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Invite Anthony Joshua to Aso Rock and Make him Nigeria’s Brand Ambassador – Ben Murray-Bruce to FG



Anthony Joshua. Photo Credit: Twitter – @ anthonyfjoshua

Senator representing Bayelsa East constituency Ben Murray-Bruce has called on the Federal Government to invited Britain’s Anthony Joshua to Aso Rock and give him a hero’s welcome.

He adds that Joshua should be made a brand ambassador for Nigeria, saying it’s the best thing for the country’s image.

Joshua was born to a Nigerian mother and a British father of Nigerian and Irish descent.

Murray-Bruce made the statement in a tweet on Monday.

Murray-Bruce had taken to Twitter to congratulate Joshua following his victory over Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschkoon Saturday night.

Joshua defeated Klitschko at Wembley on Saturday to win the WBA and IBO heavyweight titles, in addition to his IBF title.

He also boasts of 100% knockout-to-win ratio since his professional career began in 2013 and he has fought 19 times since then.

Photo Credit: Twitter – @ anthonyfjoshua


  1. Zoba

    May 1, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Why though? I mean I appreciate he’s talented and famous and everyone wants to be associated with good things but why this man? He’s BRITISH. He represents GREAT BRITAIN. We have other people who are home grown and can represent Nigeria and what Nigeria stands for. Take Asa for example she represents Nigeria in a Nigerian way on a world-class level, her songs have our indigenous language in them and the world appreciates it. This is representing Nigeria.

  2. Amaa

    May 1, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Don’t mind them if it’s to roll out the red carpet for Ibori they will all do that it’s time we start telling our stories our self

  3. funmilola

    May 1, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    I wonder oooo, Murray-Bruce just likes to talk too much without action.


    May 1, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Stop this madness for Gods sake. Senator Ben Bruce Murray shot the fuck up. Joshua does not need to be made a brand ambassador of Nigeria. “Nigeria should Stop being a Parasite” Let the man be. Where is Nigeria when he was a struggling boxer? Now that he has made it big in boxing, you idiots wants to claim / recognize him as one of your own. A crazy talk from a crazy Nigerian. Wonders shall never end.

  5. ?

    May 1, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Nigeria loves to stake a claim on people it did nothing for.

    • Sheri

      May 1, 2017 at 6:19 pm

      Omg I love this sentence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to love 1000 times!!!

  6. Tobi

    May 1, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Ben Bruce you need to ask yourself how much Nigeria has invested in the young man. You just got to go in there to reap were you did not sow. Now a foreign country has grown your raw talent to international fame Prehaps you should start to invest more in our raw talent too so that you Ben can take credit for their achievements. Mtchewwwwwww guy doesn’t even answer to his Nigerian name, not that I blame him, na who Nigerian name don epp?

  7. tunmi

    May 1, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    They should make THIS GUY a brand ambassador. We don’t even know his name sef

  8. CK

    May 1, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    HE only met his nigerian mum for ghe first time recently
    I doubt he knows a thing about brim a thing about being nigerian

    • Mo81

      May 1, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      This is not true, his Mom raised him, she lives in London too

    • get your eye test done today

      May 1, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      what errant nonsense! Know your facts before your fingers type!

  9. Deb

    May 1, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Foolish and selfish leaders. Make Nigerian an enabling environment, the type Anthony Joshua had that made him a success and I tell you every Nigerian youth will be a brand ambassador. In life you only need to represent what made you.

  10. Memoir

    May 1, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    And when its time to represent Nigeria in an International boxing tournament, they will approve an over inflated billion naira budget for boxing gloves , share amongst themselves , buy G -Wagon for their concubines while the boxers are left stranded in a concentration camp in a foreign land…Our mumu leaders and their uncommon sense..

    • June

      May 1, 2017 at 11:03 pm

      I wish I could like your comment a gazillon times!!!! Thank you!!!!!!! My thoughts exactly!!! Crooked politicians !!! They will now create a “branding budget ” to siphon money as well! Kmt!

  11. emerald

    May 1, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    thank U tunmii Its when d your artists is washed n cleaned to represent another country….then history will come (born of Nigerian mum Irish British fada). ….story … Oni help him grow….

  12. survivor

    May 1, 2017 at 9:04 pm


  13. ali

    May 1, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    if he was a nigerian he’d have been forced to study economics, engineering or law, and if he’s lucky, end up in GTB or Oando. Because no facilities or support for anyone that’s not academic in the sciences or humanities spectrum (even then, no support for them, they just get judged less). All the nigerian children that are so intelligent and get 1st class when they graduate, how many of them got into top schools from Nigeria? Very few, most if you check live abroad or had parents who could afford to send them to secondary school or sixth form/alevels there. So let’s stop claiming people who have done well for themselves IN SPITE of Nigeria, because Nigeria would have 90% ruined their chances if left to it

  14. Papacy

    May 2, 2017 at 12:11 am

    Reminds me of when I saw a full page advertorial sponsored by enugu state to congratulate Chiwetel Ejiofor for winning the BAFTAs or something. We sha can claim for Africa.

  15. aj

    May 2, 2017 at 2:16 am

    lol. That’s just how older Nigerians are!

    • aj

      May 2, 2017 at 2:18 am

      should have added some older Nigerians since not everyone of them is the same.

  16. Ifeyinwa Atuanya

    May 2, 2017 at 9:17 am

    Mr Ben Murray-Bruce, why not invite the young gentleman to Nigeria, and to Aso Rock Nigeria, with the permission of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, sir, and give him a Hero’s Welcome

    You have every right to do that

    You have been the Founder and Organiser of MBGN for many years, so you deserve to do for and on behalf of the Federal Government

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