Stephen Akintayo, also known as Africas premier Digital Marketing consultant is a Serial Entrepreneur, Inspirational speaker, Author and Philanthropist. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Stephen Akintayo Consulting International and Gtext Media and Investment Limited, a leading firm in Nigeria whose services span from Digital Marketing, Real Estate, and Consulting; Other services include Media Management, SME House, and hosts of others.
Born In Gonge area of Maiduguri, Borno State, in the North Eastern part of Nigeria, Steven Akintayo grew up in an impoverished environment with a Civil Servant as a Mother who raise him and his four other siblings with her meager salary after his fathers Contract Business crumbled. His passion for philanthropy was birthed by his humble beginning. In his words: My Surname was poverty. Hunger was my biggest challenge. I had to scavenge all through Primary school to eat lunch as I did not have lunch packs, we were too poor to afford that. Things got better in my secondary school days, though my mumwould still go to her colleagues to borrow money to send me to school each term. It was humiliating seeing the disdain on their faces as they looked at my mum like a foolish woman who kept begging. It hurt dearly. I hate Poverty and I pray to help more families come out of it. Stephen Akintayos story is indeed an inspiring one. His singular regret in life is that his hard working mother died few years back due to ovarian cancer and never lived to see some of the good works God is using him to do today.
Stephen also founded GileadBalm Group Services which has assisted a number of businesses in Nigeria to move to enviable levels by helping them reach their clients through its enormous nationwide data base of real phone numbers and email addresses. It has hundreds of organizations as its clients including multinational companies like Guarantee Trust Bank, PZ Cussons, MTN, Chivita, among others.
He is also the Founder and President of Infinity Foundation and Stephen Akintayo Foundation, an indigenous non-governmental organization that assists orphans and vulnerable children as well as mentors young minds. The foundation has assisted over 2,000 orphans and vulnerable children and has also partnered with 22 orphanage homes in the country. By December 2015 Infinity Foundation is starting Mercy Orphanage to care for victims of Boko haram attacks in the Northern part of Nigeria.
Stephen Akintayo Foundation focuses on Financial Grants with Initial grant of 10,000,000 to 20 entrepreneurs in 2015 plan to grow that to 500Million annual grant by the 5th year. Projects like Upgrade Conference and The Serial Entrepreneur Conference are also initiatives of Stephen Akintayo Foundation. Thousands of attendees benefit from the high level and knowledge imparted by exceptional speakers and consultants.
Stephen, popularly called Pastor Stephen is also the founder of Omonaija, an online radio station in Lagos currently streaming for 24 hours daily with the capacity to reach every country of the world.He is the founder and Director of Digital Marketing School Nigeria, Africas leading Digital Marketing School issuing diploma certificates with robust training curriculum in Digital Marketing, Tele Marketing and Neuro Marketing.He is an Author of several published books including: Turning Your Mess To Message, Soul Mate, Survival Instincts and Mobile Millionaire.
Stephen is a media personality in the Television, Radio and Print media. He is currently anchoring a programme on Radio Continental, tagged CEO Mentorship with Stephen Akintayo, and A TV Show coming airing in the last quarter of 2015 as well as currently running a weekly column in some ofNigerias national papers, including The Nation Newspaper and The Union Newspaper. He is also a social media guru.
His mentorship platform has helped thousands of people including graduates and undergraduates in the area of business as well as in relationships.Hestrongly believes young Nigerians with the passion for entrepreneurship can cause a business revolution in Nigeria and the world at large.Stephenis currently running his Masters in Digital Marketing and MBA in Netherlands.He is a trained Digital Marketing Consultant By The Digital Marketing Institute and Harvard University. He is also a trained Coach by The Coaching Academy UK. He has several other professional training inside and outside Nigeria.
His First Degree is in Microbiology from Olabisi Onabanjo University, he is also a member of the Institute of Strategic Management. He is an ordained Pastor with Living Faith Church Worldwide and he is happily married and blessed with two sons: Divine Surprises and Future.
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