He attained the status he is at currently through some of the most unconventional ways ever.
What’s the story? He did an EP, “Who is Laycon” and went to the Big Brother Nigeria Reality TV show, during the lockdown last year, so he could get an opportunity to promote his music.
He’s a very good artist, no doubt, but he knew he needed more than just being good to blow in this industry.
So, he went to BB Naija, and in one of the most dramatic turn out of events the show has ever seen, the unlikely Laycon emerged the winner of the show, after a rocky couple of weeks in the house.
While he was at the house, thousands of diehard fans on social media called icons teamed up and campaigned hard for him everywhere.
Of course, he couldn’t have done it without the help of those stans who will stop at nothing to promote him and his work. His numbers on streaming platforms skyrocketed and people got to know he’s a very good rapper.
Now he’s out of the house, and it’s time for him to move to the next chapter in his music career. This weekend, he’ll be dropping his debut album.
What To Expect
The album which is called, “Shall We Begin” is a 12-track LP, with guest appearances from Teni, Mayorkun, Starboy Terri, Joeboy and YKB.
He has already dropped two singles from the album, which are “Wagwan” and “Fall For Me” which features YKB.
Based on these releases, it’s safe to say that while there’s going to be a lot more to say, and a lot better production on this new album, the music wouldn’t be much different from the Laycon we all heard on the “Who is Laycon” EP.
Of course, he’s going to alternate between dropping dope bars and singing some melody, like he did on “Fall For Me.”
And with heavyweight features like what he has, he’s actually got a chance at making one or two hit songs.
I don’t see how this album can be bad, honestly. Laycon is a good artist, and he’s sure going to deliver. But mostly, what I look forward to on the album are the collaborations.
The album is due out this Friday, April 30.