Unified heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua was the speaker at the 2020 Commonwealth Service which held on the 9th of March, 2020 in London, and the proud African delivered a brilliant speech at the ceremony.
Allnews reports that during his speech, the British-Nigerian proudly said "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."
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The 30-year-old also made reference to the Nigerian dish - Pounded Yam and egusi soup.
The event was attended by Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, the Queen of the United Kingdom (UK) and the other Commonwealth realms, and other top members of the royal family.
Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration observed by people all over the Commonwealth in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe.
This year’s event was centred around the theme 'Delivering a Common Future', highlighting how the 54 member countries in the Commonwealth family are ‘innovating, connecting and transforming’ to help achieve some of its biggest goals like protecting natural resources and boosting trade.
Watch Joshua's video below:
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