Past Olus' of Warri

Past Olus' of Warri

The Kingdom of Warri has remained predominantly Christian since the coronation of its first

Christian King Oba Atorongboye also known as King Sebastian I in 1570, within a century of the

foundation of the Iwerre Kingdom. Below is a list of the rulers of the Warri Kingdom from

inception. Note that written records began with the coronation of Olu Atorongboye Sebastian I

in 1570.

1. Olu Ginuwa I (1480 AD – established Kingdom)

2. Olu Ogbowuru I (Succeeded his father)

 

3. Olu Irame I (Succeeded his brother)

 

4. Olu Ojoluwa I (Succeeded his father)

 

5. Olu Esigie I (Succeeded his father in 1597)

 

6. Olu Atorongboye I (1597 – 1625)

 

7. Olu Atuwatse I (1625 – 1643)

 

8. Olu Oyenakpagha I (1643 – 1654)

 

9. Olu Omoluyiri I (654 – 1674)

 

10. Olu Abejioye I (1674 – 1700)

 

11. Olu Akenjioye I From(1700 AD)

 

12. Olu Omagboye I (Succeeded his father)

 

13. Olu Akengboye I (Succeeded his father)

 

14. Olu Atogbuwa I (1735 – 1760)

 

15. Olu Erejuwa I (1760 – 1795)

 

16. Olu Akengbuwa (1795 – 1848 )

a period of crisis (1848 – 1851)

 

political Interregnum (1851 – 1936)

 

Restoration of Oluship ( February 1936)

 

17. Olu Ginuwa II (1936 – 1949)

 

18. Olu Erejuwa II (1951 – 1986)

 

19. His Majesty, Ogiame Atuwatse (1987 – 2015)