Dr. Ify Aniebo Rhodes-Vivour: Biography, Husband, Age, Education, Career

Dr. Ify Aniebo Rhodes-Vivour is a British-Nigerian molecular geneticist with a special focus on malaria drug resistance.

She is the wife of Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the Lagos State gubernatorial candidate of the Labor Party at the 2023 general election.

Here’s all you need to know about Dr. Ify Aniebo Rhode-Vivour biography, age, state of origin, education, career etc.

Ify Aniebo Rhode-Vivour Profile

Name:                                      Ify Aniebo Rhode-Vivour

Date of Birth:                                            1983

Age:                                                            40 years

State of Origin:                               Anambra State

Nationality:                                        British/Nigerian

Alma Mater:                                   Oxford University

Occupation:                                          Scientist

Hisband:                                     Gbadebo Rhode-Vivour

Tribe:                                                              Igbo

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Dr. Ify Aniebo Rhodes-Vivour Biography Dr Ify Aniebo Rhodes-Vivour biography

Born in 1983, Dr. Ify Aniebo Rhodes-Vivour is 40 years as of 2023. She was born in to the family of Augustine Aniebo, a retired Nigerian general who served as military administrator of Borno State.

She hails from Umunze, Orumba South Local Government of Anambra State, Nigeria but was in London, United Kingdom.

The award-winning scientist has recorded groundbreaking research in achieving a malaria-free environment.


Dr. Ify attended Queen Mary’s University, where she bagged a degree in Medical Genetics before heading to Nottingham University for a second degree in Biomolecular Technology.

Later, she proceeded to  Oxford University for a PhD. Currently, she is a visiting Scientist at Harvard Chad School of Public Health.


While studying for her Ph.D. In Oxford University, Dr. Ify Aniebo Rhodes-Vivour was the youngest, the only black person in the Wellcome-Oxford-WHO unit in Thailand.

She was also the only Nigerian at the Malaria Department at the Sanger Institute in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Since being a Scientist, Dr. Ify has being working on finding cure for Malaria. This includes conducting Clinical Research in Thailand, Field work along the Thai-Laos Border, and presenting her work at the 21st World Malaria conference in Mae Sot and the Genome conference in Cambridge.

Through her charity work, she contributed parasite-impregnated bed nets to children between the ages of 2 and 8 at a motherless children’s home in Bangkok.

Dr Ify is also involved in several local and international initiatives. Her initiative Afroscientric focuses on bridging the huge gap in young African women involvement in Science.

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Who is Dr. Ify Aniebo Rhodes-Vivour Husband?

She is married to Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the Lagos State gubernatorial candidate of the Labor Party at the 2023 general election.

The couple got married in 2013 after meeting in London, United States while in the university.

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