Religions practised in Warri Kingdom

Religions practiced in Warri Kingdom

From time immemorial, Itsekiris have been known to practice different religions. A good number of Itsekiris were traditional worshippers at the formation of the Kingdom. When the Portuguese came to Warri Kingdom many years ago, the Itsekiris adopted Christianity and practised this alongside the traditional worshipping of the different deities. This continued for many years before some of them became full time Christians and others remained as traditional worshippers.

Interestingly, there are still Itsekiris practising both religions. There are also some Itsekiris who have now started practising Islam. A very notable Itsekiri Pastor is Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, who was Pentescotal Fellowship of Nigeria President twice and also the Christian Association of Nigeria President twice.