Olamilekan Agbeleshe has emerged winner of the Big Brother Naija Season 5.
Fondly known as Laycon, the young lad beat 19 other housemates to be crowned the winner of this year’s reality television show.
He led by 60 per cent votes followed by Dorathy with 21.85 per cent votes. However, Nengi had 15.03 per cent votes while Neo and Vee had 1.94 per cent and 1.18 per cent votes, respectively.
However, Laycon’s victory does not come as a surprise as celebrities such as Eniola Badmus, Nkechi Blessing, Samklef, Odunlade Adekola, Broda Shaggi, Anita Joseph, Toyin Lawani, Yul Edochie, Reminisce, Teni D Entertainer, Vector, Niniola, Di’Ja, DJ Nana, Ice Prince, Timi Dakolo, Joeboy, Stephanie Coker, Small Doctor, Yvonne Jegede, Seyi Edun, Woli Agba and Funmi Awelewa have been canvassing votes for him on social media.
Music producer-turned-blogger, Samklef, has been particularly vocal about his support for Laycon. He has never hidden his support for the lanky singer and many people have donated money to him, which Samklef, in turn, has disbursed to fans to buy airtime and vote en-masse for Laycon.
As of September 25, he had raised over N900,000.
Likewise, Tunde Ednut, who has a followership of over a million followers on Instagram, used his platform to canvass for Laycon.
Interestingly, the young man who went into the house with about four thousand Instagram followers now boasts of a million followers and a verified account while still in the competition.
Also, during the week, some youths in Ogun State held a public walk-in support of Laycon, imploring all who cared to listen to vote for the University of Lagos graduate.
This was even as a restaurant in Lagos offered free food to people to vote for Laycon.
Similar scenarios also played out across the country as both youths and adults have been showing support for Laycon in different ways.
The Fierce rapper seemed like a subject of ridicule as many mocked his looks and dressing, especially his superhero costumes during one of their Saturday night parties.
He was meant to be costumed as Deadpool but the costume made him look like a joke. While his fellow housemates called him a sausage in the outfit, online commenters had a field day creating several memes of his outfit.
He was also laughed at because of his seeming fixation with a now disqualified contestant, Erica Nlewedim, who was more attracted to Kiddwaya.
Despite the odds, most see him as an underdog and he scaled all hurdles to become the winner of this year’s Big Brother Naija reality show.
Laycon goes home with his head high to meet his mother whom he speaks so fondly of with prizes worth N85m.