BBNaija lockdown Season 5 winner, Olamilekan Massoud Al-Khalifah Agbeleshebioba, popularly known as Laycon, has shared a personal and challenging experience from his past, recounting a time when he had to soak garri with toilet water.
The reality star recounted a time in 2013, when he faced extreme hunger, leading him to use toilet water to soak garri.
Laycon disclosed that during that particular weekend, he found himself alone in his wing, battling severe hunger pangs with no resources at his disposal.
He emphasised the intensity of his hunger, stating, “I wasn’t hungry o, I was starving.”
With no money and no other options available, Laycon said he resorted to using the water from the toilet tap at Shodeinde Hostel in University of Lagos to soak garri.
In a post on his X handle he wrote,
“One of my lowest lows was using Shodeinde Hostel toilet water to soak garri in 2013. I was alone in my wing that weekend, and I was starving. I wasn’t hungry o, I was starving. So, I soaked Garri with no sugar and used toilet tap water to drink it… as I Dey soak the garri, water dey commot for my eyes,”
Laycon found fame after winning the Big Brother Naija reality show in 2020.His songs such as ‘Fierce,’ ‘Verify’ and ‘Wagwan’ enjoyed commercial success.