Olamilekan Moshood Agbeleshe, widely known as Laycon, winner of the just-ended Big Brother Naija season 5, has made a donation of an undisclosed amount of cash towards the care of sickle cell patients in Nigeria.
The artiste, who broadly uncovered on the BBNaija Lockdown show that his genotype is SC, chose to offer back to the community by making life simpler for sickle cell patients.
His act of charity was only made public by a Twitter user whose family benefited from Laycon’s kindness.
The Twitter user wrote: “My cousin took her son to sickle cell foundation idiaraba to get a drug for her son, she was told to pay a little amount of money cos Laycon gave them money to treat SS patient. She cried, and she was so happy cos her president love them. Thanks, Laycon. #icons #LayconComeOnline.”
TOHAI Nigeria, a health access initiative, also disclosed Laycon’s contribution, writing: “Thank you @itsLaycon for donating to sickle cell warriors support in Nigeria. As an organization advocating for newborn screening for Sickle Cell disease and associated treatments for children in low resources settings in Nigeria, we appropriate your generosity. God bless you big.”