7 Things To Know About Dowen College

Dowen Institution is a co-educational college in Lekki, a Lagos suburb. The college accepts both boarding and day students between the ages of 11 and 18.

The tragedy of Sylvester Oromoni, a 12-year-old pupil who was tormented and beaten to death, has caused the school to trend for days as Nigerians seek justice for the boy’s death using the hashtag #JusticeForSylvesterOromoni.

The following are some facts about Dowen College.

1. Chief Olumide Philips is the founder of Dowen College school. He is a member of the Cathedral Church of Christ Marina

2. Nigerian singer Lami Philips is the Director of students and External Affairs of the school.

3. Dowen College was founded on October 6, 1997.

4. Dowen College is one of the most expensive schools in Lagos.

5. In 2020, Wizkid’s music video ‘Holla at your boy’ was shot at the school.

6. In December 2021, Sylvester Oromoni, a 12-year-old student was bullied and beaten to death by 5 seniors for refusing to join their cult. According to the deceased father, they also gave him a chemical substance to drink.

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