In 2003, Rihanna formed a musical trio with two of her classmates. She became known in her home country of Barbados by Evan Rogers an American record producer. Without a name or any material, the girl group managed to land an audition with Rogers who commented, “The minute Rihanna walked into the room, it was like the other two girls didn’t exist”.
Rihanna went to Rogers’ hotel room, where she performed renditions of Destiny’s Child’s “Emotion” and Mariah Carey’s “Hero” Impressed, Rogers scheduled a second meeting with her mother present, and then invited her to his hometown in the United States to record some demo tapes which could be sent to record labels.
She recorded the demo over the next year intermittently, due to only being able to record during school holidays. “Pon de Replay” and “The Last Time” were two tracks recorded for the demo tape, which was eventually included on her debut album Music of the Sun. That same year, Rihanna was signed to Rogers’ and Carl Sturken’s production company, Syndicated Rhythm Productions. Rihanna has won numerous awards due to her music and this has made her stand out all over the world.
Since then she has been blazing the trail in the music industry, Due to this we at MIPAD recognise her one of the most influential People of African. WE are proud of your music and what you are doing with it. #AfricanDEscents #BlackExcellence #MIPAD100