Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour

Biography, Age, Father, Mother, Wife, Siblings, Net Worth, House, Cars, Education & Businesses

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Basic Information

Stage Name: Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour
Real Name: Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour
Occupation: Architect, Politician, Activist
Date Of Birth/Age: 8 March 1983 (40) Years Old
Place of Birth: Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Married
  • University of Nottingham
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • University of Lagos (UNILAG)
Height: 1.88m
Net Worth: $1.5M

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Biography

Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour, or GRV, was born in Nigeria on March 8, 1983. He is also an architect and an activist. In the forthcoming 2023 election for governor of Lagos State, he is the gubernatorial candidate of the Labour party (LP). In addition, he ran for the Lagos West senatorial district in the 2019 Nigerian Senate elections on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) platform.

The civil society organization Nigerians Against GMO, which advocates against the overproduction of genetically modified foods in Nigeria, is convened by Rhodes-Vivour. While in the UK, he worked with Franklin Ellis Architects. Before entering politics after returning to Nigeria, he worked with SISA, Cliff Consulting (now known as Building Partnership CCP), and Patrick Wayi.

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Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour’s father is Olawale Rhodes-Vivour, a Yoruba man and a professional lawyer. But unfortunately, there is not much information on Mr. Olawale.


His mother’s name is Nkechi Rhodes-Vivour, an Igbo woman. Besides that, her information is not known.


Gbadebo has other siblings whose personal details have not been made known.


Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour is wed to Dr. Ify Rhodes-Vivour, a molecular geneticist by study and the granddaughter of Augustine Aniebo, a former military administrator for the states of Kogi and Borno.


Details about their children are currently not known.


Net Worth

As a successful architect with vast experience in the field, his net worth is currently reported to be $1.5 million.


Gbadebo is wealthy enough to afford luxury rides, though we cannot provide that information because he does not flaunt his cars.


There is no information on the architect’s house(s) or acquired properties as he keeps his private life away from the media.

Education & Achievements

His secondary education was completed at Colle Artive Berlin in Paris after he left Chrisland after attending primary and secondary schools there till JSS3. He earned a master’s degree in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after earning his bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Nottingham (MIT). He joined the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) after completing his first master’s and served there till 2009. He then graduated from the University of Lagos with a second master’s degree in research and public policy (UNILAG).

He worked with the American and Chinese governments while still an undergraduate at MIT during the reconstruction of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and the Beijing Olympics, respectively. He then worked for some of Nigeria’s leading architecture firms, such as Consultants Collaborative Partnership (CCP) and Patrick Waheed Consultants, before starting his own business to address the housing crisis in Nigeria by utilizing innovative and unusual construction techniques to build affordable housing in Nigeria. Spatial Tectonics was formed by him, and he also sits on the boards of Alhuda Construction Nigeria and Delta International Commercial City Ltd.


In addition to his undeniably illustrious lineage, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour has established himself as a successful and well-educated architect. With a solid education, Gbadebo demonstrated his professional prowess over the years by working on critical architectural projects and engaging in ethical and political action. He founded Spatial Tectonics and sits on the boards of Delta International Commercial City Ltd. and Alhuda Construction Nigeria.

Political Career

He was among the first to benefit from the Not Too Young To Run law. As a member of the KOWA party, Rhodes-Vivour ran for chairman of the Ikeja Local Government Area in 2017, claiming that he was forced to run under the platform since the party did not practice godfatherism. The APC incumbent’s candidate defeated him. He ran as a candidate for the PDP in the 2019 senate election to represent Lagos West. He ran to improve the district’s infrastructure and oust the incumbent, whom he called an “absentee senator.”

Adeola “Yayi” Olamilekanola, the incumbent senator and candidate for the former ruling party APC, received 323,817 votes to his 243,516, placing him second in the final results. Rhodes-Vivour received 39.40% of the votes, while Adeola received 41.38%. He challenged the outcome in court, arguing that it shouldn’t stand because of electoral interruptions and violence. The court, however, decided that wasn’t sufficient and upheld the election of his rival. He is the Labour party’s candidate for governor of Lagos State in the forthcoming 2023 election. He had initially been a candidate for the PDP, but he withdrew his name immediately before the primary election.

He switched over to the Labour party and ran in the substitute election where the actual candidate for the party was to be chosen. He won with 111 votes, defeating former All Progressives Party (APC) leader Moshood Salvador, who had 102 votes.

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