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Nigerian entrepreneur Emmanuel Okeleji’s SeamlessHR processes $311-million payroll across Africa in 2023

SeamlessHR emerges as Africa's leading payroll and HR tech powerhouse under visionary leadership

by Omokolade Ajayi
Emmanuel Okeleji

SeamlessHR, a payroll and HR software company led by Nigerian tech entrepreneur Emmanuel Okeleji, has announced that it successfully processed a staggering N500 billion ($311.2 million) worth of payroll for diverse African businesses throughout 2023.

This milestone not only attests to SeamlessHR’s dedication to advancing African businesses but also highlights its prowess in simplifying complex processes such as payroll management, leave management, and performance management for institutions with extensive employee bases.

Building on its impressive performance in 2022, when it secured $10 million in a Series-A funding round led by TLcom Capital, SeamlessHR expanded its operations across core market segments in Africa. Its recent milestone underscores the startup’s commitment to delivering seamless and efficient payroll solutions across the continent.

SeamlessHR emerges as Africa’s leading payroll and HR tech powerhouse under visionary leadership

Under the leadership of Okeleji, CEO and co-founder, SeamlessHR remained the go-to partner for businesses across various sectors, including banking, financial services, manufacturing, oil & gas, and government agencies. This enabled the company to process a staggering $311.2 million worth of payroll throughout the past year.

Okeleji expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “At SeamlessHR, our mission goes beyond processing numbers; it’s about empowering businesses, helping them be more productive, and ensuring working people in Africa enjoy a better life. This milestone reflects not only our capabilities but also the trust businesses place in us as a reliable partner in their journey to success.”

SeamlessHR’s client portfolio includes prominent organizations such as Letshego MFB, Ampersand, Maisha Meds, Jibu Africa, Sterling Bank, VFD Group, Coronation, Wema Bank, PiggyVest, among others. Over $70 million was directly disbursed from SeamlessPayroll during the same period, emphasizing the company’s integral role in facilitating seamless financial processes.

SeamlessHR, Africa’s leading HR tech startup, revolutionizing HR management since 2018

Founded in 2018 by Okeleji and Deji Lana, SeamlessHR is a Lagos-based HR tech startup committed to providing world-class technology solutions to manage and streamline HR data and workflow.

As the first locally managed HR company in Africa, SeamlessHR caters to the HR needs of employers across the continent, helping businesses leverage their greatest asset: human capital.

Under the visionary leadership of Okeleji and Lana, SeamlessHR has evolved into Africa’s leading payroll and HR technology company, serving nearly 1,000 medium to large enterprises across over 20 countries.

With offices in Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya, SeamlessHR recently expanded its operations to Botswana, solidifying its status as a key player in the African HR technology landscape.

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