Omoba Tsola Emiko to be crowned new Olu of Warri

All is now set for the coronation of Omoba Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko as the 21st Olu of Warri Kingdom. The epoch making event is billed for the 21st day of August 2021. Omoba Tsola has completed all the process to being crowned the Olu.

Presentation by the Ginuwa 1 Ruling House

The Ginuwa 1 Ruling House presented Prince Tsola Emiko as the Olu-Elect on the 1st of April 2021 to the Ojoye-Isan led by the Iyatsere of Warri Kingdom, Chief Johnson. Ojoye-Isan performed a public Ifa to confirm if he was indeed the chosen Olu-Elect. The Ifa confirmed the good news. Chief Johnson came out of the Palace to inform the Itsekiri Nation that an Olu-Elect has been chosen which led to a rapturous celebration.

Itsekiri National Assembly

Chief Johnson summoned the Itsekiri General Assembly for the 5th of April 2021. The event was well attended by Itsekiris from all walks of life. At the event, Chief Johnson Atseleghe, Acting Chairman, Warri Council of Chiefs informed the Itsekiri Nation of the passing to glory of Ogiame Ikenwoli, the 20th Olu of Warri Kingdom in a traditional declaration of Ale Jefun. The Itsekiri Nation would go into mourning for 3 lunar months Ale Jefun (Ogiame Ikenwoli has joined his ancestors) – Warri Kingdom.

This was followed by the presentation of the Olu-Elect Prince Tsola Emiko to the Itsekiri Nation previously explained Omoba introduced to the Itsekiri Nation – Warri Kingdom.

Performing the Iken Rites

Omoba Tsola performed the Iken rites on Monday the 10th of May 2021.  The Iken rite is a rite that involves an Olu-designate participating in the traditional burial ceremony of the demised Olu of Warri. No Olu can be crowned Ogiame without performing the Iken rite. The Iken rites are performed in Ijala Ikenren, the burial place for all demised Olu of Warri Kingdom.

Omoba Tsola at Idaniken

The Olu-designate is currently in Idaniken (traditional seclusion) where he is learning about the rudiments of being an Olu. While in Idaniken, he has received several visitors many of whom has come to praise the Itsekiri Nation for the choice of Omoba Tsola Emiko as the Olu-designate.

Background of Omoba Tsola Emiko

Omoba Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko was born on 2nd April 1984 to then Prince Godwin Toritseju Emiko & Gladys Durorike Emiko, in Warri, Nigeria. His Primary and Secondary schools were NNPC Primary school in Warri and Adesoye College, Offa, Kwara State respectively finishing in 2001. For his Bachelors of Arts, he attended the Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA majoring in International Studies & Political Science, while minoring in History & Economics during the period 2002 to 2006. He also has a Master’s of Science in Management from the same institution in 2007.
He did his compulsory National Youth Service in 2008 at the Public Affairs Department of National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS). Between 2009 to 2010, he worked as an officer at Shell Nigeria Closed Pension Fund Administrator (SNCFPA). From 2010 to 2012, he worked for Sahara Energy as Government Relations.
Omoba Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko is the founder of Noble Nigerian Ltd and Coral Curator Ltd. He is the Chairman, Ocean Marine Security Ltd and Directors, Gulf of Guinea Ltd and Vessellink Nig Ltd.
Prince Tsola Emiko is a loving and caring husband to Mrs Ivie Uhunoma Emiko and an inspiring father to Oritsetsemiaye, Oritsetemisan and Oritsetimeyin Emiko.
Prince Tsola, a goal getter, loves traveling, hiking, swimming, kayaking, football, basketball & American Football. He is keen follower of history & enjoys movies. He is a follower of Christ and a nation builder.

By Aliwere