Opinion

Anthony Joshua Visits Nigeria, Storms ‘Sagamu’ Home Town

By Alexander Adejoh

Barely three days after Tyson Fury’s triumph over Deontay Wilder in a heavyweight championship fight, Anthony Joshua, last Tuesday, visited Nigeria and stormed his home town, Sagamu, Ogun State.

In Sagamu, Joshua met with the Akarigbo of Remo and other traditional rulers, who took out time to take photographs with him.

Joshua who is well known for his loyalty, humility and love, had in January 18, prostrated before President Muhammadu Buhari, before presenting all his belts to the president.

His action was registered as a sign of respect to the number one citizen of Nigeria.

In a tweet on Friday evening, Joshua posted pictures of himself flanked by fans, including children, who displayed some of his belts.

In the tweet, Joshua wrote, ‘I hail o!’ adding a proudly displayed emoji of the Nigerian flag.
Joshua is a British boxer of Nigerian descent. He was born in Watford to a Nigerian mother, Yeta Odusanya, and a British father of Nigerian and Irish descent, Robert, in 1989.

He made his debut alongside his cousin, Ben Illeyemi, who is also a professional boxer, in 2013.

Fides gathered that, Joshua spent most of his early years in Nigeria and was a boarding school student at Mayflower School in Ikenne.

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