Meet Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour: Biography, Age, Education, Wife, Children, Net Worth, and Political Career | Daily News Report

In this article, you will get to know everything about Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour's biography, net worth, political career, Children, Wife, Family and Aspirations. He is also the Labor Party Governorship Candidate in Lagos State.

Meet Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour: Biography, Age, Education, Wife, Children, Net Worth, and Political Career
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Biography and early life of Gbadebo Rhodes:

His full name is Gbadebo Patrick Rhodes Vivour, he was born on the 8th of March 1983 in Lagos State, South-West, Nigeria; into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes-Vivour.

He is popularly known by his initials 'GRV" or nickname “The Hopeful Nigerian”.

His short Biography are:

  • Full name : Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour 
  • Date of birth: 8th March, 1983 
  • Age: 29 years as at March 2022 
  • Father: Olawale Rhodes-Vivour 
  • Mother: Nkechi Rhodes-Vivour 
  • Wife: Ifeyinwa Aniebo 
  • Children: Not known yet 
  • Net worth: $  (private)
  • Career: Architect | Right Activist | Public Policy Expert | Business Magnate and Politician
  • Political Party: Labour Party, LP [his activeness was obvious after Peter Obi wan Lagos Presidential Election]

Educational background:

Gbadebo attended Nottingham University, where he bagged a degree in Architecture, before proceeding for his master’s at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston.

The university awarded him a distinction for his master’s degree thesis, “Traditional revolution: formalizing the informal: a proposal for the “periphery urbanite” Lagos, Abuja & Port-Harcourt,” which focused on building a network of recycling facilities and garbage collectors in those cities to turn waste into a significant source of income and employment.

Political Career:

Gbadebo joined politics in year 2007 when he contested for the Ikeja Local Government Chairmanship seat under the platform of KOWA party.

However, in 2019, he clinched the party's ticket to represent Lagos West senatorial district at the national assembly under the People's Democratic Party, PDP. But, he lost the election to Senator Adeola Olalekan (Yayi).

Months later, he decamped from the PDP and joined the fastgrowing Labour Party, and on the 10th of August, 2022, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour emerged as the Labor Party’s aspirant for the Lagos State gubernatorial election for 2023 - making him the current Lagos State gubernatorial aspirant of the Labour Party for the 2023 election, after winning the ticket at the party's primary election. 

This Video captures Gbadebo while explaining his Agendas for Lagosians | Credit: TVC News

According to him, he said his party will surely defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress Party (APC), in Lagos State, and the People's Democratic Party, PDP. Gbadebo's statement might be coming to pass just as the Labour Party emerged winner in the 2023 Presidential Election in Lagos State, amid tight hook of the Lagos APC.

Career, activism and establishments: 

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour is the convener of Nigerians Against GMOs (NAG), an organization that advocates against the authorization and introduction of Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs) into Nigeria.

Gbadebo became more obvious in the public sphere when he criticized the then Minister of Agriculture, Akinwumi Adeshina, for his move to introduce Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs) to the country. He criticized the Minister, urging Nigeria to condemn such Policy as that could pose threat to the Global Warming.

According to his speech obtained by The Guardian, he was quoted saying: “Six of the eight countries that make up the G8 have put bans in place in relation to the commercial cultivation of GMOs, with Russia going as far as passing a law that aims to treat anyone that brings GMOs into the country as a terrorist.

'Our agricultural systems, eating habits, and cultural requirements are not the same as those of Americans, for example, and bringing these crops into our Country will expose us to unimaginable health impacts. “

His activism has also been demostrated when he became a frontrunner in advocating for the restoration of history subject into the Nigerian school curriculum.

While still studying at MIT, he collaborated with the American and Chinese governments during the reconstruction of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and the Beijing Olympics, respectively. 

After his NYSC, He proceeded to work for some of Nigeria’s top architecture firms, including Consultants Collaborative Partnership (CCP) and Patrick Waheed Consultants, before establishing his own company to address the housing crisis in Nigeria, by using creative and unconventional construction techniques to build affordable housing in Nigeria. 

Some of his establishment are: Spatial Tectonics, he also serves on the boards of Alhuda Construction Nigeria and Delta International Commercial City Ltd.

His Wife:

He is happily married to Mrs. Ifeyinwa Aniebo, a PhD holder in molecular geneticist.

His Children:

Nothing much is known of his children yet, but there are speculations he has more than one Child. Daily News Report will update this publication as soon we have the official details of his Children.

Net worth as at 2022:

As a  successful architect and politician, he is well to do in his careers and has kept his net worth private. Daily News Report will update this article as soon as available. 

Disclaimer: Some of the  information in this article are culled from online sources; thus, Daily News Report Editor cannot Independently verify all details. Feel free to make citation if necessary.

Read: Live governorship Election in Lagos

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