Ephraim Ademowo

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The Most Reverend
Ephraim Ademowo
Bishop of Lagos
emeritus, Church of Nigeria
Diocese Diocese of Lagos
In office 2000–present
Predecessor J. Abiodun Adetiloye
Other posts Bishop of Ilesa (1989–2000)
Archbishop of Province 1/Archbishop of Lagos (2000–2013; title changed 2002)
Dean, Church of Nigeria (2010–2012)
Ordination 1973
Consecration 1989
Personal details
Born 1948

Ephraim Adebola Ademowo (born 29 July 1948)[1] is a Nigerian Anglican bishop. He has been Bishop of Lagos since 2000 and has also been a provincial archbishop and Dean of the Church of Nigeria.

Son of a veteran headmaster and educationist, Ademowo attended Immanuel College of Theology, Ibadan in 1969, was made a deacon in 1972 and ordained priest in 1973. He graduated as Bachelor of Arts (BA), majoring in Theology at the University of Ibadan in 1977, and earned his master's degree at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife and his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at the same University.

He was elected Bishop of Ilesa in 1989, and translated to the Diocese of Lagos in 2000 as both Bishop of Lagos and Archbishop of Province 1, becoming archbishop of Lagos province (2002–2013) when the current division was adopted.[1]

The Church of Nigeria appointed Ademowo the Dean of the Church in a press statement released at 5 August 2010. He succeeded Maxwell C. Anikwenwa, who retired as Bishop of Awka, Archbishop of the Niger and Dean of the Church on 22 November 2010.[2] He relinquished the post in 2012.

Ademowo was invested as Honorary Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters (FNAL) in 2006[3] and conferred in 2008 with the national honour of "Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON)" by Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, President of Nigeria, on behalf of the government and people of Nigeria.[4]

He is married to Oluranti I. Ademowo and they have children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "The Diocesan". Dioceseoflagos.org. 1948-07-29. Archived from the original on 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  2. ^ "Our Baba Bishop and Archbishop Becomes the New Dean of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) | Facebook". En-gb.facebook.com. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  3. ^ "Citation for the Investiture of Ephraim Adebola Ademowo as Honorary Fellow". Dioceseoflagos.org. Archived from the original on 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  4. ^ "Orders, Decorations and Medals - Medals by Country - Medals of Nigeria". Jeanpaulleblanc.com. Retrieved 2012-12-19.