The winner of the 2020 BBNaija reality TV show and fast-rising rapper, Laycon was one of the artistes who performed at the Grammy Recording Academy.
Laycon rendered a brief but soothing and rhythmic performance of his of his single, ‘All over me,’ backed by an African-themed band premiere. The performance earned him praises and meritious remarks from his fans, colleagues and followers.
Speaking about his performance in an interview with Channels Television, Laycon said his price has gone up and he is not going to act like his performance isn’t a big deal because he has seen reactions and everyone is amazed.
“It is a big deal and I am not even going to try and be modest about it or downplay it. That is a very big deal. I have seen reactions and everyone is amazed. It is a result of hard work and the work of my team and label. It is a huge deal.
That is where people want to be and I am experiencing this in less than a year. There are bigger things to come, but I appreciate this and I am grateful. It means a lot to me and my price just went up.
There is something particular about this because I have always been saying that I do afro-rap; I fuse rap into African sounds in a way that appeals to people that listen to it. I do not do ordinary rap or rap about things that are Afrocentric. I do things that you can relate to and have a dialogue about and that is what I call afro-rap”, Laycon said.
The budding rapper also took to his Instagram page to share a snippet of his performance.
He captioned the post: “Performed ‘All Over Me’, one of my favourite songs off my ‘Shall We Begin’ album, for @recordingacademy Press Play at Home!”
‘All Over Me’ is a song off Laycon’s latest album ‘Shall We Begin’, which featured on the Academy’s platform for promoting fast-rising artistes tagged “Press Play At Home”.