Nigerian musician and winner of the BBNaija Lockdown edition, Laycon has revealed why he participated in the popular reality show. According to him, he went to the Big Brother House for exposure for his music career.
He made this revelation to debunk the popular misconception that he started music only because he won the competition.
Laycon indicated in an interview with MzGee that he was a musician before the reality show, while adding that the exposure from the competition enormously boosted his career.
He asserts that he was “an underground artist” with singles like Fierce before going into the BBNaija House. He said the primary reason for his participation in the competition was so people can connect to his music through the show.
“I was Laycon the Artist. But now this is Laycon the Big Brother Naija Winner, Laycon the Media Personality, and the guy that’s known all over Africa. I wouldn’t have become that Laycon without the show. I knew that was what I wanted. And for all this to translate back to music was the intention. The intention was for the music.”
He continued: “When I say I had put out projects before I went on the show is just me saying do not think I didn’t know what I was doing when I went on the show. Like I have this fame now and its music I want to do. I had music. I want this fame so that I can continue to promote my music was the idea I had before the show.”
Laycon, said his songs are rare because they each have unique interpretations. The rapper added that his songs tell a lot about life and it is purposed to fulfil what his maker demands of him.
“What I love about my music is the fact that when I speak, you go and dialogue about it. And people listen to the lyrics of the song and any song that I bring you to see people dissecting it in different ways and meanings. And that’s why I think the power in my music is the lyrics. And that makes it so special.”
Laycon rose to stardom in 2020 after successfully defeating competitors like Dorathy and Nengi to win the BBNaija competition. Now he’s one of the rising stars in the Nigerian music industry and the star of his supporters, the Icons.
He is currently on tour in Ghana to promote his new studio project titled Shall We Begin.
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