On February 10 the showmax show, I Am LAYCON, a reality series broke the Nigerian record for streaming on Showmax.
This was revealed in a statement which Showmax’s public relations officer in Nigeria, Onna Okafor, made available to journalists in Lagos.
It was the first original Showmax series created in Nigeria which has the highest first-day views of the streaming service in Nigeria, including the Big Brother Naija, and Mercy & Ike.
According to the statememt, a week after its debut, it remains in the number one most-popular spot on Showmax in Nigeria.
I Am LAYCON follows the Big Brother Naija season 5 winner, Lekan Agbeleshe popularly known as “Laycon”, and his crew made up of his closest family and friends.
The series premiered exclusively on Showmax at midnight, Feb. 10 with superfans known as iCONS staying up to watch the first five episodes with the #IAmLayconShowmax hashtag.
It trended on Twitter in Nigeria in the hours before it arrived on Showmax, and remained a fixture as fans shared their favourite moments.
Akanni of Lagos, better known as the president of the iCONS fan club, tweeted: “Omoh, that was so smooth. Those Aunties on 124 no do pass this one ooo. This is a pure class!”
Another fan also tweeted: “It’s 3am and I’m still awake all because of #IamLayconPremiere. I love it sooo much.”
I Am LAYCON is currently streaming in 26 countries outside Africa including the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Germany.
Other countries where I Am LAYCON is available for streaming include Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
The next five episodes of I Am LAYCON will become available for streaming exclusively on Showmax March, 4.
The next big reality show, Nigerian Idol, will stream on Showmax later in the month.