The Warri Traditional Council

OJOYES (CHIEFS) 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.

 

 

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Johnson Amatserunleghe

The Iyatsere of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Uji

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Gabriel Awala

The Uwangue of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Orieku

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Tesigiweno Yayah Pessu

The Ojomo of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Utioba

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief (Mrs.) Rita Lori Ogbebor

The Igba of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Irojowo

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Sunday Rone

The Ogwa of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Ogienoyibo

Chief Mene Brown

The Ogwaolusan of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Esemude

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Gilbert Temisan Grant

The Aguraotiri of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Agbusibiro

Chief Kofi Kartey

The Abolujiyan of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Ebirenegbo

Chief Oma Eyewuoma

The Aboludero of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Oyan

Chief Emmanuel Uduaghan

The Alema of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Agbeghenrendiden

Chief Dr Roland I. Oritsejafor

The Ogwa of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Uwaeye

Chief (Madam) Roli O. Oritsejafor

The Iyelomaete of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Ogbodu Iyawa

Chief Francis Omatseye

The Edigbe of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Ujatoli

Chief Eyitemi Arthur Diden

The Ogwa of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Agboburukunjakan

Chief Barr. Robinson Ariyo

The Egogo Iwere of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Arayuwa

Chief Fred Edegbele

The Ikenuwa of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Orurunagbakiridi

Chief Luck Ereku

The Atseti-Olu of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Ogiesamalele

Chief Anthony Ewarami Onuwaje

The Aboluwo of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Onogunjegbe

Chief Emmanuel Omamofe Ejutse

The Uranran-Ogiame of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Ekoro-Usin

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief (Mrs) Patience Ebiyon Blankson (P.E.B) Uku

The Ere-Oluyon of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Ere-Egwa

Chief Mrs. Patricia Arawore Otuedon

The Atseju-Olu of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Ogifie

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Omolubi Newuwumi

The Omatamudieyin of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Egindeghere Ugbo

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Dr Mogba Eyeoyibo

The Ogholuwarami of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Otsofu

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Thomas Ereyitomi

The Akatigbi-Ayeola of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Ojogbojo

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief (Prof.) Grace Alele-Williams

The Utukpa-Iwere of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Oluebeje

Chief Tony Ede

The Uwa Olu Etan of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Eribonosioba

Chief Olivia Agbajor

The Oyewumi of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Egudeghe

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Mrs Mercy Olowu Eyeoyibo

The Utukpa Oritse Erun of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Eriegwa

Chief Felix Esisi

The Olare-Aja Okere Community

Appellation (Akpuja): Ogieboro

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Patrick D Yalaju

The Kenekuniraro of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Adolo

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Solomon Arenyeka

The Eson of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Otueje

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Mrs Josephine Onemu

The Ogwa Olu Ete of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Eperugo

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Billy Besigiwa

The Osolo of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Ogbogen ni Ijebu

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Roland Omagbemi

The Ewolufun of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Ogban

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Dr. Joseph Otumara

The Obarisuwa of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Osuelele

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Alex Omaghomi

The Imaran of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Omayoye

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

The Eyeoluyon of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Adugeneyindolo

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Prest Udueyin

The Akwinotsokan of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Adobodoji

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Sen. Daisy Danjuma

The Agura Iwere of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Ewakpakpa

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Eddy Eyitemi Olley

The Agbarame (Ofone) of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Eni

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Richmond O. McGray

The Oritseboluwo of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Ogiagianusi

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Eyituoyor Maku

The Ikenlorire of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Ijeguen

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Winnifred Egbejule

The Oyeifo of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Otsowode

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Eugene Ikomi

The Olulaye of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Oghoroju

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Otimeyin Adams

The Aguinede of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Ojowuro

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Barr. Edward Ekpoko

The Tolureju of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Erebeni

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Clement Akpeto Maleghemi

The Udefi of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Obaloye

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Samuel Oritsejolomisan Omamuli

The Uwaoyiboyami of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Akulagba

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Sam Amatoritsero

The Oluyemi of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Omotsonighele

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Fred Ogbe

The Idorsu of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Eginoghoyo

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Prof. Itse Sagay

The Olufusi of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Ogodobiri

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Atiwa Amanoritsewo

The Otsoron of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Edegberoko

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Dr. (Mrs.) Caroline Ajuyah

The Olunuranran of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Irolobe

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Akoma Demeyin

The Omokun of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Egbewuru

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Mike Odeli

The Olorogun of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Okolokotuse

The Ajoloja of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Omotseghele

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Dr. Leemon A. Ikpea

The Odolagbon of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Edemayogho

The Ugo of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Omatson-Ighele

The Olaye of Warri Kingdom

Appellation (Akpuja): Ugoniwere