The Olu of Warri Kingdom
The crown is represented by the Olu of Warri whose present occupant is His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse III.
Historically, the Itsekiri have a monarchy, over 500 years old, and which, as a rallying point in their society, remains its supreme government. The Itsekiri credo is mini mini gbo; Igbo mini, meaning the people own the Olu as the Olu owns the people. From 1480 to now, there have reigned 21 Olu of Warri: five Olus of the Christian era; 1480-1597: eight Roman Catholic Olus from 1597-1735 and eight Olus of the post-Roman Catholic Christian era.
Ogiame Atuwatse III is the present Olu of Warri Kingdom and the 21st Olu of Warri Kingdom to ascend the throne. He was crowned on the 21st of August, 2021 upon the demise of Ogiame Ikenwoli who reigned from 12th December 2015 to 21st December 2020. Ogiame Atuwatse III is the first son of Ogiame Atuwatse II who reigned between May 1987 to 2015.