicultural team…” of which Ruth Ossai seems to be a member.

Ruth Ossai has an incredibly unique photography style, comprising of animated backdrops and textured mats for her distinctive sets, which have now appeared on Fenty’s Instagram story, as they tease their upcoming campaign. 

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Last week, Fenty aired behind the scenes footage of another campaign. Using a variety of different scenes for the set design, some of the landscapes behind the Fenty-clad models looked surprisingly familiar, with Lagos and potentially other parts of Nigeria being used for the backdrops.

Watch the Fenty teaser video below:

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LVMH and Rihanna’s fashion venture is finally materializing. Riri is set to present her first collection for the new label, which will be branded Fenty, later this month in Paris.

The label is called Fenty, after the singer’s full name – Robyn Rihanna Fenty, and will launch in Spring 2019.

Rihanna will become the first woman to create an original brand at LVMH, the first woman of color at the top of an LVMH Maison, and her line will be the first new house created by the group since Christian Lacroix in 1987. It joins such storied heritage brands as Dior, Givenchy, Celine and Fendi and positions Rihanna as a breakthrough designer on a number of levels.

The singer, who has 70 million followers on Instagram, is widely known for her bold fashion choices.

Fenty, which will produce clothing, shoes, and accessories, is the first new label under the LVMH brand since 1987. The label will join around 70 brands already in the LVMH group, including Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, and Givenchy.

In a statement, Rihanna said that she had been given a “unique opportunity to develop a fashion house in the luxury sector, with no artistic limits.”

She added: “I couldn’t imagine a better partner both creatively and business-wise, and I’m ready for the world to see what we have built together.”

The chairman and CEO of LVMH, Bernard Arnault, said Rihanna would be supported with a team and resources.


The singer’s cosmetics brand, Fenty Beauty, reached nearly 500 million euros (£431 million) in sales by the end of 2018. The brand has been widely praised for its inclusivity.

Rihanna also launched her own Savage X Fenty lingerie line in 2018.

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Since the launch of Fenty Beauty in 2017, every product that they’ve released has had people rushing to the nearest Sephora in hopes that it doesn’t sell out. They’ve conquered the beauty world in terms of inclusivity and have won hearts with their amazing branding and marketing campaigns. Now they are set to conquer the world of skin care and we are so stoked.

The details have yet to be announced, but here’s what we know so far: According to Page Six, “Fenty Skin” was officially listed as a trademark on the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s website as of March 25, 2019 (i.e. less than a month ago). You might remember that there were rumors of a Fenty skin-care line coming in September of 2017 after a fan found items like creams, lotions, gels, and cleansers, registered under “House of Fenty.” But besides the brand’s best-selling Body Lava, we’ve yet to see other complexion-care products from Fenty.

According to Allure, Since then, trademarks have been filed under the new “Fenty Skin” label, including “medicated and non-medicated skincare, soap, body care and personal care products (excluding color cosmetics, perfume and other fragrance-only products), and related accessories such as kits, tools and applicators.”

Rihanna has filed a lawsuit against her father Ronald Fenty for using her “Fenty” brand and his relationship to her to launch a business for himself, according to TMZ

TMZ reports that Rihanna, in court documents, claims her father started a talent development company in 2017 and named it Fenty Entertainment, adding that he’s profiting off the reputation she’s created with Fenty.

She also claims that Ronald and a business partner who The Blast claims to be Moses Perkins, falsely claimed to be her reps to solicit millions of dollars and even booked on a $15million tour in Latin America, and two concerts at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for $400,000.

Ronald has unsuccessfully tried to trademark “Fenty” to use with boutique hotels, the pop star claims, adding that he ignored the cease and desist letters she has been sending.

She wants damages, TMZ says, and wants an injunction against Ronald using the name “Fenty”.

Ronald and Rihanna’s mother Monica divorced when the singer was 14, but he has remained in contact with her.

Rihanna and Ronald were last seen publicly together in November 2018 at her maternal grandfather’s 90th birthday in Barbados.




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Adetetu OJ Alabi is a Nigerian model, anti-bully activist, tambour beading artist, social entrepreneur and advocate for beauty tribal marks and indigenous body modifications.

She is using social media to create awareness and change the tale of people with tribal marking in Africa. The beautiful model recently caught the  attention of International Music star Rihanna after started a campaign called #tribalmarkschallenge, to encourage Africans with tribal marks and also advocate for the ban of facial scarring. Tutu believes permission should be sought before it is carried out

“I started modelling last year after I came out from my shell or hiding due to my tribal marks. The bullying started in my primary and secondary school days. Due to this, I learnt a skill instead of going to university” says the beautiful mum of one whose baby daddy left after she got pregnant because of her tribal marks

She shares her story with me in this inspiring interview.

Growing up

My mum died when I was four years old, so I grew up with my dad. I was brought up by my dad and he taught me to be prepared for anything life brings to me, this has been guiding principle ever since.

Effect of Tribal marks on my education

I was supposed to study law but I decided not to take the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination at all because I was scared of being bullied in the university. I believed that if I attended university, I might end up killing myself, but that perception has changed now with my renewed confidence.

The Rihanna move

I have always been a fan of Rihanna since she came out and I was inspired to do the post that went viral because I also had a photo which Rihanna did the same posture for her Fenty beauty advert. It has always been  my dream as a child to model with the tribal marks. I have been bullied so much and the follow back from Rihanna has helped  build my confidence and others that have tribal marks too.

 My Social Media Bullying experience 

I have been experiencing bullying since my childhood but Social media especially  Facebook opened me up to it because of my Tribal marks. Few months before my story went viral I was bullied on Facebook and became suicidal at a point but some of my Facebook friends  rallied round me whenever someone talked me down.They gave me reasons to fight and stand up for myself and not give in to bullying.

#Tribalmarkschallenge and Future Plans

I started the campaign this year to advocate for people with tribal marks and It’s gone viral to my surprise and helped boost the confidence of those living with it. I have gotten testimonies from a lot of people who told me my boldness in advocating for this cause helped renewed their confidence and re-ignite their trust in humanity. People are talking about how to conceal their marks but this is me. You can be anything you want to be. Don’t let your scars bring you down”

In 2019, I am starting another pet project to create awareness on tribal marks with  major focus on rural areas in Nigeria

Other Projects

 Apart from modeling, I am also a tambour beading artist and a traditionalist. I also have a clothing line and a shoe line though they’re still in the baby stages of start-ups.

The Adetutu OJ brand in 5 years

 I see myself spreading my skills and talents all over the world along with my brand. I see myself sharing my story globally and encouraging women with tribal marks .

Giving up

Being  an orphan and  because most of my friends are people I know online, I barely have someone to talk to whenever I feel depressed or giving up especially since I’m not earning enough yet. I was suicidal twice this in 2018 even after the story went viral and had so much media  attention globally. I have thought of quitting many times but I encourage myself to look at the bright side always

Rejected by my child’s father because of my Tribal Marks

I got pregnant in 2009 after a brief relationship and told him and he absconded while I have to take care of my daughter by placing her in her orphanage then after 9 years he saw me on the internet and seek to see my daughter and claimed he couldn’t bear to tell me he couldn’t move with me because of my tribal marks. My daughter and I got help from Pastor Ituah and his foundation (Lydia Grace Foundation and Heritage Homes & Orphanage). These people helped me focus on how get ahead in life through my rejection and lonely period.

My Inspiration

 My daughter inspires me to do better and never give up. whenever I feel down. She makes me challenge myself because she is watching everything I do and because of her I have to succeed against all odds.

Reception from the Modelling Industry

The modelling industry in Nigeria have not really accepted me yet because I’m unconventional and I’m different from the regular models due to my tribal marks. I recently got featured in Davido’s new music video and I am looking forward to other opportunities in the new year. I am grateful to the founder of Isis models Africa who sees potential in me. With support from people like her and others, I believe I can go beyond the sky and achieve my dreams.

Being a woman of Rubies

What makes a woman of rubies is the fact that I refuse to give up and made lemonades from the lemonades life threw at me.

I made a name for myself with what I was being bullied for, I am a woman of Rubies and more.