Dowen College

Dowen College is a co-education college located in Lekki, a suburb of Lagos.


The college takes both boarding and day pupils and admits them between the age of 11–18 years. In 2015, the school organised a valedictory service, where outstanding students in their academy performance were rewarded.[1]

The music video for Wizkid's "Holla at Your Boy" was shot at Dowen College.[2]

Death of Sylvester OromoniEdit

In December 2021, Sylvester Oromoni, a 12-year-old student was alleged to have been bullied and beaten to death by 5 seniors for refusing to join a cult group.[3] According to the deceased father, they also gave him a chemical substance to drink.[4] Upon his death, the Lagos State Government closed the school indefinitely pending outcome of their investigation.[5][6]

It led to the hashtag #JusticeForSylvesterOromoni trending by many interested parties and concerned citizens. The parent of four of the boys involved are in police custody after they submitted themselves to the police for further investigation.

Notable alumniEdit

  • Moet Abebe, video jockey, television presenter, actress, and catering exec
  • Tems, Nigerian Singer


  1. ^ guardian newspaper (17 June 2015). "female students glitters at dowen college valedictory". Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  2. ^ "360 Video Première: Wizkid – Holla At Your Boy". 360nobs. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Dowen College student death - Check all you need to know". BBC News Pidgin. Retrieved 2021-12-03.
  4. ^ "Dowen College: Black liquid found in Sylvester's stomach during autopsy – Father". Punch Newspapers. 2021-12-03. Retrieved 2021-12-03.
  5. ^ "[BREAKING]: Sylvester Oromoni: Lagos orders indefinite closure of Dowen college". Punch Newspapers. 2021-12-03. Retrieved 2021-12-03.
  6. ^ "Lagos govt, police visit Dowen College over controversial death of student". 2021-12-03. Retrieved 2021-12-03.

Coordinates: 6°26′15″N 3°27′52″E / 6.43756°N 3.46437°E / 6.43756; 3.46437