Celebrating the amazing women of Paystack

This International Women’s Day, we’re showcasing all the amazing women at Paystack.

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Paystack is nothing without the exceptional women that get things done, and make amazing happen. The Women of Paystack are not only domain experts in their fields, they’re also superstars who do amazing things out of the office.

We’re happy to shine the spotlight on them, and show them off to the world. Meet the amazing women of Paystack:


Abiola Showemimo

Abiola Showemimo is the Human Resources Lead. She started out as a fashion and entertainment blogger, a political commentator and a business analyst at Klient Devort. Abiola studied Economics at the Lagos State University and is certified with The Professional Human Resources Institute. After work hours, Abiola makes well-tailored clothes for men and runs a catering business, Kudi Grills. She is famous at the Paystack HQ for the hashtag #HRCares

Superpower: “Slaying effortlessly”

Current read: Finding My Virginity — Richard Branson

Where you’ll find her online: @wemimola on Instagram


Awatt Bassey

Awatt Bassey is an administrative assistant at Paystack. She makes sure that everything runs smoothly, coordinates company activity, and syncs all the departments. When she’s not at work, she’s cooking some amazing stuff or volunteering with her favourite NGO, the Lagos Food Bank where she cooks for the cause of ending world hunger.

Superpower: “I listen”

Current read: A lineage of Grace — Francine Rivers

Where you’ll find her online: @mmakamba_ on Instagram


Ibukun Akinnawo

Ibukun Akinnawo is a Business Associate at Paystack. She ran a successful startup, Independent Personal Assistant for two years before she decided to join Paystack. When she switches to her alter ego, she becomes the Resident Stunt Double at Paystack. After work, you’ll find her trying out new food and wine; and playing video games.

Superpower: “Spending that money”

Current read: The Stranger Beside Me — Ann Rule

Where you’ll find her online: @theonlyibukun on Twitter


Khadijah Abu

Khadijah is the Head of Partnerships at Paystack. She has an extensive 10 year experience in the Nigerian fintech and payments space.

In those 10 years, she’s worked in Operations, Business Process Re-engineering and Product Management. She’s also managed products processing billions of dollars annually.

Outside of work, she runs pet projects dedicated to promoting education in Nigeria, and Community Development.

Superpower: “Getting stuff done”

Current read: Hooked — Nir Eyal

Where you’ll find her online: @kdxxl on Twitter


Seike joined Paystack in 2016, the second woman to do so. She is an experienced Customer Success Expert, and a Relationship Manager to numerous key merchants.

Superpower: “I sing like a bird, and speak fluent Italian” (she’s Nigerian-Italian too)

Current read: Customer Success — Mehta, Steinman, Murphy


Oyinda Aina is the Finance Lead at Paystack. She was a Finance Analyst in the Oil and Gas sector and an auditor at one of Nigeria’s finest auditing firms. Oyinda studied Human Biology at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana and is a certified ACCA accountant and CIS Stockbroker. Outside her work at Paystack, you’ll find Oyinda in a gym, or dedicating her time and support to her favourite charity, Smile Care Initiative.

Superpower: “Think of a robot typing fast, now faster, yeah, that’s me!”

Current read: Good to Great — Jim Collins

Where you’ll find her online: @oyind.a on Instagram


Seun Runsewe

Seun Runsewe is the Inbound Sales Lead at Paystack. Prior to Paystack, she was a Management Consultant at KPMG Nigeria, and then a Project Coordinator for Project Africa, KPMG’s initiative to push the frontiers of Financial Services in Africa. Seun studied Business Administration at Covenant University and is SAP, COMPTIA and DMI certified.

Outside Paystack, Seun makes luxury gift packs. She’s also just launched Biamo, a nursing bra line for new and expecting African mums. In her spare time, Seun can be found in the kitchen, whipping up afro-fusion recipes for her family and friends.

Superpower: “I’m a Mum, and a pretty dope conversationalist”

What she’s reading right now?Marketing to the Millennial Woman — Ann Arnof Fishman

Where you’ll find her: @srunsewe on Twitter

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