Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Biography, Age, Wife, Mother, Full Name, Tribe, Education
Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Biography — Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour, also known as GRV, is a Nigerian architect, activist and politician.
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.
Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Profile
Full Name: Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour
Date of Birth: 8 March 1983
Place of Birth: Lagos Island, Lagos
State: Lagos State
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
Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Biography
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.
Starting his political career in 2017, Rhodes-Vivour contested the Ikeja Local Government Area chairmanship under the KOWA party but lost candidate of the incumbent APC.
Again in 2019, contested for the senate seat to represent Lagos west under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). This time, he came second in the final polls, losing to the incumbent senator and contestant under All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate Adeola Yayi Olamilekanola by 243,516 votes to Adeola’s 323,817.
This results were challenged in court by GRV, citing electoral violations and violence. However, he lost the case in court.
GRV is Labour party gubernatorial candidate for the upcoming 2023 Lagos state gubernatorial elections. Initially, he was supposed to contest under PDP but polled out before primaries.
Immediately after leaving PDP, he moved to Labour Party while contesting for the party’s governorship primaries. He came out , getting 111 votes, to defeat former All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain Moshood Salvador, who got 102 votes.
Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Wife & Personal life
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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