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.