I Used Toilet Water for Garri – Laycon


Nigerian rapper and Big Brother Naija winner Laycon has opened up about his past struggles with poverty and hunger.

In a tweet that has gone viral, Laycon revealed that he was so broke in 2013 that he had to use toilet water to soak garri, a staple food in West Africa.

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, oh—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 rose to fame after winning the Big Brother Naija reality show in 2020. He has since released several hit songs such as ‘Fierce,’ ‘Verify’ and ‘Wagwan.’

He is also known for his philanthropic activities and social causes. He recently donated N1 million to a sickle cell foundation in Nigeria.