Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Biography, Career, Cars, Net Worth

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, popularly known as GRV, is a Nigerian architect, activist, and politician who hails from Lagos State. GRV is the Labour Party’s (LP) candidate for governor of Lagos State. He previously ran under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 Nigerian Senate elections, seeking the seat of Lagos West.


Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, 40, appears to be the center of attention, given the victory of Peter Obi in the state during the recently concluded presidential election.

Who is Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour?

Barrister Olawale and Mrs. Nkechi Rhodes-Vivour welcomed their son into the world on March 8, 1983, in Lagos state. He comes from a family of legal professionals because his mother was a former Supreme Court of Nigeria judge and his father was an attorney. His uncle, Bode Rhodes-Vivour, who also goes by the name Rhodes-Vivour. His grandpa was the late Judge Akinwunmi Rhodes-Vivour. He is the great-grandson of Steven Bankole Rhodes, who served as Nigeria’s second indigenous judge.

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Educational Career

He began his education in Chrisland and finished junior secondary school there (JSS3). He moved to Paris after that and enrolled in Ecol Artive Berlin to finish his secondary studies. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Nottingham and a Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 2008, after he completed his first master’s degree, he did the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). He later enrolled at the University of Lagos, where he obtained a second Master’s degree in research and public policy (UNILAG).

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Youth Advocacy

Aside from his political ambitions, GRV is also recognized for his work on behalf of Nigeria’s youth empowerment, human rights, and good governance. The Freedom Foundation and Project Africa are just a couple of the nonprofits he founded. He has also received praise for his architectural creations and has received numerous honors in the industry.

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Wife

He is married to Dr. Ify Rhodes-Vivour, née Aniebo, a molecular geneticist by training and the granddaughter of Augustine Aniebo, a former military governor of Borno and Kogi states.

Professional Career

GRV worked with Franklin Ellis Architects while he was in the United Kingdom. Prior to entering politics in any substantial manner after his return to Nigeria, he first accepted a position with SISA, followed by employment with Cliff Consulting (now known as Building Partnership CCP) and Patrick Wayi.

Political Life

He was one of the first individuals to benefit from the Not Too Young To Run Act. As a member of the KOWA party, Rhodes-Vivour ran for the office of chairman of the Ikeja Local Government Area in 2017. He stated that one of the main driving forces for his choice to run for governor was the lack of god-fatherism inside that party. However, he was ultimately defeated by the APC candidate, who was running for the position.

He ran as a PDP candidate to represent Lagos West in the senate elections that were held in 2019. In contrast to focusing on Lagos West, which had already given him its support, he referred to the incumbent senator as an absentee senator who was squandering additional funds on a fruitless campaign for governor in Ogun State.

Adeola “Yayi” Olamilekanola, a current senator and previous candidate for the ruling party APC, received 323,817 votes in the end, while he received 243,516 votes. He fell to second place as a result. Adeola received 41.38% of the vote, while Rhodes-Vivour received 39.40%, according to the final results. He filed a lawsuit contesting the outcome, alleging irregularities and electoral violence as reasons why the outcome should not be accepted as legitimate.

The judge ruled in his favor. The court, however, found this to be insufficient and upheld his opponent’s election to the post.

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Cars

GRV prefers to keep most of his activities under wraps. While nothing is known about his preference in automobiles, he has frequently been sighted around Ikeja with glitering cars.

The Hyundai Sonata 2003 is a mid-size sedan that was manufactured by Hyundai Motor Company from 1998 to 2004. Certain years backdated, like the 2006 GRV, were frequently seen with this vehicle. It was the Sonata model’s third generation and offered a number of advancements over its forerunners, including a roomier interior, improved fuel efficiency, and an entirely new look.

Some of its standout features include power windows and locks, air conditioning, a CD player, and cruise control. It had a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine that could produce up to 149 horsepower and was offered in numerous trim levels, including GL, GLS, and LX. The 2003 Sonata earned generally favorable reviews for its overall performance, dependability, and value.

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the Labour Party’s candidate for governor of Lagos State, has updated his luxurious vehicle to a more traditional SUV called a “Range Rover Vogue.” He has frequently been seen in Ikeja buying or changing tires on this Range Rover Vogue. The Land Rover Range Rover Vogue, commonly known as the Range Rover L405, is a high-end SUV.

The fourth generation of the Range Rover vehicle was initially unveiled in 2012, and since then, it has undergone a number of changes. The Vogue is renowned for its sophisticated interior, svelte exterior, and cutting-edge technological features. It is offered with a range of motors, including the 3.0 liter V6 diesel, 4.4 liter V8 diesel, and 5.0 liter V8 petrol.

Advanced safety features, including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and automated emergency braking, are also included. High-end, luxurious SUVs like the Range Rover Vogue are frequently used for both on- and off-road travel.

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour House

There is no record of Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour owning a house in Lagos or anywhere else, despite the fact that GRV leaves a house there.

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Net Worth

Gbadebo is an accomplished architect with years of experience. But as soon as information on his estimated net worth is available, it will be disclosed.

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