PHOTOS, VIDEOS: Memes As Anthony Joshua Goes Cultural In London, Prostrates Before Buhari


The heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua, displayed his cultural side Saturday, in London as he fully prostrated before President Muhammadu Buhari as a sign of respect to the number one citizen of Nigeria, his country of roots.

Joshua who is a British-Nigerian born boxer took out time to take pictures with Buhari and his entourage in London.

Joshua’s father originally hails from Sagamu in Ogun state and prostrating to greet elderly people is a cultural ideal that is widely shared by Nigerians of Yoruba extraction.

Joshua is the second British boxer, after James DeGale, to win both a gold medal at the Olympics and a world title by a major professional sanctioning body, as well as the first British heavyweight to do so.

In the pictures posted by Bashir Ahmad, personal Assistant to the President on New Media on his verified Twitter handle, Joshua was seen holding his belts with Buhari.

It was a relishing moment as Nigerians in UK were thrown into a frenzy.

Recall that Buhari had on Friday travelled to London to participate in the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit holding on Monday, January 20, 2020.

He would also according to Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity hold a meeting with the Head of the Commonwealth, Prince Charles in Glasgow, Scotland.

Buhari will also have bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Johnson as well as heads of multilateral organisations.

Having arrived London, Buhari mapped out time to chat with Nigerians living in the United Kingdom.


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'Dotun Akintomide's journalism works intersect business, environment, politics and developmental issues. Among a number of local and international publications, his work has appeared in the New York Times. He's a winner of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Award. Currently, the Online Editor at The New Diplomat, Akintomide has produced reports that uniquely spoke to Nigeria's experience on Climate Change issues. When Akintomide is not writing, volunteering or working on a media project, you can find him seeing beautiful sites like the sandy beaches that bedecked the Lagos coastline.


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