OMO OBA TSOLA EMIKO From Entrepreneurship to Palace as 21st Olu of Warri

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Just a few days before the coronation of Omo Oba Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko for the 21st Olu of Warri, precisely on Saturday, August 21, the entire ancient city is filled with excitement and joy. The reason for this was that the new monarch would come on board as the youngest to ever ascend the throne of his ancestors. Sylvester Idowu records his life on the throne

As Omo Oba Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko prepares for his coronation for the 21st Olu of Warri on August 21, 2021, the entire ancient city is filled with excitement and joy. The new monarch is said to have been the youngest to ever ascend the throne of his ancestors since the death of the immediately past king.

The young 36-year-old Tsola Emiko comes as a blessing for the kingdom and as a harbinger of good things for the Itsekiris. It will surely be a time of good news and shine as the new king is officially crowned in Ode-Itsekiri, which promises to be a spectacle. Many respected, first class traditional rulers and dignitaries across the country are expected to adorn the monumental event.

His background …
The son of the 19th Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atunwase II, the designated Olu, Prince Tsola Emiko, was born and raised under the direction of the prestigious Ginuwa royal family of the Itsekiris and trained by his late father to be a prince.

As the new Olu, Providence has not only given him this responsibility, his academic success and achievements as a businessman have also placed him in a pole position to secure an enduring legacy in the Itsekiri land.

Omo Oba Emiko received his early education at NNPC Primary School, Warri, before attending Adesoye College, Offa, Kwara State between 1995 and 2001.
The young prince was not only satisfied with further education, but then went to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts between 2002 and 2006.

He studied International Studies & Political Science, although History & Economics were his minor subjects.
In 2007, the young prince returned to Case Western Reserve University, where he earned a Master of Science degree in management.

In 2008 he returned to Nigeria for the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and worked in the public affairs department of National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS).
Between 2009 and 2010 he worked as an officer at Shell Nigeria Closed Pension Fund Administrator (SNCFPA) and between 2010 and 2012 as Government Relations Officer at Sahara Energy.

Olu-designate as an entrepreneur …
With his experience and training abroad, Omo Oba Emiko was able to get involved in the corporate and business world and thus be ready to face the business and industrial world.

The hardworking Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko sits at the helm of many companies and corporations such as Noble Nigeria Ltd., Coral Curator Ltd; and he is a director at Ocean Marine Security Ltd., Gulf of Guinea Ltd and Vessellink Nigeria Ltd.

With his rich educational background, the youthful Olu, a trailblazer known to many for many positive deeds, would oversee a population of over a million people.
His accession to the throne is expected to bring much development and advancement to the city as he will use his experience as a businessman on all fronts. This is definitely a testimony of a round pen in a round hole as the world witnesses the mother of all coronations in the south-south region of the country

Journey to the throne …
In recognition of his modernist worldview, entrepreneurial mind and deep commitment to the ancient customs and traditions of the Itsekiri people, the kingmakers of the prestigious Itsekiri kingdom proclaim Prince Tsola Emiko with the coronation for the next Olu of Warri, scheduled for August 21, 2021 .

On the morning of May 27, 2021, the Itsekiri nation and the world were informed of the emergence of a new designated Olu of Warri, Tsola Emiko, by the Acting Chairman of the Olu Advisory Council and Iyatsere of the Kingdom of Warri, Chief Johnson Amataserunlege at a in the Olu Palace.

At the unveiling of the brand new monarch, Chief Amataserunlege said that Omo Oba Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko will be released on Saturday, Jan.

The Acting Chairman of the Olu Advisory Council, Chief Amatserunleghe, announced that the election of the Omoba was a “rigorous process that involved a careful search within and among the descendants of the last three Olu, according to tradition, manners and prevailing Laws require “took place as multiple consultation and possible confirmation by the Ifa oracle”.

Chief Amatserunleghe, who is also chairman of the Warri Council of Chiefs, officially announced the final rites of passage for the late King, His Majesty Ogiame Ikenwoli, which lasted 14 days.

The chairman of the Warri Council of Chiefs announced that Omo Oba Tsola Emiko will be crowned and officially installed as the 21st Olu of Warri Kingdom on August 21 of this year on behalf of the Warri Council of Kingmakers.

“It is my special honor to announce, on behalf of the Warri Council of Kingsmakers, that Omoba Tsola Emiko will be crowned by God’s grace on Saturday, August 21, 2021 and officially become the 21st,” he stated.

The Iyatsere of the Warri Kingdom thanked all of the Itsekiri sons and daughters, especially the people of the Diaspora who stood and remained in their desire for a peaceful transition, in harmony with their wishes and those of the gods of the land.

His reign is not expected to lag behind the evolutionary step and transformation brought about by the 28-year reign of his father Ogiame Atuwatse II. Warri.
Emiko, who is described as a serial entrepreneur, is expected to use his wealth of experience to bridge the unemployment gap among the kingdom’s youth.

Given his background, he is expected to take the lead in ensuring lasting peace between his people and the oil companies that host the nation of Itsekiri.
He is expected to cement the kingdom’s relationship with the state government as well as the federal government to attract development projects and ensure the completion of abandoned projects in the region.
he Ifa oracle ”.
Chief Amatserunleghe, who is also chairman of the Warri Council of Chiefs, officially announced the final rites of passage for the late King, His Majesty Ogiame Ikenwoli, which lasted 14 days.

The chairman of the Warri Council of Chiefs announced that Omo Oba Tsola Emiko will be crowned and officially installed as the 21st Olu of Warri Kingdom on August 21 of this year on behalf of the Warri Council of Kingmakers.

“It is my special honor to announce, on behalf of the Warri Council of Kingsmakers, that Omoba Tsola Emiko will be crowned by God’s grace on Saturday, August 21, 2021 and officially become the 21st,” he stated.

The Iyatsere of the Warri Kingdom thanked all of the Itsekiri sons and daughters, especially the people of the Diaspora who stood and remained in their desire for a peaceful transition, in harmony with their wishes and those of the gods of the land.

His reign is not expected to lag behind the evolutionary step and transformation brought about by the 28-year reign of his father Ogiame Atuwatse II. Warri.
Emiko, who is described as a serial entrepreneur, is expected to use his wealth of experience to bridge the unemployment gap among the kingdom’s youth.

Given his background, he is expected to take the lead in ensuring lasting peace between his people and the oil companies that host the nation of Itsekiri.
He is expected to cement the kingdom’s relationship with the state government as well as the federal government to attract development projects and ensure the completion of abandoned projects in the region.

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