Olu of Warri: Seven things to know about Ogiame Atuwatse III


Ode-Itsekiri, the ancestral home of the Itsekiri people, witnessed the coronation of Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse III on August 21, 2021.

The first-class traditional ruler is the 21st Olu of Warri in Delta State.

Formerly known as Prince Utienyinoritse-Tsola Emiko, he succeeded his uncle Ogiame Ikenwoli (died December 2020).

Below are seven things to know about the new monarch.

1. Born April 2, 1984, into the family of Prince Godwin Toritseju Emiko, who became Ogiame Atuwatse II, and Gladys Durorike Emiko.

2. Attended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Primary School in Warri; Adesoye College, Offa in Kwara State; Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

3. Obtained a degree in a Masters in Science in Management from Case Western Reserve University in 2007; returned to Nigeria in 2008 for his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

4. Worked at the National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), Sahara Energy; Shell Nigeria Closed Pension Fund Administrator (SNCFPA).

5. He established Noble Energy Ltd and Corral Curators Ltd.

6. Board member of Ocean Marine Security Ltd, Gulf of Guinea Ltd, Vessellink Nig Ltd, among others.

7. He married Ivie Okunbo, the daughter of late Captain Idahosa Okunbo in 2014. The business mogul passed away in July.

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