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VIDEO: ‘My Heritage Is Nigeria,’ Anthony Joshua Gives Moving Speech At Commonwealth

Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua speaks in the course of the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 09, 2020. Organised by the Royal Commonwealth Society, the Service is the biggest annual inter-faith gathering in the UK. PHOTO: Ben STANSALL / POOL / AFP

 

Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua on Monday gave a transferring speech in entrance of the Royal Household in the course of the Commonwealth Day celebration service held at Westminster Abbey in London.

Within the speech, the world boxing champion spoke about his Nigerian roots and Yoruba tradition.

“My title is Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua. Like a lot of you right here, I’m a toddler of the commonwealth I used to be born in Watford, and my heritage is Nigeria.

“I come from the Yoruba individuals, who’re the biggest – and a few would possibly say, the loudest – ethnic group in all of Africa. I’m proudly Nigerian and I’m proudly British.

“I be a part of an extended line, maybe too lengthy to depend, of UK residents of Commonwealth origin who’ve made monumental contributions to this nice, multicultural society of ours,” he stated within the video which was shared on his verified Twitter deal with.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II talks with Anthony Joshua as she leaves after attending the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 09, 2020. PHOTO: Ben STANSALL / POOL / AFP

 

Joshua additionally advocated for work to be completed to take away all sense of division throughout the Commonwealth.

“Let’s work to make wealth more common,” he captioned the video on Twitter.

 

Let’s work to make wealth extra widespread pic.twitter.com/JWqn9AiXMf

— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) March 9, 2020

He ended the heartfelt speech by making point out of what can most likely be described as his favorite meals.

“So, here’s to fish and chips and egusi soup and pounded yam, to the UK and Nigeria and to the children of the Commonwealth,” Joshua stated.

Followers and followers in response to his publish heaped praises on him, describing him with variety phrases like, ‘MVP, generational expertise, spectacular younger man.”

“He’s got brain to match his biceps,” one other nice fan posted on Twitter.

 

The Champ

— Sabina (@Sabina39547406) March 9, 2020

 

Giannis Antetokounmpo MVP . Generational expertise.

— Haf (@Hafeed09) March 9, 2020

Joshua appears to be like so good in that go well with I simply love that fella an excessive amount of however that egusi and pounded yam half actually obtained me

— Princewill (@wisegooner) March 9, 2020

You’re a very spectacular younger man, additionally, exterior the ring. Very inspirational to younger individuals and admired by older people.

— NualaG (@NualaG1) March 9, 2020

You’re a very spectacular younger man, additionally, exterior the ring. Very inspirational to younger individuals and admired by older people.

— NualaG (@NualaG1) March 9, 2020

The skilled boxer was lately in Nigeria the place he visited the nation’s capital to register for the Nationwide Id card. He additionally visited Sagamu, his hometown in Ogun State the place he took footage with conventional rulers and his younger followers on the streets.

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