Watch Anthony Joshua give speech in front of the queen and Commonwealth (Video)
British boxer of Nigerian descent Anthony Joshua was a speaker at the Commonwealth service held on Monday, March 9th.
Joshua who was speaking to many dignitaries and highly ranked personnel revealed he is off Nigerian heritage with Queen Elizabeth II in attendance.
Here is his speech in full, “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.
“To the UK and Nigeria, and the children of the Commonwealth.”
Joshua also took to his official social media handles to share his thoughts on the event, he said, “A pleasure speaking in front of you all at today’s Commonwealth Service, thank you for the invite HRM ✨ ”
🗣️ Anthony Joshua gives a speech in front of the Royal Family during today's Commonwealth Day celebration service at Westminster Abbey… pic.twitter.com/x6PKAQ5hLW
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