In the midst of this pandemic, while many entertainers were struggling to survive, and some pushed off the scene due to the New Normal, a new star was born, changing the face and phase of entertainment in Nigeria. His name is Olamilekan Agbelese popularly known as LAYCON, the phenomenal champion of the Lockdown episode of the “Big Brother Naija” reality TV show, who is now the Unstoppable Superstar.

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Coming out of the show, he jumped on the Nobody Remix with DJ Neptune and Joe boy which is titled Nobody Icons Remix, he was said to have recorded his verse two days after he came out of Biggie’s house. He then bagged countless multi-millionaire endorsement deals with Oppo, Orijin and GOTV just to mention few, he also became the Ogun State Youth ambassador as appointed by the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun who gifted him the sum of #5 million naira and a furnished apartment.  He continued making music as he is known for and consequently featured in Mr. Real’s Baba Fela remix with Zlatan which was released at the beginning of the year.

Laycon has since carved a name for himself in the entertainment industry. He received a Special Recognition Award at the City People Music Awards and also bagged the Best New Artist at the African Entertainment Awards in the USA.  In February 2021, he launched his Showmax series titled I Am Laycon; a series that showcase his lifestyle, his music, stories about his personal life as well as his new found fame and glory.

In March 2021, he released two new singles which is Fall for me and Wagwan and he soon announced that he will be dropping his first studio album in April. On the 30th of April 2021, his album titled Shall we Begin was released. It featured Teni, Mayorkun, Joeboy as well as Wizkid’s prodigy, Starboy Terri and ever since, the album has recorded millions of streams on Audiomak, Boomplay, Spotify, Applemusic etc. and is currently on chart in over 30 countries. As if that was not enough, he was invited by the Grammy Recording Academy to perform on the Press play at home episode and the rising star did not only understand the assignment, he also delivered an epic performance with his song All over me.



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“Laycon has gone from being an unknown artist to a top charting artist. Youth ambassador to Ogun State government and he has his own reality show. His story is a proof that or dreams are valid, we all need to keep believing” these are the words of a fan while commending him for his achievements in just one year.


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