It’s no more news that Olamilekan Agbeleshe popularly known as Laycon was crowned the winner of the Big Brother Naija 2020 Lockdown edition. The housemate, laycon who seems to be an underdog when he came him, the most underrated housemate by most of the housemates.
Actually, there is nothing larger than life about Laycon, the previous edition have had singers grace the show. at the launch of the BBnaija 2020 edition, his outfit, his stature and his hustler look made many lynch at him as a fellow who seems to be a privilege to sit amidst the calibre of a housemate. He was dragged, he was profiled to be a criminal who is likely to cart away missing items in the house.
This got many to start defending him why on earth would you profile and dragged a fellow you never met or knew anything about. that did not seal the crown for him though, It just accrue a minute proportion of his indomitable fanbase now.
More so, his academics field has an influence on his perspective to life, an average philosophy student would be able to see life a bit different. His actions, views of life began to get people to love him the more. His intelligence garnered many more people to watch the show, he never disappointed either.
Laycon seems to be the only housemate to have prepared for the show 100%, from his handlers to his perfect time release of his EP , while people were inquisitive about his background, his handlers aggressively promoted is singles, “Who is Laycon” , this track came at the appropriate time. His EP was massively promoted. people get to know the singer more beyond the house. the BBnaija winner perspective to life resonates with majority of Nigerian. remember, majority of Nigerians youth are synonymous to Laycon struggling life before BBNaija. People could identify with him, they see him as a fellow who knows what it is to live in Nigeria.
That alone did not seal the win for him, it rather brings more fans. Now, laycon is not a God, he has feelings, his friendship with Erica, the disqualified housemate that went sour shows the vulnerability of him, However, the fault can be pitched on the BBnaija 2020 winner alone, they both have a role to it. What melts peoples’ heart was the calmness he exhibited during the outburst of Erica hijacked people away from other fans to his camp. The eventual disqualification of Erica did not stop him from wishing her good. This removed the major contender from the throne for, it was audible to the blind, laycon and other fellow housemates in the house were just escorting him to the throne.
However, it seems like its a clear path for the Laycon but there are some hurdles to scale through, the blockbuster was the day, he revealed his genotype, by default whosoever that is a sickle cell in Nigeria and beyond gets preferential treatment. many fell in love with him including his enemies, everybody had no choice than to doff their hat for the dogged, hopeful eventual winner, Laycon.
Finally, different powerhouses were supporting this dude called Laycon, it has never happened in the history of BBnaija that a good numbers of celebrities to politician to gospel musicians who come out openly to support in this massive way before. His eventual win was as a result of different fanbase merging to form an alliance.
None of the this in isolation could cap him as a winner, but the amalgamation of differents fanbase attraction got him an impregnable fanbase, those that love him for being profiled wrongly, those that love his calmness despite Erica outburst, those that fell in love due to his genotype, those that are due to his intelligence, some his music and some his view to life, others who just love him for no reason. While some, due to their celebrity who supports him, Laycon happens to be the housemate, celebrities really rooted for ever in Nigeria.