Fr. Sylvester was born on September 1, 1972 in Ibuso, Delta State, Nigeria.
He started his journey to the priesthood with the Society of African Missions (SMA) in ...... at the SMA House of Formation, Bodija, Ibadan, Nigeria. He had his philosophical studies at the Saints Peter and Paul Major Seminary, Ibadan, Nigeria, from ...... to ......, after which he proceeded to the SMA International Spiritual Year in Calavi, Republic of Benin in ........ He was sent to ..... for his first missionary experience in ...... He then returned to Nigeria to continue his formation at the SMA House of Formation, Bodija and he did his studies in theology at the same Major Seminary.