Biography of Dr Stephen Akintayo
Dr Stephen Akolade Akintayo (born in Maiduguri, Borno State on 28 January 1986) is a Nigerian author, serial entrepreneur, Investment Coach, Property Developer and Digital Marketing Consultant. He is the MD/CEO of Gtext Global. Stephen Akintayo was born in Gonge Area of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria to Mr. Victor and Mrs. Deborah Akintayo. He was born to a family of four children, in a very impoverished environment without electricity. After his father's business crumbled, hunger became biggest challenge of his family, and he started scavenging while in primary school to eat lunch. His mother frequently borrowed money to pay his school fees.
He attended Baptist Primary School, Maiduguri and graduated from Government Secondary School Jebba, Kwara State. Then he proceeded to earn his Bachelor of Science degree from Olabisi Onabanjo University in Microbiology. He is a member of the Institute of Strategic Management and a professional member of the Institute of Information Management, Lagos. While in 5th year, he started a Student Trade fair on his campus. He studied Digital Marketing Consultancy by the Digital Marketing Institute and Harvard University. He later partnered with United Kingdom companies to scale up his business. At age 17, Akintayo started his first business selling eBooks, and thereafter he started selling GNLD supplements which was introduced by his cousin. Akintayo then started his Bulk SMS business in 2008 called Gilead Balm Group, which was aimed at helping its client reach their enormous nationwide database of contact information. Which has helped brands like; Chivita, Guaranty Trust Bank, MTN, PZ Cusson and many more. The brand has grown into a multi-million dollar company in over 12 years. He is also the president and founder of Stephen Akintayo Foundation which was formally called Infinity Foundation on the 5th of September 2008, which is aimed at the providing free foods, clothes and necessary items for the less privilege, from IDP Camp at Maiduguri, and Dustbin Estate at Ajegungle which his team visit frequently.
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In December 2015 he started Mercy Orphanage through Infinity Foundation. This progress continues as he proceeds with Global Property Conference, Conference Agric, and the just-concluded Freelance Conference Africa. Stephen is married to Bisi Akintayo, who is popularly known as "The Amazon of Mini-Importation". They have three children namely; Ephraim, Sapphire and Divine. He is an ordained Pastor with Living Faith Church Worldwide.
Akintayo has won varieties of awards of which The Outstanding Young Person by Junior Chamber International award is one of it.
The following are books published and authored by Akintayo included with its year of publication
- Billionaire Habits: The Secrets Billionaire Use to Build Wealth (2021)
- Building Wealthy Relationship (2020)
- Switch (2018)
- Fastest Ways to Make Money Online Through Affiliate Marketing (2018)
- Weight Loss ( 2018)
- How to Earn Six (6) Figures (2018)
- Entrepreneur Tools (2018)
- Business Mentorship (2018)
- Millionaire Freelance (2018
- The Information Millionaire (2018)
- Millionaire Bloggers (2016)
- Affiliate Business (2016)
- Digital Marketer (2016)
- Survival Instinct (2015)
- Soul Mate: Becoming and Finding the Perfect Fit (2015)
- Turning Your Mess to Your Message - 2014
- Locate Relocate (2014)