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I am here to fish and chip egusi and pounded yam

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English professional boxer and two-time unified heavyweight champion, has proven to be a true son of the soil as he gave his speech during commonwealth services.

Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua

According to sources, the commonwealth service was held at the Westminster Abbey, in which Anthony Joshua was given the opportunity to speak in front of the Queen Of England and other members of the royal family and other top officials.

The 30-year-old who is indeed a true son of his father’s land gave a remarkable speech before the Queen and Prince Phillip at the service, bringing to bear, his lineage and Nigerian heritage. He mentioned he is proudly Yoruba and proudly Nigerian.

He ended his remarkable speech by saying:

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

He took to his Instagram page where he shared the video of him and captioned it saying;

Let’s work to make wealth more common ?

His speech can be seen below;

“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. But on the contrary, it’s a beautiful thing. A thing to be celebrated and cherished, and a great source of peace and stability. I feel opportunity should be there for the taking along with hard work, dedication and perseverance, regardless of one’s background. We need to strive harder collectively in order to create unity. It takes a village to raise a child. And in the same vein it takes a whole community to act and stand together to tackle some of the challenges we are confronted with today.

He ended his speech by saying: “So here’s to fish and chips, egusi soup and pounded yam. To the UK and Nigeria, and the children of the Commonwealth.

Watch Video below:

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