Biography of Olu of Warri, Chief Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko

Olu of Warri is the traditional title of the paramount ruler of the Warri Kingdom. Following the demise of Ikenwoli Godfrey Emiko, the 20th Olu of Warri, Itieyinoritsetsola Emiko has been crowned as the new Olu of Warri after completing all the necessary traditional rites.

  • Name Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko (popularly known as Tsola Emiko)
  • Date of Birth: 2nd of April 1984
  • Profession: Traditional Monarch (Olu of Warri)
  • State of Origin: Delta State
  • Tribe: Itsekiri
  • Religion: Christianity.

Itieyinoritsetsola Emiko, His personal life

Emiko is the son of Ogiame Atuwatse II. His mother is Olori Gladys Durorike. he has been the prince of Warri since he was three years old. His father was crowned as the Olu of Warri till his demise and he was succeeded in 2015. Emiko was born on the 2nd of April 1984 into the royal family of Ogiame Atuwatse II and Olori Gladys Durorike Emiko.

Education history of Tsola Emiko

Tsola Emiko is well educated. He attended the NNPC primary school, Warri. There he finished his primary school and then furthered his secondary school education at Adesoye college Offa, Kwara State. At the Adesoye college Emiko he obtained his SSCE certificate.

After completing his secondary school education, in Kwara state he went to the Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio, USA to pursue his undergraduate programs in 2002.

He minored in History & Economics. After the four-year program, he graduated in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies & Political Science. Then in 2005,

Upon completing his undergraduate program, the young prince furthers his education at the postgraduate level. He bagged a Master’s degree in Management Science in 2007 from the same university.

He relocated back to Nigeria in 2008 and passed through the one-year mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). At his NYSC service time, he served in the Public Affairs Department of National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS).

Career of the Olu of Warri, Tsola Emiko

In 2009, Emiko was employed as an officer at the Shell Night Closed Pension Fund Administrator (SNCFPA) until 2010. He later moved to Sahara Energy as a Government Relations Officer, where he spent two years working there.

The young prince would later become the Chairman of Ocean Marine Security Ltd and Director, Gulf of Guinea Ltd and Vessellink Nig Ltd. He then retired to become the Olu of Warri.

Family History of the Olu of Warri

Tsola Emiko got married in 2014 to Ivie Okunbo the daughter of late billionaire Captain. Idahosa Okunbo of blessed memory. Both couples are happily blessed with children.

Religion of the Olu of Warri, Tsola Emiko

Olu of Warri, his royal highness Tsola Emiko has been a Christian all his life. However, the king is a man of all religions. As a traditional ruler, the king dine and entertain all religious belief.


The crowned king has a social love for sports. He loves sports activities and participates in football, basketball and some other recreational activities.

His Coronation as the Olu of Warri

It was shocking news when it was announced that the Olu of Warri, his royal highness Ikenwoli Godfrey Emiko died of covid19 complications. According to tradition, the new Olu will be crowned, and fate has it that Tsola Emiko will become the newly crowned king.

After completing his 90 days self-isolation with a long procession through some roads in his kingdom, on Saturday 21st of August 2021, Tsola Emiko was crowned as the 21st Olu of Warri.

The traditional rites started from the Warri River with Boat Regatta and then the coronation place at Ode Itsekiri in Delta state.

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