'Laycon is our own’ - Ogun state tussles with Lagos over BBNaija winner's tax


The Ogun State Internal Revenue Service (OGIRS) has engaged the Lagos Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) in a tussle for the tax of Laycon, winner of the 2020 edition of BBNaija.

Laycon, whose real name is Olamilekan Agbelesebioba, went home with the reality show’s N85 million grand prize on Sunday night.
Less than 24 hours after he was declared winner, the LIRS had in its congratulatory message to the singer  reminded him of his tax.


There was however drama on Tuesday as the OGIRS took to its Twitter page to call Laycon one of its own in another tax reminder.

“…OGIRS is delighted to congratulate one of our own in the State, Olamilekan Agbelesebioba, AKA @itsLaycon for emerging winner of @BBNaija Lockdown,” the tax agency wrote.

“We look forward to having a robust relationship with you in the year 2021 as you pay your tax.”


Governor of Ogun, Dapo Abiodun, had earlier described Laycon as “our own” while describing his triumph at the reality show as a confirmation of his brilliance.

“I am delighted to congratulate one of our own in Ogun State, Olamilekan Agbelesebioba, AKA Laycon for emerging winner of Big Brother Naija Lockdown,” Abiodun had said in a statement via his Facebook page.

“The pacesetter that you are, you have emerged one of the best in academic and social engagements, so this victory is aptly a confirmation of your brilliance, intellect and maturity.”

Meanwhile, Laycon has described himself as a god in a human body.

The singer spoke in an interview with the show host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, barely two days after the reality TV show came to an end.

“Laycon is a god in a human body,” the 26-year-old said when asked “who is Laycon?”.

“I never thought I would win BBNaija. I mean, why not Dorothy. At the back of my mind, I never thought I could win money. I just came to promote myself and my song. When I look at the other five people, I thought I was going to be second.”

Speaking on the rise in his Instagram followers from 3,700 to 1.5 million, Laycon said: “It excites me; makes me grateful. It makes me feel, ‘So, people can connect with me?’.

“It makes me feel like I have a lot of work to do because the point of existing as a human being is to use your own to help other people. I’m very very grateful to my fans,” he added

“I’m looking forward to sharing the rest of this journey with you because it doesn’t end here.”

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