Famous Born in barbados
  • Rihanna

    Robyn Rihanna Fenty popularly known as Rihanna is a Barbadian singer-songwriter who gave us hits like ˜Pon de Replay', ˜SOS', ˜Umbrella', and ˜Take a Bow'. A very successful artist still in the prime of her youth, she has already sold over 41 million albums and 150 million songs worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling artists of all time. Born in Barbados, she grew up listening to reggae music and began singing when she was quite young. Disturbed by her chaotic family life and the constant arguments between her parents, she immersed herself in music and before long realized that she wanted to be a professional singer. She formed a musical group while still in high school and got an opportunity to an audition with music producer Evan Rodgers who was highly impressed by the teenager's talents. He asked the girl to move to New York in order to pursue a full-time career as a singer which she gladly did. Her debut album was soon released and Rihanna became a musical sensation before long. Her peppy, foot-tapping songs became the hot favorites of the youngsters motivating her to venture into films as well. Pretty, young and highly talented, she is today regarded as a teen idol and a fashion icon. Rihanna also puts her fame to good use and is actively involved with several charitable causes

    Rihanna

  • Shontelle

    Barbadian R&B singer who released the platinum-selling single "Impossible" in 2010 and the single "T-Shirt," which charted at #36.

    Shontelle

  • Doug E. Fresh

    Rapper, producer and the Human Beat Box who gained fame for his unique rapping abilities and prowess. He is known for his ability to imitate drum machines. He released his first album called Oh, My God! in 1986 and it is now considered on of the greatest hip hop albums of all time.

    Doug E. Fresh

  • Grandmaster Flash

    Born Joseph Saddler, he is the leader of the influential hip hop group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and one of the pioneers of hip hop DJing. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame by <a title='Jay Z' href='/famous/jay-z.htm'>Jay Z</a> in 2007, becoming the first hip hop act to be inducted.

    Grandmaster Flash

  • Syrus-Antonio Henry

    Lip-sync and comedy video creator on TikTok who has increased his fan count to more than 900,000. His account handle is @syrushenry.

    Syrus-Antonio Henry

  • Mighty Gabby

    Born Anthony Carter, he rose to prominence as singer Mighty Gabby. As a Barbadian Calypsonian, he became a Cultural Ambassador for Barbados.

    Mighty Gabby

  • Garfield Sobers

    One of cricket's greatest all-rounders, he scored over 8,000 Test runs and took 235 wickets, bowling both spin and seam. He averaged more than 57 with the bat and was the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1964.

    Garfield Sobers

  • Jamaica Kincaid

    Jamaica Kincaid was born in Antigua in the West Indies. She has a very distinctive prose style and voice: it is accessible but also has a lyrical quality, is image-driven and will stand the test of time. She has spent three decades setting herself apart from the male authors from the Caribbean. She writes autobiographical fiction that explores complex themes, including mother-daughter relationships, the effects and consequences of colonialism and her general feelings of alienation. Her literary works transcend the boundaries of race and gender to reach a universal audience. Kincaid has become an important voice in contemporary literature and is one of the most pivotal female writers from the Caribbean. Her long and dazzling career has earned her a place in the literary canon for her intensely personal, honest and stylized writing. As a girl in Antigua, there were very few options for her at the time, while her brothers were encouraged to pursue higher education and achieve positions of repute in the society. Had she stayed behind, she would have been relegated to being a teacher or librarian. The rebellious girl gained a background in English literature thanks to her mother who taught her Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Keats and the King James' Bible. Kincaid especially adored the writings of Charlotte Bronte. To know more about her life and works read on.

    Jamaica Kincaid

  • Amanda Reifer

    Cover Drive's lead vocalist, whose debut album, Bajan Style, reached #14 in the UK. She enjoys songwriting since it allows her to express herself and her life.

    Amanda Reifer

  • Jade Bailey

    Sprinter who made her Olympic debut in 2008 for Barbados, competing in the 100M sprint.

    Jade Bailey

  • Dj Puffy

    Became a well-established DJ after sharing the stage with international artists such as <a title='Rick Ross' href='/famous/rick-ross.htm'>Rick Ross</a>, <a title='Omarion' href='/famous/omarion.htm'>Omarion</a>, Hed Kandi, and Chase and Status, among others. He has also had a regular evening slot on Slam 101.1 FM.

    Dj Puffy

  • Dwayne Smith

    Right-arm medium-pace bowler for teams like the Mumbai Indians, whom he played for from 2008 to 2012. He won a Twenty20 Cup title with Sussex.

    Dwayne Smith