Coronation of 21st Olu (King) Ogiame Atuwatse III Tsola Emiko of Warri kingdom, Nigeria

HM Olu (King) Ogiame Atuwatse III of Warri (Iwere) kingdom of Itsekiri people of Nigeria

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Prince UtieyinoriTsetsola Emiko has been crowned the 21st King of Warri kingdom taking the reign name Atuwatse III. He succeeds his late father 19th King Ogiame Atuwatse II Godwin (1987-2015) and his uncle 20th King Ogiame Ikenwuoli Godfrey Emiko who died in 2020.

King Atuwatse III ( or popularly as Tsola Emiko) was crowned with a crown similar to the 400 yr old missing crown as he sat on a specially made golden throne. Next to him wife Ivie Emiko whom he declared as Queen (Olori) Atuwatse III. He later made a speech on way forward for the new reign.

Video : ladyvglobal

Prince Tsola Emiko started his journey from seclusion through the river on a regatta boat to the ode tsekiri. He was crowned Ogiame Atuwatse III after his father reign name who was Ogiame Atuwatse II. Ogiame is a religious traditional title that kings of Warri have held being custodians of the river goddess religious traditions among the Itsekiri people

Video : South South vibes

On Sunday the King and Queen attended a thanksgiving service in honor of the new reign.

Photos : Olu of Warri

Long reign the king, long live the king

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