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10 facts about Tsola Emiko, the 21st Olu of Warri

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Omoba Tsola Emiko has become the 21st Olu of the oil and gas-rich Warri kingdom after his coronation on Saturday.

Here are 10 interesting facts about Prince Tsola Emiko, also known as Utieyinoritsetsola.

The kingdom has been agog since Friday after the Olu designate, as he then was, ended his traditional 90 days Isolation period (Idaniken) with a long procession through some roads in his kingdom, thus preparing him for his coronation.

10 facts about Tsola Emiko, the 21st Olu of Warri

10 facts about Tsola Emiko, the 21st Olu of Warri

Below are the 10 interesting facts about Prince Tsola Emiko:



  1. Omoba Tsola Emiko was crowned the monarch of the oil-rich Warri kingdom at the young age of 37.
  2. He was born 2 April 1984 into the family of Prince Godwin Toritseju Emiko, the late Ogiame Ikenwoli Atuwatse II, and Gladys Durorike Emiko in Warri.
  3. He was born into royalty three years before his father became the Olu of Warri.
  4. He attended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Primary School Warri, Delta State.
  5. He went to Adesoye College, Offa in Kwara state from 1995 to 2001.
  6. He attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Political Science with minors in History and Economics between 2002 to 2006.
  7. He obtained a degree in a Masters in Science in Management from Case Western Reserve University in 2007 and returned to Nigeria in 2008 for his NYSC.
  8. He worked at the National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), Sahara Energy, Shell Nigeria Closed Pension Fund Administrator (SNCFPA).
  9. He married Ivie Okunbo, the daughter of late billionaire Capt. Idahosa Okunbo in 2014.
  10. He was chosen as the new Olu of Warri after the death of his father Ogiame Ikenwoli Atuwatse ll.
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