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Laycon Becomes The Fifth Winner Of Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) Lockdown Season Five

On Sunday final eviction night, Laycon emerged winner after polling the highest votes of the five remaining housemates. The last five housemates were Laycon, Dorathy, Nengi, Vee, and Neo.

Vee was the first housemate to leave the BBNaija house on Sunday night, while Neo and Nengi followed suit.

Even though he was just an unrecognised upcoming singer before Big Brother, the 26-year-old rapper had big names like Tunde Ednut, Reminince and a host of other stars rooting for him. Some of these stars are Yinka Ayefele; popular blogger, TundeEdnut; actors Nkechi Blessing, Lateef Adedimeji, Olaniyi “Sanyeri” Afonja, Ufuoma McDermott; comedian Broda Shaggy and entertainer, Lekan KingKong among others. They all actively campaigned for him on their social media pages.

Laycon has been up for eviction twice and both times, he topped the charts with very wide margins against the other housemates he was up with.

Following his victory, Laycon is expected to go home with N85m worth of prize.

Meanwhile, when he first got into the house, he was the subject of ridicule as many mocked his looks and dressing. He was also made fun of because of his seeming fixation with a now disqualified contestant, Erica Nlewedim, who was more attracted to Kiddwaya. 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.

Some of the celebrities throwing their weight behind Laycon are 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.

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