Winner of the 2020 edition of Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality show, Laycon has been awarded as “Ambassador Extraordinary” and “Sickle Cell Global Advocate” in Nigeria.
Laycon, also a rapper, took to his Instagram page to disclose the news to his followers on Wednesday, December 23.
While sharing photos where he received the award, the reality star unveiled his plans to create more awareness about sickle cell.
He wrote “I’m very pleased to receive the awards for ‘Ambassador Extraordinary’ and ‘Sickle Cell Global Advocate’ presented by the Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria (SCFN).
“Your concern and dedication towards the proper care and control of sickle cell disorder in Nigeria is highly commendable.
“I plan to use my God-given platform to create more awareness about Sickle Cell Disorder in Nigeria and beyond.”
Laycon did not end there, as he also encouraged every sickle Cell patients not to be intimidated, but work towards achieving their dreams.
“To everyone with sickle cell disorder, do not be intimidated. You can achieve your dreams once you put your minds to it. Never allow people to define you.”
Naija News recalls that the rapper, during his stay in Big Brother’s house, made headlines after he revealed his genotype during a conversation with fellow housemate, Dorathy.
Just recently, a lady identified as Bolaji Ekun took to Micro-blogging platform, Twitter to narrate how Laycon helped her nephew who is also a sickle cell patient to save a sum of money.
According to Ekun, her cousin “took her son to sickle cell foundation idiaraba to get drug for her son, she was told to pay little amount of money cos Laycon gave them money to treat SS patient. She cried and she was so happy cos her president loves them. Thanks, Laycon.”