Former president Olusegun Obasanjo pays homage during the coronation of the new Olu of Warri~details below


The Former president Olusegun Obasanjo knelt down as a sign of respect to the newly crowned 21st Olu of Warri his Royal Majesty Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko in his palace in Warri Delta State. 

The 37 years old Olu of Warri was crowned on Saturday after which he performed all the traditional rituals he assumed the title ‘Ogiame Atuwatse lll. 

The new Atuwatse III is the son of the 19th Olu Atuwatse II, Godwin Toritseju Emiko and Gladys Durorike Emiko who was born on April 2, 1984, the new Olu, a descendant of Olu Akengbuwa who had his education in both Nigeria and overseas.

He is the founder of Noble Nigeria Ltd. and Coral Curator Ltd. He is also the Chairman of Ocean Marine Security Ltd. and Director, Gulf of Guinea Ltd. and Vessel link Big. Ltd, amongst others.

The Olu of Warri is the husband to Ivie Uhunoma Emiko, the daughter of popular Edo State billionaire and business mogul, late Idahosa Okunbo, he is a father of three children.

Meanwhile in his opening speech after his installation the monarch on the same day revisited the past and reversed an age-long curse placed on Nigeria by his grandfather, Olu Erejuwa II, following the injustice meted on him by the then Nigeria government. 

“Today, in our capacity as Olu, we hereby avow, as the spiritual, cultural, political and traditional ruler of this land, I, Ogiame Atuwatse III, the 21st Olu of Warri, the first son of Olu Atuwatse II, the grandson and direct descendant of Olu Erejuwa II, who was offended on this throne, I hereby reverse the curse placed over this land”

“In its place, I release forgiveness and healing to the Federal Government of Nigeria whose might was used to propagate that offence and I decree unprecedented and uncommon peace, prosperity, progress, development upon this land”

“I bring down the government of heaven upon this land and I direct it to flow as a force that can neither be sabotaged, slowed or stopped It goes out as a strong ripple effect emanating from this kingdom to the rest of the Niger Delta, the rest of the Nigerian nation and even the African continent,” the monarch said.

Different caliber and notable Nigerians was in attendance at the coronation ceremony, the foremost Itsekiri monarch celebrated his coronation with two brand new customised cars; a Rolls Royce and a Bentley of 2021 model.



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