He ensured we did family activities together.” Tayo Ayeni attended African Church Grammar School, Ilesa, and later moved to Ilesha Grammar School, Ilesa, Osun State for his A-level He proceeded to Italy where he studied Electrical Engineering.
He hails from Ilesa, Osun State, Nigeria. “I was brought up in a polygamous home. lieutenant was quite interesting and educative.
My father, Chief I.S. Ayeni, popularly known as ‘Baba 10 10’ of blessed memory was fully in charge of his household.
Tayo Ayeni is the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Skymit Motors Limited. In an interview he granted Lanre Alfred, Society Editor of ThisDay Newspapers, he said he was privy to know about automobile business and European car dealership during his study days in Italy.
Returning to Nigeria after his education, his intended to “revolutionalise the way (automobile) business was being done back home in Nigeria.” He then founded a company he called Skymit Motors Limited, which, according to him, is a contraction of ‘Sky is the limit.’ Information on its website shows that the automobile company was incorporated in 1986 as a Private Limited Company with an initial start-up capital of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,00000), which has a yearly turnover level of five billion Naira today. Its sales are targeted towards “a selected group of Nigeria"s corporate organizations and high-Netto-worth individuals who are in dire need of corporate, sleek but durable cars at affordable prices, packaged and tailored towards their financial status and personality.” Skymit became operation in January 1987 with only two cars.
lieutenant now has offices/showrooms in Ikeja and Victoria Island (Lagos).
He also heads Space Ventures Limited, which deals in photographic materials. He is chairman of Space Properties, a real estate firm. Moontrends Holdings, a project financing and management firm, and Limoserve among others
Tayo Ayeni is a known socialite.
His 50th birthday generated publicity in the Nigerian media.