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

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Gbadebo Patrick Rhodes-Vivour, the candidate for governorship in Lagos State on the Labour Party’s ticket, seems to be the focus of everyone’s attention at this point, given the success of Peter Obi in the state during the presidential election that took place over the past weekend.

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Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and Peter obi
Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and Peter obi
Real nameGbadebo Patrick Rhodes-Vivour
known asGRV
Date of birth8 March 1983
Country of OriginFederal Republic of Nigeria
Source of WealthArchitect
Net worthUnknown

GRV is the gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party (LP) for Lagos State in the upcoming 2023 Lagos State gubernatorial election. He previously contested for the senatorial seat of Lagos West under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 Nigerian Senate elections.

Aside from his political aspirations, GRV is also known for his activism in advocating for good governance, human rights, and youth empowerment in Nigeria. He is the founder of several non-profit organizations, including The Freedom Foundation and Project Africa. He has also been recognized for his architectural designs and has won several awards in the field.

Who is Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour?

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour
Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour

Barrister Olawale and Mrs Nkechi Rhodes-Vivour welcomed their son into the world on March 8, 1983, in the state of Lagos. His mother was a former judge on the Supreme Court of Nigeria and his father was a Lawyer, hence he hails from a family of legal professionals. His father is a Barrister. His grandpa, the late Judge Akinwunmi Rhodes-Vivour, was his uncle, Bode Rhodes-Vivour, and his uncle is also named Rhodes-Vivour. His great-grandfather, Steven Bankole Rhodes, was Nigeria’s second indigenous judge, and he is their great-grandson.

He started his schooling in Chrisland and continued it there through Junior Secondary School (JSS3). After that, he relocated to Paris and enrolled in Ecol Artive Berlin, which is where he completed his secondary education. He graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Master of Architecture degree (MIT). When he finished his first master’s degree, in 2008, he participated in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). In subsequent years, he attended the University of Lagos and earned a second Master’s degree, this time in Research and Public Policy (UNILAG).

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Wife

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

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Career

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Career
Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Career

During GRV’s time in the United Kingdom, he was an employee of Franklin Ellis Architects. Upon his return to Nigeria, he first took a job with SISA, then worked with Cliff Consulting, which is now known as Building Partnership CCP, and Patrick Wayi before entering politics in any significant capacity.

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 Rhodes-Vivour cars

GRV is someone who likes keeping low-key in most of the things he does, although there’s little record of his choice of automotive, but he has been spotted many times in Ikjea with blow cars

  • Hyundai Sonata 2003
2008 Hyundai Sonata
2008 Hyundai Sonata

Some years backdated like the 2006 GRV were spotted many times with the Hyundai sonata 2003, The Hyundai Sonata 2003 is a mid-size sedan that was produced by Hyundai Motor Company from 1998 to 2004. It was the third generation of the Sonata model and featured several improvements over its predecessors, including a more spacious interior, better fuel efficiency, and a redesigned exterior.

Some of its notable features included power windows and locks, air conditioning, a CD player, and cruise control. It was available in several trim levels, including GL, GLS, and LX, and had a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine that produced up to 149 horsepower. The 2003 Sonata received generally positive reviews for its value, reliability, and overall performance.

  • Range rover vogue
2018 Range Rover Vogue
2018 Range Rover Vogue

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour has upgraded his choice of luxury to a more classic SUV “Range Rover Vogue”, The Labour Party’s governorship candidate in Lagos State has been spotted many times in Ikeja, buying or fixing tires on this Range Rover Vogue. The Range Rover Vogue, also known as the Range Rover L405, is a luxury SUV produced by Land Rover.

GRV inside his range rover
GRV inside his range rover

It was first introduced in 2012 as the fourth generation of the Range Rover model and has undergone several updates since then. The Vogue is known for its sleek design, refined interior, and advanced technology features. It is available with a variety of engines, including a 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, a 4.4-litre V8 diesel engine, and a 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine.

It is also equipped with advanced safety features such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and autonomous emergency braking. The Range Rover Vogue is a high-end luxury SUV that is often used for both on-road and off-road driving.

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour house

GRV leaves in Lagos but there is no record of him owning any house in Lagos or elsewhere.

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Net worth

Gbadebo is a successful architect with vast experience in the field. However, details of his estimated net worth will be included as soon as it is known.

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