A Unique Blend Of Music And Business
Olamilekan Massoud Al-Khalifah Agbeleshebioba popularly known as “Laycon” is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter. After winning the Big Brother Naija Lockdown show in 2020, Laycon won over a faithful fanbase dedicated to consuming and promoting his craft. Heralded for his perfect integration of rap, afrobeats, and pop, Laycon is a versatile lyricist whose flair, and artistry is vivid through the depth, and witty delivery in his music.
With anthems like “Fierce”, “Hip Hop”, “Verified”, and “Fall For Me”, Laycon has released chart topping mainstream hits and he has put out 4 EPs, 1 Album, and a soundtrack album from his reality show titled “I AM LAYCON”. In 2021, he performed “All Over Me” from his Album for the Recording Academy Press Play at home series and he held his first virtual concert which recorded a high number of live streamers. He also headlined multiple sold out campus shows across Universities in Nigeria. In December 2021, Laycon sold out the 6,000 capacity Eko Convention Center in Lagos for his first iCONsFEST concert.
Having worked with exceptional talents such as Joeboy, Mayorkun, Made Anikulapo-Kuti, Teni amongst others, Laycon can be tagged as one of the exciting young African acts pushing African music and heritage to the world. Laycon, who is also a member of the Recording Academy is a partner at Jive, a music discovery platform and the Executive Director of the Laycon Cares Foundation. Laycon has also worked as an Influencer/brand ambassador with brands like OPPO Nigeria, Mentos Nigeria, Orijin, Jumia etc. Regarded as the “Afrorap” pioneer, Laycon is set to release new music equipped for a bigger stage and a push for global recognition.
A collection of projects showcasing Laycon’s versatility in combining Hiphop with Afrobeats.
Operating at the intersection of his personal life and involvement in reality shows, Laycon’s sophomore album I Am Laycon reflects his learnings, mood, and outlook. Relaying an array of experiences through expressive lyricism, skillfully wielded wordplays, and harmonized melodies.
With …Shall We Begin… Laycon showcases his stellar wordplay and enviable flow. With the help of a talented set of artists from Mayorkun to Joeboy, Teni, Terri and more, Laycon delivers bars on his new-found fame and his irrefutable star power.