Oil King: Meet Tsola Emiko, 21st Olu Of Warri Crowned Aug. 21st, Year 2021

NAPIMS through Shell to Sahara Energy, Warri through Kwara to Ohio, here is Platforms Africa’s summary of the career and educational sojourn of the new King of a Nigerian popular oil Kingdom.


Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko was on Saturday crowned the 21st Olu of Warri, an oil-rich ancient kingdom in present day Delta State, Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

NAPIMS through Shell to Sahara Energy; Warri through Kwara to the Ohio in the United States, Platforms Africa offers a summary of career and educational sojourn of the new King of a Nigerian popular oil Kingdom.

This fastest growing online newspaper (Platforms Africa) reports that Emiko will be addressed as the Ogiame Atuwatse III, a title he got from his father and 19th Olu, Atuwatse II, Godwin Toritseju Emiko, according to the Itsekiri tradition.

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The new Atuwatse III who was born on April 2, 1984, is a descendant of Olu Akengbuwa.

Emiko the 21st Olu of Warri, Platforms Africa data showed, was crowned on the 21st day of August in the year 2021 of the 21st century.

Emiko during coronation

He started his early education in Warri and proceeded to Kwara State for his Secondary school.

He attended Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA where he bagged his Bachelor’s of Arts between 2002 and 2006, majoring in International Studies and Political Science while minoring in History and Economics.

He got a Master’s of Science in Management also from Case Western Reserve University in 2017.

The new Atuwatse III returned to Nigeria in 2008 and served in the Public Affairs Department of National Petroleum Investment Management Services for the NYSC scheme.

He worked as an officer at the Shell Nigeria Closed Pension Fund Administrator between 2009 to 2010, and at Sahara Energy as Government Relations Officer between 2010 and 2012.

The Olu of Warri is the founder 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.

He is married to Ivie Uhunoma Emiko, daughter of popular Edo business magnet, late Idahosa Okunbo. The couple are blessed with three children; Oritsetsemiaye, Oritsetemisan, and Oritsetimeyin.

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