The new Olu of Warri, Tsola [full name, Itieyinoritsetsola] Emiko, was crowned as the 21st ruler of the Warri Kingdom in Delta state on Saturday.
Following royal declaration he shall henceforth be addressed as Ogiame Atuwatse III.
In this piece, we highlight five things you should know about the Olu of Warri designate, Emiko.
Birth and youth life
Born on April 2, 1984, to Prince Godwin Toritseju Emiko, the late Ogiame Atuwatse II and Gladys Durorike Emiko in Warri, the Olu is a descendant of Olu Akengbuwa.
Emiko attended NNPC Primary School in Warri and later Adesoye College, Offa, Kwara State for his secondary education between 1995 and 2001.
He then proceeded to Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA where he bagged his Bachelor of Arts between 2002 and 2006, majoring in International Studies and Political Science while minoring in History and Economics. In 2007, he earned a Master’s of Science in Management also from Case Western Reserve University.
Love for sports
The Olu is an avid sportsman, having participated in different sports including swimming, kayaks, basketball, American football, and soccer.
On returning home to Nigeria in 2008, Olu Ogiame Atuwatse III, served in the Public Affairs Department of National Petroleum Investment Management Services for the NYSC scheme.
Thereafter, from 2009 to 2010, he worked as an officer at the Shell Nigeria Closed Pension Fund Administrator and later at Sahara Energy as Government Relations Officer between 2010 and 2012.
A serial entrepreneur, the Olu is the founder of Noble Nigeria Ltd. and Coral Curator Ltd. He is the Chairman of Ocean Marine Security Ltd. and Director, Gulf of Guinea Ltd. and Vessel link Big. Ltd. while his business acumen may be said to have flowed from his late father.
Olu Ogiame Atuwatse III is a loving and caring husband to Ivie Uhunoma Emiko, daughter of popular Edo business mogul, late Idahosa Okunbo.
The couple has three children: Oritsetsemiaye, Oritsetemisan, and Oritsetimeyin.