Three Kings at Ovu display traditional Urhobo
regal wear. The crowns are beaded with high-valued coral beads.
Orodje r' Okpe (left) and Ovie r' Agbon preside
over the two largest cultural units in Urhoboland. Their kingdoms are
also the most populous in Urhoboland.
The King of Olomu presides over one of the most ancient cultures in Urhoboland and Western Niger Delta. Many Urhobo subcultures trace their origins to Olomu. The King therefore takes his responsibility in the preservation of Urhobo traditions very seriously.
His Majesty Okpara I, Ovie (King) r' Agbon (left) and Olorogun Felix Ibru
Mr. Goodie Ibru, Chairman of Ikeja-Lagos Sheraton Hotels (left) and Chief E. K. Clark (a High Chief).
Olorogun Felix Ibru (titled from Olomu) and Maj.-Gen. David Ejoor (titled from Agbon). Note their similary aghigho wear. While Olorogun Ibru wears one, Chief Ejoor wears two. Such variations are supervised and are strictly enforced.
Kings and aristocrats at Christian Church service. While Olorogun Felix Ibru and Chief David Ejoor removed their hats at Church service, the Kings retained their crowns throughout the Thanksgiving Service.
(Starting from the right) Olorogun Felix Ibru (High Chief with aghigho), Mr. Goodie Ibru, Mrs. Emuobo Ibru, Chief Johnson Barovbe (with aghigho) and a chiefly couple to the right of Barovbe both of whom wear aghigho.
(From left) Chief Johnson Barovbe (with aghigho) , Chief Simeon Ohwofa (with aghigho), and a friend without aghigho and therefore not a chief.
A Group of Distinguished Urhobo Leaders
From left to right: Chief Johnson Barovbe (with aghigho and a walking stick); Olorogun Felix Ibru (with aghigho); Professor Peter Ekeh (wearing coral beads but not aghigho, because he is not a chief); Olorogun Moses Taiga (wearing aghigho and other aristocratic insignia); and Chief Simeon Ohwofa (wearing aghigho).