The Ogiame Atuwatse III, formerly known as Omoba Tshola Emiko, has been crowned as the 21st Olu of Warri Kingdom.
Emiko, 37, was announced as the Olu of Warri designate in April after the death of Ogiame Ikenwoli, the 20th Olu of Warri.
The coronation was held in the city of Warri, Delta State with many traditional rulers and political leaders across the country in attendance.
The Olu Designate, Omoba Emiko proceeded into the traditional Isolation period in May, shortly after rites of passage for the late monarch, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, held at the Royal Cemetery in Jalla, Warri South Local Government Area.
The Monarch was born in April 1984 to Godwin Toritseju Emiko, the late Ogiame Atuwatse II, and Gladys Durorike Emiko.
He had his primary education at NNPC Primary School in Warri and later proceeded to Adesoye College in Offa, Kwara State for his secondary education between 1995 and 2001.
From there, the monarch proceeded to Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio in the United States where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts between 2002 and 2006, majoring in International Studies and Political Science with a minor in History and Economics.
In 2007, The Olu of Warri earned a Master of Science Degree in Management from the same university.
He is a passionate sportsman, having participated in different sports including swimming, kayaks, basketball, American football, and soccer.
When He returned to Nigeria in 2008, he served in the Public Affairs Department of the National Petroleum Investment Management Services for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.
Thereafter he worked as an officer at the Shell Nigeria Closed Pension Fund Administrator and later at Sahara Energy as Government Relations Officer between 2010 and 2012.
The Monarch is also an entrepreneur who founded Noble Nigeria Limited and Coral Curator limited.
He is also the Chairman of Ocean Marine Security Limited, as well as a Director in Gulf of Guinea limited, Vessel Link Big Limited, among others.
The monarch is married to Ivie Uhunoma Emiko, daughter of Edo business mogul, Idahosa Okunbo, and they are blessed with three children.
According to multiple sources, Emiko is the first Olu of Warri in over two centuries whose mother was alive to see him ascend the throne; a source says he is the first Olu of Warri in five centuries to be married to a Benin woman.