Stephen Akintayo


  • Specialties: Motivational Speaker, Real Estate Consultant, Digital Marketer, Author of 35 books, Investment Coach, E-commerce Guru

About Stephen Akintayo

Dr. Stephen Akintayo is Africa’s most influential Investment Coach. He is the
GMD/CEO of Gtext Global which is the mother company of different subsidiaries,
which includes Gtext Homes, a Real Estate company with a highly innovative and
young workforce.

It is based in Nigeria, with Head Quarters in Banana Island, Lagos, Nigeria, and
other branches including Omole Phase 1, Lagos; Abuja, FCT; Ibadan, Oyo State;
Abeokuta, Ogun State; Asaba, Delta state and Port Harcourt, Rivers State, all in

Gtext Homes also has offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE); London,
United Kingdom and Florida, USA. We have a workforce of over 300 people.
Other subsidiaries includes the Stephen Akintayo Consulting (SAC), which has its
Head Quarters in Dubai, UAE. It is poised to raise entrepreneurs who will lead the
world of business and investments in Nigeria, Africa and the world at large. In
raises these entrepreneurs through mentorship, practical and in-depth training in
courses such as; Real Estate brokerage and investment, E-commerce, Digital
marketing, Cryptocurrency and Forex Trading.

Stephen Akintayo Consulting has a vision of raising 1 million millionaires by the
year 2050, with 70% of them from an African heritage, and other which are
Africans in Diaspora. This lead to the creation of the Stephen Akintayo University
in 2020.

The Stephen Akintayo Investment University is an Online Wealth Creation School.
This university was formed after realizing that formal education doesn’t teach about
money and wealth creation. Hence, a university that does that was created for people
to study and get certified upon completion. The aim of this university is to broaden
the knowledge base and further sharpen the skills of young people with our
numerous practical and time-tested courses.

Another amazing subsidiary is called Ginido (an E-commerce platform), formerly
called Gilead Balm. It has hundreds of organizations as its clients, and that includes
multinational companies like Heritage Bank, Guarantee Trust Bank, PZ Cussons,
MTN, Chivita, DHL, GNLD amongst others.

Gtext Global has also diversified into the agricultural sector, with the subsidiary
Gtext Farms. Gtext Farms has a substantial equity investment in Allanisaqriq
Limited, which started in 2012. It is focused on cash crop exportation, with a
warehouse at Kano, Kogi, Abuja, and over 100 acres of Cashew farm in Oyo State,

Gtext Farms plans to grow into the largest Cashew crop processor and organic farm
in Nigeria be the year 2035.

Subsequently, other subsidiaries like Gtext Land, Gtext Academy, Gtext Hub, Gtext
and Associates, Gvest, and Gtext Soft has been formed, and have also birthed
massive results.

The founder of Gtext Global, formerly known as Gilead Balm Group Services has
assisted a number of businesses in Nigeria to move to enviable levels by aiding them
to reach their clients through its enormous nationwide database of real phone
numbers and email addresses. It has hundreds of organizations as its clients
including multinational companies.

Born in Gonge area of Maiduguri, Borno State, the North Eastern part of Nigeria, in
a very impoverished environment and with a civil servant mother who raised him
and his four other siblings with her meagre salary. His father’s contract business had
crumbled before he was born.

His passion for philanthropy was informed by his upbringing. 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 didn’t go to school with lunch packs. We
were too poor to afford that, but things got better in my Secondary School days.
Although, my mum would go to her colleagues to borrow money to send me to
school each term. It was humiliating when I see them looking at my mum with utter
dismay as someone who keeps begging. It hurt dearly. I hated poverty and I pray to
help more families to come out of it.”

Dr. Stephen learnt how to spell the word “THE” in JSS 1. His educational
background was faulty. You could easily conclude that Stephen will never amount
to anything in life. He spent ages 8-12 in an environment without electricity, within
a forest region of Maiduguri-Damboa road. “I laid on a mattress at age 13 for the
first time”, he said.

At 17, he read his first business book, “Rich Dad Poor Dad” and the rest is history

He started business at the age of 17 selling food supplements by GNLD introduced
to him by his cousin. And his first online-based business was selling E-books he
bought for N3,000. He ventured into other businesses in the process. His main drive
to succeed was to compensate a very hardworking mother who denied herself
everything just to educate her 5 children.

While a student, he organized students’ trade fairs within the students community.
It was during his higher education that his mother died of Ovarian Cancer at the age
of 24.

That was the toughest season of his life and business career, as his mother had been
his main financier. If there was anyone who believed in his entrepreneurial skill, it
was his mother. Even one of his early staff said he was not a businessman because
of his soft spokenness and his willingness to share his success secret with others –
qualities he learned from his mother.

“The day you start giving is the day you start living. The day you stop giving is the
day you start dying. Give daily to live daily. Give joy, give counsel, give smiles,
give food and give business ideas, to change the world” – Stephen Akintayo.
Dr. Stephen Akintayo’s story is indeed of grass to grace. His singular regret in life is
that his hardworking mother died a few years before he got the big break, not
witnessing what she had always wished for.

He is also the Founder and President of Stephen Akintayo Foundation, formerly
called Infinity Foundation. Infinity Foundation started in 2008 as a student NonGovernmental Organization (NGO) with a group of 13 students who donated N3,000 each to impact an orphanage in Ibadan, Western Nigeria, called Galilee Foundation.

The Stephen Akintayo Foundation had now assisted orphans and vulnerable children
as well as mentor young minds. The Foundation has assisted over 2,000 orphans and
vulnerable children. It has also partnered with over 25 orphanage homes in the
country. The Foundation had also cared for victims of Boko Haram attacks in the
North-Eastern part of Nigeria.

The Stephen Akintayo Foundation focuses on the donation of relief materials, food
and financial grants for school children and entrepreneurs. It offered grants of
10,000,000 Naira to 20 entrepreneurs in 2015, and the recent grants of $1,000 for
the Instagram business challenge and #500,000 Naira to 4 winners of the Billionaire
Habits book challenge.

In 2020, Dr. Stephen Akintayo took giant strides that had landed the entire
conglomerate in the global scene, expanding business networks to 4 Continents of
the world. The business empire has grown to a multi-billion Naira corporation, with
the vision to take over the centre stage in the Real Estate and Digital Marketing

He is a prolific author who has 36 books to his name. The best selling Billionaire
Habits book that has sold thousands of copies globally, with hangouts in over 50
cities of the world, building habits of Billionaires in people. Other books includes
Survival Instincts, The Information Millionaire, Maximising Your Real Estate
Investment, Managing Family Finance, amongst other life-transforming books.
Dr. Stephen is a media personality in the Television, Radio and Print media. He ran
a series on Radio tagged CEO Mentorship with Stephen Akintayo.

In 2020, he started the revolutionary business TV Show, Investment Chat in a Rolls
Royce with Dr. Stephen Akintayo which is a blend of luxury, entertainment and
investment talks on it. The TV show is two-phased, the Nigerian and Dubai series.
The Nigerian series has been airing since 2020 on Channels Television and his
Facebook and YouTube social media platforms.

In 2021, he took the show to Dubai and other been a huge success. He also started
the Learning Luxury Show in Dubai as well and is on the 3rd edition of the show.
In 2021 as well, he hosted the Global Property Brokers Conference, where
international business moguls such as Grant Cardone, Ryan Serhant, and the number
1 coach in the world John C. Maxwell were in attendance.

He has also hosted Robert Kiyosaki, Dr. Brian Tracy, Dr. Les Brown, on the
Billionaire Habits Masterclass webinar – a global webinar that was organised to
instil into young people the habits of successful billionaires and how they can
replicate same.

He’s also the convener of the Believers Wealth Conference and the Family Finance
Conference that teaches believers and couples into building legitimate
transgenerational wealth for themselves.

He hosts a yearly conference called the Upgrade Summit, which is held at the
beginning of every year to prepare young people all over the world for the coming
year and how they can achieve giant strides in the year.

His mentorship platform has a wide reach as it caters for both personal and corporate
development. Dr. Stephen strongly believes young Nigerians with the passion for
entrepreneurship can cause a business revolution in Nigeria and the world at large.
Little wonder why his business empire is run by young and vibrant people.

His first degree was in Microbiology from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun state,
Nigeria. He is a member of Institute of Strategic Management (ISMN). He is also a
graduate of Harvard University Executive program, where he studied Essential
Management Skills for Emerging Leaders, and Real Estate Investment respectively.
In 2020, he was awarded a Doctor of Science, D.Sc (Honoris Causal) in Real Estate
Development and Corporate Leadership by the European American University. He
is also a trained coach by the Coaching Academy, UK.

He is a multiple award winner, and is happily married and blessed with three
children; two boys, and a lovely girl.

To invite Dr. Stephen Akintayo for a speaking engagement, kindly visit
www.stephenakintayo.com/booking or send an email to info@stephenakintayo.com.
You can also reach him via +2348180000618 or +2349046334135.

Language: English

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