Olamilekan Agbeleshe, also known as Laycon has emerged the winner of the Big Brother Naija Lockdown edition, carting away N85million worth of prizes.
When he first got into the house, he was the subject of ridicule as many mocked his looks and dressing. However, as the competition progressed, many became impressed with his intelligence and talent. Prior to getting into the house, Agbeleshe was pursuing his music career and had released a song titled, Fierce, in which he featured Reminisce and Chinko Ekun.
A lot of celebrities threw their weight behind Laycon, such as Eniola Badmus, Nkechi Blessing, Samklef, Odunlade Adekola, Broda Shaggi, Anita Joseph, Toyin Lawani, Yul Edochie, Reminisce, Teni D Entertainer, Vector, Niniola, Di’Ja, DJ Nana, Ice Prince, Timi Dakolo, Joeboy, Stephanie Coker, Small Doctor, Yvonne Jegede, Seyi Edun, Woli Agba, Funmi Awelewa, and they have been canvassing votes for him on social media.
Music producer-turned-blogger, Samklef, has been particularly vocal about his support for Laycon. He has never hidden his support for the lanky singer and many people have donated money to him, which he (Samklef) in turn has distributed to fans to buy airtime and vote en-masse for Laycon. As of Friday, September 25, he had raised N910,000.
Actress, Nkechi Blessing, took it a step further when she organised events in Ikeja and Ikorodu (Lagos State) where people were given airtime and encouraged to vote for Laycon. Also, during the week, some youths in Ogun State held a public walk in support of Laycon, imploring all who cared to listen to vote for the University of Lagos graduate. This was even as a restaurant in Lagos offered free food to people to vote for Agbeleshe. Similar scenarios have also played out across the country as both youths and adults have been showing support for Laycon in different ways.Follow us on social media