Sangotoye Stephen Olayinka hails from Iwo Isin L.G.A in Kwara State,Nigeria. He is a graduate of Industrial Design who specialized in Graphic & Multimedia Communication Design from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
He was born in 1982 to the family of Mr & Mrs Ezekiel Sangotoye. He attended Oke-Ayo community primary school Kwara State from 1988 to 1993 and his secondary school from 1993 to 1999 at Iwo Comprehensive High School (I.C.H.S) and proceeded to Kwara State College of Education where he studied Fine and Applied Arts (2001 to 2004). Now he is a graduate of Industrial Design, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (2006 to 2009).Olayinka is both a conceptual and documentary photographer. More so, he expresses his feelings through graphic design, paintings, sculpture, ceramics and installation.
One of his outstanding awards in the art scene is the National Art Competition which he won twice, in 2009 and 2011 using photography as a medium. Also an award winner of the Life in my City National Award and has participated twice in the big Lagosphoto Festival and other notable exhibitions and reputable art auctions. He has exhibited both home and abroad.