A group of Religious leaders in Senegal have petitioned to stop American Pop star Rihanna from entering the country.

The Barbados born superstar is due to appear at a high-level summit in Senegal tomorrow but a religious association have declared her persona non grata.

The group which consists of 30 religious groups in the West African nation have accused Rihanna of using masonic symbolism and being a member of the so-called Illuminati, a conspiracy myth which suggests that a shadowy group of global elites are working to establish a New World Order.

Rihanna is expected to meet visit Senegal in her role as an ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

An organisation which aims at helping fund the teaching of millions of children and young people in developing countries.