Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, born on 15 October 1989 to Yeta and Robert Joshua. His mother is Nigerian while his father is of Nigerian and Irish ancestry. Joshua's Nigerian background can be specifically traced back to the Yoruba people. Joshua spent some of his early years in Nigeria as a boarding school student at Mayflower School in Ikenne. Following his parents' divorce when he was 12, he returned to the UK halfway through Year Seven to join Kings Langley Secondary School. Growing up on the Meriden Estate in Garston, Hertfordshire, he was called "Femi" by his friends and former teachers, due to his middle name, Oluwafem Joshua us proud of his Nigerian background and has a tattoo of Africa etched into his right shoulder.