Anthony Joshua visits Sagamu

Anthony Joshua

Nigerian-British boxer, Anthony Joshua, has visited Sagamu, Ogun State which is believed to be his native land.

Joshua on arrival on Wednesday paid a courtesy visit to the palace of Akarigbo of Remo.

The boxer’s father’s family name is very popular in Ijokun, Sagamu.

The family owns a large expanse of land along Akarigbo road, Cinema street, part of which houses two banks, hospital, filling station and a large church, St. John Anglican among others.

A hall was also built in memory of Joshua’s great grandfather, Omo-Oba Daniel Adebambo Joshua.

Joshua was born in Watford in 1989 to a Nigerian woman, Yeta Odusanya, and a British man of Nigerian and Irish descent, Robert.

Reports say he spent some of his early years in Nigeria and was a boarding school student at Mayflower School in Ikenne.

Joshua was said to have returned to the United Kingdom at age 12.