The Chiefs of Warri Kingdom (Ojoye Baba)

CHIEFS OF WARRI KINGDOM

The chieftaincy of Warri Kingdom is as old as the Kingship and the Kingdom itself. All previous Olu of Warri Kingdom installed Chiefs (Ojoyes) to help with running the affairs of the Warri Kingdom. The Olu has no deputy or second-in-command. The Ojoyes are his closest advisers. The Ojoyes are popularly called Aya-olu (Olu’s wife), odibo-olu (Olu’s  steward) and uku-olu (Olu’s messenger). The Olu has overlordship over all Itsekiri land and does not share this privilege with any Ojoye.

The present Ojoyes in Warri Kingdom are listed below. 

  • From left: Chiefs Omolubi Newuwumi, Clement Maleghemi, Roland Oritsejafor, Billy Besigiwa, Solomon Arenyeka and Johnson Amatserunleghe
  • From Left: Chiefs Solomon Arenyeka, Clement Maleghemi, Eddy Eyitemi Olley, Billy Besigiwa
S/No Name Title Appellation
1 Chief Ayirimi Emami The Ologbotsere of Warri Ajabo
2 Chief Johnson Amatserunleghe The lyatsere of Warri Uji
3 Chief Gabriel Awala The Uwangue of Warri Orieku
4 Chief T. Yahaya Pessu The Ojomo of Warri Utioba
5 Chief Isaac O. Jemide The Otsodin of Warri Ikeri
6 Chief Sunday Rone The Obazuaye of Warri Ogienoyibo
7 Chief (Dr.) P.E. Uku The Ere Oluyon of Warri Ere-Egwa
8 Chief (MD) O. Enonuwaewu The Olujimi of Warri Ugbogboebebe
9 Chief G.T. Grant The Agura-Otiri of Warri Kingdom Agbusibiro
10 Chief (Mrs.) R. L. Ogbebor The lgba of Warri Kingdom Irojowo
11 Chief Kofi Kartey The Abolujiyan of Warri Ebirenegbo
12 Chief Brown Mene The Ogwaolusan of Warri Esemuede
13 Chief (Sir) E. T. Heymann (KSQ) The Eyeoluyon of Warri Adugeneyindolo
14 Chief (Dr.) Roland. I. Oritsejafor The Ogwa of Warri Uwa-Eye
15 Chief (Dr.) C. D. Ikomi The Ero of Warri Kingdom Aleogua
16 Chief Felix Esisi The Olare-Aja of Okere Ogieboro
17 Chief (Sir) P. D. Yalaju (KSQ) The Kenekuniraro of Warri Adolo
18 Chief Francis Omatseye The Edigbe of Warri Ujatoli
19 Chief Marten Wink The Olaye of Warri Omatson-Ighele
20 Chief (Engr.) Oma Eyewuoma The Aboludero of Warri Oyan
21 Chief (Madam) Roli O. Oritsejafor The lyelomaete of Warri Ogbodu – lyawa
22 Chief Otimeyin Adams The Aguinode of Warri Ojowuro
23 Chief Thomas Ereyitomi The Akatigbi -Ayeola of Warri Ojogbojo
24 Chief (Dr.) Mark O. Erumi The Chaplain of Warri Agbejule – Oritse
25 Chief Abraham Kefas The Ajoloja of Warri Omotseghele
26 Chief Richmond O. McGray The Oritseboluwor of Warri Ogiaganusi
27 Chief Billy Besigiwa The Osolo of Warri Ogboge – Nijebu
28 Chief Eddy Eyitemi Olley The Agbarame (Ofone) of Warri Kingdom Eni
29 Chief Roland A. Omagbemi The Ewolufun of Warri Kingdom Ogban
30 Chief (Engr.) Anthony Onuwaje The Aboluwo of Warri Kingdom Onogunjegbe
31 Chief Fred Ogbe The Idorsu of Warri Kingdom Eginoghoyo
32 Chief Prest Udueyin The Akwinitsokan of Warri Kingdom Adobodoji
33 Chief Prof. Grace Alele-Williams The Utukpa lwere of Warri Kingdom Oluebeie
34 Chief (Mrs.) Mercy Olowu The Utukpa Oritse Erun of Warri Eriegwa
35 Chief Eyitemi Arthur Diden The Ide Ofene of Warri Kingdom Agboburukunjakan
36 Chief Akoma Dimeyin The Omokun of Warri Kingdom Egbewuru
37 Chief Omolubi Newuwumi The Oma Tamudenyin of Warri Kingdom Egindeghere Ugbo
38 Chief Clement Akpeto Maleghemi The Udefi of Warri Kingdom Udefi Obaloye
39 Chief Dr. (Mrs.) Caroline Ajuyah The Olunuranran of Warri Kingdom Iro’lobe
40 Chief Dr. Joseph S. Otumara The Obarisuwa of Warri Kingdom Osuolele
41 Chief Solomon Arenyeka The Eson of Warri Kimgdom Otueje
42 Chief Sam Amatotsero The Oluyemi of Warri Kingdom Omotsonighele
43 Chief Francis Maku The Ikenlorire of Warri Kingdom Ijeguen
44 Chief Luck Ereku The Atseti-Olu of Warri Kingdom Ogiesamalele
45 Chief Alex Omaghomi The Imaran of Warri Kingdom Omayoye
46 Chief Mike Odeli The Olorogun of Warri Kingdom Okolokotuse
47 Chief (Mrs.) Winifred Egbejule The Oyeifo of Warri Kingdom Otsowode
48 Chief Mrs. Patricia Otuedon Arawore The AtsejuOlu of Warri Kingdom Ogifie
49 Chief Prof. Itse Sagay The Olufusi of Warri Kingdom Ogodobiri
50 Chief Tunde Okoturo The Ugo of Warri Kingdom Ugoniwere
51 Chief Leemon Ikpea The Odolagbon of Warri Kingdom Edemayogho
52 Chief Sen. Daisy Danjuma The Aguralwere of Warri Kingdom Ewakpakpa
53 Chief Fred Edegbele The Ikenuwa of Warri Kingdom Orurunagbakiridi
54 Chief Barr. Edward Ekpoko The Tolureju of Warri Kingdom Erebeni
55 Chief Amanoritsewo Atiwa The Otsoron of Warri Kingdom Edegberoko
56 Chief (Barr.) Olivia Agbajoh The Oyewumi of Warri Kingdom Egudeghe
57 Chief (Barr.) Robinson Ariyo The Egogo Iwere of Warri Kingdom Arayuwa
58 Chief Tony Ede The Uwa Olu Etan of Warri Kingdom Eribonosioba
59 Chief Eugene Ikomi The Olulaye of Warri Kingdom Oghoroiu
60 Chief Emmanuel Uduaghan The Alema of Warri Kingdom Agbegherendiden
61 Chief Emmanuel Omamofe Ejutse The Uranran Ogiame of Warri Kingdom Ekoro-Usin
62 Chief Dr. Mogba Eyeoyibo The Ogholuwarami of Warri Kingdom Otsofu
63 Chief Josephine Onemu The Ogwa Olu Ete of Warri Kingdom Eperugo
64 Chief Samuel Oritsejolomisan Omamuli The Uwa-Oyiboyami of Warri Kingdom Akulagba

The Itsekiri Nation has lost some of our Ojoyes in the last year and they are presented in the list below. They have all played notable roles in helping to grow the Itsekiri Nation and would always be remembered fondly for their contributions.

S/No Name Title Appellation
6 Chief (MD) Florence E. Rewane The Ejumota of Warri Eworoku
10 Chief Nelson Utieyione (JP) The Ogun-Oyibo of Warri Orurunagbakiridi
15 Chief Elder Walter Odeli (JP) The Oritsegbogwa of Warri Oritsetsolatse
16 Chief E. A. Temile The Esama of Warri Okpeyo
21  Chief (Dr.) E. A. Tetsola The Olu- Egbajaje of Warri Ogokimi
69 Chief Johnson Yemiete The Abolutse of Warri Kingdom Okimini