Ojoyes of Warri Kingdom

When the first Olu of Warri, Ginuwa I founded the kingdom known as Warri kingdom comprising of all the lands and waters in the landmass referred to as Warri North, Warri South, Warri South West and other Itsekiri communities in other LGAs of Delta state and other States of what is now known as Nigeria over six hundred years ago, he came with seventy men who are all the first sons of their fathers. These men are what is called ”OJOYES” meaning Chiefs in English. Since that period, every Olu that reigned over Warri Kingdom has always conferred Chieftaincy titles on well deserving Itsekiri sons and daughters. This tradition is as old as the tribe and it will continue to be a part of the Itsekiri people, the aborigines of Warri kingdom.

Each Olu in a bid to build a more prosperous Warri Kingdom carefully sorts out credible Itsekiri men and women who have cut out a niche for themselves in their various fields of human endeavour to help build a Warri Kingdom of peace, security, unity, equity and development. The Ojoyes help the Olu to pursue the dream and vision for Warri Kingdom and Itsekiri people. As a result of this, each Olu conducts a long and vigorous search for worthy sons and daughters to be honoured by the first class monarch.

In Warri kingdom, to be conferred with a chieftaincy title, is a very rare privilege. The honour and pride of being chosen by an Olu for chieftaincy title can not be expressed in words. There are various individual qualities that one must possess before he/she can become a chief in the ancient kingdom. The most important quality is credibility and patriotism of the individual for the development of the tribe. Those who are found worthy usually pass through many vigorous traditional screening processes like gold passing through a fire furnace. This process is responsible for the very high level of moral respect the chiefs command through their words, public conducts and traditional activities.

In Itsekiri tradition, the Chiefs are referred to as the Olu’s wives (Aya-Olu) who must do everything within their power to make sure their husband the Olu succeeds in all his vision, programs, pronouncements and decisions during his reign to move the kingdom forward for the collective good of his people. Those who refuse to help the Olu succeed, are usually sanctioned by the Olu, their husband according to Itsekiri custom, tradition and culture which may include being derobed by the Olu. Other names of the Ojoyes include Odibo-Olu (Olu’s Steward) and Uku-Olu (Olu’s messenger).

The Olu has Overlordship rights over all Itsekiri land and does not share this privilege with any Ojoye. The Olu can grant an Ojoye the right to represent him in their respective communities and they are expected to conduct themselves justly while performing their duties.

Chief Festus Sam Okotie-Eboh
Chief Festus Sam Okotie-Eboh
Chief Festus O. Okotie-Eboh

Title: The Ogwa of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Omimi Ejoh bi Ilele

Installed: 

Chief of Warri Kingdom
Chief Mrs Florence Elemi Rewane
Chief Florence Eleghemi E.Rewane

Title: The Ejumotan of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Eworokun

Installed: Jan 7, 1971

Chief of Warri Kingdom
Chief Gabriel Ekwejunor-Etchie
Chief G. E. Ekwejunor-Etchie

 The Ero of Warri Kingdom

Chief Ofisa Idundun
Chief Ofisa E. Idundun

 The Omoku of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: 

Installed: 1967

Chief Isaac Jemide
Chief Isaac O. Jemide

Title:  The Otsodi of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja:

Date of installation: 

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Clement Akpeto Maleghemi
Chief Clement Maleghemi

 Title: The Oforudun of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Udefi-Obaloye

Date of Installation: 

Chief of Warri Kingdom
Chief Ogbeyiwa N. Rewane
Chief Ogbemi Newe Rewane

 The Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Sunday Rone
Chief Sunday S. Rone

The Obazuaye of Warri Kingdom

Chief E. A. Temile
Chief E. A. Temile

The Esama of Warri Kingdom
Okpeyo
November 20, 1999

Chief Willy Edema Ofoni
Chief Willy Edema​-Ofoni

The Ariyo of Warri Kingdom

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief (Sir) E.T. Heymann (KSQ)
Chief (Sir) E. T. Heymann (KSQ)

The Eyeoluyon of Warri Kingdom
Adugeneyindolo
November 20, 1999

Chief Deacon (Dr) Charles Dexter Ikomi (J.P.)
Chief (Dr.) C. D. Ikomi (JP)

The Ero of Warri Kingdom
Osimini (Ale-O)
December 18, 1999

Itsekiri Chief
Chief Madam Onosanden Enonuwaewu
Chief Onosanden Enonuwaewu

 Title: The Olujimi of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Ugbogboebebe

Date of Installation: Jan 15, 1983

Chief Emmanuel Jones
Chief Emmanuel Jones

The Olutimeyin of Warri Kingdom

Chief (Prof.) Grace Alele-Williams
Chief Prof. Grace Alele-Williams

The Ejimogho of Warri Kingdom

Chief Nelson Amalemi Utieyione
Chief Nelson Utieyione (JP)

Title: The Ogun-oyibo of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Orunrunagbakiridi

Date of installation: December 10, 1988

Chief of Warri Kingdom - Ojoye
Chief Isaac Oritsejemiyotan Pessu
Chief Isaac Oritsejemiyotan Pessu

Title: Ojomo of Warri Kingdom (1955 – 1974)

Akpuja: Utioba

Date of Installation: 

Chief of Warri Kingdom
Chief Reece Degbeyin Edukugho
Chief Reece Degbeyin Edukugho

Title: 

Akpuja: 

Date of Installation: 

Chief of Warri Kingdom
Chief Nelson M. A. Afejuku
Chief Nelson Afejuku

Title: 

Akpuja: 

Date of Installation: 

Chief Thomas Erikowa
Chief Thomas Erikowa

Title: The Oforudun of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Eni, Ojoye Shakashaka

Date of Installation: 

Chief Deacon E. A. Tetsola
Chief (Dr.) E. A. Tetsola (JP)

Title: The Olu-Ebajaje of Warri

Akpuja: Ogokimi

Date of Installation: December 29, 2001

Itsekiri Chief
Chief Mark O. Erumi
Chief (Dr.) Mark Onesosan Erumi

Title: The Chaplain of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Agbejule-Oritse

Date of Installation: April 29, 2012

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Sir Johnson Ejueyitsi-Yemiete
Chief Johnson Yemiete

The Abolutse of Warri
Okimini

Chief of Warri Kingdom
Chief Mac Erewa Meggison
Chief (Elder) Mac Erewa Meggison

The Toritsejor of Warri
Oluranran
September 22, 2012

Chief of Warri Kingdom
Chief Omayone Jonathan Mayuku
Chief Omayone Jonathan Mayuku

Title: Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Ajabo

Date of Installation: 

R - L The Iyatsere of Warri Chief Odeworitse Pessu, Chief Uliuyagha Pessu The Agbeleakabe of Warri and Chief Boyo Alias Agbakara
Chief Uliuyagha Anthony Pessu

Title: Agbelakaba of Warri Kingdom

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Chief Pigin Boyo
Chief Pigin Boyo

Title: 

Akpuja: Atari Ghalaba

Date of Installation: 

Chief Arthur Edward Prest
Chief Arthur Edward Prest

Title: The Olorogun of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: 

Date of Installation: 

Chief of Warri Kingdom
Chief Joseph Ajatiton Popo
Chief Joseph Popo

The Odofin of Warri

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Date of Installation: 

Chief of Warri Kingdom
Late Chief Moses Pigin Boyo
Chief Moses Pigin

Title: The Oluye of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Omutseghele

Date of Installation: March 23, 1986

Chief of Warri Kingdom
Chief S. M. O. Tonwe
Chief S. M. O. Tonwe

Title: The Oritsuwa of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Ejele Gbooma

Date of Installation: 

Itsekiri Chief
Chief Daniel Ireyefoju
Chief Daniel Akoma Ireyefoju

Title: Imaran of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Idinabe

Date of Installation: November, 1982

Chief of Warri Kingdom - Itsekiri Chief
Chief Buwa Beru
Chief Buwa Beru

Title: The Eyinmisan of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Ibojo

Installed: 

Chief of Warri Kingdom - Itsekiri Chief
Chief Ofoluwayon Atselefun
Chief Ofoluwayon Atselefun

Title: The Oyuli of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Akabudoko

Installed: 

Itsekiri Chief
Chief Gabriel Mabiaku
Chief Gabriel Eyinoluwa Mabiaku

 The Iyatsere of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Uji

Installed: 1999

Chief of Warri Kingdom - Itsekiri Chief
Chief Denson Ogedegbe
Chief Denson O. Ogedegbe

The Ogisi of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Akpia Kolokolo

Installed: 23 December, 1982 

Itsekiri Chief
Chief Brown Tenumah
Chief Brown E. Tenumah

The Iyatsere of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Uji

Date of Installation: 

Chief E. N. A. Begho
Chief Elliot Nekapenami Andrew Begho

 The Iserigho of Warri Kingdom

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Date of Installation: 

Itsekiri Chief
Chief B. E. Otuedon-Okome
Chief B. E. Otuedon-Okome

The Uwangue of Warri Kingdom

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Chief Boyo

The Olunuranran of Warri Kingdom

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Chief Pius O. Awani

 The Odofin of Warri Kingdom

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Chief I. Otukpere

The Atsejuolu of Warri Kingdom

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Chief K. R. O. Diden

 The Olujuwa of Warri Kingdom

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Chief J. E. U. Ereku

 The Esama of Warri Kingdom

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Chief Madam Florence Tokunboh Metiele

The Ejimogho of Warri Kingdom

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Chief J. J. Vincent

The Okwe of Warri Kingdom

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Chief J. P. O. Efejuku

The Miemie of Warri Kingdom

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Chief H. A. Eruorigho

The Obaretsuwa of Warri Kingdom

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Chief S. O. Urunmatsoma

 The Oritsuwa of Warri Kingdom

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Chief P. E. Agbajoh

 The Ogwaolusan of Warri Kingdom

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Chief A. M. Dudu

The Olunotiti of Warri Kingdom

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Chief F. O. Ede

 The Owasan of Warri Kingdom

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Chief Akonu E. Emami

The Eyeku of Warri Kingdom

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Chief I. Menekpo

The Ewo of Warri Kingdom

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Date of Installation: 

Chief Eyewumi James Eweret

The Aigubasimi of Warri

Akpuja: Omadubo Keregbe

Date of Installation: April 28, 2012

Chief J. P. Eyide

The Ulioyemotewa of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: 

Date of Installation: 

Chief Fred. O. Ogbe

Title: The Abejutuolu of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Abejutuolu

Date of Installation: November 27, 1982

Chief Etsede Ekpoto

The Toluebaje of Warri Kingdom

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Date of Installation: 

Chief O. P. Edodo

Title: The Olorogun of Warri Kingdom

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Date of Installation: 

Chief Edema Sillo

Title: 

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Date of Installation: 

Chief Victor Nanna

Title: The Ereomala of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: 

Installed: 16 September, 2000 

Chief Madam Christy Boyo

Title: The Olunuranran of Warri Kingdom

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Chief Gbibo Eyitsede

Title: The Oluomoro of Warri Kingdom

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Chief Tsegbeyeri Awani

Title: The Odofin of Warri Kingdom

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Chief W. Nesiama

Title: The Oloton of Warri Kingdom

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Chief Umuegbe Egharegbemi

Title: The Alema of Warri Kingdom

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Chief Edmund D. Uduaghan

Title: The Alema of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: 

Installed: 31 October, 1981 

Chief Ben K. Sutherland

Title: The Olufusin of Warri Kingdom

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Chief Francis 0. M. Atake

 The Aboludero of Warri Kingdom

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Chief J. N. lyinboh

The Uranranogiame of Warri Kingdom

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Chief Peter Etsitso Awala

Title: The Uwangue of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: 

Installed: 1955 

Chief Anthony E. Ofoni

Title: The Ojomo of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: 

Installed: 

Chief Omatsone Olueh

Title: The Ezele of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: 

Installed: 

Chief Poko Arubi

Title: The Uwaoluetan of Warri Kingdom

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Installed: 

Chief E. O. Okotie

Title: The Olufusin of Warri Kingdom

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Installed: 

Chief Rewane E. Jemide

Title: The Osague of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: 

Installed: 

Chief J. M. Ede

The Eribo N’osioba of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: 

Installed: 

Chief Arthur Diden

The Ide Ofene of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Igoje

Installed: 

Chief Mewe Omadeli

The Asioluofo of Warri Kingdom

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Installed: 

Chief Mejebi Okoturoh

The Olugbeyioghanran of Warri Kingdom

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