Son of Atuwatse II and Olu of Warri designate Prince ‘Tsola Emiko, on Monday proceeded on 90-day compulsory seclusion ahead of his official coronation.
The 90-day compulsory seclusion otherwise known in Itsekiri as Idànikèñ or Daniken is part of the traditional pre-coronation rites for the installation of Emiko as the 21st Olu of Warri.
The Itsekiri kingdom is usually under the Olori-Ebi (regent), a position currently occupied by Prince Emmanuel Okotie-Eboh, in the absence of an Olu.
Thirty-seven-year-old Prince Emiko was unveiled as the 21st Olu-designate following the announcement of the death of the 20th Olu, Ogiame Ikenwoli.
The Olu-designate holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Political Science as well as a Master’s in Management.