Emiko was the 20th Olu of Warri, born to Olu Erejuwa II (1951–1986) and his wife Olori Eyinagboluwade. Olu Atuwatse II, who died in March 2015, was replaced by him. On December 12, 2015, he was anointed Ogiame Ikenwoli I at Ode-Itsekiri, the Itsekiri people’s ancestral home, in a ceremony attended by numerous Nigerian dignitaries. He was the Olu of Warri, and his wife, Olori Mary Emiko, was his wife.
12 Facts about Olu of Warri
Here are 12 short facts about Prince Tsola Emiko, whose full name is Utieyinoritsetsola, the 21st Olu of Warri in Delta state, who will be crowned today. Read also 10 Richest DJs in Nigeria & Their Net Worth
- At the age of 37, Omoba Tsola Emiko will become the ruler of the oil-rich Warri kingdom.
- He was born on April 2, 1984, in Warri, to Prince Godwin Toritseju Emiko and Gladys Durorike Emiko, the late Ogiame Ikenwoli Atuwatse II and Gladys Durorike Emiko.
- He was born into royalty three years before his father became the Olu of Warri.
- He went to Warri, Delta State’s Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Primary School.
- From 1995 to 2001, he attended Adesoye College in Offa, Kwara State.
- Between 2002 through 2006, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Political Science with majors in History and Economics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
- In 2007, he graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a master’s degree in management and returned to Nigeria for his NYSC in 2008.
- He worked at NAPIMS, Sahara Energy, and Shell Nigeria Closed Pension Fund Administrator (SNCFPA).
- Noble Energy Ltd and Corral Curators Ltd were his forays into the commercial sector.
- He also serves on the boards of Ocean Marine Security Ltd, Gulf of Guinea Ltd, and Vessellink Nig Ltd, to name a few.
- In 2014, he married Ivie Okunbo, the daughter of Capt. Idahosa Okunbo, a late millionaire.
- Following the death of his father, Ogiame Ikenwoli Atuwatse ll, he was elected as the next Olu of Warri.