Olamilekan Moshood Agbeleshe (born 8 November 1993), 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.

Laycon
Born
Olamilekan Moshood Agbelesheapum

(1993-11-08) 8 November 1993 (age 27)
Lagos, Nigeria
Occupation
  • Media personality
  • rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2016–present
LabelsFierce Nation
Associated acts

Early life and educationEdit

Olamilekan Moshood Agbeleshe was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria.[1][2] He is a native of Bajuwen, Odeda, Ogun State.[3][4] In 2012, he got admitted to study philosophy in University of Lagos and graduated in 2016 with a second class upper degree.[5][6][7]

CareerEdit

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.[1][8]

On 6 October 2020, Laycon was appointed the youth ambassador by the governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun.[9]

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.[10][11]

Music careerEdit

At a tender age, Laycon began rapping and writing songs.[8][12] 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.[13] Laycon signed into Fierce Nation record label in 2019. On 21 February 2019, he released a track, "Fierce" with Chinko Ekun and Reminisce from his second EP Who Is Laycon?.[13][14][15][16] He released another single "Senseless" on 28 August 2020.[17]

Big Brother Naija season 5Edit

Laycon entered the show as the number nineteenth contestant on 19 July 2020 and soon established himself as a fan favorite.[18][19][20] He became the first housemate of the season to be verified on Instagram on 22 July 2020.[21][22] He broke 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.[23]

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.[24][25][26]

DiscographyEdit

MixtapesEdit

  • Any Given Monday (The Playlist) (2019)
  • Any Given Monday II (2019)

EPsEdit

  • Young Black and Gifted (2016)
  • Who is Laycon? (2019)

SinglesEdit

  • "Fierce" (2019)
  • "Senseless" (2020)
  • "HipHop" (2020)
  • "Fall for me" (2021)
  • "Wagwan" (2021)

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2020 Big Brother season 5 Himself Reality show
2021 I Am Laycon[27] Himself Showmax original which premiered on 11th February, 2021.[28][29]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Zawadi, Lucy. "Olamilekan "Laycon" Agbeleshe bio: BBNaija 2020 contestant profile". Legit.ng. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  2. ^ Olukoya, Samuel (26 September 2020). "Laycon Bbnaija Biography, Career and Health Issue". Investors King. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  3. ^ Ogunnaike, James (24 September 2020). "BBNAIJA: Ogun youths march for Laycon, give out airtime for voting". Vanguard Newspaper. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  4. ^ Agbana, Rotimi (25 September 2020). "BBNAIJA: Ogun Youths Drum Support For Laycon". The Independent Newspaper. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  5. ^ Adekanye, Modupeoluwa (20 July 2020). "Who is Laycon, BBNaija's Diamond in the Rough?". The Guardian Newspaper. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  6. ^ Motolani, Alake (21 July 2020). "BBNaija 2020: Who is Laycon?". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  7. ^ Preye, Campbell (26 September 2020). "Big Brother Naija: Icons Emerge". P.M. News. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Why LAYCON Of BBN Is The Most Talked About Housemate". City People Magazine. 9 September 2020. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Ogun Governor Appoints BBN Laycon As Youth Ambassador". Channels TV. 6 October 2020. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Laycon conferred with chieftaincy title in Ogun". TheCable Lifestyle. 4 January 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  11. ^ "BBNaija's Laycon conferred with chieftaincy title in Ogun state". Pulse Nigeria. 4 January 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  12. ^ Alao, Abiodun (22 September 2020). "Will Laycon win Big Brother Naija 2020?". The Nation Newspaper. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  13. ^ a b Onikoyi, Ayo (13 April 2019). "Fierce Nation signs two new artistes 'Runnjozzy and Laycon'". Vanguard Newspaper. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  14. ^ Ojo, James (20 July 2020). "DOWNLOAD: 'Who is Laycon?'… here's the BBNaija housemate EP making waves". The Cable Lifestyle. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  15. ^ Motolani, Alake (27 July 2020). "Temi Gomez: How we manage BBNaija 2020 Laycon's affairs in the real world [Inside by Pulse]". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  16. ^ Ige, Tofarati (27 September 2020). "BBN: Celebs, fans back Laycon for N85m prize". The Punch Newspaper. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  17. ^ "Listen To BBNaija's Laycon New Track "Senseless"". The Guardian Newspaper. 28 August 2020. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  18. ^ Enengedi, Victor (27 September 2020). "Laycon wins Big Brother Naija, to go home with N85 million worth of prizes". Nairametrics. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  19. ^ Ososanya, Tunde (19 July 2020). "BBNaija season 5 kicks off as 20 housemates battle for N85m grand prize". Legit.ng. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  20. ^ "Check out full profile of season 5 BBNaija housemates". P.M. News. 20 July 2020. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  21. ^ Oamen, Samuel (6 August 2020). "Five #BBNaija 2020 Housemates verified on Instagram". The Nation Newspaper. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  22. ^ "Video: BBNaija Laycon becomes first housemate to be verified on Instagram". Vanguard Newspaper. 13 September 2020. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  23. ^ Royal, David (20 September 2020). "BBNaija 2020: Laycon becomes first housemate ever to hit 1 million followers on Instagram while still in the house". Vanguard Newspaper. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  24. ^ "BBNaija 2020 Winner: Laycon, Olamilekan Agbeleshe na im win Big Brother Naija season 5 reality TV show". BBC News Pidgin. 27 September 2020. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  25. ^ Olonilua, Ademola (27 September 2020). "BREAKING: Laycon wins Big Brother Naija, clinches N85m prize". The Punch Newspaper. Retrieved 28 September 2020.
  26. ^ Olowolagba, Fikayo (27 September 2020). "BBNaija 2020: Laycon for President – More Nigerians react to artist's 60% votes". Daily Post Newspaper. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  27. ^ "BBNaija winner Laycon set to star in Showmax's first Nigerian original series". Showmax Stories. 24 November 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  28. ^ https://www.broadcastprome.com/news/showmax-to-premier-i-am-laycon-reality-show/
  29. ^ "Rapper Laycons show I Am Laycon now airing live on Showmax". Mp3bullet. 11 February 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)