Winner of the recently concluded Big Brother Naija (Lockdown Edition) Olamilekan Agbelesebioba, aka Laycon, against what many believed said he did not go to the reality show with a strategy.
Speaking in a recent interview, he spoke about his new plan after she show.
Now that you’re out of the house, what is your next move?
Obviously, my music career comes first, then every other thing would follow. Also, I have always said my primary goal is to spread love and light, and affect people’s lives positively. That is what I intend to do.
What should fans be expecting from you, music-wise?
I plan to release quality music and keep spreading love and light in every way possible. However, I would not put out any song that is not of good quality. I would take my time to release something nice for my fans. There is no rush. Right now, I have been recording in the studio, so people should be on the lookout for new content from me.
Some have said you intentionally portrayed yourself as vulnerable while in the house to attract sympathy from people. Was that your strategy?
I only went into the house to promote my music and I had to be myself to do that. Every other thing that happened just occurred that way naturally. I knew that people would see the kind of person I am through my music if I was real. I really don’t understand what people mean when they say I had a strategy. All I know is that I didn’t go into the house with a strategy.
A lot has been said about you and Erica. Do you in any way feel responsible for her disqualification?
No, I don’t. Everybody who watched the show knew how I felt about her and I reiterated it while I was in the house. However, right now, my focus is on my music and promoting myself.
Some people have criticised the Ogun State government for giving you N5m, a house and making you a youth ambassador. What do you have to say to such people?
People should understand that I was made a youth ambassador first. It was after that I was given the house and money to help me in carrying out my duties as an ambassador.
We all want the same thing, which is the growth of the nation and we have to come together to make it work, regardless of how you feel about any individual. The reason for our existence is to change people’s lives in positive ways and that is my goal. We don’t necessarily have to go through the same route to achieve our purpose in life, as long as it is not to the detriment of others.
As a child of a former police officer on one hand and a youth on the other hand, what are your thoughts on the #EndSARS movement and have you ever had an encounter with SARS officials, considering that they usually target youths who wear dreadlocks?
I have had multiple experiences with men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and I have friends who have also been involved with them on several occasions.
Regardless of whether my dad was a police officer or not, what is bad does not have any other name. The fact is that people who are charged with protecting the youth are doing the opposite of what they are meant to do. I believe the #EndSARS movement should be looked into (by the authorities). It is something that should not be happening in this country. We all see the videos of such attacks on youths and we hear about the experiences of different people. What about the incidents we don’t hear about? It is definitely something that should be worked on.
I cannot single out any particular experience with SARS as being the worst because any incident whereby the people that are supposed to protect one are the persons attacking one cannot be palatable. Even if it has to do with them stopping one’s car and talking to one in a manner they should not; that is a bad experience. In my opinion, no experience is worse than the other.
You identify as a sexual enthusiast. What inspired that ‘enthusiasm’?
That is how I have always being. It basically means I am enthusiastic about sexual conversations. I love to talk about sex and learn about it, while also being moderate about it. I respect people’s opinions when it comes to that kind of conversation because not everybody is the same way I am.
Some people would think you are promiscuous and like to have sex a lot. Is that correct?
No, I am not promiscuous. That is not what being a sex enthusiast means.