Rapper Laycon has performed for the Grammy Recording Academy and we have the video right here for you.
The winner of the BBNaija Lockdown edition dished out the song ‘All Over Me’ from his new album ‘Shall We Begin’ in a recent episode of Grammy Recording Academy Series ‘Press Play At Home’ on July 1.
The dreadlocked reality star, whose real name is Olamilekan Agbeleshe succeeded in earning rave reviews from the Acadamey board who patted him on the back for taking influences from great artists like Fela Kuti, Orlando Julius, and Burna Boy while creating a new genre in Afrobeat, ‘Afro Rap.’
“Afrobeats may be a less-known genre stateside, but anyone interested in the qualities of human conversation should dig into the sound immediately,” it wrote.
“From Fela Kuti to Orlando Julius to Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo, the genre contains the rhythms of a ripping conversation—one you don’t want to end.
“And from Antibalas to Burna Boy, the younger generation of Afrobeats artists is taking up the mantle, too.
“For a fresh example of this, meet Laycon, a Nigerian Afrobeats/Afrorap artist who makes performing this music seem as natural as breathing,” the Academy wrote.
Meanwhile, the 2021 BBNaija Reunion continues to produce much twists and turns and in a new development, bitterest foe Laycon and Erica have clashed once again to send fans of the reality show into a pool of ecstasy.
In the latest edition of the show, which has been designed as a prelude to the incoming 2021 edition as well as giving viewers the chance to know the housemates of the Lockdown edition better through their own perspective on some of the things that escaped the radar while in the house, Erica came gun blazing at Laycon.