Biography of Pastor Stephen Akintayo
Pastor Stephen Akolade Akintayo was born in the Gonge Area of Maiduguri, Borno State on 28th January 1986. He is a Nigerian author, serial entrepreneur, Investment Coach, Property Developer, and Digital Marketing Consultant. He is the MD/CEO of Gtext Global.
Born to Mr. Victor and Mrs. Deborah Akintayo, he grew up with four siblings in a very impoverished environment without electricity. After his father’s business crumbled, hunger became the biggest challenge for 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 their 5th year, he started a Student Trade fair on his campus. He studied Digital Marketing Consultancy at 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 were 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 the Stephen Akintayo Foundation which was formally called Infinity Foundation on the 5th of September 2008, which is aimed at the providing free food, clothes, and necessary items for the less privileged, from IDP Camp at Maiduguri, and Dustbin Estate at Ajegungle which his team visit frequently.
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 them.
The following are books published and authored by Akintayo included with their year of publication
- Billionaire Habits: The Secrets Billionaires 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
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