Olamilekan "Laycon" Agbeleshe utilized every minute he spent in the BBNaija Lockdown show wisely. The rapper went to the show armed with enough tactics for broadening his fanbase. For instance, Laycon found a crush, got rejected, and was caught up in a heated love triangle within the first three weeks he appeared on BBNaija.
Few Nigerians knew he was a musician before he joined BBNaija. However, the rib-cracking drama he brought to the show made him a household name countrywide in no time. The BBNaija season 5 had 16 housemates competing for the N85 million grand prize. The brilliant Laycon pursued the grand prize and the woman of his dreams, Erica. But, did he get both of them?
Laycon's profile summary
- Full name: Olamilekan Al-Khalifah Massoud Agbeleshebioba
- Famous as: Laycon
- Date of birth: 8th November 1993
- Zodiac sign: Scorpio
- Age: 28 years old in 2021
- Place of birth: Lagos, Nigeria
- Current residence: Lagos, Nigeria
- Career: Media personality, rapper, singer and songwriter
- Label: Fierce Nation
- Alma mater: University of Lagos
- Qualification: Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Race: African
- Tribe: Yoruba
- Marital status: Single
- Height: 5 feet 6 inches
- Net worth: $500k (Approx.)
- Instagram: @itslaycon
- Facebook: @Laycon
- Twitter: @itsLaycon
- YouTube Channel: Laycon
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What is Laycon's full name?
Fans know him as Laycon, which is not his official name. His identity documents read Olamilekan Al-Khalifah Massoud Agbeleshebioba.
How old is Laycon of Big Brother Naija?
The singer is 28 years old in 2021. The public knows nothing about his family and childhood.
Is Laycon sickle cell?
As an undergraduate, Laycon interned at Latjum Global Nigeria Limited in Lagos before graduating. He was a personal assistant of this oil and gas marketing company's CEO and MD. After earning his degree, he landed a sales and business development job at Bestman Games (an African-oriented games company) in the same city.
Laycon of BBN left the company two months later and joined the Lagos State Ministry of Information and Strategy as a personal assistant to the ministry's Assistant Director (Welfare) of Administration and Human resources.
Besides working for companies in traditional office setups, the celebrity also did freelance writing jobs for numerous organizations. Massoud discovered music talent at a tender age and aspired to make it a lasting career.
He performed in the 2014 Coke Studio's University of Lagos music event and was among the top ten finalists of the 2017 MTV Base's LSB Challenge. Massoud also featured Chinko Ekun and Reminisce in his 2019 hit song, Fierce, which dominated the MTV Base Top 10 charts for six months.
What is Laycon doing now?
After winning the Lockdown edition of Big Brother Naija, Olamilekan made music his full-time career. He was the first BBNaija 2020 star to get a verified Instagram account after the show. The singer has two EPs and collaborates with iconic stars like Wizkid.
Laycon's songs are on the Fierce Nation and Laycon YouTube channels. The musician has more than 50 tracks. Some have over a million YouTube views. Olamilekan's channel has gained more than 10.7 million views as of this writing. His album, Who is Laycon? has ten songs:
- Eko Freestyle
- No Know
- Come With Me
- Marley Monday
- I lie
- The Question
Laycon's life in BBNaija
Massoud came out as a mature and decent young man on BBNaija when Erica rejected him because of Kiddwaya. Instead of fighting or hating Kidd over a woman, he confided in Biggie how he felt about the whole situation.
The rapper admitted to feeling jealous whenever he saw Erica with Kiddwaya. However, he stopped her from kissing him at a Saturday night party, for she was drunk. Unfortunately, Kidd witnessed the whole incident.
After the party, Massoud told Praise what happened and why he could not take advantage of Erica. Also, he never let Kiddwaya sleep with her in her condition. Despite respecting Erica, fans still believed she only had eyes for Kidd.
Meanwhile, Laycon and Nengi were inseparable. They were best friends and dance buddies during the jacuzzi and Saturday night parties. Ozo was in love with Nengi, but she rejected his relationship proposal.
BBNaija fans still remember him using the word "basically" countless times. He would also sing and read the Bible, which annoyed some Biggie housemates. Nevertheless, Olamilekan lied up to his motto:
Facts don't care about your feelings.
Are Laycon and Erica in a relationship?
The love triangle led to Erica's elimination from the Biggie house. The tension between her and Massoud was evident even in the BBNaija Reunion 2021 segment. After the reunion show, the celebrities assured the public via Instagram stories that they sorted out their differences.
Erica told him that his media interviews hurt and made her regret trusting him. On the other hand, Olamilekan did not defend himself regarding his interviews. However, he admitted that he never saw Erica's apology videos.
The duo shifted the conversation to promoting Olamilekan's music. Meanwhile, Erica has a massive fanbase and enough fame to get well-paying brand endorsements and grow her acting career.
Laycon's net worth
The rapper is currently worth about $500k and attracts over 7 million followers on social media. Laycon's Instagram page alone has 3.6 million followers as of this writing. The BBNaija victory also gave him the following things:
- N30 million cash prize
- A two-bedroom apartment
- An SUV from Innoson Motors
- Home appliances from Scanfrost
- An Oppo smartphone
- A trip to Dubai for two and a trip to watch the UEFA Champions League finale in Dublin
- A year's supply of Indomie noodles, Colgate toothpaste, Munch it chin-chin, Pepsi and chiller, and more prizes.
The 60% of votes from BBNaija fans did soothe Olamilekan "Laycon" Agbeleshe's broken heart with the grand prize. However, do not condemn any of the show's contestants because some scenes are scripted for entertainment.
Erica is Igbo and a few months younger than Massoud. Also, she is a model, entrepreneur, and actress from a Christian background.