Olamilekan Massoud Al-Khalifah Agbeleshebioba born 8 November 1993), known popularly as Laycon, is a Nigerian media personality, rapper, singer and songwriter. He is the winner of Big Brother Naija season 5, there is no doubt that Laycon has one of the biggest fans ever since he has been in the house his fans increasing every day and a lot of celebrities her supporting him. 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. If there is one person making Biggie’s house interesting, it is Laycon.
- Full Name: Olamilekan Massoud Al-Khalifah Agbeleshebioba
- Stage Name: Laycon
- Born: 8th November, 1993 (age 28 years old turning 29 years old)
- Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
- State Of Origin: Ogun State
- Nationality: Nigerian
- Genres: Rap, Afro Rap, hip hop, afro beats
- Instrument(s): Vocals, Guitar
- Years active : 2016–present
- Record Label : Fierce Nation
- Girlfriend • Wife: Not Married
- Occupation: Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Media, personality Reality TV Star
Early Life & Education
Olamilekan Massoud Al-Khalifah Agbeleshebioba was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a native of Baluwen, Odeda, Ogun State. From 2003-2009, he attended lagos state model college merian, lagos Nigeria.In 2012, he got admitted to study philosophy in University of Lagos and graduated in 2016.. Contrary to rumours that he graduated with a first class, Laycon is actually a second class holder in Philosophy.
Laycon started his musical journey at an early age where he began rapping and writing songs and has now emerged as one of Nigeria’s most promising new school acts. He describes himself as being versatile and able to coin words together to soothe scenarios and moods.Laycon did not abuse his impressive second-class upper BA degree in Philosophy. While doing music on the side, Laycon worked for several companies and establishments. Laycon as an undergraduate interned as the personal assistant to the MD and CEO of Latjum Global Nigeria Limited when he was still an undergraduate in University of Lagos.
After graduation, he moved to Bestman Games, Ikoyi, Lagos where he worked as a sales and business development personnel. Bestman Games is a leading African games company based in Lagos, Nigeria.Two months later, he landed a job at the Lagos State Ministry of Information and Strategy as a personal assistant to the Assistant Director (Welfare) of Administration and Human Resources of the ministry. During the course of his career, he worked as a freelance writer for different companies and establishments. 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 Fierce Nation record label 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 28th of August, 2020.The album went on to chart in over 30 countries and counting. Laycon entered the show as the number nineteenth contestant on 19th of July, 2020 and soon established himself as a fan favorite. He became the first housemate of the season to be verified on Instagram on 22nd of 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 19th of September, 2020. During the finale of the show on 27th of 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. On 6 October 2020, Laycon was appointed the youth ambassador by the governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun. In the same month and year 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.
On 3 January 2021, Laycon received a chieftaincy title from the Onipokia of Ipokia, Ogun State, Yisa Adesola Olaniyan as the Akeweje of Ipokia Kingdom, Ogun State at the 2021 Opo Day celebration. 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. 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.
- Any Given Monday (The Playlist) (2019)
- Any Given Monday II (2019)
- Young Black and Gifted (2016)
- Who is Laycon? (2020)
- Shall We Begin (2021)
- I am Laycon (The Original Soundtrack) (2021)
- Fierce (2019)
- Senseless (2020)
- Hip Hop (2020)
- Fall for me (2021)
- Wagwan (2021)
- New Dimension (2023)
- 2000 (2023)
Laycon’s net worth is not known for now, but he should be Worthing over $150,000 to $250,000.