Laycon, winner of the 2020 BBNaija show, says he has never stepped out of the shores of Nigeria.


The reality star, whose real name is Olamilekan Agbeleshe, brought this revelation to light during an interview with BBC Pidgin on Friday.

“I have never been outside Nigeria. Please don’t disgrace me on national TV. I have never travelled outside Nigeria before, you think I will pretend about it,” Laycon said while reacting to one of the questions thrown at him.

“I am proud of the country but would also love to experience other cultures.”


Laycon also spoke on the ban on cryptocurrency in Nigeria.

TheCable had reported how the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ordered banks to close the accounts of persons or entities involved in cryptocurrency transactions within their systems.

In the interview, the reality TV star cum singer questioned the rationale behind such a move.


According to him, the development is indicative of the country’s backwardness at a time when other nations are leveraging on new realities to drive socio-economic development.

“Basically, the world is moving at a pace where if you can’t keep up, you’ll be left behind. The fact is that we are already behind and the best idea any individual could come up with is that there’s this new thing that many people around the world are saying will make a whole lot of things easier. Let’s ban it in our country,” he said.

Laycon, who came into the limelight after his stint at the ‘Lockdown’ house, also reflected on the difference between craving for fame and dealing with it when it eventually comes.

“The crazy thing about fame is that you acquire it and then all of a sudden, you want to stay anonymous. It’s kind of ironic that before you get famous, you will want to do things so that everyone will notice it,” he added.


“But when you become famous, you start craving for anonymity again because you don’t want people to know everything about you. My friends and fans are personal let’s just focus on the music and leave the personal.”

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