Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour: Biography, Age, Net Worth, Career, Education

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour: Biography, Age, Net Worth, Career, Education, Investment, State Of Origin, Wife, Children, Wiki And More. 

Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour Biography

Who Is Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour?

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, also known as GRV, is a Nigerian architect, activist, and politician from Lagos State. He was born on March 8, 1983.

Born on 8 March 1983, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour is the gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 upcoming 2023 Lagos State in Nigeria.

He was the senatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party for Lagos West senatorial district in 2019 Nigerian Senate election.

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Full Name:           Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour

Date of Birth:                            8 March 1983 

Age:                                                       40

Place of Birth:                             Lagos Island, Lagos

State:                                             Lagos State

Nationality:                                     Nigerian

Alma Mater:                  University of Nottingham, MIT,

Occupation:                 Architect, Politician, Activist

Parents:                     Olawale Rhodes-Vivour (father)

Mother:                                    Nkechi Rhodes-Vivour

Political Party:                                  Labour Party

Wife:                                         Ifeyinwa Aniebo (m.2013)

Relatives:  William Vivour (great-Great-great grandpa

Great-Grand Father:    Steven Bankole Rhodes Vivour

Grandfather:                        Akinwunmi Rhode-Vivour

Uncle:                                                Bode Rhode-Vivour

Tribe:                                                             Yoruba


Born in Lagos Island, Lagos State, Gbadebo Rode-Vivour grew up in Ikeja. Rhodes-Vivour is from a family of lawyers. His father is Barrister Olawale while his mother is Mrs Nkechi Rhodes-Vivour. It is also important to state that GRV father is Yoruba while his mother  is Igbo by tribe.

Former justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Bode Rhodes-Vivour is his uncle.  Also his grandfather is late Judge Akinwunmi Roses-Vivour. He is the great-grand son to the second ever indigenous judge appointed in Nigeria, Steven Bankole Rhodes.

GRV attended Chrisland primary and secondary school before to Paris, France. After his family relocated, Gbadebo attended Ecol Artive Berlin, where he completed his secondary education.


After his secondary education, Gbadebo bagged a bachelor degree in Architecture from University of Nothingham. He has master degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

After completing his Masters Degree, he served the compulsory National Youth Service Corp in 2008. Later, he bagged another Masters Degree in Research and Public Policy from the University of Lagos (UNILAG).


Before venturing in to politics, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour worked with Franklin Ellis Architects when he was in the UK. But on returning to Nigeria, he worked with SISA, Cliff Consulting now called Building Partnership CCP and Patrick Wayi.

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Political career

He was one of the very first people to get an advantage as a result of the Not Too Young To Run Act. In 2017, Rhodes-Vivour stood for the position of chairman of the Ikeja Local Government Area as a candidate affiliated with the KOWA party. He added that the absence of godfatherism inside that party was one of the primary motivating factors in his decision to run for governor. Nonetheless, the candidate for the incumbent party, the APC, was successful in defeating him.

In the elections for the senate that took place in 2019, he ran as a candidate for the PDP to represent Lagos West. He referred to the incumbent senator as an absentee senator who was wasting more resources on a hopeless campaign for governor in Ogun State rather than concentrating on Lagos West, which had already given him its mandate.

In the end, he received 243,516 votes, which was less than the 323,817 votes that the current senator and former candidate for the ruling party APC, Adeola ‘Yayi’ Olamilekanola, received. This put him in second place. The final tally showed that Adeola won 41.38% of the vote, while Rhodes-Vivour obtained 39.40%. He filed a lawsuit challenging the result, citing election violence and irregularities as reasons why the result should not be recognized as valid.

The court sided with him. Nevertheless, the court determined that this was inadequate, and it validated his opponent’s election to the position.


Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour AKA GRV is married to Dr. Ify Rhodes-Vivour (née Aniebo). The couple celebrated their 10 wedding anniversary this year.

Aside being a politician and a family man, GRV enjoys reading and sailing.

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