‘My heritage is Nigerian, I’m from Yoruba’ – Anthony Joshua

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British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua while addressing the Royal Family at the Commonwealth Day 2020 service, said his heritage is Nigerian.

The heavyweight world champion, who was born in Watford, England but spent part of his childhood in Nigeria.

Anthony Joshua Nigerian

He began his speech by introducing himself before stating how proud he is to be a Nigerian.

He said:

“My name is Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua and, like many of you here, I’m a child of the Commonwealth.

“I was born in Watford and my heritage is Nigerian. I come from the Yoruba people, who are the largest and some might say the loudest ethnic group in all of Africa. I’m proudly Nigerian and proudly British.

“These days we hear so much about division and difference that some might be tempted to see that as a bad thing.

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