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Published On: Fri, Jan 20th, 2017

Celebration as Urhobo Monarch, Ohworode Splashes Chieftaincy Titles on Members of Urhobo Social Club (PHOTOS)

L-R- Emmanuel Ogbon,  Dan Oghoyone,  Samson Okuesa,  Simeon Ohwofa, HRM Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom, Chief Johnson Barovbe (The Aghwotu of Urhoboland), Chief Austin Tadafe,Godwin Onabedje, Edore Agba

L-R- Emmanuel Ogbon, Dan Oghoyone, Samson Okuesa, Simeon Ohwofa, HRM Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom, Chief Johnson Barovbe (The Aghwotu of Urhoboland), Chief Austin Tadafe,Godwin Onabedje, Edore Agba


LAGOS JANUARY Last week Saturday , January 15th, 2017 will remain a land mark in the history of Urhobo nation as the oldest Monarch in Urhobo nation, HRM Ovie Richard Layeguen Ogbon Ogoni-Oghoro I JP, the Ohworode of Olomu honoured ten members of Urhobo Social Club Lagos (USCL) with different traditional chieftaincy titles.
The venue of the event, the palace of Ohworode of Olomu was filled to the brim with Urhobo sons and daughters from home and diaspora who stormed the arena to witness the great event.

Chief Johnson Barovbe (The Aghwotu of Urhoboland) receiving his chieftaincy title from HRM Owhorode

Chief Johnson Barovbe (The Aghwotu of Urhoboland) receiving his chieftaincy title from HRM Owhorode


Ema, an Urhobo cultural dancing group and other cultural entertainment outfits were on ground to entertain visitors to different kind of Urhobo cultural activities.
Urhobo Social Club of Lagos, Nigeria, is a well established organization of Urhobo elite seeking to advance the fortu
Chief (Engr) Godwin Onabedje receiving blessing from HRM Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom

Chief (Engr) Godwin Onabedje receiving blessing from HRM Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom

nes of the Urhobo people
President of Urhobo Social Club Lagos, Chief Simeon Ohwofa (The Akpo-Obaro) receiving chieftaincy crown from HRM Ohworode of Olomu

President of Urhobo Social Club Lagos, Chief Simeon Ohwofa (The Akpo-Obaro) receiving chieftaincy crown from HRM Ohworode of Olomu


Members of Urhobo Social Club Lagos honoured at the event were the Chairman Board of Trustee (BOT) of Urhobo Social Club Lagos, Chief Johnson Barovbe, who was honoured with the title of Aghwotu of Urhoboland (Crowd puller of Urhoboland), President of Urhobo Social Club Lagos, Chief Simeon Ohwofa, honoured with the title of Akpo-Obaro, Chief (Engr) Godwin Onabedje, Chief Bright Apinoko and Chief Dan Oghoyone.
Chief (Barr)  Jitobo Akanike, Legal Adviser of Urhobo Social Club receiving his  Chieftaincy title from HRM Ohwo rode of Oolomu Kingdom

Chief (Barr) Jitobo Akanike, Legal Adviser of Urhobo Social Club receiving his Chieftaincy title from HRM Ohwo rode of Olomu Kingdom


Others were Chief Edore Agba, Chief Jitobo Akanike, Chief Samson Okuesa and Chief Austin Tadafe.
While reading the code of conduct of a chieftaincy holder, Ohworode, the oldest Urhobo Monarch who is presently celebrating his hundred years old birthday, advised the newly initiated Chieftaincy title holders to show respect to their subjects.
L-R-Chief Edore Agba, Chief Jitobo Akanike, Chief Jjohnson Barovbe,  Chief Nap Ogilo, Chief Simeon Ohwofa, Chief Solomon Edoja and Chief Austin Tadafe

L-R-Chief Edore Agba, Chief Jitobo Akanike, Chief Jjohnson Barovbe, Chief Nap Ogilo, Chief Simeon Ohwofa, Chief Solomon Edoja and Chief Austin Tadafe


“Chieftaincy title holders are honest people. They are not tricksters or trouble makers. They are expected to settle issues in their communities. As part of its code of conduct, it is forbidden for Olorogun to enter pit, climb up or put things on their heads,” Ohworode advised.
Chief Samson Okuesa receiving chieftaincy title from HRM Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom

Chief Samson Okuesa receiving chieftaincy title from HRM Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom


Responding on behalf of others, Chairman Board of Trustee (BOT) of Urhobo Social Club Lagos, Chief Johnson Barovbe, honoured with the chieftaincy title of ‘Aghwotu of Urhoboland’ thanked Ohworode for honouring members of Urhobo Social Club Lagos with Chieftaincy titles, praying that the Monarch will live long so as to rule Urhobo nation for a very long time.
Chief Johnson Barovbe (The Aghwotu of Urhoboland) celebrating with HRM Ohworode after the honour..

Chief Johnson Barovbe (The Aghwotu of Urhoboland) celebrating with HRM Ohworode after the honour..


Hear him, “God bless you my King. Long may you live as King of Urhoboland. God should also bless us that are receiving these titles today. God bless our children and family. Whatever we put our hands let there be progress.”
Speaking exclusively to Urhobotoday.com, Barovbe said he felt elated, humble and honored for a monarch who is one hundred years old to honour them with the prestigious chieftaincy title from Olomu kingdom.
Chief Bright Apinoko receiving chiefaincy crown from HRM Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom

Chief Bright Apinoko receiving chiefaincy crown from HRM Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom


Barovbe who disclosed that USCL had important personalities in the business environment, legislatures, Executives, judiciary and other great professions, advised Urhobos to be united in whatever Endeavour they found themselves for them to forge ahead.
Chief Dan Oghoyone and his wife dancing after the initiation.

Chief Dan Oghoyone and his wife dancing after the initiation.


He maintained that once Urhobos are united, there will be progress and development.
President of Urhobo Social Club Lagos, Chief Simeon Ohwofa who said he is happy and humble for being recognized by the oldest king in Urhoboland disclosed that the development in the Club is a positive one, adding that Urhobo people are happy with their activities.
Chief Edore  Agba receiving chieftaincy blessing from HRM Ohworode of Olomu

Chief Edore Agba receiving chieftaincy blessing from HRM Ohworode of Olomu


“If you listen to the prayer of Ohworode, you could see that he was very elated, excited and he mentioned three basic things to show Urhobo Social Club Lagos are very interested in Urhobo activities. According him, the basic things are planning, contributing of money and taking action to ensure that Urhobo as a whole is moving on.
L-R-Chief Johnson Barovbe (The Aghwotu of Urhoboland with Chief (Barr) Jitobo Akanike , legal adviser of Urhobo Social Club, Lagos

L-R-Chief Johnson Barovbe (The Aghwotu of Urhoboland with Chief (Barr) Jitobo Akanike , legal adviser of Urhobo Social Club, Lagos


“My advice to Urhobo people is that they should do good at all time. Everybody should have interest of the Urhobos at heart and work to make sure that Urhobo interest is achieved. All individual interest should be subsume under the umbrella body of Urhobo,” he advised.
L-R Chief Jonson Barovbe, Chief Simeon Ohwofa, Chief Solomon Edoja and Chief Edore Agba

L-R Chief Jonson Barovbe, Chief Simeon Ohwofa, Chief Solomon Edoja and Chief Edore Agba

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  1. Congratulations to the distinguished Chiefs and members of Urhobo Social Club for a well deserved honour. These significance of this historical honour bestowed on you all clearly signifies appreciation of your numerous contribution as an entity towards promotion of Peace and Unity in Urhobo land.
    For the record, Urhobo Social Club whose members consist of Distinguished acting and retired varieties of Professionals whom consistently been in the fore front of our Political , Economic and Social Vanguard nationally .

    It is worthy to mention that Urhobo Social Club through its key members as Patriots have positively contributed to the development, Peace and Unity of Urhobo Progress Union through voluntary collaborative assignment.

    I sincerely hope that the Urhobo Historical Society , an Association with Prof. A. Ekeh as Chairman whom truthfully has demonstrated her enviable achieve for our Urhobo historical events that is accessed through her website globally shall be accorded similar recognition.
    Both the Urhobo Social Club and Urhobo Historical Society are undeniably and tremendously been great ambassadors of our Urhobo Nation.

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