Deji Lana

Biography of Deji Lana – Co-Founder of SeamlessHR

This post is about SeamlessHR’s co-founder, Deji Lana.


  • An Innovative Technology Enthusiast and provider of technological solutions
  • An alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State, Nigeria

Read on as we discuss the personal life, educational background, and employment history of Deji Lana.

Deji Lana and Emmanuel founders of SeamlessHR

Who Is Deji Lana?

Deji Lana is a data-driven Nigerian personality who loves to do most of his things based on data. He co-founded SeamlessHR, a leading HR and payroll software that facilitates productivity and growth for organizations, focusing on their human resources.

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Deji Lana has kept his age private. However, he got married to Nnenna Onyukwu-Lana on May 17, 2014. Information on their kids is currently unknown.

Deji and Nnena Lana

He attended Iganmode Grammar School, Ota, Ogun State, as a science student from 1993 to 1999. While studying at Iganmode, he was a member of the JETS club and participated in Literary and Debates.

Deji earned his first degree at Obafemi Awolowo University, which was a B.Sc. in Material Science and Engineering. His study period was from 2001 to 2007.

He started software development more than 25 years ago. He wrote his first code during his secondary school days.

Deji enjoys fiddling with his gadgets, listening to music, and playing video games in his leisure time. He also loves to mentor and assist young talents who want to explore the technology industry.

Career – Work History and Current Engagements

Deji Lana has vast experience working with various companies and startups.

He is conversant of numerous fields and technologies, including: Data Analysis, System Design & Architecture, Embedded Systems, XML, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Software Design, jQuery, PHP Databases, and Project Management.

Deji Lana was the Solution Developer at MTech Communications PLC from April 2006 to October 2006.

In January 2007, Deji Lana, alongside his classmate, Dr Emmanuel Okeleji, co-founded Waressence Nigeria Limited. It’s an Enterprise Software Development Company focused on serving government organizations and corporations in Nigeria. He and Emmanuel co-founded several other startups. (Read on for details.)

About one year later, he landed a job at the United Bank for Africa and worked as a Web Consultant from November 2008 to March 2009.

He also worked as the Lead Developer & Digital Media Consultant at First Bank of Nigeria Plc from April 2011 to March 2013. Barely three months after, he held the Head of Technology position at, a travel agency focused on bus transit within Nigeria. He served the agency from June 2013 to September 2014.

In May 2013, Deji and Emmanuel co-founded, which operated as a job portal. They also collaborated to co-found SeamlessHR, of which Deji has held the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) position since its establishment in January 2018.

SeamlessHR logo

It’s a cloud-based software with ISO 27001:2013 Certification. Many organizations and financial institutions rely on this software to streamline their HR and payroll processes. These include KPMG, OPay, Kuda Bank, Providus Bank, RAMCO Group, Sterling, AXA MANSARD, KOBO, and Wema Bank.

Below are the features of SeamlessHR:

  • Payroll
  • Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Time & Attendance Management
  • Performance Management
  • Learning & Development
  • Succession & Workforce Planning
  • Leave Management
  • Talent Management

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