Anthony Joshua presents his heavyweight belts to President Buhari.

President Buhari is currently in London for the inaugural UK – Africa Investment Summit. Hosted by the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, the event, according to the organisers, is expected to bring together African leaders, international business chief executives and heads of international organisations “to create new partnerships that will deliver more investments and jobs” to the benefit of people and businesses in African countries and the United Kingdom.

However, the highlight of the President’s trip so far has to be his meeting with Nigerians in the U.K including heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. At the dinner, AJ thanked the President and Nigerians for their efforts in restoring glory days back. It didn’t just end there, a sprinkle of Nigerian home training had him prostrate before the president before presenting his heavyweight belts to him as a show of courtesy.

I’ll stand up for Nigeria anytime you need me.


The event was put together by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) with its chairperson Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs and Nìyí Adebayo, minister of industry, trade and investment.

The British boxer was born to a Nigerian-Irish father, Robert Joshua, and a Nigerian mother, Yeta Odusanya. Joshua’s father (Robert) is the grandson of one of Sagamu’s greatest men and late patriarch Omo-Oba Daniel Adebambo Joshua, who was born in 1882.

Richard Ogundiya

Journalist & Techpreneur. Africa, communications and data.

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