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Mixed Reactions Trail BBNaija Laycon's Genotype


Laycon, a housemate in the ongoing Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality show, has revealed that he suffers a mild form of sickle cell anaemia which has sparked diverse conversations on social media.

The reality star brought this revelation to light during a conversation with Vee, his colleague.

“My genotype is SC (Sickle Cell), I don’t like to tell people my genotype because I feel they’d think I’m sick,” the singer, who is a graduate of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), told Vee.

Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disease of the red blood cells (RBCs) in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body of those who suffer the condition.

If not properly managed, the condition could have devastating consequences for those afflicted with it’s early signs including swelling of the hands and feet; anaemia symptoms; fatigue, and jaundice.

This is how Nigerians reacted to the revelation:

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