I Wanted Fame From BBNaija, Not Money – Laycon

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Winner of BBNaija season 5 Lockdown edition, Laycon has revealed he participated in the reality show not necessarily for the money.

In a recent chat with YouTuber, Korty, the Icon president stated he most certainly has to a large extent achieved his aim of entering for the show as he has never regretted his decision to head into the BBNaija house.

According to the rapper, he went into the house to achieve fame and also reach a wider audience with his music.

He said: “I mean people don’t know how huge this thing is. First 3 months of my “Who is Laycon” EP, I had 103, 000 streams on all platforms before I went into the house. I came out of the house I had 7million streams on all platforms.

“Right now the EP has over 40million streams. Right now the album I just put out has over half of 40million streams. So tell me if what I went to do inside the house wasn’t worth it.”

Asked if he has met his goal, the ‘Shall we Begin’ singer responded; “No, I haven’t my goal is a continuous process. Okay it’s like this, if there’s a goal and you meet that goal, then what?

“The more you do something you get better at it to the extent where it’s so easy and it’s fun.”

When she asked Laycon if he regrets going to the BBNaija show, the rapper replied: “No no! I mean, when you look at the positives that come out of it, they overshadow the negatives. The negatives are… I mean, there’s a whole lot of personal things I can’t even do anymore.

“There’s the mental effect that being in a space (like that) has on you. The negatives are when you come outside and see perceptions that people have of you.

“When we were in that house, a whole lot of things happened that didn’t make the cut.”