Olamilekan Massoud Al-Khalifah Agbeleshebioba (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, He also won the Artist Of The Year at the 2020 Naijatraffic Awards.
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.
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.
Laycon has a music catalogue which spans from 2016 till date.
Agency: Fierce Nation
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