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.

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Engr. Oritsema Eyewuoma

The Ologbotsere of Warri

Akpuja: Ajabo
Installed: 16 April 2023

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Johnson Amatserunleghe

The lyatsere of Warri

Akpuja: Ajabo
Installed: 20 October 2017

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Gabriel Awala

The Uwangue of Warri

Akpuja: Orieku
Installed: 20 October 2017

Chief of Warri Kingdom
Chief Tesigiweno Yayah Pessu

The Ojomo of Warri

Akpuja: Utioba

Installed: 29 April 1995

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Anthony Ewarami Onuwaje

The Oshodi of Warri

Akpuja: Ikeri

Installed: 26 August 2023

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief (Mrs.) Patience Ebiyọn Blankson [P.E.B] Uku

The Ere-Olu-yọn of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Ere-Ẹgwa

Installed: 24 March 1981 during the reign of Erejuwa II

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Gilbert Temisan Grant

The Aguraotiri of Warri

Akpuja: Agbusibiro

Installed: 10 December 1988 during the reign of Atuwatse II

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

The Igba of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Irojowo

Installed: 22 April 1988 during the reign of Atuwatse II

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Kofi Kartey

The Abolujiyan of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Ebirẹnẹgbo

Installed: 29 April 1989 during the reign of Atuwatse II

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Brown Mene

The Ogwaolusan of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Ẹsẹmuẹdẹ

Installed: 10 March 1990 during the reign of Atuwatse II

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief (Dr.) Roland Oritsẹjafọr

The Ọgwa of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Uwa ẹye

Installed: 18 December 1999 during the reign of Atuwatse II

Ojoye of Warri
Chief Felix Esisi

The Olare-Aja of Okere

Akpuja: Ogieboro

Installed: 6 May 2000 during the reign of Atuwatse II

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief (Sir) Patrick D. Yalaju (KSQ)

The Kenekueyero of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Adolo

Installed: 29 December 2001 during the reign of Atuwatse II

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Francis Ọmatsẹye

The Ẹdigbe of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Ujatoli

Installed: 31 December 2004 during the reign of Atuwatse II

Chief Marten Winks

The Ọlayẹ of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Ọmọtsọn-ighele

Installed: 25 June 2005 during the reign of Atuwatse II

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief (Mdm.) Rọli Uliyemi Oritsẹjafọr

The Iye-ọlọma-ee-tẹ of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Ogbodu-Iyawa

Installed: 4 April 2010 during the reign of Atuwatse II

Ojoye of Warri
Chief Fred Inoma Ogbe

The Idorsu of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Eginoghoyọ

Installed during the reign of Atuwatse II

Ojoye of Warri
Chief (Hon.) Thomas Ereyitomi, MHR

The A-ka-tigbi-ayẹ-ọla of Warri kingdom

Akpuja: Ojogbọjọ

Installed: 28 April, 2012 during the reign of Atuwatse II

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief O’timẹyin Adams

The Aguinọdẹ of Warri kingdom

Akpuja: Ojọwurọ

Installed: 28 April, 2012 during the reign of Atuwatse II

Chief Abraham Kefas

The A-jọlọ-aja of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Ọmọtsọn-ighele

Installed: 5 May 2012 during the reign of Atuwatse II

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Richmond MacGrey

The Oritsẹboluwọ of Warri kingdom

Akpuja: Ogiaga N’usin

Installed: 22 September 2012 during the reign of Atuwatse II

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Billy Bẹsigiwa

The Ọsọlọ of Warri kingdom

Akpuja: Ogbogẹ N’ijẹbu

Installed: 22 September 2012 during the reign of Olu Atuwatse II

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Edwin Eyitemi Olley

The Agbaramẹ of Warri kingdom

Akpuja: Éni

Installed: 29 December 2012 during the reign of Olu Atuwatse II

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Roland Adi Ọmagbemi

The Ẹwolufun of Warri kingdom

Akpuja: Ọgban

Installed: 29 December 2012 during the reign of Atuwatse II

Chief Prest Uduẹyin

The A-ko-inọ-tse-ọkan of Warri kingdom

Akpuja: Adobodoji

Installed: 29 December 2012 during the reign of Atuwatse II

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Mike Odeli

The Ọlọri-ogun of Warri Kingdom

Akpuja: Okolokotuse

Installed: 30 September 2016 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Ọmọlubi Nẹwuwumi

The Ọmatamud’ẹyin of Warri

Akpuja: Egindereghe Y’ugbo

Installed: 30 September 2016 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Eyitemi Arthur-Didẹn

The Idẹ-ọfẹnẹ of Warri

Akpuja: Agbọburukunjakan

Installed: 30 September 2016 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Akoma Dimẹyin

The Ọmokun of Warri

Akpuja: Ẹgbẹwu

Installed: 30 September 2016 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief (Mrs.) Mercy Olowu

The Utukpa-Oritsẹ-ee-run of Warri

Akpuja: Ere-ẹgwa

Installed: 30 September 2016 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Solomon Arenyeka

The Ẹsọn of Warri

Akpuja: Otueje

Installed: 8 October 2016 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief (Dr.) Joseph Sisanmi Otumara

The Ọbaretsuwa of Warri

Akpuja: Ọsuẹlẹlẹ

Installed: 8 October 2016 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Sam Amatotsẹro

The Oluyemi of Warri

Akpuja: Ọmọtsọn-ighele

Installed: 8 October 2016 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Chief (Mrs.) Caroline Ajuyah

The Olunuranran of Warri

Akpuja: Irọlobe

Installed: 8 October 2016 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Francis Maku

The Ikẹnlorire of Warri

Akpuja: Ijẹguẹn

Installed: 15 October 2016 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Chief Luck Ereku

The Atse-ti-Olu of Warri

Akpuja: Ogiesamalele

Installed: 15 October 2016 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Alex Ọmaghomi

The Imaran of Warri

Akpuja: Ọmayoye

Installed: 15 October 2016 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief (Prof.) Itsẹ Sagay

The Olufusi of Warri

Akpuja: Ogodobiri

Installed: 22 October 2016 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Winifred Egbejule

The Oyeifo of Warri

Akpuja: Ọtsowode

Installed: 22 October 2016 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Patricia Otuedon-Arawore

The Atseju-Olu of Warri

Akpuja: Ogifie

Installed: 22 October 2016 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Daisy Danjuma

The Agura-Iwẹrẹ of Warri

Akpuja: Ẹwakpakpa

Installed: 29 October 2016 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief (Barr.) Edward Ẹkpoko

The Tolurẹju of Warri 

Akpuja: Erebeni

Installed: 29 October 2016 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Fred Edegbele

The Ikẹnuwa of Warri

Akpuja: Oruru N’agba kiridi

Installed: 29 October 2016 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Leemon Ikpea

The Odolagbọn of Warri

Akpuja: Ẹdẹmayogho

Installed: 29 October 2016 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Chief Tunde Okoturọ

The Úgo of Warri

Akpuja: Ugoniwere

Installed: 29 October 2016 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief (Barr.) Robinson .O. Ariyọ

The Ẹgogo of Warri 

Akpuja: Arayuwa

Installed: 16 September 2017 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Atiwa Amanoritsẹwọ

The Ọtsọrọn of Warri 

Akpuja: Ẹdegberọkọ

Installed: 16 September 2017 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief (Barr.) Olivia Agbajọr

The Oyewumi of Warri

Akpuja: Ẹgude

Installed: 16 September 2017 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri
Chief (Dr.) Eugene Abidemi Ikomi

The Olulaye of Warri

Akpuja: Oghorọju

Installed: 23 September 2017 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

 

Chief Tony Ẹde

The Uwa-Olu-ee-tan of Warri 

Akpuja: Eribonọsiọba

Installed: 23 September 2017 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Emmanuel Oritsẹjọlọmi Uduaghan

The Alẹma of Warri

Akpuja: Agbẹghẹnrẹn-didẹn

Installed: 14 October 2017 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief (Dr.) Mogba Ẹyeoyibo

The Ọghọ-olu-warami of Warri

Akpuja: Ọtsọfu

Installed: 10 November 2018 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Emmanuel Omamofe Ejutse

The Uranran-Ogiame of Warri

Akpuja: Ekoro-Usin

Installed: 10 November 2018 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Josephine Onẹmu

The Ọgwa-olu-ee-tẹ of Warri

Akpuja: Eperugo

Installed: 10 November 2018 during the reign of Olu Ikenwoli

 

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief (Mrs.) Theresa Ẹgbẹ-Ikimi

The Ejumọta of Warri 

Akpuja: Ọlọrujo

Installed: 19 August 2023 during the reign of Olu Atuwatse III

Chief (Mrs.) Esther Okotie-Ẹboh

The Iye of Warri 

Akpuja: Ẹsilokun-ojimẹ

Installed: 19 August 2023 during the reign of Olu Atuwatse III

Itsekiri Chief
Chief (Mrs.) Ẹbiyẹmi Omatsẹye

The Olujimi of Warri

Akpuja: Ẹbebe-Ọlusin

Installed: 19 August 2023 during the reign of Olu Atuwatse III

Chief (Sir) Ọmasan Isaac Temile

The Olujuwa of Warri

Akpuja: Ọkpẹyọ

Installed: 22 August 2023 during the reign of Olu Atuwatse III

Chief Dr. Eyimofẹ Atakẹ (SAN)

The Tolugbọgwa of Warri 

Akpuja: Onuẹworo

Installed: 22 August 2023 during the reign of Olu Atuwatse III

 

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief Walter Boyo Ọmatsọla

The Ọsẹn-olu-ee-tẹ of Warri

Akpuja: Akaturé

Installed: 22 August 2023 during the reign of Olu Atuwatse III

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief (Dr.) Godday Tony Ẹrewa

The Oritsuwa of Warri

Akpuja: Erujẹjẹ

Installed: 22 August 2023 during the reign of Olu Atuwatse III

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief (Comrd.) Tsuwa Oyemami

The Ikayẹ of Warri

Akpuja: Atarimogun

Installed: 23 August 2023 during the reign of Olu Atuwatse III

Itsekiri Chief
Chief Isaac Ajatitọn

The Olunotiti of Warri 

Akpuja: Agbọnẹkuya

Installed: 23 August 2023 during the reign of Olu Atuwatse III

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief (Rt. Hon.) JFK Ọmatsọnẹ

The Olutimẹyin of Warri 

Akpuja: Ẹkpẹbrẹdẹ

Installed: 23 August 2023 during the reign of Olu Atuwatse III

 

Ojoye of Warri Kingdom
Chief (Dr.) Wilson Olley Ẹdun

The Aboludero of Warri 

Akpuja: Opuaro

Installed: 23 August 2023 during the reign of Olu Atuwatse III

Chief Samuel K. Omẹbẹyinjẹ

The Ọlugbo of Warri 

Akpuja: Arọruvo

Installed: 23 August 2023 during the reign of Olu Atuwatse III

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