Prince Emiko Emerges As New Olu of Warri Designate

Prince Emiko Emerges As New Olu of Warri Designate

 Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko, 37, emerged as the Olu of Warri-designate.

According to the Guardian Nigeria, the transition ritual began when a chief made a short opening remark and then invited Iyasere, leader Johnson Atserunleghe, to speak, after which he officially declared HRM Ogiame Ikenwoli's death by breaking three original clay pots containing the original white chalk on the floor.

This was followed by presenting Umo Oba, the designated Ulu, to the nation Itsekiri after reading his quote in front of the assembly. Emiko will be Oulu 21 of Warri and his coronation after 90 days of solitude, during which he will learn the culture and traditions of the Ezekerei people and the royal protocols.

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi and Ojaja II were represented at the ceremony by Oba Akinola Oyetade Aderera, Olubosin of Ife and Adekunle Adeayo Adeagbo, Otun Eketi ore. The Designated Ulu, who was widely accepted as heir to the throne, was educated in Nigeria and abroad. He was born on April 2, 1984 to Prince Godwin Toritseju Emiko, the late Ogiame Ikenwoli Atuwatse 11 and Gladys Durorike Emiko in Warri, Delta State.

He attended NNPC Elementary School and Adesanoye College, Ufa, Kwara State between 1995 and 2001. Prince Emeco was accepted into Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Science Political, while he was high in history and economics between 2002 and 2006.

He went further to earn a Master of Science in Management from Case Western Reserve University in 2007 and returned to Nigeria for NYSC in 2008 where he worked in the public affairs division of the National Petroleum Investment Service (NAPIMS), among other experiences. In the private sector and entrepreneurship. Meanwhile, Iyatsere announced that there would be no celebrations in the Warri Kingdom for the next three months, following Ikenwoli's death.

He stated this while proclaiming a period of mourning in the kingdom, as part of mourning activities over the death of King Warri.

"There will be no fun of any kind anywhere in our land. All Ezekerei sons and daughters must tie the wrappers upside down during this period."

 After the announcement, 20 artillery rounds were fired to announce the death of the king, with Iyasri explaining that 20 rounds denoted that 20 Ulus had ruled over the nation of Iwere.