The Community – Omadino
Omadino community is one of the oldest Itsekiri communities and is blessed richly in both human and natural resources. The community is situated in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. It shares boundary with Obodo Community, another Itsekiri community.
The community has produced notable personalities who are trailblazers in their rights. The first “Black” Mayor in the history of the United Kingdom, Tosan Edukugho – is from Omadino. The first Itsekiri lawyer -Mrs Grace Omagbemi nee Edukugho – is an indigene of Omadino. In Nigeria, there are few persons who have had the privilege to serve as Nigerian ambassador. Interestingly, Omadino is lucky to be amongst those who have produced an ambassador in the person of Amb. Barr. Egremuda.
Another notable personality from Omadino is Mr Emmanuel Ekpoto who owns the first Indigenous Itsekiri radio station (aka Alawari) 102.1 FM. He is from the famous Ekpoto family of Omadino. His radio station has become a major news outlet and source of entertainment for most Itsekiris. Mrs Tetsoma Edukugho is the current principal of the famous Hussey College, Warri. She also hails from Omadino community. There are so many other important personalities from Omadino who have helped in shaping the history of Nigeria.
Omadino community is blessed with a rich and fertile landmass with crude oil. As a result of this, the community plays host to some top International Oil Companies such as Chevron Nigeria Limited, CONOIL, Nigerian Petroleum Development Corporation and NECONDU. This makes it the richest community in Delta state and arguably the richest in the whole of West Africa.
Omadino Nenuwa Oba-Ode
The majestic dance steps of the Omadino people tell the rest of this interesting story……Ene dokpe!
Please use the link below to watch the Omadino dance presentation at the traditional burial rites of Ogiame Ikenwoli, the 20th Olu of Warri Kingdom.
Source: Barr. David Oki (aka Ukpukpon Aja)
Lead Moderator at the Traditional Burial Rites of Ogiame Ikenwoli, the 20th Olu of Warri Kingdom.