Since its inception, #BBNaija has been creating job opportunities and birthing new stars with different talents.
Winners as well as every other participant alike, #BBNaija has arguably opened more doors for young Nigerians to thrive in their various endeavours in recent years than their government.
Thus, we have decided to celebrate this year’s winner, Olamilekan Agbeleshe, “Laycon” as he’s popularly known by his stage name.
Laycon is a rapper and a songwriter.
He did not only make it to the top five on reality TV show, (2020 edition), but also gave the rest of the finalists a run for their cake when he clinged the ultimate prize with a 60% margin and became the first winner to ever do so.
If you watched the show, you probably won’t be surprised at the end results seeing how bright and smart the 27-year-old was on the show. Perhaps, why he was also loved and voted for the most.
The biggest reality show which ended in September has made Laycon one of the most sought after stars, ideal for all sorts of endorsements as in a few months, the rap act has achieved quite a lot for himself.
While still on the show, Laycon became the first #BBNaija housemate to hit a million followership on Instagram and thereafter, he continued to break more grounds.
The #Icons’ president was named the ambassador for youth in Ogun State, awarded a cash prize of 5 million naira and an apartment by the State governor.
Also, he is the first BBNaija star to become an Oppo Nigeria brand ambassador.
Laycon didn’t stop there as he also signed an endorsement deal with Origin Nigeria, GOTV Nigeria and Mentos Nigeria amongst others.
At the moment, Laycon is shooting his first originals on showmax titled, “I AM LAYCON.”
In this interview with us, the young bull opens up on his creative process, most memorable moment on stage, his take on the aftermath of the peaceful #EndSars protest, relationship status, future plans as well as current projects and more.
It’s definitely one you would love to read. Enjoy!
Your EP garnered over a million streams on Boomplay recently. What does that mean to you?
Honestly, when I put out Who Is Laycon, I had no idea it’ll go that far. I mean, I knew that the songs were great but going into the house and returning to see the numbers it has done is crazy. However, there’s something about the Boomplay one million streams because it was deliberate. The album really went from 800k+ to over a million in two days because Icons did that. They said they wanted to reach that milestone for me. Honestly, I feel loved, appreciated, I feel these people have my back, I feel they want the best for me because as an artist, every other thing comes from the music and now, I believe they’re getting to see me as an artist much more than anything else. That’s definitely something I don’t take for granted.
“Fierce” had everyone on their feet the first time it was played in the house. Kindly walk us through the story behind that record
“Fierce” was created courtesy of the record label that I’m signed to, Fierce Nation. While making the song, it was what I had at the fore. The song entails going for what you want regardless of whatever odds, ensuring that you have a goal and pursuing that goal with all energy, aggressiveness. That was really what I had in mind while creating the record. That’s about my kind of mentality which I want to extend to people. When I sang sho re pe bayi, shey wan bami soro…, I was implying that you can’t come at me just anyhow because I’ve got people around that’ll go all the way out for me and as people have seen, the people in my corner, team etc. It also feels like a prophecy because now I have fans who have my back, who’ll go all out for me.
Tell us about Fierce Nation?
Fierce Nation is owned by Jackson Fierce who has been like a father figure to me as I’ve known him since my high school days. The music was of course something he’d seen in me, and also with the bond we share as family, it felt like doing something with your friend or family. That’s the kind of relationship we have at Fierce Nation; myself, him and everyone in the label. We’re a big family and it’s bigger than the music, there’s a bond.
Who then are Temi and Scarlet to you?
They’re family. Temi is also like a father figure who’s been there for me, just like Scarlett. I’ve known them for years. I met Temi through music and from the music, it got to a different kind of relationship and right now, this is where we are, working together as a family.
Tell us about “Senseless”, which was released while you were in the Big Brother House?
I made “Senseless” while working on my EP. It ought to have made the Who is Laycon EP but like I mentioned, the EP has a direction, a story that I wanted to tell and “Senseless” just didn’t fit the theme, not that it wasn’t dope enough. It just didn’t suit the story that Who is Laycon was hoping to tell, the story I hoped people will connect with from Who is Laycon. “Senseless” didn’t just fit in. As for releasing it while in the house, I had no idea what was going on outside and didn’t know about it’s release prior.
You won all the music-related games while in the BBN house. Tell us, how did you manage to ace them?
The thing is that I grew up amidst music. My dad listened to different types of music like Reggae, Apala, Fuji, Juju and the crazy thing is that you listen to those songs while prepping for school and return home to them playing still. So, those songs somewhat shaped my knowledge. I also had to learn, teach myself about different kinds of music. I feel like overtime, this has helped me be able to come up with anything whenever it has to do with music. I think it has helped me grow as a musician, writer, and even in production. Concerning production, I’ve rolled with many producers to the extent whereby I know the tenets of music production. I can’t make a beat the way an actual producer would but I can sit with a producer and let them know how I want a song produced and if it’s something correct, I know well to the producer what they ought to do. I have that kind of knowledge about production but I’m not a producer. That’s why I think it’s easy for me to come up with rhythm, melody for songs, lyrics because I’ve learnt over time. I’ve grown with music and I keep trying to improve myself even right now, because you’re never there. You need to keep evolving.
Is there likelihood of a Laycon and Vee collaboration in the future?
Definitely. There’s an existing synergy and I’m certain about this. We’ve had sessions already and we’re still working. You guys should expect things from myself and Vee. The type of record is what I can’t say at the moment because I don’t like to put a cap on how we express ourselves. Today, we might feel like expressing through R&B, tomorrow might be HipHop, Fuji etc. That’s how it works for me and also, we have to find a balance with our individual type of sound because the whole point is to make quality music and make people enjoy the music.
While in the house, you were also decent at most of the tasks that involved acting. Do you intend to try that industry?
I mean, I’m open-minded but like I always say, it’s music over and before anything else. For now, still with my open-mindedness, if it’s right, I would do it and if I don’t feel it’s right, then I most definitely wouldn’t.
From your time in the house, we noticed that your dad seems to have a lot of influence in your life. Can you tell us about him?
My dad cooks a lot. He used to cook all types of delicacies that I would learn but I don’t like cooking. Cooking is indeed stressful but I’m very familiar with the process. Theoretically, I can cook but practically, I’m not sure I like it. Most of the cooking I know about, I learnt from my dad and some from my mum.
You mentioned in the house that your dad is late. Is there anything you miss about him?
I miss that he’s not around to experience this with me. I honestly don’t like that. I also miss having the few moments with him that we used to have together. We were not overly close but we had our moments and I miss them.
What was your mom’s first reaction like upon meeting after BBN?
It was emotional, as expected because I haven’t seen her since the start of the year before I went into the house. After such a long time, you were not expecting that by the next time you’ll see her, the whole country knows about you. It’s something you’d have never imagined. So, going back and seeing her was emotional and awesome too.
Now out of Big Brother Naija House, what do you miss about the house?
I miss the tasks, the fact that we don’t know what’s going on outside. If I had known about a lot of things going on outside, I feel y’all wouldn’t have enjoyed the whole process and I’m not sure I would have too. I miss the intrigue about people watching you without having an idea what they think about you out there. I miss the early morning alarm, the bonding, the free time we had to relax and cruise. I miss the Saturday night parties and my time with the housemates too because it was just us, without other people influencing how we related with each other.
How did you manage to ignore certain things and flow with everyone in the house?
In a house of 20 people, it’s typical for people to do the things you won’t always like, same as yourself to other people. In the real world, you’ll probably meet hundreds of people per day who’ll do things that you don’t like but it’s easier because you move away from them. I think you just need to put it in your head that you’re here for a reason and whatever anyone does is not as important as why you came there. Also, for some reason, I don’t get triggered by frivolous things like you having an opinion about me or acting some type of way towards me, I mean it’s great, you can do whatever but I’m not going to allow that affect how I would react. You can do whatever, I can’t stop you but I can control how I would react and navigate the situation. I’m calm and cool like that.
Also, in the house, you never got mad at anything. Are you typically that way or probably because you were on national TV?
I mean, you can only act for so long. Things did piss me off but you just won’t know because I feel like it’s not worth it as I might get triggered, pained or hurt by whatever one is saying. The truth is, there are emotions that you must now allow to control you to the extent where you lose yourself. You can get angry, happy, sad about things; these are all emotions that we as human beings possess. You ought to feel all these things to understand that they happen to other people. Emotions are suggestions, you can choose to either allow it or not.
Going by some tasks that you won in the house, are you also a sports lover?
Yeah, I love sports. I love soccer mainly. I’m not sure about other sports though. That was why I decided to do the task, as well as wanting to bond with Ozo. It turned out to be fun and we won, so I enjoyed it.
Do you play football?
Yeah I do. I haven’t played in a long time though. The last I did was before the lockdown because I used to go to University of Lagos’ Sports Centre with my friends every Saturday but since the lockdown, I really haven’t.
Are we likely going to see you and Ozo do some sport analysis or so?
It’s possible but it’s not something I’m putting that much attention to because I’m not a sport analyst. I mean, I know about sports but not to the extent of analysing it. Music is my forte, just like because Ozo might love music doesn’t mean he should start making or putting out music. I’m not going to be a sport analyst – at least not yet.
You mentioned being a sex enthusiast while in the house. Tell us what you mean by that
[Laughs] When you’re enthusiastic about something, it means you’re happy about it, you like anything about it. I’m a very sexual, open-minded person, I’m attracted to the mind. There are levels to being a sex enthusiast for me. I like having calculated discussions about it but then before one can witness by sexual enthusiasm, we must’ve had some sort of connection. I definitely wouldn’t just meet a stranger or someone in a few days and start expressing myself in that way. I’m just very witty in that aspect. I learn about it, talk about it, I hear people talk about it, I have conversations about it but doesn’t mean that I engage in it every time. I’m actually very picky.
So, who’s your kind of woman?
[Laughs] Like everyone knows, just have sense. That’s the first criteria.
Which music artist would you love to collaborate with locally and/or internationally?
Like I always say, I listen to different kinds of music and for every artist that you put on a song, the artist has to bring something different that you personally cannot. That’s why I said for me to be learning from anybody means I’m open to working with everybody. If I’m to mention names, the people I’d really want to work with are late. People like Nina Simone, James Brown, Otis Redding, Michael Jackson. For now though, I believe anyone would love to work with Kanye West, Jay Z, Drake etc. These are people that have created music on a different level than it used to be. I feel like working with these people will help one as an artist grow.
Recently, Olamide gave his seal of approval to a Laycon and Vee project. Is that something we should expect soon?
Yeah. Like I said, I and Vee are working. If it’s going to be right for both of us, we’ll make it work. Shout to Olamide by the way, Carpe Diem is a masterpiece.
We can’t wait. You also tweeted when Davido’s album dropped and he retweeted…
I mean, I tweeted when Wizkid, Omah Lay dropped albums. I tweeted when Brainee’s single came out. If I like your music, it doesn’t take me anything to post.
…afterall, at Fierce Nation, all y’all do is spread Love and Light
Exactly. Also, Fierce Nation is not only Laycon. Runnjozzy is also an artist signed to the label. He’s my brother in the label and he’s got dope music; his EP was released before mine.
In the BBN house, you talked about fan love and how you hug fans back when they hug you…
Yeah, I always did that…before COVID. Even now, I still show love to my fans because these are the people who go all out for you and you have to reciprocate the energy.
What would you say to Icons?
I mean, I love y’all so much. You guys are the best. You don’t know how I feel waking up everyday to these things. Icons keep blowing my mind every time and it helps me understand that I can’t let them down because they’re my people now. So, if I’m letting me down, I’m letting them down. I cannot afford to do that because I’ll keep on working, giving positive energy, spreading love and light. Amazing Klef put out a freestyle that I did and they went all out; it was immense. I love everyone of you guys; just keep supporting the brand, Laycon the artist, the music. “Hip Hop” video dropped recently; y’all keep streaming and supporting.
Since coming out of the house, there sure have been so much love as much as stressors that come with being a public figure. How do you protect your mental energy?
My mental energy has always been a hundred. It has been one thing I’m very particular about not messing with. I always make sure that I leave it far away from a lot of things and not allow it affect me. Of course, you get stressed as a human being physically but mentally, I’m a hundred percent and I have God, myself, the fans and my team to thank for that. You have to keep putting in the work and when it comes to the physical aspect of just getting burned out, I rest as much as I can. I work as hard and still enjoy myself as much as I can.
Since coming out of the house, what is the worst thing you’ve heard about you that is false?
Thing is, I don’t read a lot of things. I try to stay off these things for my sanity and mental well-being, I try to focus on the things I can control. I can’t control what people will say about me but I can control my mental space and that’s what I’ll always focus on.
Does it bother you at all what people think about you?
First off, I’m not so out there to the extent where I’m seeing everything in real time or whatever it is people are saying about me but I do know that the whole purpose of me existing is to do this and not everyone will like it. Not everyone will like you or say good things about you, not everyone will want to be on your team, not everybody will want to favour you, not everybody will want to say good things about you. So, you need to know all these things first before you start saying if I’m to be bothered about what anybody is saying. Not everybody will say good things about you and that’s something I’ve always known since I was a kid. When I see things like that, it’s a normal thing that happens in life. Same way a lot of people won’t like you as a human being, when you become a celebrity, it amplifies; more people get to like you, more people won’t like you. You need to focus on the positive and that’s what I always do. You focus on love and light.
What do you think about aftermath of the #EndSARS protest especially the response from our leaders?
I think everybody knows where I stand in the socio-political scene, when it comes to relationships between the people and the government, the people and the body that ought to protect them. I’ll always say it’s going to take a lot of work to change things and that work won’t be done in two or three weeks. It’ll take a long time and everyone has to brace up for it because the growth that we want and it doesn’t just come like that. For #EndSARS, it was a simple message, request and the things that happened could’ve been avoided because you [government] are existing for the people, so do what the people want. You cannot treat the people like they dont matter because they do matter, you exist because the people exist, so you cannot say the people cannot make request and we’re not requesting for something that big, it’s just let us live, be alive, not die because of some trigger-happy people and the response was still trigger-happiness. When you think about the logic that the human being possesses and you see that this kind of thing happens, it makes you wonder if you’re the only one that thinks that way. I’m happy that the truth will always prevail and everyone is seeing what’s happening. For me, the government needs to do much more than trying to make the people feel unimportant because the people know they’re important. The people know the government exists because of them, so the government needs to do everything for the good of the people, not for anything else.
As a young Nigerian who understands the plight of the masses, if you have the chance to advise the presidency on behalf of the youth, what would that be as regards the way forward?
I think that’s where we kind of get it wrong. Who is advising the president’s Special Advisers? who are these Special Advisers? who are informants of the special advisers? etc. There you see that if the president is a rational being but the special adviser isn’t rational, he gives the president wrong information because the president can’t see everywhere. It goes from up to down. Everybody needs to have a knowledge of what they need to do. My advice is this, because one is a wonderful doctor who has done well in the neurosurgeon world, doesn’t make them a good Minister of Infrastructure or Minister of Works. Why are you placing people who don’t have an idea of governance in such a position? If I don’t know anything about politics or socio-political strategies or theories that can be implemented in the society, what then am I doing in implementing structure for the society. If I don’t know anything about Laws, what am I doing in the law-making body of a society? If I don’t know anything about governance, what am I doing running for office trying to govern people? Being a good doctor doesn’t mean you’ll be a good architect. Let’s just allow people who know about governance to be in governance.
How do we know the people that are going to be in governance? Is there a school of governance? Is there anything being used to measure the people that’ll be in governance. Let’s not say because you’re a citizen, you have the right to go for an office. Same way because I’m a citizen, I dont have the right to enter a plane and fly just anyone to Calabar. Let’s use the same criteria used to measure doctor, pilots because they are focal things and you know that if you mess up, life will be lost. So, if people in governance also mess up, more than lives will be lost. The nation will be lost. Let’s try and put emphasis on teaching people how to govern, teaching people what has been used to make other countries that we look up to where they are, learn from them, put it in a syllabus, teach people how to also create their own practicable theories and let them implement it in the education of the people that are supposed to govern us. When they get there. We’ll start seeing changes. So, that’s the advice that I have and it’s not just for the president but everyone there that has the power to change anything in governance.
You were made the youth ambassador of Ogun state recently by the governor of Ogun state, Your Excellency Dapo Abioudn. Tell us what such a position entails.
It’s basically me representing, being a figure, an example that the youth can emulate. Those behaviours that everyone says I showed while in the house is something that everyone should emulate, to try and make the society better. It’s like the same thing being an ambassador to the Icons whereby the Icons would want to be like Laycon. Whatever Laycon does, let’s look into it and see how we can implement that in their lives, that’s basically the same thing.
You have a huge platform and definitely a say when it comes to re-orientation of the youth. Aside your music, how else would you use your platform towards this cause/course?
I’ll be giving back. Music is one way, a whole lot of the NGO that I’ll be working with will further look into that. Apart from sickle cell, cancer, I’m also looking into education and reorientation for the youths because I feel like there are particular things that can be implemented in the public or primary institutions. People are talking about misinformation, there’s something called Epistemology in Philosophy which teaches you how to know if a knowledge is true or false. If you tell me something, I cannot influence you to tell me the truth or a lie but I can teach myself how to know if somebody is saying the truth or lying, if the information is valid or invalid. Why can’t we put these basic things into primary or secondary schools, so that as kids grow up, they have the knowledge to discern if an information is right or wrong, how to seek the validity of a statement or information. These are the kinds of things that we look into that will combat the spread of fake news. These are things that I’m trying to also look into – how we can actually implement it in the society and help the society grow from there.
Tell us how the collaboration with DJ Neptune and Joeboy on “Nobody” remix came about and what was it like working with those creative minds?
It was a no-brainer for me to be on that song once I had the opportunity to. I knew I was going to be on the song, I knew I had to enjoy myself and it was fun working with DJ Neptune and Joeboy obviously, because these are two talented people. DJ Neptune is a legend, Joeboy is a talented superstar, so it was really awesome working with them on the song.
Can you sing your first verse to us a little?
[Laughs and sings]
Are you guys going to still work in the future?
Definitely. It was awesome doing one, so why not do another. When it comes to music for me, I want to enjoy the process and I’m open to enjoying the process with everybody.
We know that you’re working on a lot of stuff at the moment, kindly share with your fans what some of these are
Like I said, musically, I’ve been working. There are some things that I can’t say for now because I want you guys to experience it full-blown. Y’all just stay with me, I won’t bore you, we’ll catch this cruise together, to the fullest, we’ll enjoy, grow and win together, trust me.
Going by the current global recognition of Afrobeats, do you think Nigerian music artists are finally getting it right or we still have a long way to go?
I mean, we’re getting it right, we’re growing. Personally, my kind of mentality is that you’re never there because you always have to grow and keep getting better. Yes, there’s a long way to go and I know we’re going to get there. We’re not where we were two years ago, we’re not going to be here by next year. We have a lot of growing to do and I know we’ll get there.
How has digitization shaped music in your opinion?
I mean, it has allowed music to be accessible to more people, more people that are not even in your geographical location can now listen to your music. It helps artists measure how many people listen to their music in real time, how many people have access to your music; it helps you measure everything. Digitization has actually done a lot of good for music especially in Nigeria. It has allowed the world to have access to our music and it has allowed us to have access to music from other parts of the world.
How is your creative process like when it comes to making music. Do you write before production or vice versa?
I’ve done both. My creative process for music is not one-dimensional. I can create music in any way. Sometimes, I write before I hear the beat, sometimes I hear the beat and work around it, sometimes I write as the beat is being made; so it’s a whole lot of different ones.
What’s your most memorable moment on stage?
I’ve had a lot but my most memorable would be sometime last year when I went for this event. I was supposed to perform at 4PM and when I got there, they introduced me to the promoter. When he heard Fierce he said he knows the song, though he doesn’t know the artist. He then mentioned that I can’t perform early, that I would have to chill till about 9PM. When they called me up on stage at that time, everyone was just cold. I freestyled a bit which they liked but the energy wasn’t there yet. When Fierce came on, everywhere went mad, people went crazy, jumped and sang the song with me. That was when it connected that they know the song, they just don’t know the artist. That was actually memorable for me because these people were singing verbatim.
While in the house, there was a viral video of you rapping during Hall Week at the University of Lagos. How did you land such a coveted opportunity?
It was Makama Hall Week and for that particular video, they were just doing freestyle battle on stage then. I didn’t go there to freestyle. My class was supposed to be done by 6PM but I was bored and left at 4. When I got to my hostel, a friend later brought me downstairs. When the presenter called on rappers to compete with two others on stage, that friend raised my hand up and they called me up on stage. It wasn’t like I planned it or something. That’s why I was dressed the way I was. It was also the first time I ever rapped in Unilag.
What does style mean to you? What outfit do you feel most comfortable in?
I don’t really have a particular way to dress in mind. As long as I feel comfortable in it and look good, I’m good to go honestly.
What’s your take on liposuction and other forms of surgery that’s becoming a norm in our society amongst the young Nigerian ladies.
I mean, it’s their body. Things like that are relative because you don’t have the right to tell somebody how they should view themselves. If they view themselves in a way that makes them think it’s time to make certain changes to their body, then they should. It’s a free world; you can have your opinion but don’t try to impose it on anybody. For me, if you’re comfortable doing it, if it’s going to make you happy, strong mentally, then go for it. It’s not in my place to say I don’t like it or “don’t do it”.
While in the house, there was a presentation about rape culture. What’s your take on this issue in the Nigerian society?
It’s not something to have a take on because it’s fact. Its like asking about my take on murder, murder is murder and that’s it. Even in the case of animals, I remember watching NatGeo Wild, there has to be some form of consent between the animals before anything. Now, considering animals don’t really have the same type of thinking faculty that human beings have. You as a human being shouldn’t go lower than animals. Rape is bad; say no to Rape, say no to any form of sexual assault or gender-based violence.
What do you say about the case of domestic violence or men that try justifying this act with being angered by women?
I mean, there’s no form of anger that should make you want to beat a woman or anyone. There’s no form of anger that should make you want to resort to violence. So, it’s a NO and I think a good solution would be to make an example of defaulters. If there’s an issue of domestic violence and the defaulter is jailed for a term, it’ll most likely reduce. People will caution themselves, the same way you don’t see just anyone go on a killing spree because they know the consequences. If the law starts creating a society where people who do such get punished for it publicly, it’ll reduce.
Imagine a situation where you’re married for years and later found out one of the kids isn’t yours. What would your reaction be?
Like I said in the house, I don’t worry myself thinking of those things because if I worry myself thinking about them, I wont worry about the things that are in front of me now. If such a thing happens, I don’t know what I’ll do until that time. I however hope and pray it doesn’t happen. I really don’t know how I would react as I’ve never pictured such a scenario and how I would act.
Now you’re out of the house, seeing the love and all. Has anything changed about your personality or how you relate with people?
There’s growth definitely. You grow and you ensure that the people around grow with you. For me, it has never been ‘be this way’ and when you get to another level, you become the other way. It has always been ‘be yourself’. A self that you would want other people to be towards you. If I’m comfortable around you, we’ll have fun memories and all. I’ll say I got here because of how I’ve been, so why change how I’ve been because I’m here now?
Which country have you always wanted to vacation at before fame?
I’ve always wanted to go to Greece, Italy. I’ve read books about these places, about the philosophers, the first place where there was a democratic meeting in the world. You read about these things and you feel like just wanting to be there. I also want to go to Egypt, France etc. Just for the rich history and stories that I’ve read about them. If I go to France, I might not go to the Eiffel Tower because I feel like there’s nothing so fascinating about its story. If I have to go to the Eiffel Tower, I’m most likely going there for another reason. You know the Eiffel Tower was actually sold twice by a conman called Victor Lustig. I might go there because of that. I might go to the Louvre Museum because of Da Vinci’s painting, not Monalisa even. When I read about something, I feel like it will connect me to a particular place and I just want to go there. I could also go to Brazil because of Copa Bacana.
Give us an insight into your educational background
I studied Philosophy in the University of Lagos. I took minor courses in History and Strategic studies which is an equivalent of International Relations. I tried to go for my Masters in the UK but couldn’t due to funds. I got a scholarship to study International Relations and Diplomacy in Kale University but NASU was on strike from 2017 to 2018, so I couldn’t process my transcript in time and that was how I missed out on the scholarship. That’s really why I don’t have a Masters degree and if I had gone, I don’t think I would have gotten signed because I got signed three months after that happened.
Do you have plans to further your education if time permits you?
Definitely, I would love to.
Which books have you read that has impacted your ethics in life?
I’ve read quite a lot. There’s one which is a funny book but what I took away from there is the power of conviction. That once you’re so convinced about something, other people will start believing that thing about you. The Alchemist, The Illusionist, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, Trust Me, I’m Lying, I Can’t Make This Up also impacted my life.
With your life being so busy right now, do you still have time to read books?
I haven’t read any book since I left the house and most of my books are away from me presently. I’m in the process of moving, so my books will be moved to my house. In my free time, I could take out time to read.
What would you deem as your most difficult experience and how did you overcome it
I’ve had lots of difficult moments but the most significant one has to be losing my dad then losing that scholarship just two months after. In dealing with those, I realized that life ought to be that way. Sometimes things are not meant to go our way but doesn’t mean we’re bad people or God is bad. It just means it was supposed to happen that way and you ought to just look forward to other instances and things.
What would you consider as the biggest mistake you’ve made in your life?
I can’t really think of one but if at all I’ve made any, I feel like all the mistakes led me here.
Are there things you still desire?
Yes, definitely. I desire to grow more, evolve more, be one of the best artists in the world.
What are some of the lessons that life has taught you?
Keep growing, make mistakes, fall but never fall backwards, fall forward, get up, go again. When you fall, rise and rise again.
What’s your biggest fear in life?
Right now, it’s losing my mom.
There were words that you didn’t tell your girlfriend before leaving for Big Brother Naija. Have you guys spoken since you returned?
Yeah, we talk.
Are you guys still dating?
Right now, I’m not dating anybody. It’s just me and music. Emotionally, I feel like I’m not ready so I need to focus on other things.