'I Am Laycon' will follow 'Big Brother Naija' winner Laycon as he settles into a life of stardom and chases his music career after the BBNaija House.
Showmax has announced that its first Nigerian original series, I Am Laycon, will premiere from February 11, 2021. In addition to being available across Africa, the reality series will also be available to stream in more than 23 countries outside of the continent.
I Am Laycon will follow Big Brother Naija winner Laycon as he settles into a life of stardom and chases his music career after the BBNaija House. The show will feature cameos from fellow former Big Brother Naija Lockdown housemates, including Lilo Aderogba and Victoria Adeyele, a.k.a. Vee.
The show will have 10 episodes in total, with the first five episodes available on Showmax and the next five from Thursday, March 4, 2021.
Speaking about the premiere, Yolisa Phahle, MultiChoice Group Chief Executive Officer of General Entertainment and Connected Video, said: “Big Brother Naija has a huge diaspora audience who followed Laycon’s journey while he was in the house. With the launch of his own reality show, it is important to us to make this content available to fans in as many countries as possible.
“We believe in the power of African stories and are leading the way in making sure that they can be enjoyed by the diaspora and a growing international audience who we believe, will love Laycon’s universal story.”
Laycon added: “Music, family and friendship are extremely important to me and I am excited that my fans around the world can join me as I explore these different sides of me on I Am Laycon.”