Laycon Bbnaija Biography, Family and Health Issue
Olamilekan Agbeleshe, popularly known as Laycon, is one of the participants of Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) Season 5 reality TV show, tagged Lockdown.
Born on November 8, 1993 in Lagos to a police father, Laycon has managed to up his fan base from slightly above 3,000 to over 1 million while still in the house, making him the first housemate to do so.
Here is a detailed Laycon BBnaija biography.
Laycon Education and Work History (laycon biography)
Laycon graduated from the University of Lagos with a Bachelor degree in Philosophy. He graduated with a second-class upper and interned with Latjum Global Nigeria Limited, an oil and gas marketing company in Lagos, as a personal assistant to the Chief Executive Director and Managing Director of the company.
After his internship, Laycon worked at Bestman Games, a leading games company based in Ikoyi, Lagos, for just two months before joining Lagos State Ministry of Information and Strategy as a personal Assistant Director (Welfare) of Administration and Human Resources of the ministry. On the side, he was working as a freelance writer for numerous firms and organisations.
Laycon, the Music Artist (laycon biography)
Laycon started singing in the University and has performed on local talent shows organised in school and across Lagos. However, he was not a well-known name despite been signed to Fierce Nation Entertainment where he released one of his now trending songs, Fierce, in which he featured Chinko Ekun and Reminisce. According to the soon-to-be winner of BBNaija, he enrolled in BBNaija to promote his brand as an artist.
Laycon Family (laycon biography)
There are several mysteries surrounding his family and upbringing given his limited exposure up until now, however, there were unconfirmed reports that his father died of cancer after years of struggle and hiding his health challenges from his family to protect them from the usual emotional trauma.
In a long goodbye message to his dad before BBNaija, Laycon said his dad should look after his mother, who is obviously struggling with his absence among others.
He said “but look after mum please, help me to take care of her, please. I really need you to come through for me. If you need to go meet God or Allah or Whoever is up there to beg, go do it pleas.”
Health Issue (laycon biography)
In a shocking revelation this week, Laycon revealed that he is a sickle cell carrier with SC genotype but liked to keep it away from the public as he does not want to be pitied.
The revelation brought a new dimension to the already growing fan base as fans and other stakeholders were shocked given his tenacity and efforts at breaking out despite his obvious limitations.
Also, his fans believed Laycon might have told Erica, a disqualified housemate, about his health status at some point when they were still friends, hence why she said he will die before he turned 50 years old. “This one that will die before 50 years,” she said.
Sandra, a fan who tweeted @Pelomstar, said “putting all the pieces together and it makes so much sense now!!! I questioned why Erica said “you will die before 50″ that night to Laycon, I thought it was just alcohol. Laycon you are a warrior!!!.”
Another fan said “He really understands his nature, that explains why he is always on hoodie and joggers. He is damn consistent with that outfit.
Unyime Abasi said “Laycon wouldn’t let the SC genotype thing killed his aspirations -Always on hoodie and joggers with socks every night –Oh Lord, keep him.
“This is the inner confident and courage that every Nigerian needs to strive and not give up on dreams.”
Laycon BBNaija Evaluation (laycon biography)
Laycon came into the house as an underdog with little to no fan base even with several good songs that are now trending and intelligence that differs money and beauty being pushed by other housemates. However, it did not take long before Nigerians start falling in love with his intelligence, calmness and dedication to tasks despite some housemates’ body shaming him or seeing him as zero threat because of his skinny nature.
While in the house, Laycon won several tasks with trips to London, Dubai, Scotland, etc and on scheduled to perform at Afronation alongside Burnaboy, Wizkid, Davido and other Nigerian top artists billed to perform later this year in Portugal.
Laycon fans across social media have grown from slightly above 3,000 to over 2 million on Instagram, Facebook and twitter. The number is expected to jump once he wins on Sunday, tomorrow.