Prince Tsola Emiko, was today crowned as the 21st Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III. After he took the oath of office and adopted a title for his reign, the Olu of Warri was crowned by the Uwangue of Warri, Chief Gabriel Awala. This led to the change of his name from Omoba Tsola Emiko to Ogiame Atuwatse III.
In his first speech as Olu, he thanked Itsekiri sons and daughters for their support for the restoration of their God given identity. “This is a very special day, one that has predestined and divinely ordained by the most High God. The mischief some had intended, God has used it for good. The taboo that was done by the desecration of our most prized crown jewel made a way for more beautiful one, fashioned by our own royal person while staying true to the inspiration of the one from Portugal. We have the privilege of introducing a new crown of gold.
He reversed the curse placed on the land of Warri, “as a firm believer in the intricate interconnectedness between the spiritual and the manifestation in the physical”, ” I hereby reverse the curse placed over the land, release forgiveness” Africa has been shaped as a gun with Nigeria as its trigger, today that gun has been fired and full restoration comes out of the barrel. As Itsekiri is restored to original identity, because Itsekiri is blessed Nigeria is blessed Called on sons and daughters of Iwerre kingdom in the Diaspora to join in the development of the Warri kingdom.
Called on the youths of the Niger Delta to look beyond oil, “channel our energy in the right direction towards endeavours that will result in added value across the board.
we should be ready to let go of the old ways.
We will look to honour our women, encourage them build them up, seek their counsel. You will no longer be invisible, honoured his mother with a new title (Iye Olu Atuwase III) and also his wife as Olori The monarch is married to Olori Ivie Uhunoma, daughter of late business mogul, Captain Idahosa Okunbo, and they are blessed with three children.
He attended the prestigious NNPC primary school in Warri and for his secondary education, he went to Adesoye college, Offa, Kwara State from 1995 to 2001.
Continuing his interest for studying, Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko got admitted into Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio, USA where he bagged his Bachelor’s of Arts, majoring in International Studies & Political Science, while minoring in History & Economics between 2002 & 2006. He earned a Master of Science in Management from Case Western Reserve University in 2007.