Olamilekan Moshood Agebeleshe popularly known as Laycon is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and rapper. He is also a reality Tv personality and the winner of Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) Tv reality show season 5.
|Full Name/Stage Name||Olamilekan Moshood Agbeleshe/Laycon|
|Date of Birth||8th November 1994 (28 years)|
|Occupation||Singer, Songwriter and Rapper|
|Popular as||Big Brother Naija Season 5 Winner|
Who Is Laycon?
Olamilekan Massoud Al-Khalifah Agbeleshebioba, known professionally as Laycon, is a Nigerian media personality, rapper, singer and songwriter. He is the winner of Big Brother Naija season 5 and currently the youth ambassador of Ogun State, Nigeria since 6 October 2020, He also won the Artist of the Year at the 2020 Naijatraffic Awards.
Early life and Education of Laycon
Olamilekan Massoud Al-Khalifah Agbeleshebioba was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a native of Baluwen, Odeda, Ogun State. He attended Lagos State Model College Merian, Lagos Nigeria from 2003-2009
In 2012, he got admitted studying philosophy in University of Lagos and graduated in 2016 with a second-class upper degree.
Career Path of Laycon
Laycon started his career interning as the personal assistant to the MD and CEO of Latjum Global Nigeria Limited when he was still an undergraduate in University of Lagos. He moved to Bestman Games, Ikoyi, Lagos where he worked as a sales and business development personnel after graduating from the university. Two months later, he became the personal assistant to the assistant director of welfare in administration and human resources at Lagos State Ministry of Information and Strategy. During the course of his career, he worked as a freelance writer for different companies and establishments.
At a tender age, Laycon began rapping and writing songs. In 2014, he was among the ten artistes that performed at the 2014 Coke Studio University of Lagos event. He was also a top ten finalists of the 2017 MTV Base LSB challenge. Laycon signed into Olugbenga Jackson’s founded record label Fierce Nation in 2019. On 21 February 2019, he released a track, “Fierce” with Chinko Ekun and Reminisce from his second EP Who Is Laycon?. He released another single “Senseless” on 28 August 2020.
October 2020, the remix of Nobody by DJ Neptune was released. His verse in the remix of the song titled “Nobody iCONs Remix” was recorded two days after he left the Big Brother Naija Reality TV Show. Mr. Real featured him in the remix of his song Baba Fela. The remix was released on 30 January 2021.
On 10 March 2021, Laycon released two singles – Wagwan and Fall For Me (ft YKB). Wagwan debuted at number five on billboard’s top ten global triller chart. On 1 April 2021, Laycon announced that he will be dropping his first album on 30 April 2021. On 30 April 2021, Laycon’s Album Shall We Begin was released and the album peaked at number two in Nigeria top album chart, and number one on the Nigeria iTunes album chart. The album went on to chart in over 30 countries and counting. In September 2021, Laycon release the original soundtrack album to his reality show I Am Laycon which was also titled I Am Laycon. This was his second project of the year 2021 and it peaked at number nine on Nigeria album chart. This made it Laycon’s third project to hit the top 10 charts in two years. Also, he was featured on “Enter My Head” by fellow former BBNaija housemate Veeiye, on her debut EP Young & Reckless. On the 28th of December 2021, Laycon headlined and sold out his first-ever concert tagged iCONs FEST at the 6000 capacity Eko Convention Center, Eko Hotels Lagos.
Big Brother Naija Season 5
Laycon entered the show as the number nineteenth contestant on 19 July 2020 and soon established himself as a fan favorite. He became the first housemate of the season to be verified on Instagram on 22 July 2020. He broke a record, becoming the first housemate in the show’s history to reach 1 million followers on Instagram while still in the house on 19 September 2020.
During the finale of the show on 27 September 2020, he was declared the winner scoring a record 60% of the total votes cast and went home with the ₦85 million grand prize.
Appointment and Chieftaincy Title offered to Laycon
On 6 October 2020, Laycon was appointed the youth ambassador by the governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun.
On 3 January 2021, Laycon received a chieftaincy title from the Onipokia of Ipokia, Ogun State, Yisa Adesola Olaniyan as the Akeweje of Ipokia Kingdom, Ogun State at the 2021 Opo Day celebration.
Laycon Net Worth
Laycon’s current net worth is estimated to be about $500,000. He has been able to put together this huge amount by winning the Big Brother Naija competition cum his musical career.
Laycon is a Nigerian reality TV star, rapper, singer, and songwriter who won Big Brother Naija season 5. He has an estimated net worth of $500,000 dollars. If you are a fan of Laycon, you can connect to him through his social media handles below:
- Instagram: @itslaycon
- Twitter: @itslaycon
- Facebook: layconofficial